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Canada’s Mary Parsons leads after opening round at Pan Am Games

Written by Golf Canada
Mary Parsons (Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

LIMA, Peru – Canadian Mary Parsons shot an opening-round 68 (-3) to take a one-stroke after the opening round of the Pan American Games individual competition at the Country Club Villa.

The 20-year-old Delta, B.C., native holds a minor lead over Venezuela’s Vanessa Gilly.

Fellow Canadian and National Team member Brigitte Thibault of Rosemère, Que., sits a 3 over par in a tie for 19th.

In the men’s competition, Canadian Austin Connelly of Lake Doucette, N.S., opened with a 2-under 69, good for a share of 8th. Teammate Joey Savoie of La Prairie, Que., is one behind Connelly, with a share of 10th.

The field for the 2019 Pan Am Golf Competition will include 32 women and 32 men competing in  women’s individual, men’s individual and mixed team competitions (low female and male score combined).

Lima 2019, which will run from July 26 to August 11, will bring together approximately 6,700 athletes from 41 nations of the Americas and feature 62 disciplines in 39 sports. It will be the largest sporting event ever held in Peru.

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