On the men’s side, it has been one of the most prestigious amateur golf events for over six decades. Nine years ago, the hosts of the Porter Cup began playing a ladies’ tournament as well. The event is played at Niagara Falls Country Club in the United States, but it’s so close to the border that if you look out over the 16th hole you see a lot more of Canada than the States.
This year’s version of the event has 53 competitors. More than half of them, 27, are Canadians.
Wednesday marked day one of the event, and the Canadian contingent stood strong at the top of the leaderboard.
Eleven golfers scored par or better. Six of those were Canadian ladies, led by Wake Forest University commit Brooke Rivers of Brampton, Ontario and Taylor Kehoe Of Strathroy, Ontario who will play collegiate golf at the University of Alabama.
The pair carded three-under-par rounds of 69 to sit as co-leaders, two strokes ahead of four golfers who are tied at one under, including two more Canadians.
The tournament continues on Thursday and is scheduled to conclude Friday.
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