Canadian Taylor Pendrith tied for eighth after first round of Korn Ferry event

SAN ANTONIO — Canadian golfer Taylor Pendrith continued his strong play on the Korn Ferry Tour on Thursday.

Pendrith, from Richmond Hill, Ont., shot a 5-under 67 in the opening round of the TPC San Antonio Challenge at the Canyons.

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Pendrith is tied for eighth, three strokes behind co-leaders John Oda and Andy Pope of the United States.

The 29-year-old Pendrith is coming off a career-best tie for third last week at the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes, bumping him up to 26th in the Korn Ferry Tour standings.

The top 25 at a cutoff in the fall of 2021 earn PGA Tour cards for the following season.

Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald shot 4-under 68 on Thursday, Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., carded a 70 and Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., settled for a 73.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 9, 2020.

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