Kevin Dougherty builds Southwestern Am lead
GILBERT, Ariz. (June 14, 2012) -- Kevin Dougherty of Murrieta, California, increased his lead in the 97th Annual Southwestern Amateur Golf Tournament at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, by shooting a solid 70 (-2) on a day where light but sometimes gusty winds and more difficult hole locations drove an increase in the average score of the field. Kevin's third round score gives him a total of 205 (-11) on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design layout, four shots clear of Michael Davan from Hoopeston, Illinois. Michael shot 71 (-1) today for a three day total of 209 (-7).

The low rounds of the day, 68 (-4), belonged to Cameron Harrel from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Ben Geyer from Arbuckle, California. Cameron improved his position from tied for 20th place to solo third with a three total of 211 (-5). Ben improved his position from tied for 42nd place to tied for 9th place. Other scores of players with Tucson connections include: Dylan Healey 74—212 (-4), Dylan Kornberg 77—220 (+4) and George Cunningham 81—221 (+5).

The Cal State Fullerton Team of Mark Anguiano from Whittier, California, and Scott Rubzin from Rancho, California won the Team Challenge Event with a best three score total of 209. They will have their entry fees waived for the 2013 Southwestern Amateur. This year’s tournament will conclude tomorrow, Friday, June 15th, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain with tee-times between 7:00-8:40am. The public is invited to come out and watch these fine players.

Results For Southwestern Amateur Golf Championship
1CAKevin DoughertyMurrieta, CA70069-66-70-74--279
2INMichael DavanIN50071-67-71-73--282
3COCameron HarrellColorado Springs, CO40072-71-68-73--284
T4CAJohn Young KimLos Alamitos, CA40070-69-75-71--285
T4CABen GeyerArbuckle, CA40073-74-68-70--285

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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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