Moving Day will now be known as Día de la mudanza, in honor of Marcelo Rozo. The Colombian went barmy and berserk with nine birdies and nine pars, to tie the competitive course record of 63 and jump all the way from Cali or Bogotá into second place in the Men’s competition. Rozo (minus-nine) will be joined by uber-steady Felipe Aguilar of Chile, who produced a third consecutive round in the 60s to reach double-figures under par at minus-eleven. Aguilar and Rozo will play in the final group on Sunday, with home-country hero Austin Connelly, who currently remains in the hunt for a medal at minus-seven. Also at seven-under are Lee McCoy of the USA and Tommy Cocha of Argentina. That duo will play with Luis Barco of Peru, within shouting distance at minus-six.

There were no similar fireworks in the Women’s draw. For the first time all week, no one shot in the 60s. Note to tournament organizers: lighten up on the ladies tees! You have three LPGA touring professionals here (Uribe, Granada and Moreno) and they can’t go lower than 68? Just four of 92 rounds have been in the 60s, compared with fifteen for the men. OK, back to the golf. Andrea Lee of the USA began the day with the lead and she has the lead again as Saturday’s gloaming sets. The lass notched six birdies and needed every one of them, as double-bogies on holes 10 and 13 brought her back to the field. Two back of Lee is Mariajo Uribe of Colombia, who also posted 70 on day three. Uribe had five birdies against three bogies on her scorecard. Joining the final trio for the second consecutive day is Julieta Granada of Paraguay. Granada bogeyed two of her last three holes to finish at level par for the day, two behind Uribe and four back of Lee.

In the mixed team competition, the USA continued to ham-and-egg it among the men, with Beau Hossler bailing out Lee McCoy on Saturday, returning McCoy’s Friday favor. Kristen Gilman hasn’t had much to do, with Andrea Lee going low each day. Sadly for the North Americans, Colombia rode Rozo’s 63 to a day-three score of 133, five strokes better than anyone else. The Andeans take a two-stroke lead into Sunday and have a chance to medal in all three divisions (as does the USA.) Watch out!

In closing, I congratulate the organizing committee on going to split tees for Sunday’s final round. With strong thunderstorms projected to come in around 3 pm, the committee is showing the required flexibility to get the event completed safely and on time. Click here for the women’s tee sheet and here for the men’s listing.

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