California State Fair: Matthew Sutherland holds comfortable lead after second round
Matthew Sutherland (Fresno State Athletics Photo)
Matthew Sutherland (Fresno State Athletics Photo)

Matthew Sutherland of Carmichael, Calif., holds a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the 2023 California State Fair Men's Championship.

The rising senior at Fresno State University is coming off a round of 16 finish at the 123rd U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills, Colo., and has played solid golf all summer.

Sutherland shot a first-round 5-under 67 and a second-round 8-under 64 to sit at 13-under.

Sutherland was 4-under through his first four holes in the second round, making two birdies on Holes No. 2 and 3 and eagling No. 4.

Carlos Astiazaran of Tucson, Ariz., is in solo second place at 10-under and Nick Woo of Novato, Calif., is in solo third place at 9-under.

Sutherland was the medalist at his U.S. Amateur qualifying, leading to a round of 16 appearance. He also won the Sacramento City Championship and the Sacramento Country Amateur. He finished T3 at the Memorial Amateur.

Results: California State Fair
1CAMatthew SutherlandCarmichael, CA40067-64-67=198
2CABaron SzetoMoraga, CA30070-69-65=204
T3WACostas PanayRedmond, WA20070-71-64=205
T3AZCarlos AstiazaranTucson, AZ20065-69-71=205
T5CAChris BettencourtClovis, CA20073-68-65=206

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The State Fair Men's Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious Amateur Championships in the West. The Championship is limited to 108 players. Competition commences over a 54-hole stroke play format with 18 holes played each day. The field is cut after 36 holes to the low 36 players & ties.

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