PLYMOUTH – A total of 19 teams shot even par or better in the first round of the Canasawacta Country Club Men’s Member-Guest Tournament, and it was a pair of familiar faces who emerged with the low round of the day.
The father-son team of Bob and Mike Branham shot a 6-under-par 65 Thursday morning, and enjoy a two-shot lead over a quartet of duos including defending champions Bryan Smith and Todd Seiler.
The Branhams, two-time champions, played nearly error-free golf, that despite playing their opening six holes in drizzly, wet conditions. Bob had the hot hand early birdieing the par-five fifth and seventh holes – the team’s first and third holes of the day – then the elder Branham turned the red numbers over to his son. Mike carved up the back nine with birdies on the 10th, 11th, 13th, and 18th holes.