Barrie shares 27th spot at nationals

Vernon’s Mackenzie Barrie carded a third-round 86 Thursday to grab a three-way share of 27th place.

Vernon’s Mackenzie Barrie carded a third-round 86 Thursday to grab a three-way share of 27th place in the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championships at the Cherry Downs Golf & Country Club in Pickering, Ont. (field of 129).

Barrie carded an opening-round 80 and followed with an 84 Wednesday, giving her 250.

Maddie Szeryk of Texas held a 12-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson of Smith Falls, Ont. going  into today’s final round. Szeryk went 71-69-73.

Muni He of Pitt Meadows was the top B.C. golfer at 78-73-78-229. tied for third with Alyssa Geatty of Leamington, Ont. Taylor Kim of Surrey was fifth at 76-75-79-230. Kelowna’s Madison Kapchinsky was tied for 35th at 83-83-88-254.