BRYAN, Texas (July 31, 2014) – Before inclement weather halted play for the day in the boys’ division at 5:09 p.m. CST, at Miramont Country Club, Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, extended her girls’ division lead heading into the final round of the 39th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks.
The third round of the girls’ division was played in the morning, and finished well before rain and lightning moved into the area.
The 72-hole Championship featured a 54-hole cut to the low 30 girls, including ties, with 33 girls making the cut at 226.
Play in the third round of the boys’ division and final round of the girls’ division will resume Friday morning at 8:00 a.m.
When play was halted in the boys’ division, Gordon Neale of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., held a two-stroke lead over Sam Burns of Shreveport, La. Neale was 2-under par in his third round and 8-under par for the Championship.
The final grouping of Neale, Burns and Brad Dalke of Hobart, Okla., were playing their approach shots into the 12th green when play was suspended.
In the girls’ division, Gillman shot 2-under-par 70 Thursday and pushed her lead to six strokes over Hannah O’Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla. Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, Calif., is in fourth place, seven strokes behind Gillman. Through 54 holes, Gilman, O’Sullivan, Wagner and Wu are the only players under par in the girls’ division.
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