July 27, 2018 / 1:23 PM / a year ago

Golf-Garrigus keeps Canada lead after rain-hit round completed

OAKVILLE, Ont, July 27 (Reuters) - The rain hit first round of the Canadian Open was completed on Friday with no one able to catch Robert Garrigus, who remained top of the leaderboard with a nine-under 63, one shot clear of Adam Schenk.

Thunderstorms and lightning forced two delays in Thursday’s opening round, the second bringing an end to play with 55 players still on the course.

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, who made a late charge on Thursday with a pair of birdies sandwiched between eagles at the par five 13th and 16th, picked up where he left off.

He made a par on 17 before wrapping up his round with another birdie at the last to get to six-under.

After completion of the first round, players were right back out on the Glen Abbey layout with South Korea’s An Byeong-hun and American Zac Blair making early moves.

Blair picked up birdies on his opening two holes while An also birdied the first to move to seven-under and within two of the leader. (Editing by Toby Davis)

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