In Hawaii, Texas A&M leads a tight John Burns leaderboard
- Brian Kortan/Texas A&M Twitter photo
After a couple of windswept days at Wailua Golf Club on the island of Kauai, Texas A&M will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate.
The Aggies, who won a national championship in 2009, were led by Sam Bennett with rounds of 69-72 (-3) which puts him in the top five of the individual standings. As a team, A&M is seven under par through two rounds.
But the leaderboard is crowded. BYU sits just two shots back at five under, while both New Mexico and UNC Wilmington are both within five shots of the leaders. In all, six teams are within 10 shots with 18 holes to play.
The individual leaderboard is no less congested. Four players are tied for the lead at four under par: New Mexico teammates Sam Choi and Ignacio Arcaya, along with Tommy Kuhl of Illinois and Augustin Segundo Oliva Pinto of UNC Wilmington.
A whopping 22 players are under par and within three shots of the individual leaders.
The John Burns always draws a large and diverse field of college teams from all across the United States. The 21 teams in the field represent 12 states and five time zones.
The highest-ranked team in Golfstat coming in, No. 6 Arizona, is in sixth but only 10 shots behind.
ABOUT THE John Burns Intercollegiate
54 hole men's college tournament hosted by
University of Hawaii. Team (best four out of five
players) and individual scoring.
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