Southwestern Amateur: Estrada Leads with 64

EL PASO, TX (June 14, 2011) -- Alex Estrada from Belen, New Mexico, fired a course record tying 64 (-8) to charge into the lead of the 96th Annual Southwestern Amateur Golf Tournament being held on the par 72, 7272 yard Butterfield Trail Golf Club in El Paso, Texas. Alex had an eagle, eight birdies and one double bogey on a day with breezy 10-14 mph NNW winds and temperatures approaching 100.

Logan McCracken from Oklahoma City is two strokes back at 66 (-6) and Tim Madigan from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is currently alone in third place at 67(-5). Of a starting field of 77 players, 20 players were at even par or better, including El Paso players Andrew Widmar, David Persons and Ross Rotwein.

Round 2 of the 72-hole event starts on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 am.

Results For Southwestern Amateur Golf Championship
1OKStephen CarneyTulsa, OK70068-65-62-67--262
2NMTim MadiganRio Rancho, NM50067-66-69-64--266
3OKLogan McCrackenOklahoma City, OK40066-69-70-69--274
4FLAlex McMahonNaples, FL40071-63-70-71--275
5IABen JufferW. Des Moines, IA40072-68-64-73--277

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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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