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Austin's Kristen Gillman Leads Junior PGA Championship

Updated: Thursday, August 1 2013, 11:59 PM CDT

The battle for the Patty Berg Trophy in the girls' division heated up Thursday, with Abbey Carlson of Lake Mary, Fla., and Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, tied for the 54-hole lead, while Jacob Solomon of Dublin, Calif., grabbed the lead in the boys’ division at the 38th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Hotel Fitness.
 
The 72-hole Championship, being played at Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C., featured a 54-hole cut to the low 30 boys and 30 girls, including ties, with 35 boys making the cut at 5-over-par 218 and 32 girls making the cut at 9-over-par 222. The Championship concludes Friday.

In the third round of the girls' division, both Carlson and Gillman took turns as the leader, with both players ultimately making par on the 18th hole, to take a one stroke lead into the final round on Friday. Amy Lee of Brea, Calif., used a third-round 67, which tied the female competitive course-record, to take sole possession of third place.
 
Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla., who held both the 18- and 36-hole leads, shot 73, and is fourth.

Carlson’s bogey-free, 2-under-par 69 featured two birdies – a 25-foot putt at the par-3 ninth, and a 35-foot putt on the par-4 16th.
 
“I was really consistent out there today. I played well and didn’t make a single bogey,” said Carlson, who is competing in her first Junior PGA Championship. “I made some really good par saves on four, five and six, which helped me stay consistent throughout the rest of the round.”
 
Gillman’s third-round 70 was her third consecutive round under par. She offset three bogeys with four birdies.
 
The 15-year-old Lake Travis high school golfer is satisfied with her position at the top of the leaderboard and looking forward to the final round tomorrow.
 
“My ball striking was solid throughout the day and I made a few really good putts,” said Gillman. “I need to hit it well again tomorrow and make a few putts to have a chance. It’s going to be fun.”
 
 
The unique routing of 18 holes being used this week, dubbed the “Championship Tournament Course,” has never been used previously in competitive play.
 
About the Junior PGA Championship
 
One of golf’s major championships for juniors, the Junior PGA Championship is where the best in the world get their start. Begun in 1976, the Championship has been a popular stop on the national junior circuit for many of today’s PGA and LPGA touring professionals.
 
Each year the field includes past winners of the Championship, PGA Junior Series event champions, PGA Section winners, many of Polo Golf and Golfweek’s top-ranked players, and selected national junior tournament winners.Austin's Kristen Gillman Leads Junior PGA Championship


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Detroit 20, Chicago 14

Atlanta 30, New Orleans 14

Miami 37, Minnesota 35

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Sunday's Games

Toronto 118, New York 108

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Philadelphia 96, Orlando 88

Brooklyn 110, Detroit 105

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Indiana 100, Minnesota 96

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Denver at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Portland at Houston, 8 p.m.

Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

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Sunday's Games

Colorado 2, Detroit 1, SO

Dallas 6, Edmonton 5, SO

Boston 4, Buffalo 3, OT

N.Y. Rangers 1, Carolina 0

Chicago 4, Toronto 0

Philadelphia 4, Winnipeg 3, OT

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Ottawa at Washington, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Arizona at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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