BRAMPTON— It seems like not much has changed between round two and three as Smiths Falls’ Brooke Henderson is still leading at the Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO) Investors Group Women’s Amateur Championship, at the Brampton Golf Club. However, it was not so routine, as Bath’s Augusta James looked to take the lead into the final day up until a triple bogey on the 18th hole.
Henderson came into the day with a one-shot lead over James at six-under for the tournament. However, the 16-year-old, Team Canada member bogeyed two of the first three holes allowing fellow Team Canada member, James, to move in front.
James would play the front nine two-under and found herself in a tie with Henderson heading to the back nine. With three more birdies on the first six holes of the back nine, James was at 10-under, three shots ahead of Henderson. However, things went south for James with three holes to play. After a bogey on the 16th hole, she found the tall grass on 18. That led to a triple bogey and she ended the round at one-under (70).
As for Henderson, she birdied the 17th hole and pared 18, creating a two-shot swing to head into the final round at eight-under, two shots ahead of James. Henderson finished the third day at two-under (69).
Rounding out the top three was Mono’s Brittany Marchand. Marchand was in the final group with her Team Canada teammates. She played the front nine at even par before a birdie on 17 dropped her to one-under for the day (70) and the tournament.
Big movers on the day were a pair of players in the second last group, Newmarket’s Delaney Howson and Thornhill’s Elizabeth Tong. Both players had the low round of the day at three-under (68), bringing Tong to two-over and Howson to four-over for the tournament. They will make up the second last group along with Markham’s Vivian Tsui who sits at six-over for the tournament.
The final round of competition gets under way at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, with the final group schedule to tee off at 10:20 a.m. For full tournament info and final round pairings visit the tournament site at: http://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao14/event/gao1416/index.htm
About the Investors Group Women’s Amateur
First played in 1904, the Investors Group Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship is being contested for the 99th time this summer, and for the second time at the Brampton Golf Club. Past champions include 1968 LPGA championship winner Sandra Post (1964), LPGA Tour player Alena Sharp (1989), Jennifer Kirby (2009, 2010) and World Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Stewart Streit, who holds the record for the most number of titles with 11.