Brandon’s Jarod Crane had four birdies and one bogey as he shot a 3-under-par 69 at the Clear Lake Golf Course on Friday to sit atop the Grey Owl standings after the first day of the 53rd annual tournament.
Crane, the 2010 champion, leads Jared Jacobson of Brandon and MacGregor’s Brent Lamb by three strokes in the 36-hole event played over three days. They both shot 72.
Nine-time champion Garth Collings from Breezy Bend shot a 75 on Friday. Defending champion Jay Thiesen of Russell will play today and tomorrow.
Shilo’s Dwight Kearns leads the Greyer Owl (60 and over) competition at 2-over-par 74. Freelance reporter Mike Beauregard from Winnipeg leads the media flight after shooting an 81 yesterday.
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