Colombia’s Aguado leads Canadian Men’s Amateur, Canada’s Bernard one shot back

TORONTO — Camilo Aguado shot an even-par 70 Wednesday to take a one-stroke lead at 7 under after three rounds at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.

The Colombian carded three straight birdies on holes six, seven and eight at The Toronto Golf Club to lead by as much as three strokes, but a triple-bogey on No. 16 limited his lead to one heading to the final round of the championship.

“I’m happy, leading by one heading to the last round,” he said, after making par on the 18th hole. “But I made a stupid mistake on 16, I shouldn’t have used my driver. I still feel good because I made three straight birdies on the front nine. I missed a couple chances on the back, but I also made some good saves, so it all worked out.”

Defending champion Hugo Bernard of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., shot a third round of 1-over 71 to secure his spot in the final grouping, one-stroke back of Aguado.

The 22-year-old Bernard entered the final day of the 2016 tournament championship three strokes back of Blair Bursey and ended up shooting a 5-under-par 65 to win the event by two strokes.

“I like to be the chaser, so I love where I am,” Bernard said. “I just need to play my game — if I can stick to that I know I will have a chance to win tomorrow.”

Tied with Bernard at 6 under are Americans Zach Bauchou and Stratton Nolen.

Bauchou, from Forest, Va., shot the lowest of the top four after he carded a 2-under 68 and moved himself to the final grouping. The 21-year-old made the turn at 1 over par but went bogey free down the stretch with three birdies.

Nolen, who was coming off a second-round start that saw him register six birdies in his first six holes, shot a 71 on Wednesday. The Austin, Texas, native opened his round with a birdie but made the turn at 1 over after bogeys on holes seven and eight.

He will tee off the final round with Calgary’s Matt Williams and Josh Whalen of Napanee, Ont., in the second-last group.

Just Posted

Red Deer man says more cardiac care needed here

Ryan Gillies spent several extra days in hospital waiting to get a stent in Edmonton

Red Deer gets ready for CFR 45

A $20 to $25-million annual injection to the local economy

Former Red Deer teacher going to trial on child porn charges

Charges were laid in January 2017 after a woman came forward

Red Deer agency reports more than 1,000 lives saved with naloxone

Turning Point distributes 5,855 naloxone kits

WATCH: Ponoka residents enjoy first skate on ice path

A community initiative helped create a skate path for families in Ponoka.

Giddy up: Red Deer to host Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2018

The CFR is expected to bring $20-30 million annually to Red Deer and region

Got milk? Highway reopened near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Stettler’s newest residents overcame fear, bloodshed to come here

Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and kids now permanent residents

Giddy up: Red Deer to host Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2018

The CFR is expected to bring $20-30 million annually to Red Deer and region

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

Not since Kurt Browning at the 1994 Lillehammer Games has a figure… Continue reading

Beer Canada calls on feds to axe increasing beer tax as consumption trends down

OTTAWA — A trade association for Canada’s beer industry wants the federal… Continue reading

Central Albertans recall Hawaii’s false missile alert

Former Red Deer councillor Paul Harris was hanging out at the Ka’anapali… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month