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Buchanan builds on lead after three rounds at Pacific Coast Amateur

West Vancouver, B.C. – Round two leader, Jack Buchanan of Australia, shot a 4-under 66 in today’s third round to take a three-shot lead going into the final round of the 56th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. The championship is hosted this week from July 25-28 at Capilano Golf and Country Club.

Jack Buchanan and his caddie mull over a putt on the 10th green during round three of the Pacific Coast Amateur. (PCGA/Vinny Fiorino)

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Playing in the final group of the day, Buchanan entered today’s third round with a two-shot lead over Cooper Jones of Highland, Utah, and Jayden Ford of New Zealand. He quickly picked up where he left off yesterday, building on his lead by torching the golf course with five birdies, one eagle, and no bogeys in his first eleven holes.

Things would come back to earth a little bit for Buchanan down the home stretch. He double-bogeyed the 370-yard par-4 12th hole and carded one more birdie and two bogeys in his final four holes to finish his day at 4-under.

Currently ranked No. 164 in the world (WAGR), Buchanan is one of seven Australians in the field this week. He has played in five Elite Amateur Series events this year, highlighted by a round of 16 finish at the North and South Amateur.

Buchanan will be joined by fellow countryman Jeffrey Guan and 19-year-old Cooper Jones in the final group during tomorrow’s round. Guan and Jones both sit three shots off the pace, well within striking distance of the lead.

Aidan Thomas hits his second shot into 18 during round three at the Pacific Coast Amateur. (PCGA/Vinny Fiorino)


  • Aidan Thomas of Albuquerque, N.M., shot the low round of the day and matched the low round of the championship with a 6-under 64. He climbed 25 spots on the leaderboard to finish the day at T41.
  • Five of the seven Australians in the field are in the top 25 after three rounds: Jack Buchanan, Jeffrey Guan, Connor Fewkes, Josh Greer, and Jye Pickin.
  • 36 players shot under par rounds today. The field finished with a 70.54 scoring average on the par-70 golf course.
  • The 445-yard par-4 first hole was the hardest hole in round three with a scoring average of 4.47.
  • The par-5 481-yard third hole played as the easiest hole in round three. The short, scoreable hole finished with a scoring average of just 4.33 strokes and saw four eagles and 47 birdies.

Up next:

Final round play gets underway tomorrow (Friday) morning, July 28th at Capilano Golf and Country Club Tee times begin at 7:00 a.m. local time.

About Capilano Golf and Country Club

Capilano Golf and Country Club combines natural beauty with world-class design to offer an exclusive golfing experience. Carved out of the rainforest and designed by the renowned Stanley Thompson, generous treelined fairways, artistic bunkers and spectacular greensites make Capilano challenging and enjoyable. The course is consistently recognized as one of the top golf courses in Canada and the world. Capilano is consistently ranked as #1 in British Columbia and in the top ten in Canada. In 2018, Capilano was #51 in Golf Digest’s “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses (outside of the United States)”. For more information visit

About the Pacific Coast Golf Association

The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf championships in North America. The first tournament was held on the links of San Francisco Golf Club at The Presidio in 1901. After being played until 1911, the Pacific Coast Amateur then ceased to exist, only to be reconstituted at Seattle Golf Club in 1967. Today, 15 member Pacific Rim golf associations comprise the Pacific Coast Golf Association.

About the Elite Amateur Golf Series

Launched in 2022 to challenge the best of the best in amateur golf, the Elite Amateur Golf Series brings together the top amateur championships in a collective series of competition, the Elite Amateur Cup. In addition to hosting the best players, Elite Amateur Cup events are contested at the best sites and have the longest history of successful champions. The Elite Amateur Golf Series maintains a proven track record that prepares elite players for the toughest competitive tests, making the championships the majors of amateur golf. For more information visit