PGA veteran Calcavecchia sets tour record

STEVE BUFFERY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:42 PM ET

OAKVILLE - PGA Tour veteran Mark Calcavecchia set a tour record Saturday at the RBC Canadian Open for most birdies in a row, posting nine straight during second round play.

Calcavecchia opened the second round Saturday at Glen Abbey on the back nine and after posting pars on 10 and 11, fired off a record nine birdes in a row, to vault to from 69th place after the first round at 1-under 71, to a six-way tie for third after 11 holes Saturday.

The 49-year-old has won 13 times on the PGA Tour, including the 2005 Canadian Open at the Shaughnessy G&CC in Vancouver.

The streak ended on the third hole, when he pared a par four.

The previous record was eight birdies in a row, held by six players, including Jerry Kelly, who held a one stroke lead Saturday by shooting a minus 12 during the second round. Kelly posted eight in a row at the 2003 Las Vegas Invitational.

The others were J.P. Hayes, who played in Calavecchia’s group Saturday, Bob Goalby, Fuzzy Zoeller, Dewey Arnette and Edward Fryatt.


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