In fact, she improved them.
The Manchester native and rising senior at Tullahoma High School fired a 68 at Old Fort Golf Club to move to 9-under par for the championship, leaving her six strokes up on Clarksville’s McKinley Cunningham entering the final round.
Thursday tee times begin at 7:30 a.m., with Gilliam, Cunningham and Kara Carter, from Kingsport, set to go off at 10 a.m.
Gilliam, the 2017 Tennessee Girls’ Junior champion, has played 36 holes of bogey-free golf, including her opening round of 5-under, 67. She made two birdies on each side Wednesday.
Cunningham, who will be a junior at Clarksville High School, has also turned in back-to-back rounds of under par, going 71-70 to sit at 3-under for the tournament.
Carter, a sophomore at Sullivan South High School, followed up her opening-round 74 with a 69 and is 1-under.
Angelina Chan (Franklin) enters the final round in fourth place at 3-over, while Kendall Maynard (Clarksville) and Shelly Jang (Franklin) are tied for fifth at 5-over.
Jennaly Nolan (Knoxville) tied for the lowest round of the day on Wednesday as she rebounded from an opening-round 82 to card a 68. Maynard also had a solid turnaround as she went 80-69.
55TH ANNUAL TENNESSEE GIRLS’ JUNIOR AMATEUR
OLD FORT GOLF CLUB
Through second round, final round on Thursday
1. Ashley Gilliam 67-68-135
2. McKinley Cunningham 71-70-141
3. Kara Carter 74-69-143
4. Angelina Chan 74-73-147
5. Kendall Maynard 80-69-149
5. Shelly Jang 77-71-149
7. Isabella van der Biest 76-74-150
7. Jennaly Nolan 82-68-150
9. Hannah Nall 74-77-151
10. Lindsey Hollis 76-76-152
10. Rheagan Hall 79-73-152
12. Lily Bloodworth 76-78-154
13. Cameron Waltman 78-77-155
13. Tzunami Polito 78-77-155
15. Ainsley Simms 81-75-156
16. Gracie Johns 80-82-162
16. Sadie Pan 80-82-162
18. Kallie Robertson 80-83-163
19. Alayna Perryman 80-84-164
20. Ellie Bloodworth 80-88-168
20. Rachel Chan 84-84-168