Play suspended at Junior PGA as Burns, Gillman lead
Sam Burns
Sam Burns

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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One of golf’s major championships for juniors, the Boys Junior PGA Championship is where the best in the world get their start. Begun in 1976, at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, the Championship has been a popular stop on the national junior circuit for many of today’s PGA touring professionals including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Pat Perez, who held the record for 24 years until Akshay Bhatia shattered it by 5 strokes in 2017. 72-hole, stroke-play Championship, with a cut after 36 holes to the low 70 plus ties. The Boys Junior PGA Championship is open to males who are no older than 18 years of age by the end of the tournament.

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