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Robison and Walker tied for the lead halfway through the Southwestern Amateur
Johnny Walker (Southwestern Amateur Photo)
Johnny Walker (Southwestern Amateur Photo)

Brandon Robison from Centerville, Ut., and Johnny Walker from Chandler, Ariz., are tied for the lead at 7-under at the 2024 Southwestern Men's Amateur at Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Walker, a University of Arizona golfer, reflected on his day, saying, “I was the last tee time off yesterday and the first one off today, so I pretty much went with the flow. There was not a break in between. The weather is more in my favor because I am used to it. It’s me and the course, don’t worry about other people.”

James Roller from Jenks, Okla., Jack Dozer from Phoenix, Ariz., Ethan Wilson from Canada, and Hunter Swanson from Denver, Colo., are just one stroke behind at 6-under. Swanson, who plays for Colorado, recorded the low round of the day with a superb 7-under 65.

“Yesterday, I felt like I left a lot out there; the longest putt I made was a three-footer. Today, I wanted to make a putt outside of three feet, and I did it pretty early,” Swanson noted.

A total of 42 men made the cut at even par or better.

The third round of the tournament continues on Friday, with the women’s division starting at 7:30 AM and the men’s division at 8:33 AM.

Recap courtesy of the Southwestern Amateur

Results: Southwestern Amateur
1TXKris KuvaasHouston, TX50071-73-69-63=276
2AZJohnny WalkerChandler, AZ40069-68-71-68=276
T3CAJacob GoodeSan Francisco, CA30070-69-72-66=277
T3COHunter SwansonDenver, CO30073-65-70-69=277
T5UTBrandon RobisonCenterville, UT30068-69-72-69=278

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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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