Team Canada’s Szeryk leads after three rounds of B.C. AmateurWritten by Austin Stanton / Golf Canada
Team Canada Amateur Squad’s Maddie Szeryk continues to lead the B.C. Women’s Amateur at 6 under par after carding a 1-over-par 74 in round three to sit three shots ahead of her teammate Naomi Ko at Vernon Golf and Country Club, in Vernon, B.C.
Szeryk, 20, led by six after 36 holes but was inconsistent in Thursday’s third round recording five birdies to combat six bogeys and posting her first over par round of the tournament.
The London, Ont., native is coming off a stellar junior season with Texas A&M. She was named a First-Team All-American and won the Dr. Donnis Invitational at Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course, posting an Aggies’ record season stroke average of 71.24 in the process.
Ko, the 18-hole leader, was ten shots back of Szeryk entering play on Thursday at 3 over par (69-80).
The Victoria, B.C., product was on fire in round three carding the lowest score of the tournament so far – a 6-under-par 67 with seven birdies and just one bogey on her card.
Ko and Szeryk recently dueled at the Women’s Western Golf Association Amateur Championship with Szeryk getting the best of her teammate 2 and 1 in the round-of-16.
Amateur Squad’s Jaclyn Lee (Calgary, Alta.) is in third at 1 under par alongside Surrey, B.C., native Michelle Kim, after matching rounds of 73 (E).
Ottawa’s Grace St-Germain – the fourth member of the team Canada Amateur Squad in Vernon – is fifth at 1 over par (78-70-74).
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