This week: Nationwide Tour’s Ford Wayne Gretzky
Classic, Thursday through Sunday, The Georgia Bay Club and Raven Golf
Club in Ontario, Canada.
First-round score: 3-under-par 68 at Georgia Bay.
Position: Putnam is tied for 24th, four strokes behind leader Aron Price (7-under 65 at Raven GC).
Recap: It was a round of “three” for the Tacoma
native. He mad three birdies in a row (Nos. 13-15), but followed that
with three consecutive bogeys (Nos. 4-6). The Pepperdine All-American
bounced back by finishing up with birdies on the seventh and ninth
holes, and was fifth in the field Thursday in driving distance (346.5
ypd). On another note, Putnam’s celebrity playing partner this week is
Rod Black, the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays for TSN and CTV Sports.
Tee time Friday: 9:10 a.m. PDT off the first tee at Raven GC (par 72).