Sierra Brooks used a 3-under 69 to distance herself from the field in the third round of the South Atlantic Amateur, or “The Sally.”
Brooks, 16, shot the lowest round of the day by two strokes, reaching 4 under for the event and taking a nine-shot lead at Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Lori Beth Adams and Nelly Korda are tied for second at 5 over after shooting rounds of 2-over 74. Korda, younger sister of LPGA Tour winner Jessica, is coming off of a win at the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational.
Florida State senior Alex Milan is in third at 6 over and Central Florida sophomore Ashley Holder is one back at 7 over. Other notables include UCLA commit Beth Wu (8 over) and mid-amateur Meghan Stasi (11 over).
The final round will begin Saturday at 7:40 a.m.