Garrigus in contention at Oak Hill


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Robert Garrigus teetered on the edge of something special Friday, going 5 under through his first eight holes on an Oak Hill layout exposed by heavy morning rains and little wind.

But Garrigus would play his final 10 holes in 3 over par, including bogeys at Nos. 17 and 18, and finish with a 68 for a 5-under total to head into the weekend four strokes off the lead.

Heartbreak, right? Hardly.

When you’ve endured as much as Garrigus has outside the ropes, bogeys and misplayed shots are hardly a reason to lose sleep.

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That was particularly evident this week for Garrigus, who celebrated 10 years of sobriety last week.

“It feel great,” Garrigus said. “Ten years sober is a great thing to say. Hell, 60 days sober is a great thing to say. To not even have been close to a relapse is the most important thing. Family has a lot to do with that.”