If you thought Julian Keur couldn’t keep up the pace he set in the first two rounds of the Carolina Amateur, boy were you wrong.
There are no stop signs on The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek course for the Summerville golfer as he added to his lead in the third round of the championship.
Keur shot a 3-under par 69 in the third round to stand at 16 under par. He know holds the record for lowest score after 36 holes and 54 holes.
The University of Alabama – Birmingham senior has made just four bogeys in the first 54 holes while carding 18 birdies and an eagle.
The wind became an issue in the third round for many of the competitors, but it was not much of a factor for the tournament leader.
“Fairways and greens,” Keur said. “I was keeping the ball below the hole and making the putts I needed to make,” he said.
Keur now leads the championship by six shots. The rest of the field is hanging on, trying to keep the leader in sight.
Incoming Wofford College freshman Ryan Marter shot a 2-under par 70 on Saturday to get to 10 under par for the tournament.
Furman golfer Connor Bruns shot a 5-under par 67 to move into a tie for third place with Blake McShea. The Zebulon, North Carolina golfer shot a 6-under par 66 and is the only Tarheel in the top seven.
Keur could be the first wire-to wire winner of the Carolina Amateur since the tournament went to a stroke play format in 2010.
The CGA contributed to this story.
Keur, Marter and McShea will be in the final group on Sunday.