Sinnott Leads, Late-Day Carnage Strikes at Second Round of PGA Championship of Canada

Sinnott Leads, Late-Day Carnage Strikes at Second Round of PGA Championship of Canada

Play Suspended due to Darkness, play to resume at 6:15, final-round to begin at 8:15

By: Brendan Stasiewich, PGA of Canada

Full leaderboard can be found here.

If Mickelson National showed its teeth on Monday, it let the fangs out to play Tuesday, especially once the afternoon hit during the second round of the PGA Championship of Canada, the first event on the National Championship schedule presented by Golf Avenue.

A rain-delay lasting just over an hour hit as the afternoon wave had just finished teeing off. Following the delay, the top of the leaderboard was like a rotating door at a downtown Hilton.

Victor Ciesielski and Nigel Sinnott swapped spots multiple times as both fell victim to the Mickelson mayhem late in the day.

After a birdie on his ninth of the day, Sinnott went double-bogey-bogey his next three holes while Ciesielski made an eagle on the ninth and followed it up with another birdie around the same time to take the lead.

Sinnott battled back quickly, making birdie on his 13th and 14th of the day to move back in front after Ciesielski made double on 15.

Sinnott called it a day after hitting his tee shot on his 17th to 8-feet. He will look to make that to move to -7 to extend his lead to two strokes.

Meanwhile, Braden Chown, Sang Lee and Ryan Borg had been sitting on their couch – or maybe enjoying a meal at the local Cactus Club – for hours at this point, just sitting on their -4 36-hole totals, slowly watching their names ascend the leaderboard.

After all was said and done for the day, 13 players were within four shots of the lead.

Other stand-out moments included an ace by Kent Fukushima on the 15th hole as the sun began to set, helping him to an even-par round and into a tie for 25th.

Ben Boudreau has a great chance to pick up a cool $250, as he was the only player to make an eagle on the 7th, the E-Z-GO ‘Good to Go’ hole of the week. Unless another player manages an eagle tomorrow, it is Benny’s to win.

Full coverage from the day can be found on our Instagram page here.

A huge thank you to local partner Flint Energy for offering meals to players each of the first two rounds, Stony for supplying staff clothing, Golf Avenue for supporting the full championship schedule, Golf Away Tours for their support of our championship previews, National Partner Wesko Locks and local partner Harmony Developments.