Storming return for Greg Owen

COXMOOR Golf Club’s Greg Owen had a storming return to the PGA Tour in the RBC Canadian Open after his week back in England for The Open Championship (pictured above). Starting his opening round at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club at the 10th he found himself three over par after only two holes. But he then picked up eight birdies and an eagle over the next 16 hole to for a 63 and a new course record. Afterwards he said: “I putted pretty well. I think if you shoot 63, you have to putt well. You know, you just got to keep it in play, hit the fairways. It’s not a long golf course. Hit the fairways and then give yourself as many chances as you can, and that’s what I did today. I got off to a rough start, but I played pretty solid from then on.” But sadly he couldn’t turn the start into his first win on the other side of the pond and gradually slipped down the field after rounds of 72,73 and 70 to finish on two under par for the week.

In the Lyoness Open in Austria, his Coxmoor club mate Oliver Wilson looked to be finding some form with a 15th place finish at eight under par after rounds of 68, 70, 68 and 74. He will return to the Challenge Tour over the next two tournaments, starting with the Norwegian Challenge in Trondheim.

In the Pairs Texas Scramble competition at Mansfield Golf Club Tony Hunt and Russ Smithurst took the top spot with a nett 65, followed by club captain Kevin Bell and Ken Wagstaff with a nett 66.75.