Scramble is on for title

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:24 AM ET

It's D-Day at the Ottawa Sun Scramble.

Three-time defending champions Kyle Koski and Allan McGee will be playing for keeps today at the gorgeous Eagle Creek layout in Dunrobin, as they sit tied for the lead with the father-son duo of Kevin and Brandon Byrd of Prescott in the hotly contested Open Division.

While Koski/McGee and the Byrd family are deadlocked at No. 1 after shooting 63s Friday to sit at 9-under, all eight teams that made the cut are within two shots of the lead. One shot back at 64 are Gregg Foley and Chris Bernard, along with Steve Fagan and Jeff Gordon.

"We're ecstatic. That was the easiest 9-under we could have shot," said McGee following Friday's Round 1. "We had a couple of great shots for tap-in birdies. The longest putt we made was a 17-footer on No. 17."

Koski said the pair will be looking for improved wedge play today.

"I think we had 122 yards eight times (in the first round) and we didn't get it up and down, except on 17. Our wedges were not up to par."

The final group in the Open Division will tee off at 2:20 p.m. on No. 1, but that won't be the only title decided today:

- In the B Division, three teams -- Craig Potvin/James Henckel, Dwyane Moser/Troy Lyon and Mark Williamson/Brad Fulton -- are tied at 3-under after shooting 68 at Le Sorcier Tuesday.

- In the Ladies Division, defending champs Lise Jubinville and Brenda Pilon, sitting at 8-under, are two strokes ahead of the sister act of Darquise and Jacinthe Leduc. Pam Fraser and Bonnie Wolff are third, three strokes back of the leaders after they battled the Chateau Cartier Monday.

- In the Junior Division, Shaun Ouellette and Rock Regimbald are tied with Kevin Saumure and Olivier Desjardins at 5-under. Three teams are only two strokes back of the leaders.


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