Atwal wins a BMW at Canadian Open

India's Arjun Atwal won a 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster after having a hole-in-one in the 2nd round of the Canadian Open.

updated: July 25, 2009 16:38 IST
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India's Arjun Atwal won a 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster after having a hole-in-one in the 2nd round of the Canadian Open. He carded a 5 under in the 2nd round to be placed tied for 66th at 2 under after round 2.

Briny Baird also got one after he aced the 132-yard 15th.

Jerry Kelly topped the leaderboard in the rain-delayed Canadian Open, shooting a 7-under 65 in the completion of the first round and reaching 11 under overall with three holes remaining in the second on Friday.

Camilo Villegas, Tim Herron, Martin Laird and Nathan Green were a stroke back.

Villegas, tied for the first-round lead with Kevin Na after a 63 in the morning, also had three holes to play. Herron had two holes to go, Laird one and Green six.

Na, unable to start play, and Bob Estes were 9 under. Estes had five holes left.

The 42-year-old Kelly, the New Orleans winner in April, had seven birdies in a nine-hole span in the first round on the rain-softened Glen Abbey course.

"You can get after it," Kelly said.

In the second round, Kelly had five birdies and a bogey before play was suspended for the day because of lightning, not long after a nearly three-hour delay. About 20 minutes after play was called, the course was drenched again.

Villegas matched Na in the morning, playing the final six holes in 6 under. The Colombian hit to an inch to set up a birdie on the 152-yard 15th and holed a 15-foot eagle chip on the par-5 18th.

"What a great way to finish the round," Villegas said.

Lee Janzen, 5 under after 30 holes, withdrew after play was stopped. Aaron Baddeley, Tag Ridings, Greg Owen, David Gossett, Robert Garrigus, Mark Brooks, Carl Pettersson and Brian Davis also withdrew.

Stephen Ames topped the 15 Canadians in the field. He shot a 68 in the first round and was 7 under with three holes to play in the second.

"It's difficult. Stop, start, stop, start," Ames said.

Mike Weir was stuck at 1 under after shooting a 71 Thursday and never making it onto the course on Friday. His opening round was interrupted by a 7 1/2-hour delay.

Weir and Ames, a naturalized Canadian citizen from Trinidad and Tobago, are trying to become the first Canadian winner since Pat Fletcher in 1954.