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Austin James Earns First Professional Victory on Great Lakes Tour
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May 15, 2018
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Austin James has found some early success in the 2018 golf season. The 22 year-old Bath, Ontario golfer recently earned conditional status on the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada and is currently playing a mixed schedule of tournaments.

On Tuesday, May 15 that included an appearance on the Ontario-based Great Lakes Tour who was hosting their fourth regular event at the Copetown Woods Golf Club near Hamilton, Ontario.

The Charleston Southern University graduate, who turned professional last August after a strong run with Team Canada, used his length to overpower the 6905-yard course to shoot 66 (-6) for a one-stroke victory over a foursome of more seasoned pros. Sharing second place were Chris Hemmerich, Luke Moser, Brett Cairns, and Mitch Sutton, all at five under par.

James made eight birdies against two bogies in his round. That's impressive for anyone, let alone somebody playing the golf course for the very first time. He told Flagstick.com what the secret to the day was for him.

"Honestly I'd never played the course before but I really enjoyed the greens out there," he shared by phone. "I was putting really well and it was just one of those days where I felt really…

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