The Prestige: Texas Tech extends its lead heading into the final round
Cecil Belisle (Kansas Athletics Photo)
Cecil Belisle (Kansas Athletics Photo)

Texas Tech used an 11-under 273 to get to 24-under for the tournament and extended its lead by ten shots at The Prestige at PGA West, the Greg Norman Course in La Quinta, Calif.

The Red Raiders shot a first-round 13-under 271 to take a five-shot lead and doubled it today behind a 13-under performance.

Kansas is in solo second place at 14-under and ten shots back of Texas Tech. Duke is in solo third place at 11-under and Kansas State is in solo fourth place at 10-under. Washington and Louisville are T5 at 9-under.

Cecil Belisle of Kansas shot a second-round 5-under 66 to take a one-shot lead heading into the final 18 holes. Belisle shot a first-round 4-under 67 to get into position to make a move on the second day, and he delivered.

Belisle, who is ranked No. 198 in the Golfweek/ U.S. Rankings, won the Folds of Honor Collegiate in September and finished T8 in the Minnesota Amateur

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Belisle has recorded 11 birdies and two bogeys on the week, including a bogey on No. 18 coming into the clubhouse in the second round.

Ethan Evans of Duke, Connor Jones of Colorado State, and Petr Hruby of Washington are all T2 at 8-under and just one shot behind Belisle. Pono Yanagi of Washington State and Riccardo Fantinelli of Princeton are T5 at 7-under. 

First-round leader Tyran Snyders of Texas Tech, Karl Vilips of Stanford, and Louis Pilod of Cal Poly are T7 at 6-under. 

2023 U.S. Junior champion Bryan Kim of Duke, 2023 Walker Cupper Calum Scott of Texas Tech, and Matthew Comegys of Texas Tech are T10 at 5-under.

Results: The Prestige at PGA West
1MNCecil BelisleRed Wing, MN70067-66-67=200
T2Czech RepublicPetr HrubyCzech Republic50066-68-68=202
T2AustraliaKarl VilipsAustralia50070-66-66=202
T4South AfricaTyran SnydersSouth Africa40065-71-68=204
T4AZRiley LewisPrescott, AZ40068-70-66=204

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54 hole men's college tournament played in California's Coachella Valley which features an all- star field of many of major college golf's top teams and players. The Prestige is co-hosted by eight time NCAA Champion Stanford University of the Pac 12 Conference and UC Davis of the Big West Conference.

There is a college/am tournament fund raiser the day before the tournament proper begins which is a great way to see first hand how these players (many of whom will go on to PGA Tour careers) go about their business.

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