Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., shot an even par 72 to maintain a one-shot lead at Florida’s Natural Charity Classic on the Symetra Tour in Lake Wales, Fla.
Leblanc, who held a two-shot lead going into Saturday’s round, opened with a birdie, but went back to five under for the tournament with a bogey on three before posting three birdies on the last four holes of the front nine to make the turn at eight under for the event.
However, she bogeyed 10 and double bogeyed 14 to finish even par on the day and five over for the tournament. Three others are tied for second at four under.
Here is what Leblanc had to say when she completed her round on Saturday
Should Leblanc hang on to win, it will be the second win by a Canadian in the first three events of 2014 on the main development circuit for the LPGA Tour after Hamilton’s Alena Sharp won the season-opening Visit Mesa Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Az.
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At the JTBC Founders Cup, Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont., shot a two-under 70 and goes into the final round in Phoenix 10 shots off the lead held by two-time Canadian Women’s Open champion Lydia Ko.
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On the WebDotCom Tour, Nick Taylor shot his third consecutive one-under 69 and is at three under, four shots off the lead going into the final round of the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City.
Taylor opened with a bogey, but reeled off three consecutive birdies between the third and fifth holes and one more at nine to make the turn at three under, but that vanished when he went bogey, double bogey on 11 and 12 before a birdie on 17.
Taylor is tied for 13th, while Cam Burke is tied for 27th at one under after a 68 on Saturday.
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On the PGA Tour, David Hearn had three bogeys over four holes on the back nine before finishing with a one over 73 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Hearn is tied for 42nd going into the final round.
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Rod Spittle and Jim Rutledge are tied for 26th on the Champions Tour, seven off the lead at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, both at one under..
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