Four regional playing professionals are in line to pick up pay checks on Sunday – how much they will be will depend on the work they do today.
On the PGA Tour, despite a round of 1 under par on Saturday, Kingston’s Matt McQuillan lost ground on the field at the Viking Classic. After rounds of 72-65-71 the 30 year-old is tied for 49th spot in Mississippi. A hot round on Sunday could make for a nice third payday of the 2011 PGA Tour season. It would also provide a little more momentum heading into the RBC Canadian Open, the next event on his schedule.
In Winnipeg, Manotick’s Brad Fritsch was the story of the day at the $200,000 Canadian Tour Players Cup. Not only did the RideauView affiliated golfer tie for low round of the day with a 65 but he also had his sixth ace of his career.
Fritsch is tied for tenth place to start Sunday, seven shots back of leader Josh Habig who won this event in 2006.
Also having a solid Saturday in Winnipeg was Brad Revell of Kingston. The Canadian Tour rookie made the second cut of his season on the number but made the most of it in the third round. Revell shot 68 to vault himself into a tie for 30th place with one round to play.
Down in North Carolina, Marc-Etienne Bussieres of Gatineau had a good Saturday showing himself. Bussieres added a 69 to his opening rounds of 69 and 73 at the Hooters Tour Cutter Creek Golf Classic.
Marc-Etienne will start the final round in a tie for 23rd, nine shots off the lead.