Tim Petrovic Takes Two-Stroke Lead After First Round at Shaw Charity Classic presented by Rogers


CALGARY—Tim Petrovic will take a two-shot lead into the weekend after opening with a 62 on Friday at the Shaw Charity Classic presented by Rogers.


Petrovic battled through rainy and cool conditions to card seven birdies and one eagle along with a bogey for his best opening round in Calgary and one stroke shy of his career-low on PGA TOUR Champions.


“On nine, we were just trying to hang onto the club and get it anywhere in front of the green,” said Petrovic, whose best finish at the Shaw Charity Classic was 11th.


The rainy weather in the Stampede City did not stop Petrovic from rattling off birdies in his last three holes and earning the top spot on the leaderboard after day one.