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Brad Fritsch has qualified for the Canadian Open. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst-Magnolia - Pinehurst, NC (top 22 and ties advance)

Brad Fritsch of Ottawa is tied for eighth after carding an opening round 2-under 70 on Tuesday. Richard Scott of Kingsville, Ont., is tied for 13th after shooting 71 thanks to three birdies and a single bogey on the back nine.

Montreal's Yohann Benson opened with a 73 which leaves him tied for 26th while Danny King of Milton, Ont., is tied for 53rd after shooting 76.

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Lantana Golf Club - Lantana, TX - Oct 25 (top 23 and ties advance)

Canadian Tour winner Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., is sitting in a tie for ninth after an opening round 71.

Devin Carrey of Surrey, B.C., Vancouver's Bryn Parry and Dustin Risdon of Strathmore, Alta, are all tied for 31st after shooting 1-over 73. Calgary's Jamie Kureluk is tied for 53rd after shooting 75 while Adam Cornelson of Vancouver is tied for 66th after opening with a 77.

St. Johns Golf & Country Club - St Augustine, FL (top 22 and ties advance)

Alan McLean, originally from Scotland but now living in London, Ont., is tied for 26th after posting a 1-under 71.

Matt Hill of Brights Grove, Ont., overcame a bogey, double bogey start on two of his first three holes to finish with an even par 72 which leaves him tied for 35th. Craig Hicks of Tecumseh, Ont., is also tied for 35th. L.P. Godin of Trois-Rivieres, Que., is tied for 47th after a 1-over 73 while Vincent Dumouchel, the 2011 PGA of Canada champion from Trois-Rivieres, is tied for 71st after struggling to a 6-over 78.

San Juan Oaks Golf Club - Hollister, CA (top 22 and ties advance)

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James Allenby of Langley, B.C., is tied for 7th after shooting 3-under 69 which included an eagle on the par-5 11th.

Former amateur standout Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. is tied for 24th after two bogeys stalled his momentum down the stretch. Darren Wallace of Langley, B.C., is tied for 57th after shooting 75 while Jace Walker of St. Thomas, Ont., is tied for 67th after posting a 77.

Three more first stage qualfiers begin on Wednesday. Isabelle Beisiegel of St. Hilaire, Que., who became the first female player to earn tour status on a professional men's tour this past summer, is in the field along with Regina's Kent Eger and Mitch Evanecz of Red Deer, Alta., in Beaumont, California; Calgary's James Love is among four Canadians in the field at Valdosta, California; while six more Canadians are in action in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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