Team USA continued to dominate the 15-country field at the World Junior Girls Golf Championship on Tuesday, firing a team-total score of seven-under 137 to increase its lead to 16 shots heading into the final round at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont.
Mika Liu (70-69-67 206) continued to lead the way for the Americans with a five-under 67 Tuesday and along with teammate Megan Khang (67-73-70 210) to counted a team score of seven-under 137 to lead the host Canadian team by 16 shots.
Liu, 15, tied the low round of the tournament with her 67 that included six birdies and a single bogey under breezy overcast conditions at Angus Glen. ”
Team Canada (144-146-141—431), had its best team score of the tournament after going three under on the day.
Naomi Ko of Victoria (77-79-70 226) shot her best round of the tournament to lead the way for Canada, which goes into Wednesday’s final round two shots up on Denmark (149-143-141 433) for second spot in the team competition.
Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. (70-73-71 214) had a score of one-under 71 for Canada while teammate Grace St. Germain of Ottawa (74-73-78 225) rounded out the Canadian scores with a six-over 78.
Liu remains on top of the individual leaderboard at 10-under, four shots better than her USA teammate Megan Khang. Henderson is alone in third at two under for the tournament.