DAVID DRAGOO HAS ONE SHOT LEAD AT SUN RiVERS PRO AM
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Submitted by Scott Pritchard
David Dragoo of Carefree, AZ has taken the early lead at the Sun Rivers Pro Am in Kamloops, BC. The 27-year old managed the soggy conditions en route to posting a 4-under 68 at the unofficial Canadian Tour event in Canada's Tournament Capital.
"I struck the ball really well today and I went after some pins with the greens being so soft," said Dragoo, who's best finish on the Canadian Tour was a T2 at the 2012 Syncrude Boreal Open. "I actually enjoy playing in the rain, I feel like it gives me an advantage," admitted Dragoo, who was 4-under par through six holes before an hour and half rain delay suspended play.
Roger Sloan, who lives in nearby Merritt, BC, is one shot off the pace after a 3-under 69. Sloan is looking to win in Kamloops for the second year in a row. Sloan was the Canadian Tour's Western Championship winner last year in Kamloops which was a full field Canadian Tour event.
"Playing golf in this area brings back some great memories," said Sloan following his round. "I always enjoy staying in my own bed and hanging out with my family," added Sloan, whose father Curtis is playing in the amateur side of the competition with Scott Stiles of Calgary, AB.
A total of 36 Canadian Tour players are playing at Sun Rivers in the two day better ball (format) pro am. Among the amateurs competing are former NHLer Guy Charron who is the current head coach for the WHL's Kamloops Blazers.
On the amateur side of the competition Yves Lacasse along with Roger Sloan are leading the better ball competition at 10-under par. Sandi Heney and David Dragoo along with Christian Lacasse and Paul Petersen are one shot back at 9-under par.
Other notable scores from the professional side of the competition included a 1-under 71 from Canadian Tour rookie Matt Jager as well as Cody Slover.
The final round goes tomorrow with tee times beginning at 12:00 PST.