Kevin Tway is hoping to make the 2018 Canadian Open a family affair by following in the footsteps of his father, the 2003 champion Bob Tway.
Kevin birdied the final hole for a 65 on Friday to reach a 13-under 131 total for a one stroke lead over the red-hot Keegan Bradley and Kim Whee at the Glen Abbey golf course.
Kevin, who is aiming to win for the first time on the USPGA Tour, wants to emulate his father, who posted his final career victory in the same event 15 years ago when it was held in Hamilton, Ontario.
“I talk to Dad every day, no matter if I’m home, here,” Kevin said. “We talk about every round. He can probably tell you what kind of shots I’m hitting just by like watching on TV. He knows what the swing looks like.
“He’s been there throughout, so he’s a big key for me.”
Kim had a 65 to equal Bradley at 12-under 132.