Second-round struggles spell an early end to Hadwin’s Canadian Open

After a promising start, Adam Hadwin saw his hopes of another run at the RBC Canadian Open title evaporate during a disastrous second round.

Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin

Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin

After a promising start, Adam Hadwin saw his hopes of another run at the RBC Canadian Open title evaporate during a disastrous second round.

The 24-year-old pro golfer from Abbotsford was on target during Thursday’s opening round at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, firing a solid four-under 66 that included seven birdies. That left him tied for 12th, four back of the lead, and on track to win another Rivermead Trophy. The Rivermead is emblematic of the top Canadian at the national championship, and Hadwin had won it the previous two years, including a memorable fourth-place finish in 2011.

But on Friday, Hadwin struggled to a four-over 74, making three birdies but also registering three bogeys and two double-bogeys. That left him at even par for the tournament, and he missed the cut by one stroke.

Fellow Abbotsford native Nick Taylor had a rough go of it at the Canadian Open – he carded rounds of 75 and 74 to miss the cut by 10.