Lacombe’s Kuehn tied for lead

Lacombe’s Lynn Kuehn was in a three-way tie for first place heading into today’s third and final round of the Canadian senior women’s golf championship.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Lacombe’s Lynn Kuehn was in a three-way tie for first place heading into today’s third and final round of the Canadian senior women’s golf championship.

Kuehn carded a 7-over 81 Wednesday for a 36-hole score of 3-over 151, leaving her tied at the top of the leaderboard with Helene Chartrand of Pincourt, Que., and defending champion Mary Ann Hayward of Aurora, Ont., at the Belvedere Golf Club.

”My round wasn’t as stellar as it was yesterday,” said Kuehn, who scored a personal best competitive score of 70 on the first day of competition. “I had a triple on one of the holes and my putter wasn’t as hot, but I hit a lot of fairways.”

The field was cut to the low 70 and ties following Wednesday’s round. Cheryl Van Dornick of Camrose shot an 84 to make the cut with a two-day total of 24-over 172.

The individual winner will receive an exemption into the 2012 USGA women’s senior amateur championship, which will take place in Hershey, Pa., from Sept. 8-13.

The inter-provincial team championship concluded Wednesday with Team Ontario successfully defending its title.