Austin Nowak of the Lancaster Country Club shot 3-under-par 69 Sunday and took a three-stroke lead after one round of the Buffalo District Golf Association Men’s Invitational Championship at the Cherry Hill Club in Fort Erie, Ont.

Cory Patrick Cullen, who plays out of Harvest Hill, is second at even-par 72.

Six other golfers are within six strokes of the lead. Danny Yustin of Transit Valley is at 73, Mike Boss (Niagara Falls CC) is at 74 and there is a four way tie at 85 among Nicholas Morreale (NFCC), David Berkun (Westwood), Jonathan Clark (Crag Burn) and Derek M. Garigen (Arrowhead).

There will be two more rounds of medal play at Cherry Hill, today and Tuesday.