Southwestern Amateur: Zach Wright takes lead
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 5, 2014) -- Zachary Wright of LSU fired a 5-under 65 Thursday to rise out of a flock near the top of the leaderboard to take a three-shot lead at the 99th Southwestern Amateur at Desert Mountain.

Playing the Cochise Course, Wright's 65 kept pace with Kevin DeHuff of Pepperdine, who fired the low round of the day -- a 6-under 64 -- to forge a second-place tied alongside Matt Williams, who was one of four players that shared the lead after Wednesday's Round 1.

Wright's second round included an ace on the 189-yard 11th.

Williams, of Canada, carded a 68 to stay near the top of the leaderboard.

Fellow Canadian Tony Gil shot 69 and is now tied with David Snyder of the University of Kentucky.

Talented senior and mid-am competitor Brady Exber is tied for senveth after rounds of 67-70.

For a full look at the leaderboard, follow the results link below.

Results For Southwestern Amateur Golf Championship
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

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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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