Choi, Yap lead World Star Men's Division, Morgan paces Women's
Jesse Yap <br>(Cal Poly Athletics Photo)
Jesse Yap
(Cal Poly Athletics Photo)

BEAUMONT, CA (December 29, 2016) -- Cal Poly's Jesse Yap and 2018 New Mexico commit Sam Choi will each take a piece of the lead into the final round of the World Stars of Amateur Golf hosted by the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon Champions Course. However, the advantage will be a narrow one with seven players within six-stokes, including four inside of three shots.

Yap reached 3-over with tallies of 73-74 through the first 36-holes. The junior and second-team All-Big West performer in 2016 birdied five-times during his second round but was undone at times by three bogeys and two double-bogeys.

Choi was five shots better on Thursday as he posted a 1-under 71 to bounce back from a first round 4-over 76. The high water mark of the round came on the par-5 16th when Choi converted an eagle that went along with two birdies and three bogeys.

First round leader Clay Feagler of Pepperdine is in third place at 5-over, Ben Skogen of Wisconsin sits in fourth at 6-over while Cal Poly's Justin De Los Santos is fifth at 6-over.


In the Women's Division it is all USC redshirt senior Victoria Morgan. With one day remaining Morgan is a comfortable 11-strokes ahead of Yifei Wang and one more shot in front of Nicole Suppelsa.

Morgan, 8-over after two rounds, struggled one day after posting an even-par 72 on Wednesday but she was still able to extend her lead prior to the final round.

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The World Stars of Golf Amateur Championship invites male and female amateur golfers to bring their skills to participate in this World Golf Championship. Players from the all over the World will participate. 54 hole stroke play championship.

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