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DeGrazia dominates Day 1 of District Open

Future Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada pro leads by six after opening with a seven-under 65 at Fort William Country Club on Saturday.
Evan DeGrazia
Evan DeGrazia. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY -- Evan DeGrazia was on fire on opening day at the newly named AON District Open.

The 25-year-old golfer shot a 7-under 65 at Fort William Country Club on Saturday, leaving him six shots clear of Casey Niemi heading into Sunday's final round, being contested at Whitewater Golf Club.

DeGrazia, one of just two golfers under par on the day, is in search of his third District Open title.

Peter Lovis is seven shots back after an even par 72.

Barry Caland, Walter Keating, Jr. and Jeff Hunter are eight shots off the pace, aftrer 1-over 73s.




Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 18 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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