Simsby, Hughes Make Canadian Am Championship Cut
Aug. 8, 2012
CUMBERLAND, Ont. - A pair of Huskies - Trevor Simsby and Charlie Hughes - both are on pace to make the cut after two rounds of the Canadian Amateur Championship being played at Camelot Golf and Country Club in Cumberland, Ont. Several golfers have yet to complete the second round at the tournament.
Simsby, a junior-to-be at Washington this fall, fired a 3-under 69 on Wednesday. His round included five birdies and a pair of bogeys. He is tied for ninth at -5 overall (70-69-139). Simsby and James White are currently tied for best score among players from the United States.
Simsby trails leader Stephane Dubois by five strokes heading into the third round. Dubois has a three shot lead over Blair Hamilton.
Hughes, who will be a senior at UW this fall, is among a handful of players that just eked into the final 36 holes of play over the next two days. The Canadian from Maple Ridge, B.C. shot even-par 72 in the second round and ended at +2 overall (74-72-142). The cutline currently stands at +3.
Hughes had an impressive five birdies during the day, but had a triple-bogey 8 on the par-5 12th hole that almost derailed his round. He was able to hang on and is among the 70 low scores and ties that will advance to the final two days of play.
The winner will earn an exemption into the 2013 RBC Canadian Open and the 2012 U.S. Open, which starts next Monday.
OTHER HUSKY NOTES: Corey Prugh, a 2004 UW grad, will be among the prestigious field this week at the PGA Championship being played on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. Prugh qualified for the tournament after finishing tied for 7th in the PGA Professional National Championship at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses back in June.