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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: Southwestern Amateur
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

72-hole stroke play championship for national- level amateurs with a handicap index of 1.4 or better. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 36 and ties. The SWGA Selection Committee will select players to compete based upon exemptions, playing resume and rankings.

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 record information.

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