Evanecz second after first round of Alberta Open

Red Deer golfer Mitch Evanecz carded a 2-under 69 on Tuesday and was a single shot back of leader Steve Blake of Calgary heading into today’s second round of the Alberta Open.

DEWINTON – Red Deer golfer Mitch Evanecz carded a 2-under 69 on Tuesday and was a single shot back of leader Steve Blake of Calgary heading into today’s second round of the Alberta Open.

Blake shot a 3-under 68. Wes Martin of Calgary, who plays out of Innisfail, and Brayden Brown of the host Carmoney Golf Club each fired a 1-under 70 to share third place after the first round of the 54-hole tournament.

Matt Codd and Brett Pasula of Red Deer each turned in an 8-over 79 and were tied for 36th.

Other Central Alberta results:

Troy Butterfield, Stettler (80, tied for 44th); Shawn Schwartz (82, tied for 61st); Ron Harder, Innisfal (83, tied for 67th); Robert Weseen, Olds (83); Chad Cargill, Red Deer (84, tied for 74th); Mathew MacDonald, Olds (90, tied for 99th); Scott Ellen, Lacombe (90).

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