Kanata, Ontario’s Graham Gunn is just a stroke off the lead at the 2010 Titleist/Footjoy CPGA National Club Professional Championship.
A conditional member of the 2010 European Senior Tour, Gunn fired a score of three under par, 69, on Monday to gain a share of second place at the 54-hole championship being played in south Florida.
Gunn is a past champion of this tournament, having won it in 2000 when it was hosted by the Outaouais GC in Rockland, Ontario.
Graham, who is the Head Teaching Professional at the White Sands Golf Course and Practice Centre in Orleans and owner of the Graham Gunn Golf Advantage School, posted nine hole scores of 36 and 33 on Monday in a round marked by six birdies. At press time he shared second place with at least five other players.
Not far back of Gunn is 4-time CPGA Ottawa Zone Champion Chris Barber who tallied a 72 in his opening round while past 3-time Zone Champion, Bob Flaro, posted a 73 on the day.
For complete scores, including those for many Eastern/Ontario and Outaouais golfers, see www.cpga.com
Of note, Marc Foucault of Club de Golf Kingsway Parc shot 80, including a final nine of 44 but it was his front nine that was memorable. His front nine included an ace on the 4th hole. It is his second hole in one this year.
Leading the way early on day one was Brian Hutton of Burlington, Ontario. Jeff Dykeman of the CPGA caught up with him for an quick interview after he round: