If Friday was any indication, then the final installment of the South Atlantic Amateur Saturday could be one for the ages.
Scores plummeted in the third round of the Sally, and 16-year-old Jessica Korda led that charge. A week after representing the United States in the Copa de las Americas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Korda shot 10-under 62 to take a 3-shot lead on Alexis Thompson at Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla. She had 10 birdies in her bogey-free round Friday, and carded just one bogey on the par-3 16th on her way to a 69 Thursday. If she continues at this rate, Korda could truly light up the course in her final round.
Though Thompson is currently in the No. 2 spot, her Friday performance was none too shabby. Thompson shot 7-under 65, putting her at 7-under 209 for the tournament. Thompson has finished second twice in her last three tournaments (including a playoff loss to Kyle Roig at the Harder Hall last weekend), which could serve as an excellent motivator.
Throw Auburn senior Candace Schepperle into the mix – she’s tied with Thompson after a third-round 68 – and things could really get interesting.