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James Anstiss leads Louisiana Amateur after 54-holes
James Anstiss leads Louisiana Amateur at midway point <br>(New Zealand Golf Photo)</br>
James Anstiss leads Louisiana Amateur at midway point
(New Zealand Golf Photo)
SPRINGFIELD, LA (June 11, 2016) -- Following a 1-under-par 71, in the third round of the Louisiana Amateur James Anstiss continues to lead the field. With 18-holes left to be played at Carter Plantation on Sunday, Anstiss is 8-under and ahead of Patrick Christovich (-6) by two-strokes. Anstiss has led at the end of each of the first three rounds.

On Saturday Anstiss, a first team All-Southland Conference performer this past year at Southeastern Louisiana, completed his third consecutive under-par round. During the third round Anstiss birdied three holes while bogeying two. His birdies came on holes 4, 9 and 14.

Christovich with rounds of 71-69-70 posted his third straight round in red figures as well. However, his 2-under Saturday score was a bit of an adventure. Christovich, one of the better amateur players in the country, birdied eight holes but also bogeyed one and carded two costly double-bogeys. During one stretch on the back nine from holes 12-16 Christovich went birdie-bogey-birdie-double-birdie.

Hank Shaheen will begin the final round 5-under in third place just three back while Brandon Aydlett and Blake Caldwell are 4-under and tied for fourth.

The only other player under-par is Josh Fullilove at 1-under and in sixth place.

36-HOLE RECAP

James Anstiss has opened up a three-stroke lead after 36-holes of play at the Louisiana Amateur Championship. Anstiss currently sits at 7-under following rounds of 66-71 at Carter Plantation.

On Thursday Anstiss took the first round lead with a bogey-free round that included six birdies. After starting on the 10th hole Anstiss birdied two holes on the back nine before turning and rolling in four consecutive birdies on holes 1-4. The first team All-Southland Conference performer this past year at Southeastern Louisiana continued his strong play on Friday with a three birdie, two bogey second round.

One of the top mid-amateur players in the country, Patrick Christovich and Blake Caldwell share second place at 4-under and will begin the weekend three-strokes behind. Brandon Aydlett and John Humphries are presently tied for fourth at 2-under.

Hank Shaheen, 1-under, is the only other player under-par. Shaheen is presently tied for sixth.

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ABOUT THE Louisiana Amateur

The Louisiana Golf Association Amateur Championship is the most prestigious of the organization's championships, having been conducted every year since 1920. Entries are open to any Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days) who is an amateur golfer holding membership in a LGA member club in good standing. 72 hole stroke play championship.

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