Hampton, N.B. – Round three got off to a late start due to a weather delay, but once play got started the sun came out to shine for the third day of the 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, presented by BDO, making for another great day.
If there’s one word to describe round three, its competitive. The leaderboard fluctuated throughout the day, where the top players battled to take the lead. But at the end of the day Eileen Park of Red Deer, Alta. and Luna Lu of Burnaby B.C., sit atop the leaderboard heading into tomorrow’s final round at Hampton Golf Club, in Hampton, N.B.
Park carded three birdies overall during round three, with two birdies back-to-back on the front, one on the par-5 first hole and the other on the par-4 second hole. Park also birdied the par-4 14th, for a total score of 2-under, 69.
“Today I made sure to take more time on each shot. I am going to try and not get nervous for tomorrow, take my time for every shot and make it easy,” said Park.
Lu played an impressive bogey free round and carded two birdies on the front, one on the par-5 first hole and the other on the par-4 eighth hole.
“I’ve really tried to stay patient and calm this week, try not to force too many birdies, hit the fairways and the greens,” said Lu.
The group of Park, Lu and Shauna Liu all played an excellent third round. Both Park and Lu who were tied for second place after yesterday’s round, have made major come backs to sit atop the leaderboard. Liu who was tied for third remains in a four-way tie after shooting a 2-over 73 during the second round.
“I think playing with a group who’s playing really well helps, because I know that if I play really well like them it motivates my performance.” Park added.
“Having a good group out there definitely helps, pace of play today was pretty good, and it overall helped me play better,” said Lu
Going into the final round there is a four-way tie for third place, all five-shots back of the leaders sitting at 6-over. Ha Young Chang (Surrey, B.C.), Swetha Sathish (Oakville, Ont.), Liu (Maple, Ont.) and Chelsea Truong (Victoria, B.C.).
The 2023 Canadian Junior Girls champion will receive an exemption into the 2023 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship and 2024 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, if age applicable.
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