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Brad Fritsch Even After First Round At U.S. Open, David Hearn Two Strokes Back

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 19:31 Thursday, 18 June 2015 19:07

 
by Alfie Lau
 

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When no players withdrew from the U.S. Open field at Chambers Bay on Thursday, dashing the hopes of alternate Mackenzie Hughes of Ontario, the red-and-white Canadian colours were left to be carried high by two other golfers with Ontario links.
 
The low Canadian was Edmonton’s Brad Fritsch, who now calls North Carolina home.

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Finding Some Green At The U.S. Open – Salish Cliffs A Big Hit

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 15:14 Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:36

by Alfie Lau
 
The opinions expressed in portions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the editor. Those particular opinions should make themselves painfully obvious - ed. 

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With the U.S. Open making its first foray into the Pacific Northwest, television viewers have been treated to visuals of a browned out and yellow Chambers Bay that is playing fiery fast and much like a British Open venue.
 
But after two days of seeing little green, we decided to head south and find a green golf course. Just 45 minutes away, in Shelton, is the Salish Cliffs Golf Club.

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In The Media Mess For The Sixth Time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 19:46 Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:55

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UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Alfie Lau/iG) — Never has the U.S. Open been closer to home for British Columbians, but that only intensifies the pressure for us media types covering the event.
 
Having covered six U.S. Opens for Inside Golf, the 2015 version, at Chambers Bay, presented a variety of unique challenges.

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Best Way To See The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:06 Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:47

by Alfie Lau
 

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The U.S. Open is Major in every way. Major important. Major difficult. Major hard to walk and navigate.
 
If you’re a diehard golf fan making the four-hour long trek to Chambers Bay in University Place, a Tacoma neighbourhood, come prepared with your best walking shoes, lots of water and lots of patience.

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Canadians Thomas Hay And Bryn Parry Top Leaderboard At PC Financial Open

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:41 Thursday, 28 May 2015 19:45

by Alfie Lau
 

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For a tour now called the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, it’s heartening to see two Canadian flags at the top of the leaderboard.
 
25-year-old Thomas Hay of Langley leads after Round 1 at the Point Grey Golf & Country Club after a six-birdie, no bogey (-6) round of 66, with North Vancouver club professional Bryn Parry just one stroke back, in a three-way tie for second at (-5) with American Jay Myers and Zimbabwe’s Nyasha Mauchaza.

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