Séamus Power cards bogey-free round before play suspended in Canada
Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell were both under par with one hole to play
Séamus Power of Ireland carded an opening round of four under par at the RBC Candian Open. Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images
Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood birdied the final hole of his delayed first round to sit three shots behind leader Robert Garrigus at the RBC Canadian Open.
The Englishman was one of a number of players to return at 7am local time on Friday to complete their opening 18 holes after play was ended prematurely on Thursday because of thunderstorms in Oakville, Ontario.
Graeme McDowell was the best of the Irish after making a birdie on his final hole – the only hole he had to complete on Friday morning – to card an opening round of 67 for five under par and a share of 10th. Séamus Power made four birdies on his way to a bogey-free round of 68 which left him in a tie for 22nd at four under par while Shane Lowry – who has his brother Alan as his caddie this week for the first time – was tied 63rd at two under par.
Fleetwood was five under through 16 holes, becoming the first player on the PGA Tour this season to register three eagles in one round, when the suspension came, but he was able to pick up another shot at the par-five last to move into a share of sixth.
That group included compatriot Ian Poulter, who signed for a 66 at Glen Abbey before the weather came in.
However, it was a quick turnaround for Fleetwood who was due out for his second round at 8.20am local time.
Garrigus led by one after the end of the first round following a bogey-free 63 which included five successive birdies from the second hole.
Collated first round scores in the RBC Canadian Open, Glen Abbey GC, Canada (USA unless stated, Irish in bold, par 72):
63 Robert Garrigus (USA)
64 Adam Schenk (USA)
65 Chris Stroud (USA)
66 Ben Crane (USA), Hudson Swafford (USA), Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Byeong-Hun An (Kor), Ian Poulter (Eng), Kevin Tway (USA)
67 Chris Kirk (USA), Andrew Putnam (USA), Graeme McDowell (NIrl), Gary Woodland (USA), George Cunningham (USA), Bronson Burgoon (USA), Ricky Barnes (USA), Whee Kim (Kor), Xinjun Zhang (Chn), Joaquin Niemann (Chi), Sergio Garcia (Spa), Rod Pampling (Aus), Zac Blair (USA), Dominic Bozzelli (USA)
68 Charley Hoffman (USA), Roger Sloan (Can), Martin Flores (USA), Ryan Palmer (USA), David Hearn (Can), Steve Wheatcroft (USA), Ryan Yip (Can), Si Woo Kim (Kor), Seamus Power (Irl), Danny Lee (Nzl), Cameron Percy (Aus), Nick Taylor (Can), Steve Stricker (USA), Rory Sabbatini (Rsa), Matt Every (USA), Chris Crisologo (Can), Aaron Baddeley (Aus), Hunter Mahan (USA), Dustin Johnson (USA), Rob Oppenheim (USA), James Hahn (USA), Brandt Snedeker (USA), Johnson Wagner (USA)
69 Nick Watney (USA), Jason Kokrak (USA), Harold Varner III (USA), Cameron Champ (USA), Stephan Jaeger (Ger), Zach Wright (USA), Patrick Rodgers (USA), Billy Horschel (USA), Sam Ryder (USA), David Lingmerth (Swe), Matt Kuchar (USA), William McGirt (USA), Michael Gligic (Can), Lanto Griffin (USA), Alex Cejka (Ger), Keegan Bradley (USA), Joel Dahmen (USA), Jim Furyk (USA), Ryan Blaum (USA), Keith Mitchell (USA), Mackenzie Hughes (Can), Jhonattan Vegas (Ven)
70 Peter Malnati (USA), Brian Stuard (USA), Shawn Stefani (USA), Scott Stallings (USA), Sung Kang (Kor), Adam Hadwin (Can), Bubba Watson (USA), Stewart Cink (USA), Brett Stegmaier (USA), Robert Streb (USA), Ethan Tracy (USA), Shane Lowry (Irl), Jimmy Walker (USA), John Huh (USA), Brandon Harkins (USA)
71 Kyle Thompson (USA), Kelly Kraft (USA), Jamie Lovemark (USA), Tony Finau (USA), Tom Lovelady (USA), Sean O’Hair (USA), Zecheng Dou (Chn), Martin Laird (Sco), Tyrone Van Aswegen (Rsa), Kevin Kisner (USA), Retief Goosen (Rsa), Andrew Yun (USA), Harris English (USA), Joey Savoie (Can), Tyler Duncan (USA), Troy Merritt (USA)
72 Jared Du Toit (Can), Sam Fidone (USA), Talor Gooch (USA), Chad Campbell (USA), Wesley Bryan (USA), Bill Haas (USA), Corey Conners (Can), Zachary Bauchou (USA), JT Poston (USA), John Senden (Aus), Adam Svensson (Can), Martin Piller (USA), Parker McLachlin (USA), Conrad Shindler (USA), Fabian Gomez (Arg), Billy Hurley III (USA), J.J. Henry (USA), Ryan Armour (USA), Jonathan Randolph (USA), Blayne Barber (USA), Cameron Tringale (USA)
73 Benjamin Silverman (Can), Matt Jones (Aus), Roberto Diaz (Mex), Dylan Meyer (USA), Will Claxton (USA), Nyasha Mauchaza (USA), Jonas Blixt (Swe), D.A. Points (USA), Michael Thompson (USA), Abraham Ancer (Mex), Matt Atkins (USA), Ken Duke (USA), Daniel Summerhays (USA)
74 Norman Xiong (a) (USA), Vaughn Taylor (USA), Mitchell Sutton (Can), Tom Hoge (USA), Nicholas Lindheim (USA), J.B. Holmes (USA), J.J. Spaun (USA), Jonathan Byrd (USA)
75 Brendon Ger Jonge (Zim), Russell Budd (Can), Mike Weir (Can), Marc-Etienne Bussieres (Can), Chez Reavie (USA)
76 Scott Brown (USA), Ollie Schniederjans (USA), Hugo Bernard (Can)
77 Brooks Koepka (USA), Austin Connelly (Can), Sam Saunders (USA), Todd Fanning (Can)
81 Justin YW Kim (Can)