Don Jackson sent a message on Wednesday: if somebody wants his title, they are going to have to rip it out of his hands, because he isn’t giving it away without a fight.
The Portage la Prairie golfer found himself at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the provincial men’s senior championship at the Carman Golf Club as he fired an even-par 71 to begin defence of the crown he won a year ago.
Jackson birdied Nos. 17 and 18 to shoot past Winnipeg’s Imre Nyiri, as the Elmhurst Golf and Country Club representative is in second place after his opening-round 72 to sit at 1-over. Tom Wilson of Winnipeg’s Niakwa Country Club is another shot back in third place with a mark of 2-over after carding a 73