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Home hope Hearn leads Canadian Open
26 Jul 2015 13:01
David Hearn will defend a two-shot lead in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open as he seeks to become the first Canadian winner of the tournament in 61 years.
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The Ontario-born 36-year-old started the day three shots behind overnight leader Chad Campbell but a four-under-par 68 saw him climb to the top of the leaderboard.
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It might have been even better for Hearn as he chases his maiden PGA Tour crown, but he bogeyed the par-four 17th having picked up birdies on the previous two holes at Glen Abbey Golf Course.
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Two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson and Jason Day - who tied for fourth at the Open Championship on Monday - are Hearn's nearest challengers on 13 under after rounds of 68 and 69, respectively.
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Michael Putnam (68) and Brooks Koepka (68) are a further shot back on 12 under while Campbell is in a group of five players on 11 under after only managing a 75, which included a triple-bogey seven on the 11th.
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Canada have not been able to celebrate a home winner in the event since 1954 when Pat Fletcher lifted the title in Vancouver.
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