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Canadian Open: MacIntyre takes second-round lead

HAMILTON –

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

MacIntyre was at 10-under overall to sit three shots clear of the pack with the afternoon wave starting to play. He did not have a bogey through 36 holes, with his father Dougie serving as his caddie for the first time on the PGA Tour.

“We’re just kind of learning on the run — well, he is, he’s learning on the run and I’m kind of trying to stay as calm as I can,” said MacIntyre. “When I do miss a shot, I’m not trying to get too annoyed.

“We’re just trying to have as much fun as we can.”

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

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. Hughes was frustrated after finishing his round with back-to-back bogeys.

“I’ve had a few minutes to process the round and the whole day, and while the finish was disappointing, I look at the whole body of work,” said Hughes. “Starting today if you told me I was going to shoot 64, I would have taken it.

“So it gets me into contention for the weekend and that’s all I can ask for.”

The projected cutline is at even-par 140.

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

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 31, 2024.

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