Wright takes lead at Southwestern Amateur

Friday, June 6, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – LSU junior Zach Wright fired a 5-under 65 Thursday to rise out of a flock near the top of the leaderboard to take a three-shot lead at the 99th Southwestern Amateur at Desert Mountain.

Playing the Cochise course, it was Kevin DeHuff of Pepperdine, who fired the low round of the day -- a 6-under 64 -- to forge a second-place tied alongside Matt Williams, who was one of four players who shared the lead after Wednesday's Round 1. The Canadian carded a 68.

Wright's second round included an ace on the 189-yard 11th.

Fellow Canadian Tony Gil shot 69 and is now tied for fourth with David Snyder, Justin Keiley and Kyle Jones.

Talented senior amateur Brady Exber is tied for seventh after rounds of 67-70.

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