EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada — Mount Vernon’s T.T. Crouch shot a 2-under Thursday in the first round of the Syncrude Oil Country Championship, an event on the Canadian PGA Tour, putting him in a tie for 33rd.

After a clear start on the first two holes, Crouch had a penalty shot on No. 3, which caused him to bogey the hole, dropping to +1. Another four pars brought up the end of the front-nine, where he birdied No. 8 and sunk an eagle on the 564-yard par-5 No. 9.

Crouch continued his level play with seven-straight pars on the back-nine, before a three-putt on No. 17 caused a bogey. Crouch quickly rebounded with a birdie on No. 18 to go back to 2-under, the score he finished with.

The Mount Vernon product trails the leaders, P.J. Samiere and Jake Kevorkain, by four strokes. The leading pair sit at 6-under after the first round, followed by six golfers at 5-under.

Crouch returned to the course today at 8:10 a.m., starting on No. 10.


Erick Starkey: 740-397-5333 or erick@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @MVNStarkey




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