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Jordan Hahn takes Halfway Lead at the Southwestern Am
Jordan Hahn (University of Wisconsin photo)
Jordan Hahn (University of Wisconsin photo)

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (June 14, 2018) – Jordan Hahn (Spring Grove, IL) shot a 3-under 67 on Thursday to take the halfway lead at the 103rd Southwestern Amateur Championship at the Cochise Course at Desert Mountain Golf Club.

Hahn, a rising senior at the University of Wisconsin, started the day one shot behind first-round leaders George Markham (Phoenix, AZ) and Sam Dickey (Las Vegas, NV), but started fast, making three birdies in his first four holes. He made the turn at 4 under to get to 8 under for the tournament, and though he lost a shot on the back nine he still posted a 67 and holds the lead by one shot.

“I made a whole bunch of putts early in the round,” Hahn said, “which provided me with a great deal of confidence as the round wore on. I made one huge mistake on the fourth hole when I didn’t commit to my target because of the wind which led to a double bogie. But other than that, I played a very solid round of golf.”

Auburn University sophomore Wells Padgett (Wichita, KS) and University of Arizona rising sophomore Trevor Werbylo sit one back of Hahn at 6 under. Werbylo put together the round of the day, a 5-under 65.

Padgett shot a workmanlike 2-under 68. “I played defense most of the day because of the wind,” he said, “but I am happy with the result.”

As was the case after the first round, the tournament is wide open with many players in contention. Seven players are within two shots of the lead, with a formidable group of four players two shots back. They include both round one leaders Markham and Dickey, who shot 70 on Thursday, as well as the defending champion Jino Sohn (68) of Honolulu, HI and Ryoto Furuya (66) of Tampa, FL.

In all, 18 players are in red figures at the halfway point of the tournament.

Results For Southwestern Amateur Championship
1KSWells PadgettWichita, KS70066-68-66-68=268
2HIJino SohnHonolulu, HI50067-68-67-66=268
3ILJordan HahnSpring Grove, IL40066-67-67-70=270
4NMSean CarlonAlbuquerque, NM40070-67-69-65=271
T5GARyoto FuruyaAlpharetta, GA40069-66-72-68=275

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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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