It’s can be tough for anybody to get their golf season started in Canada each spring, even the pros.
That was partly the case for Ottawa’s Andrew Jensen who posted a solid yet unspectacular even par 72 on Monday to tie for 6th at the first full Great Lakes Tour event of the season.
Playing at Whistle Bear Golf Club near Cambridge, Ontario Jensen noted that he was pleased with his ball-striking but his work on the putting surfaces was a little weak. The PGA TOUR Canada member said he struggled all day with green speed. The putting surfaces were much slower than what he has been practicing and playing on in recent weeks in Florida where he had been prepping for this year’s competitive season.
“I hit the ball flawlessly all day! It was so fun and so encouraging. Unfortunately, I couldn’t manage to get any of my makable birdie putts to fall. Lots of great strokes that just lacked the speed. These slow Canadian greens got me!,” Jensen posted in a message to friends and supporters.
He added, “A bogey on my last hole soured the day but I’m still quite happy with how I played and handled my thoughts and emotions out there today. It’s very encouraging for my next event which is the first Platinum Series event this Thursday/Friday in St Catharines.”
Prescott, Ontario’s Mike Froom shot 83 to share 29th place.
Ben Ferguson of Ancaster, Ontario won the tournament by two strokes, posting a five under par, 67, on the day.