2013 RBC Canadian Open scores: Brendan Steele leads after Thursday

Hunter Martin

Brendan Steele shot 7-under to lead the field Thursday at the 2013 RBC Canadian Open, but 14 players are within three strokes heading into Friday.

Brendan Steele leads a compacted field at the 2013 RBC Canadian Open after Thursday. Steele shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead going into Friday over Scott Brown, Scott Gariner and Matt Kuchar. David Lingmerth and Hunter Mahan are currently two shots back of Steele, and nine players, including Bubba Watson, are tied for seventh place at three shots off the lead.

A relatively easy course at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, could keep play tight throughout the weekend. Steele made birdie eight times on Thursday, and shot bogey once on the par-4 No. 9.

Brandt Snedeker was the odds-on favorite to win the Open heading into Thursday, but so far he hasn't enjoyed the same low scores as everyone else. He is still in striking distance of the top of the leaderboard at 2-under, though he currently finds himself in a 12-way tie for 29th-place.

Below is the current Top 10 (plus ties) in Ontario. A full leaderboard can be found at PGATour.com.

1) Brendan Steele - 7-under
t2) Scott Brown - 6-under
t2) Matt Kuchar - 6-under
t2) Scott Gardiner - 6-under
t5) David Lingmerth - 5-under
t5) Hunter Mahan - 5-under
t7) Chez Reavie - 4-under
t7) Patrick Reed - 4-under
t7) Chris Kirk - 4-under
t7) Bubba Watson - 4-under
t7) Kyle Stanley - 4-under
t7) Trevor Immelman - 4-under
t7) Aaron Baddeley - 4-under
t7) Kevin Chappell - 4-under
t7) Joe Affrunti - 4-under

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