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Southwestern Amateur: 4 share 1st-round lead
04 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com

see also: Desert Mountain Golf Club - Cochise Course

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 4, 2014) -- Four players, including two from Canada, sit tied for the lead after one round of play at the 99th annual Southwestern Amateur.

At Desert Mountain, David Snyder, Zachary Wright and Canadians Tony Gil and Matt Williams all shot 4-under 66 and share the early lead.

The quartet leads another group of players tied for fifth place. Among those at 3-under is Nevada mid-amateur and senior Brady Exber.

Six more players are tied for eighth place at 2-under while six more sit at 1-under.

All told, there are 14 players within three shots of the lead shared by four. Another six players are just four shots back.

It all makes for what's sure to be a wild final three days at the historic championship.

Other players of note after Round 1 include: Division II star and U.S. Palmer Cup team member Anthony Maccaglia (3-under, T-5), Northern California junior and Georgia Tech golfer Christopher Petefish (E, T-20), Alabama's Tom Lovelady (2-over, T-34) and Cal's Andrew Morgan (5-over, T-74).

ABOUT THE Southwestern Amateur

First played in 1915, the Southwestern Amateur has been played at a variety of sites throughout Arizona, California, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico on annual basis with the exception of a three-year hiatus from 1943-45 because of World War II. On four occasions the event has been played in Mexico.

Originally founded as a regional match play invitational tournament for private golf course members to compete against the nation’s best amateur players, the Southwestern Amateur has developed a stellar reputation as a high-quality competition for the nation’s top players. The tournament was changed to a stroke play event in 1966 to meet the growing demands of the tournament and the increased popularity of the game created during the Palmer-Nicklaus era.

The SWGA reserves the right to invite amateurs of national and international reputation, as well as other amateurs "of note", to enter into the tournament. Applicants are urged to submit their entries with golf resumes of accomplishment in major tournaments and other competitive track record information.

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Results For Southwestern Amateur Golf Championship
Place  PtsScores
1AZKyle JonesSnowflake, AZ70068-67-66-67=268
2AZZach WrightPhoenix, AZ50066-65-68-71=270
3UTJustin KeileyProvo, UT40068-67-69-69=273
T4CAKevin DeHuffCoto De Caza, CA40070-64-70-70=274
T4CAChris PetefishDanville, CA40070-66-69-69=274

View full results for Southwestern Amateur Golf Championship

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