Southwestern Amateur: Wright maintains lead
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 6, 2014) -- There wasn't much change at the top of the leaderboard Friday at the Southwestern Amateur and that's how leader Zachary Wright preferred it.

Wright, who plays his college golf at LSU, fired a third-round 2-under 68 at Desert Mountain and takes a two-shot advantage into the final round of action on Saturday.

He held a share of the lead after a first-round 66 and rose to the top of the leaderboard Thursday with a 5-under 65 that included a hole-in-one.

Wright enters the final day of action with a two-shot lead over Kyle Jones of Baylor. Jones shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to leap from four shots back.

Canadian Matt Williams remains in the hunt. He shot a second straight 68 and is alone in third place, just three shots back of Wright's leading pace.

Kevin DeHuff of Pepperdine and BYU's Justin Keiley are tied for fourth place and sit five shots behind the leader.

Paul Smith of Cal State Stanislaus shot a 6-under 64 to move into a tie for sixth place while Aaron Wise, an Oregon signee, shot a 7-under 63, the lowest card of the tournament, on Friday to move into the Top 10.

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

Results For Southwestern Amateur 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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