Roger Sloan in contention at the Sanderson Farms Championship

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Roger Sloan of Calgary, Alberta is in contention this weekend at the 2021 Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi. Sloan is currently at -11, in sixth place, and two strokes back of the three American leaders–Will Zalatoris, Nick Watney and Sahith Theegala.

So far in the tournament to date, Sloan shot a six-under-par 66 in round one, and then a five-under-par 67 in round two. On Thursday, Sloan birdied the second, third, fifth, ninth, 11th, 15th, and 17th holes, and bogeyed the eighth hole. On Friday, he birdied the third, fourth, eighth, 10th, 14th and 17th holes, and bogeyed the 11th hole.

There are eight more golfers currently in contention. Cameron Young and Hayden Buckley of the United States are in a tie for fourth place and one back of the lead at -12. Meanwhile, there are six golfers at -10 ¬†and three back. There you can find Americans Sam Burns, Denny McCarthy, Kurt Kitayama, and Aaron Wise, along with Sweden’s Henrik Norlander, and Germany’s Stephan Jager.

Canadians have had great success at the Sanderson Farms Championship in the past. There have been three Canadian champions. The late Dan Halldorson of Winnipeg, Manitoba won the title in 1986, Richard Zokol of Kitimat, British Columbia won in 1992, and Nick Taylor of Winnipeg won in 2014.

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