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Canada’s Hughes jumps 30 spots, Scotland’s MacIntyre takes 2nd-round lead at Canadian Open

Mackenzie Hughes of nearby Dundas, Ont., fired a 6-under 64 to rocket 30 spots up the leaderboard into a tie with Skinns and others in the second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre had a 4-under 66 to take the clubhouse lead in the second round.

He’s at 10-under overall to sit three shots clear of the pack with the afternoon wave starting to play.

First-round leader David Skinns of England had a 1-over 71 round to drop back into a tie for second at 7 under.

WATCH | Canada’s Hughes cards 2 eagles, shoots 64 in 2nd round of RBC Canadian Open:

Hamilton hometown hero Mackenzie Hughes rockets up RBC Canadian Open leaderboard on wings of eagles

Mackenzie Hughes, who was born in Hamilton, Ont., and grew up in nearby Dundas, Ont., carded two eagles to shoot a 64 during the second round of the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ont.

The projected cutline is at even-par 70.

Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace will be performing on the grounds at Hamilton Golf and Country Club after the second round is complete.

Hughes 1 of 28 Canadians in tournament

Edmonton’s Wil Bateman, Hamilton’s Michael Blair, Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., Jared du Toir of Kimberley, B.C., Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., Cam Kellett of London, Ont., Vancouver’s Jake Lane, Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald, Etienne Papineau of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., Marc-Olivier Plasse of Mercier, Que., Max Sear of Stouffville, Ont., Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., and Canadian golf Hall of Famer Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., round out the pro Canadian contingent.

Amateurs Jacob Cicoyne of Calgary, Justin Matthews of Little Britain, Ont., and Ashton McCulloch of Kingston, Ont., will also play in the event.

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