News from Round Three
Another day, another clean card for Quade Cummins. The Round-Two leader from Oklahoma City, Okla. followed up yesterday’s bogey-free round of 66 with a bogey-free 65 today to move to 15-under overall, increasing his lead to three shots after three rounds at the 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.
The Oklahoman entered the day with a one shot lead and took no time at all to get the ball rolling again, going 3-under on the front. “I had a birdie on four, birdie on five and a birdie on nine,” said Cummins.
And the low numbers didn’t stop. Cummins birdied No. 13 and eagled No. 15 to finish off the round.
Cummins was paired with Thomas Hutchison of San Jose, Calif., who fired the low round of the day yesterday, and Blake Windred of Australia, who was the co-leader after Round One.
“I’ve had bogey-free rounds, but I don’t think I’ve ever had two in a row,” said Cummins.
The round of the day today went to Carson Barry of Eagle, Idaho who entered the day 14 shots off the lead at 5-over par.
“I had a pretty solid start on the back,” said Barry. “Then I got a long eagle putt to drop on No. 18 and figured I could do something on the front, because I was hitting it really good.”
Barry fired the low round of the tournament, an 8-under 63 to climb the leaderboard into the top-25.
- The oldest player in the field, 57-year-old Greg Condon of Monte Vista, Colo. shot a 5-under par 66 to move into a tie for ninth.
- There were 12 total eagles made during Thursday’s third round.
- Sam Choi of Anaheim, Calif., who plays for the University of New Mexico Men’s Golf Team, shot a 6-under 65 to move into the top-10.
- Quade Cummins has made just three bogeys all week, against one eagle and 16 birdies.
Final Round play gets underway tomorrow (Friday) morning, July 26 at the Championship Course at the University of New Mexico. Tee times begin at 7:00 a.m. local time.
About the Pacific Coast Golf Association
The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf championships in North America. The first tournament was held on the links of San Francisco Golf Club at The Presidio in 1901. After being played until 1911, The Pacific Coast Amateur then ceased to exist, only to be reconstituted at Seattle Golf Club in 1967. Today, 15 member Pacific Rim golf associations comprise the Pacific Coast Golf Association. More information about the association and the Pacific Coast Amateur can be found at www.pacificcoastamateur.com.