Dominguez, Kaufman Fire Under Par Cards in Canadian Third Round
Gabby Dominguez fired a 6-under round Wednesday at the Canadian Amateur Championship.
July 26, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech golfer Kim Kaufman remained in the top five at the Royale Cup Canadian Amateur Championship Thursday after firing a 2-under 70 third round that left her tied for fourth with 18 holes to play.
The score marked the second-straight day Kaufman has shot under par, moving her to 4-under for the tournament after recording 1-over and 3-under cards on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Clark, S.D. native birdied three of her final four holes to remain one of just eight players under par for the tournament entering Friday's final round at the Lethridge Country Club in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
She is 11 strokes back of tournament leader Ariya Jutanugarn, who recorded her third-straight round in the 60s Thursday to move to 15-under overall and 10 strokes up on the rest of the field. Kaufman trails Jisoo Keel and Moriya Jutanugarn by one stroke for second place.
Gabby Dominguez also found success Thursday thanks to a 6-under 66 that was the second-lowest score during the third round trailing only Ariya Jutanugarn's 7-under card. The senior was bogey-free on the day to jump 20 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 11th.
She is 3-over for the tournament following 5-over and 4-over rounds the first two days. Dominguez will tee off the final round at 10:30 a.m. CT Friday morning followed by Kaufman 20 minutes later.
Hannah Arnold, meanwhile, advanced to the championship match in the consolation bracket at the Texas State Amateur Championship. The junior defeated Jessa LaBarbera, 6-and-4, in the morning round before coming back to top Camry Tardy, 3-and-2, in the semifinals.
She will face Katy Kile in the championship match that is scheduled to begin at 9:10 a.m. Friday morning. The tournament is being played at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney.