Big Week For Victoria Golfer

It’s been a big golf week for Victorian Alex Hernandez.
The recent Faith Academy graduate just finished playing at the Texas Junior Amateur Tournament for the first time. Hernandez finished in a tie for 45th at Horseshoe Bay. On Tuesday, during his second round of play, Hernandez found out he had been picked to play for the Southern Texas PGA team in the Ben Hogan Junior Cup matches. I asked Alex Thursday how he felt about his performance at the Texas Junior Amateur. “I didn’t play bad the first two days, but the second day I was just getting tired. It was so hot out there. But it was a good experience.”
Alex Hernandez will play in the Ben Hogan Junior Cup at Shady Oaks Country Club August 7-8.

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) – Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 on Thursday when play in the RBC Canadian Open was suspended because of dangerous weather.

“Hit it right in the middle of the water, and it hit a rock and bounced over the thing,” Garrigus said about the break on the par-5 13th at rain-softened Glen Abbey.

He played in the morning, well before a more than two-hour delay because of high wind and potential lightning strikes. Play resumed at 6:44 p.m. and was stopped for the day at 8:04 p.m.

PGA Tour rookie Adam Schenk was second. He birdied the first five and last three.

Chris Stroud was third at 65, and Ben Crane, Hudson Swafford, Ian Poulter and late starter Byeong Hun An shot 66. Kevin Tway also was 6 under with three holes left.

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson was at 68.