Golf Manitoba (Morden, MB) – Round one of the 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship is in the books. Leading the way after the opening 18-holes is 2019 Mid-Amateur Champion Eric Johnson of Breezy Bend and 2020 runner up at the Junior Men’s Championship, Braxton Kuntz, also of Breezy Bend. Both Johnson and Kuntz posted 2-under par rounds of 70 on a sunny but windy day on the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club layout. Lurking just one shot behind is 2018 Amateur Champion Justin McDonald of Breezy Bend and Ryan Terdik of the Pine Ridge Golf Club, both who shot rounds of 1-unde par 71. Tied for 5th is 2020 Mid-Amateur Champion Allan McDonald of Breezy Bend who shot an even par round of 72.
Defending champion Colwyn Abgrall of the Southwood Golf & Country Club opened with a solid round of 1-over par 73 good enough for a tie for 8th spot.
Round two is scheduled for tomorrow with an 8am start. After tomorrow’s round, the field will be reduced to the low 60 and ties and those within 10 shots of the lead and will move to the Glendale Golf & Country Club for the final 36-holes of play. New for 2020, the Men’s Amateur Championship will conclude on a Sunday.
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