Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Latest Posts

Champions League Final Weighs Move to London or Portugal

Officials from UEFA and Britain met Monday to discuss shifting the Manchester City-Chelsea game from Istanbul to Wembley. Porto, Portugal, is another option.European soccer’s...

Kentucky Derby Winner’s DQ Won’t Change the Bets. Here’s Why.

A failed drug test has cast doubt on Medina Spirit’s victory at Churchill Downs. But people who bet on him to win will keep...

Cal Survived Covid. Now, Back to Its Usual Problems

The school conducted tens of thousands of coronavirus tests, aborted the football season and lost $10 million. Is that light at the end of...

Canelo Álvarez Has Three Belts and All the Numbers in His Corner

The supermiddleweight champion pounded Billy Joe Saunders in front of 73,126 spectators in Texas and wants the I.B.F. champion Caleb Plant next.The 73,126 paid...

Huskey Leads After First-Round 67 in Dothan

DOTHAN, Alabama — Keenan Huskey leads four players by one stroke after shooting an opening-round 5-under 67 on Tuesday during the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament at RTJ Golf Trail at Highland Oaks.

After bogeying his first hole of the day, Huskey reeled off five birdies over his next seven holes en route to a front-nine 32. On the back nine, he birdied his final two holes after a bogey on No. 15.

“(I felt good about) pretty much everything,” Huskey said. “I hit it really well. My distance control was really good. I was able to make a few putts because of that.”

Huskey, who played collegiately at South Carolina from 2014 to 2018, previously earned fully exempt status for the first half of the 2019 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season. After finishing T11 at Q-School, Huskey played in five events, with his top finish a T39 at the 2019 Bayview Place DCBank Open presented by Times Colonist.

“The last couple days I found something that I’m feeling pretty good about,” Huskey said. “Obviously it worked today, so hopefully we can keep it going.”

The quartet of players at 4-under-par includes Peter Mathison, Bennett Baker, Scott Stevens and Will Chandler.

In spite of his first-round 68, Mathison didn’t feel great about his game entering the week.
“I hit it well yesterday but a couple days ago, it was not great,” Mathison said. “It feels great to come out and start strong.”

Nineteen players recorded subpar rounds on Tuesday in Dothan. During the morning wave, only five players broke par, led by Ryan Grider’s 2-under 70. During the afternoon wave, 14 players shot under par, including each of the top seven on the leaderboard.

Calum Masters and Turk Pettit are tied for sixth after each carding 69 in the opening round. For Masters, a Georgia alum, RTJ Golf Trail at Highland Oaks is his home course and noted some differences from the usual set up.

“The greens were definitely faster and a lot firmer,” Masters said. “Lately they’ve been pretty soft. I was gone for a stretch of weeks to play in some tournaments. Once I got back Sunday and played, I noticed they had firmed up and gotten a lot quicker. It was definitely a little bit of an adjustment, but I expected that. I knew they wouldn’t keep them soft and slow for the tournament.”

Four players posted 2-under 70 to round out the top 10 – Ryan Grider, Matt Echelmeier, Jeff Burton and Peter Knade.

Wednesday’s second round begins at 7:15 a.m. (CST) off Nos. 1 and 10. The players who played in the morning wave on Tuesday will play in the afternoon on Wednesday and vice versa.

Did you know Ryan Grider, who started on No. 10, didn’t make any pars on the front nine during Tuesday’s round? He was 4-over after Nos. 1-4, making two double bogeys during that span. Grider played Nos. 5-9 in 6-under, making four birdies and an eagle en route to 2-under 34.

Key Information

How the Tournament Works
One-hundred-one players entered this tournament, and there are 99 remaining. Below is a breakdown of the various Mackenzie Tour membership statuses available this week.

Latest Posts

Champions League Final Weighs Move to London or Portugal

Officials from UEFA and Britain met Monday to discuss shifting the Manchester City-Chelsea game from Istanbul to Wembley. Porto, Portugal, is another option.European soccer’s...

Kentucky Derby Winner’s DQ Won’t Change the Bets. Here’s Why.

A failed drug test has cast doubt on Medina Spirit’s victory at Churchill Downs. But people who bet on him to win will keep...

Cal Survived Covid. Now, Back to Its Usual Problems

The school conducted tens of thousands of coronavirus tests, aborted the football season and lost $10 million. Is that light at the end of...

Canelo Álvarez Has Three Belts and All the Numbers in His Corner

The supermiddleweight champion pounded Billy Joe Saunders in front of 73,126 spectators in Texas and wants the I.B.F. champion Caleb Plant next.The 73,126 paid...

Don't Miss

Some Dramatic Quarterback Successions Start at the N.F.L. Draft

If the draft last week revealed anything, it was that there’s no tactful way to replace a healthy starting quarterback.Replacing a franchise quarterback is...

In Anti-Ownership Protests, United Fans Rediscover Their Own Power

The protests, by Manchester United fans demanding the Glazer family sell the club, forced the postponement of a match after the stadium was stormed.At...

Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year

The Ivy League, unlike most Division I conferences, decided against spring sports. That has led some athletes, like baseball players at Brown, to find...

Four World Cup tickets on the line for Concacaf hopefuls

Thirteen teams to participate in Guatemala between 3-9 May 2021 The Domo Polideportivo also hosted matches at the FIFA Futsal World...

Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby

The trainer Bob Baffert collected his seventh Derby victory while the favorite, Essential Quality, faltered and finished fourth.LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On another first Saturday...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.