Charlie Hughes shot a scorching 7-under 65 in the third round of the BC Amateur Championship on Wednesday and sits one shot behind the leader heading to Friday’s final round of play at Copper Point Golf Club in Radium Springs, British Columbia.
The 2013 UW grad’s three-day total of 12-under 202 trails only Kevin Carrigan, who followed a course-record 62 on Wednesday with a 69 on Thursday.
Hughes had a bogey-free round and was able to convert on seven birdies in earning his 65. His total was the second lowest of the day.
Hughes isn’t the only Husky hovering around the top of the leaderboard. One stroke behind him alone in third is 2012 UW grad Kevin Spooner. Spooner shot 67 to move to -11 overall.
First-round leader and incoming UW freshman Kevin Kwon is sixth with a three day total 6-under 208. He shot an even-par 72 on Thursday.
The final round of the 54-hole tournament will be played on Friday.
Simsby, Sanders With Strong Showings At Trans-Mississippi Championship
Senior Trevor Simsby tied for 12th and sophomore Jonathan Sanders 16th in the 110th Trans-Mississippi Championship that concluded on Thursday at Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.
Simsby shot 1-under 69 on Thursday to finish tied with three others and a four-round total of 275 (-5).
Sanders ended up one stroke behind Simsby, tallying a 276. He made a move up the leaderboard in the final round by shooting 67; the second lowest round of the day.
Bryson DeChambeau was the runaway winner with a total of 14-under 266. He beat second-place Jeremy Sanders – Jonathan’s older brother – and Austin Cook by five shots.
Williams, Prugh Tied For 15th At WEB.com Event
Chris Williams and Alex Prugh both shot 5-under 66 in the first round of the WEB.com TOUR’s Utah Championship Presented by Utah Sports Commission on Thursday and are tied for 15th.
Brian Prouty and B.J. Staten shot 8-under 63 to share the first round lead.