It was a satisfying round for Ottawa’s Andrew Jensen but he will still have some ground to make up if he plans to catch the day one leaders at the Great Lakes Tour WestJet Summer Championship.
Jensen, who pulled out of last week’s Canadian Tour event before the 2nd round due to a re-occurring arm injury, fired two under par, 69, on Tuesday at the Hidden Lake Golf Club in Burlington, Ontario. That puts Jensen in 7th place with one round to play. Leader Michael Gligic shot eight under par, 63 in the first round. He did so while playing alongside Andrew in the first group of the day.
“Good start today. 69, left lots out there!” Jensen posted to his Blog after the round. “4 mean lip outs and one poor decision kept the day from going very low. That being said, I’m pleased with the day. My coach found a flaw in my swing that is putting unneeded stress on my right arm, so I’ve been working hard to fix it. It held up under pressure today, so I’m pleased. More hard work this afternoon and some putts dropping tomorrow and I’ll be a happy fella!”
A trio of other Ottawa, Ontario golfers are also in the field in Burlington. Andrew Rajhathy and Matiss Muzutis each shot 72 on day one, putting them in a tie for 41st place.
Jeremiah Shields of Ottawa turned in a 78 for the first round, a score that leaves him languishing in a tie for 55th.
Sixty-three players started the tournament.