MANYNOOTH, Ireland – Alabama’s Kristen Gillman shot an even-par 72 on Friday as the United States moved out to a five-shot lead after three rounds at the 2018 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship on Friday at Carton House Golf Club in Maynooth, Ireland.
Gillman’s round was part of a 1-under day for the Americans as the U.S. (142-130-143/415) moved to 19-under par for the tournament, five shots ahead of second place South Korea (140-133-147/420).
Gillman is now in fourth place in the individual standings at 6-under (74-65-72/211), eight shots behind leader Ayean Cho of South Korea (68-64-71/203), who is at 14-under par.
Gillman and her U.S. teammates Jennifer Kupcho (Wake Forest) and Lilia Vu (UCLA) can clinch this year’s Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Saturday’s final round. A win would be the 14th in 28 outings for the U.S. at the event since its inception in 1964 and the first since 1998.