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Aguado leads by 1 after third round at 113th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship

Written by Golf Canada
(Justin Naro/ Golf Canada)

Camilo Aguado pulled out to a one-stroke lead after he shot an even-par 70 during the third round of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship at The Toronto Golf Club on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Colombian carded three straight birdies on holes six, seven and eight to lead by as much as three strokes, but a triple-bogey on No. 16 limited his lead to one heading to the final round of the championship.

“I’m happy, leading by one heading to the last round,” he said, after making par on the 18th hole. “But I made a stupid mistake on 16, I shouldn’t have used my driver. I still feel good because I made three straight birdies on the front nine. I missed a couple chances on the back, but I also made some good saves, so it all worked out.”

Aguado headed to the first tee coming off two bogey-free rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday – the only two of his competitive career – and promptly hooked his opening tee shot left of the fairway, eventually making his first bogey of the tournament.

“I hit a really bad tee shot because I was a little bit nervous,” he said. “Then I hit a bad chip and missed my putt and that’s that. It had to happen at some point but I made a birdie on the next hole so it was alright.”

Bernard, the defending champion and member of Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad, shot a 1-over-par 71 to secure his spot in the final grouping, one-stroke back of Aguado.

Thursday will mark a familiar position for the 22-year-old from Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que. In 2016, Bernard entered the final day of the same championship three strokes back of Blair Bursey (Gander, N.L.) and ended up shooting a 5-under-par 65 to win the event by two-strokes.

“I like to be the chaser, so I love where I am,” Bernard said. “I just need to play my game – if I can stick to that I know I will have a chance to win tomorrow.”

Despite sitting near the top of the leaderboard, Bernard hasn’t felt like he has been playing his best golf and has been relying heavily on one facet of his game.

“It was a grind just like yesterday – a rough day from every part of my game except from my short game,” he said. “The short game saved me today and I’m happy with the score.”

His wedge work didn’t go unnoticed by his playing partners.

“Hugo really showed how to score well without hitting it well,” said Aguado. “If I shot like that I’d be submitting a 76 or something like that. He was just hitting amazing chips all day long.”

Tied with Bernard at 6 under par are Americans Zach Bauchou and Stratton Nolen.
Bauchou, from Forest, Va., shot the lowest of the top four after he carded a 2-under-par 68 and moved himself to the final grouping. The 21-year-old made the turn at 1 over par but went bogey free down the stretch with three birdies.

Nolen, who was coming off a second-round start that saw him register six birdies in his first six holes, shot a 71 on Wednesday. The Austin, Texas, native opened his round with a birdie but made the turn at 1 over after bogeys on holes seven and eight.

He will tee off the final round with Matt Williams (Calgary, Alta.), and Josh Whalen (Napanee, Ont.) in
the second-last group.

In addition to claiming the title of 2017 Canadian Men’s Amateur champion, the winner will earn exemptions into the 2017 U.S. Amateur at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and the 2018 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. The champion will also be exempt from U.S. Open Local Qualifying and, if applicable, eligible to receive an exemption into the U.S. Junior Amateur, the U.S. Mid-Amateur or the U.S. Senior Amateur.

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Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Colombia Camilo Aguado [TO]  Colombia E F -7 66 67 70
T2 United States Zach Bauchou [TO]  Forest, VA -2 F -6 66 70 68
T2 Canada Hugo Bernard [TO]  Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC +1 F -6 66 67 71
T2 United States Stratton Nolen [TO]  Austin, TX +1 F -6 69 64 71
T5 Canada Matt Williams [TO]  Calgary, AB -2 F -4 69 69 68
T5 Canada Josh Whalen [TO]  Napanee, ON E F -4 67 69 70
T5 United States C. Tanner Napier [TO]  Paris, TX +2 F -4 69 65 72
8 United States Shintaro Ban [TO]  San Jose, CA +3 F -3 67 67 73
T9 Australia Josh Armstrong [TO]  Australia E F -2 69 69 70
T9 Canada Maxwell Sear [TO]  Unionville, ON E F -2 72 66 70
T9 Canada A.J. Ewart [TO]  Coquitlam, BC +2 F -2 64 72 72
T12 Canada Emmett Oh [TO]  Calgary, AB -3 F * -1 74 68 67
T12 Canada Joey Savoie [TO]  La Prairie, QC +1 F -1 66 72 71
T12 Canada Nicholas Ross [TO]  Dundas, ON +1 F -1 69 69 71
T15 United States Lee Detmer [TO]  Washington, DC -2 F * E 70 72 68
T15 United States Chase Johnson [TO]  Barberton, OH E F E 72 68 70
T15 Canada Josiah Dixon [TO]  Bognor, ON E F E 71 69 70
T15 Canada Étienne Papineau [TO]  St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC E F E 68 72 70
T19 United States Chandler Phillips [TO]  Huntsville, TX E F +1 68 73 70
T19 Canada Jimmy Jones [TO]  Lake Cowichan, BC -2 F * +1 68 75 68
T19 Canada Sean Stuart [TO]  Halifax, NS -3 F * +1 71 73 67
T19 United States Timmy Hildebrand [TO]  Carmel, IN +5 F +1 66 70 75
T19 United States Jino Sohn [TO]  Chandler, AZ +4 F +1 69 68 74
T19 Canada Sam Meek [TO]  Peterborough, ON +6 F +1 70 65 76
T19 United States Patrick Cover [TO]  Huntersville, NC +6 F +1 71 64 76
T26 United States Ryan Davis [TO]  Berkley Heights, NJ +1 F +2 72 69 71
T26 United States Henry Westmoreland IV [TO]  Wacissa, FL -1 F * +2 72 71 69
T26 Canada Peyton Callens [TO]  Langton, ON +1 F +2 68 73 71
T26 Canada Garrett Rank [TO]  Elmira, ON +2 F +2 68 72 72
T30 Canada Austin James [TO]  Bath, ON +2 F +3 68 73 72
T30 Canada Zaahidali Nathu [TO]  Richmond, BC +2 F +3 72 69 72
T30 China Lin Yuxin [TO]  China +3 F +3 66 74 73
T30 United States Stoney Crouch [TO]  Mount Juliet, TN +4 F +3 72 67 74
T34 United States Jake Koppenberg [TO]  Bellingham, WA +3 F +4 70 71 73
T34 United States Blake Wagoner [TO]  Cornelius, NC +2 F * +4 73 69 72
T34 Canada Henry Lee [TO]  Coquitlam, BC +2 F * +4 71 71 72
T34 Canada Jake Scarrow [TO]  Dewdney, BC +1 F * +4 70 73 71
T34 Canada Eric Flockhart [TO]  Mississauga, ON +5 F +4 65 74 75
T34 Canada Lawren Rowe [TO]  Victoria, BC E F * +4 71 73 70
T34 Canada Thomas Critch [TO]  Cedar Park, TX E F * +4 72 72 70
T41 Canada Brendan MacDougall [TO]  Calgary, AB +4 F +5 72 69 74
T41 Canada Marc Casullo [TO]  Aurora, ON +2 F * +5 71 72 72
T41 Canada Kevin Fawcett [TO]  Toronto, ON +2 F * +5 69 74 72
T41 United States Charles Huntzinger [TO]  Duluth, GA +2 F * +5 73 70 72
T41 Australia Blake Windred [TO]  Australia +2 F * +5 73 70 72
T41 Canada Charles-Eric Belanger [TO]  Quebec, QC +2 F * +5 72 71 72
T41 United States Josh Gliege [TO]  Eagle, ID +7 F +5 67 71 77
T41 Canada Jeevan Sihota [TO]  Victoria, BC +1 F * +5 74 70 71
T49 United States Spencer Soosman [TO]  Westlake Village, CA +4 F * +6 69 73 74
T49 United States Philip Knowles [TO]  Jacksonville, FL +5 F +6 69 72 75
T49 Canada Johnny Travale [TO]  Stoney Creek, ON +3 F * +6 71 72 73
T49 Australia Daniel Gale [TO]  Australia +6 F +6 72 68 76
T49 Canada Max Sekulic [TO]  Rycroft, AB +2 F * +6 72 72 72
T49 Canada Bruce Tomie [TO]  Bedford, NS +2 F * +6 71 73 72
T55 Canada Marc-Olivier Plasse [TO]  Mercier, QC +5 F +7 69 73 75
T55 Canada Myles Creighton [TO]  Digby, NS +4 F * +7 70 73 74
T55 United States Joshua Seiple [TO]  Castle Rock, CO +7 F +7 70 70 77
T55 Canada Sameer Kalia [TO]  Campbellville, ON +3 F * +7 71 73 73
T59 United States Graysen Huff [TO]  Eagle, ID +7 F +8 68 73 77
T59 Canada Taylor Durham [TO]  Vancouver, BC +6 F * +8 70 72 76
T59 Canada Mark Coldham [TO]  Ottawa, ON +5 F * +8 72 71 75
T59 United States Andre Garcia [TO]  Mansfield, TX +4 F * +8 69 75 74
63 United States Spencer Painton [TO]  Aurora, CO +5 F * +9 70 74 75
T64 Canada Michael Crisologo [TO]  Richmond, BC +8 F * +10 72 70 78
T64 Canada Aidan Gavey [TO]  Caledonia, ON +6 F * +10 74 70 76
T64 Canada Chase Komaromi [TO]  London, ON +6 F * +10 76 68 76
T64 Canada Bryce Evon [TO]  Windsor, ON +6 F * +10 73 71 76
T68 Canada Harris Bundy [TO]  Toronto, ON +10 F +11 72 69 80
T68 Canada Thomas Code [TO]  Dorchester, ON +7 F * +11 76 68 77
T68 Canada Chad Watts Denyes [TO]  Hamilton, ON +7 F * +11 73 71 77
T71 Canada Kaleb Gorbahn [TO]  Smithers, BC +9 F * +12 74 69 79
T71 Canada Jack Wood [TO]  Banff, AB +8 F * +12 75 69 78
T73 Canada Andrew Chin [TO]  Honolulu, HI +10 F * +13 72 71 80
T73 Canada Joshua Montgomery [TO]  Ancaster, ON +10 F * +13 69 74 80
T73 Canada Luke Moser [TO]  Waterloo, ON +9 F * +13 71 73 79
76 Canada Benjamin Farrington [TO]  Fort McMurray, AB +15 F +15 74 66 85

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