Canada's Open hopes will have to wait

Roger Sloan is one of three Canadians left playing at the Canadian Open. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

Roger Sloan is one of three Canadians left playing at the Canadian Open. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

DAVE HILSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

OAKVILLE, ONT. - Well, as they say, there's always tomorrow.

And there’s going to have to be if Canada wants to see a homegrown golfer win its national championship, because it isn’t going to happen today.

With the strongest contingent of golfers in years born in this country playing at this year’s Canadian Open, fans were counting on some big things happening.

DeLaet, Hearn, Fritsch, Hadwin, Weir, Ames, 18 names in all, a couple of them with a legitimate shot at ending this country’s 59-year drought of producing a homegrown champion at its national championship, but no such luck.

Now, with Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., having pulled out of the tournament at Glen Abbey on Saturday morning with a bad back, and many others not having made the cut, all that remain for the final round are David Hearn, Mike Weir and Roger Sloan.

And they're just hoping to do a little better tomorrow.


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