Richmond, British Columbia (BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF) – Taylor Kim has reclaimed the lead shooting -3 at the British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur on Thursday at Kamloops Golf and Country Club.
Kim opened up her round with back-to-back birdies. Her performance today brought her back to number one at 211 (-8). Kim, 19, topped the leaderboard after an outstanding first day but slipped back slightly after a tough round on Wednesday.
“The second round I struggled a little bit, but I learned from the wind we had yesterday what to do and what not to do today, so that helped me have a good round,” explained Kim.
“Tomorrow I’m focusing on just staying on the fairway, hitting the greens and using the advantage of the par-5’s here because they’re short and reachable in two. I think if I do what I did today I have a good chance again tomorrow.”
Christina Proteau finished -1 and heads into the final round of competition on Friday only two-strokes behind the leader at 213 (-6). She shot 72 for the second day in a row holding strong near the top of the leaderboard.
Yesterday’s co-leaders A Ram Choi and Megan Osland each shot +1 today, remaining tied but slipped back to T3.
Christina Proteau won the British Columbia Golf Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship with a commanding 16-stroke advantage over the next competitor.
At just over four months pregnant, Proteau claimed the Jackie Little Trophy for the fourth time in six years, the most wins anyone has had in the Mid-Amateur Championship since it’s inauguration in 2006.
“I’m really happy with the way that I played the last few days and really enjoy this part of the tournament. It’s kind of like the ‘Working Women’s Amateur’,” laughed Proteau.
She focused on keeping a good tempo and keeping her golf as stress-free as possible.
Though she’s thrilled with a fourth Mid-Amateur title and happy with the way she’s been playing, she hasn’t forgotten that there’s still another day yet of competition. She’s not out of contention for a third title in two days; Proteau also won the Zone Team Championship with teammate Shelly Stouffer on Wednesay.
“It’s great and I’m celebrating this right now but I do want to focus on tomorrow for the overall amateur,” she said.
Stouffer finished second in the Mid-Amateur Championship with an 11-over 230 after she shot her best score of the tournament so far, a one-over-par 74. Sandra Tubide and Eileen Kelly finished T3 with 234.