Epson Tour

Canadian duo inside top 5 heading into final round of Symetra opener

Brittany Marchand
Brittany Marchand (Symetra Tour)

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Brittany Marchand was a model of consistency on Saturday, carding her second straight 70 (-2) to hold a share of 3rd place at Florida’s Natural Charity Classic.

Marchand, 25, tallied three birdies at the Country Club of Winter Haven against one bogey on the par-3 6th to sit at 4 under in the 54-hole event, one stroke off the lead. The Orangeville, Ont., native will look to collect her second career Symetra title on Sunday—she’ll tee it up at 1:10 p.m.

Not far off is fellow countrywoman Samantha Richdale, who trails Marchand by one stroke at 3 under par (70-71). The Kelowna, B.C., product is chasing her second trophy at Florida’s Natural Charity Classic—she took home the 2016 title with a thrilling come-from-behind victory.

In total, 60 individuals made the cut of 5-over par and six countries are represented in the top-10. Final round play begins at 8:30 a.m. with players going off No. 1 tee in twosomes.

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