Coming off a top ten finish at a recent tournament, Kingston, Ontario’s Matt McQuillan is again hanging around the top of a leaderboard.
The 33 year-old former PGA TOUR member shot a -1, 71, on Wednesday and shares 7th place at the eGolf Gateway Tour’s The Championship at St. James Plantation.
McQuillan, no stranger to the Southport, NC golf course, having played at events there before, trails first round leader Ryan Nelson of Charleston, South Carolina. Nelson’s 5 under par, 67, was two better than any other player could muster on the day.
There are two other Canadians in the field this week. Mitch Sutton of London, Ontario shares 38th place after an opening 75 while Cam Burke of New Hamburg, Ontario is tied for 42nd place after a 76.