Kingston, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jay Vandeventer fired an 8-under 64 on Thursday to end the opening round one stroke clear of four players at The Great Waterway Classic.
Vandeventer is a tour rookie with one top-20 finish this season. The 64 at Loyalist Golf and Country Club was also his low round of the year.
Peter Campbell, who missed five straight cuts before finishing second two weeks ago at the Forces and Families Open, was one of four players that shot 65 on Thursday. He was joined in second place by Creighton Honeck, Paul Cormack and Daniel Miernicki.
Brock Mackenzie, the ATB Financial Classic winner, stands at minus-6. He was joined in sixth place by Ted Brown, David Bradshaw, Drew Stoltz, Kelvin Day, Joshua Creel, Max Gilbert and Blake Snyder.
Vandeventer was in the first group out in the afternoon wave on the first tee. He parred the first, but followed with birdies at two and three.
After two more pars, Vandeventer birdied the sixth and followed with an eagle at the seventh. He also birdied the eighth to move to minus-6.
Vandeventer ran off eight straight pars from the ninth. He wrapped up his round with back-to-back birdies to shoot 8-under.
Campbell had a bogey-free round with an eagle and five birdies. Honeck had a bogey, an eagle and six birdies, while Cormack mixed eight birdies and a bogey in his round of 65.
Miernicki carded seven birdies, an eagle and two bogeys in his round.
NOTES: Vandeventer's best finish this year was a tie for 18th at the Syncrude Boreal Open, where he had three under-par rounds ... He did the same in his next start and tied for 24th ... Cormack is also a tour rookie.