Team Canada

Canadian Joey Savoie leads Argentine Amateur

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Joey Savoie (Argentina Golf Association)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – National Amateur Squad member Joey Savoie emerged with the lead in Wednesday’s opening round of the Argentine Amateur at the Argentina Golf Club.

Savoie, a La Prairie, Que., native, notched a 5-under-par 67 to co-lead the event with Brazil’s Machado Herik. The Team Canada rookie carded six birdies against one blemish on the par-5 4th, building a one-stroke advantage over the field.

Savoie is looking to collect his second consecutive win in Argentina, after capturing medallist honours last week at the Tailhade Cup. Teammate and fellow countryman Josh Whalen of Napanee, Ont., posted a 1-under 71 effort to hold a share of 5th place.

Both Canadians will look to keep rolling when the second stroke play round gets underway Thursday.

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