Oh no, not again

DARREN FRIESEN -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:08 AM ET

VANCOUVER -- Tight, tree-lined fairways, thick rough and fast greens are all elements common to Bragg Creek's Redwood Meadows and to Shaughnessy G&CC, site of this year's PGA Tour Bell Canadian Open.

However, Adam Short thinks the similarities end there.

"That course was completely different than this," said Short, who missed the cut at the Nationwide Tour's Alberta Classic last week.

"(Redwood) was as hard as stone. The greens were, really, really fast, much faster than these but the rough wasn't the same. You have to be in the short grass here."

Even though both courses share many characteristics, Short didn't think his participation in the Classic last week prepared him for Shaughnessy at all.

"The thing about last week's course is it was predominately a left to right course. And this week it's a predominately right to left course," said Short, who came in at 1-over 71 after yesterday's first round.

"Last week didn't really suit my eye and, when I first got here, I was like, wow, 90 percent of the holes just fit my eye really well out here. It's a great golf course, I've got no complaints about it."

Short, who missed the cut in Calgary, earned an exemption into the Canadian Open by winning a RCGA sanctioned qualifying event earlier this summer.

"I think it's been really good to have a couple of months to kind of sit on it because I knew I was in," he said.

"I've been pretty ready for this for a while now, I'm just happy I played well."

CHIP SHOTS: Derek Gillespie of Oshawa, Ont., a late substitute for the injured Dave Barr, shot an 8-over 78 yesterday ... Canadian LPGA star Lorie Kane of Charlettown, P.E.I., took in the yesterday's first-round action in the gallery with her family ... Craig (The Walrus) Stadler, bettered his son Kevin by six strokes ... Rob Barr, head superintendent at Shaughnessy, was given top honours by the Canadian Superintendent's Association for his work leading up to the Canadian Open. His acceptance speech was thankful but to the point: "Good to see there was a few birdies today because they're may not be many on the weekend."


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