James shoots record 63 in Canadian Women's Amateur

WOODSTOCK, Ontario (AP) North Carolina State senior Augusta James broke the Canadian Women's Amateur record and course mark Thursday with an 8-under 63 to take a six-stroke lead into the final round.

''It's maybe my second or third bogey-free round ever, I think it might be my first one in a tournament,'' James said. ''It's always good to have one of those, you come so close sometimes and I'm happy that I could eliminate the big mistakes that would turn into bogeys or doubles.''

James, from Bath, Ontario, had a 12-under 201 total at Craigowan Golf and Country Club.

Canada's Brooke Henderson and Australia's Su-Hyun Oh were tied for second. Henderson, the defending champion, had a 70, and Oh shot 67.

The winner will receive spots in the Canadian Women's Open and U.S. Women's Amateur.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.