HAMILTON, Ontario — Adam Schenk notched a 4-under-par 66 to pull into 15th place after one round of the PGA's RBC Canadian Open at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club on Thursday.
The Vincennes golfer is three strokes behind leader Keegan Bradley's 7-under and is tied with nine others for 15th, including Webb Simpson and Henrik Stenson.
It was a bogey-free round for Schenk, who started on the back nine. He was even through his first nine holes before recording consecutive birdies on the par-4 first, second and third holes. He added his fourth birdie on the par-3 sixth.
Schenk was grouped with Padraig Harrington, his most notable playing partner to date during his two seasons on the tour. The three-time major champion fired a 71 in his opening round. Schenk, Harrington and the third member of their grouping, David Lingmerth, tee off at 12:10 p.m. today.
Burkhart running at Midwest Meet
Recent South Knox graduate Steven Burkhart has been selected to represent Team Indiana in the Midwest Meet of Champions this weekend at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
The track & field event features some of the best competitors from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Burkhart was selected by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches following last Friday's State Finals meet in Bloomington.
Burkhart excelled in multiple events for the Spartans this season, claiming sectional championships in the 110-meter hurdles, the 300 hurdles and the 200. He was also third in the sectional in the long jump. But his best event was the 300 hurdles, in which he won the regional this season and advanced to the State meet three times. His final trip to State last weekend garnered his best finish, ninth, and a spot on the podium.
Teams arrive in East Lansing today, and Team Indiana practices on the Michigan State track at 4 p.m., followed by a banquet for all athletes at 6:30 p.m. Field events begin Saturday at 11 a.m., with running events starting at 1 p.m.
Burkhart is currently undecided on a college choice.
Old Oaken 5K runs June 22
Registration is ongoing for the Old Oaken Days 5K run on June 22.
The 5K begins at 8 a.m. from the Oaktown Family Dentistry, and the course consists of completely paved town and country roads, running through residential and rural areas. The cost is $20 if pre-registered and $25 on race day. Participants that register by June 15 also receive a race T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to Greater Oaktown Organization for Development (or G.O.O.D.).