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Golf Canada – Exber shoots bogey-free 66 to tie tournament course record

Doug Roxburgh maintains lead in Super Senior Division  

 

BATHURST, N.B. – Brady Exber edged closer to winning his first Canadian Men’s Senior title on Thursday, firing his third-straight round in the red at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club to take a 9-shot lead heading into tomorrow’s final round.

Exber carded a 6-under-66 to tie the tournament course record at Gowan Brae, which was originally set in 2005. His bogey-free round  was highlighted by an eagle and four birdies. 

“I’m very happy, it was an unreal round,” smiled Exber. “I got off to a good start, birdied one, chip in for eagle on two, so that was a good start. I just kind of felt really good today off the tee, with the driver and three-wood. I think I only missed one fairway.”

The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame member’s only miss hit was on hole 18. He hit a 7 iron off the fairway and the ball bounced off the cart path, about 30 feet in the air, and landed on the green about 8 feet back of the hole. 

“I just tried to hit a little easy 7 iron and I caught it thin and you know it just hit the cart path,” said the 62-year-old. “You know what, I have to say, with as good as I played today, sometimes it’s just your day. Today was just my day.”

Exber sits 11 under for the tournament (205) and heads into the final round with a 9-stroke lead over Peter Detemple of XXX, XXX., and 2017 Canadian Senior Champion, Gene Elliott of West Des Moines, Ia. Elliott and Detemple sit 2 under for the tournament (214) both with a share of second. 

Canadian Golf Hall of Famer, Doug Roxburgh, maintained his lead in the Super Senior division despite carding a 79 on Thursday. 

“I didn’t really play very well on the back nine, missed some short putts, and totally lost focus. I’ve got to re-group for tomorrow,” the Vancouver native sighed. “I gave back nine shots in the last 14 holes.”

Sitting one stroke back of Roxburgh is Michel Roy from Québec City, who sits 9-over-225 for the tournament. 

On Wednesday, Team British Columbia captured the inter-provincial team championship with a score of 9-over-par. Team Alberta and Team Quebec finished one stroke back of Team British Columbia with a share of second. 

The 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Champion will earn an exemption into the 2019 U.S. Men’s Senior Amateur Championship at the Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C., on Aug. 24-29, 2019.

The Canadian Senior Men’s Championship continues Friday with the final round beginning at 8 a.m. ADT. 

Additional information, including full scores from the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship can be here.

Note to Media: Photos of the event can be found here. 
 

2018 CANADIAN MEN’S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS

1    Brady Exber              Las Vegas, NV                71-68-66–205 -11 

T2   Peter Detemple           Lexington Park, MD           71-71-72–214 -2  

T2   Gene Elliott             West Des Moines, IA          74-69-71–214 -2  

4    Jack Hall                Savannah, GA                 75-69-73–217 +1  

5    Mark Brewer              Pickering, ON                74-77-68–219 +3  

2018 SUPER SENIOR RESULTS

1   Doug Roxburgh          Vancouver, BC       74-71-79–224 +8  

2   Michel Roy             Québec, QC          79-74-72–225 +9   

3   Lance Lundy            Pemberton, BC       79-71-77–227 +11 

4   John Gallacher         Burnaby, BC         79-76-73–228 +12 

T5  Frank MacKenzie        Vernon, BC          77-77-75–229 +13 

T5  Lars Melander          Oakville, ON        76-74-79–229 +13 

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