While many Canadians are aware that Graham DeLeat shot 64 Saturday and is one stroke off at the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship with eighteen holes scheduled to play, few may not realize that a Canadian is leading on the Symetra Tour.
Anne-Catherine (AC) Tanguay is looking to become the 4th Canadian to win on the LPGA Tour developmental tour this season, and be the second in two weeks, following the victory by Brooke Henderson at the Four Winds Invitational.
Tanguay, a Quebec native, will take a one-shot lead over Dani Holmqvist (Stockholm, Sweden) into the final round of the Island Resort Championship in Harris, Michigan.
“I think the biggest part of my game this week has been putting,” Tanguay explained. “I’m usually a pretty good ball striker but yesterday I wasn’t as consistent with my ball striking so I hit the range and touched some little things and today was just great.”
Tanguay used six birdies against a lone bogey on 18 to card her second round 67 and put her at 9-under for the championship, a stroke up on Holmqvist who posted a 3-under 69 on Saturday.
“I personally don’t think it’s been easy out there,” Holmqvist admitted. “The score may reflect something else but I think the course has been a really fair and good golf course and I think it’s going to be a good test tomorrow as well especially if the wind picks up a bit.”
Just four strokes shy of Tanguay is fellow Canadian, Samantha Richdale of British Columbia, who shares 5th place. Brooke Henderson is tied for 13th at -3 overall.
Also notable is Augusta James of Bath, Ontario who made the cut this week and is looking to lock up her top ten position on the Volvik Race for the Card to secure her LPGA Tour status for 2016. James is in a share of 45th and is currently 4th overall on the year-long money list.
Final round play will begin off the first tee starting at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday with the final group teeing off at 12:05 p.m.