Kitchener golfer fires first-round 69 at RBC Canadian Open
Posted Jul 27, 2018 04:38:00 PM.
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A good start for Michael Gligic at Canada's national golf championship.
He starts his second round on Friday afternoon at three-under.
Gligic, who is 28, lives in Kitchener.
He grew up in Burlington, and estimates he played Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, at least 100 times as a teenager.
“I don't know if when I was 13 outside the ropes getting autographs if I really thought it would be a reality that one day I'd be inside the ropes,” Gligic told The Canadian Press.
“It was a pretty cool experience. I'll cherish that moment walking down No. 18.”
He says he was a little nervous on the first tee shot, but settled in really well after that.
Gligic begins his Friday round just before 3 p.m.
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Gligic did not make the cut and will not be playing this weekend.