Development Squad’s Max Sekulic carded an opening round 4-under-par 68 at the Sun Life Financial Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship to sit tied for the lead with Jordan Gustman after 18 holes at Ponoka Community Golf Club, in Ponoka, Alta.
Sekulic had an up-and-down day in Thursday’s first round recording five birdies, three bogeys, and an eagle to finish at 4 under par.
The Rycroft, Alta., native is coming off a win at the 2017 Alberta Junior Boys Championship. Sekulic, 18, was 12th at the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship earlier this year.
Gustman, from Claresholm, Alta., was even par through 13 holes before birdies on four of his last five holes brought him even with Sekulic.
University of British Columbia Thunderbird teammates Andrew Harrison (Camrose, Alta.) and Logan Carver (Calgary, Alta.) are tied for third at 2-under par alongside Calgary’s Brett Hogan.
Sekulic’s Development Squad teammate Chandler MacDowell is T6 at 1 under par after an opening round 71.
MacDowell recently finished third at the 2017 Alberta Junior Boys Championship. He was fourth at the 2017 Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship.
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