Wright maintains lead at Southwestern Am

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – There wasn't much change at the top of the leaderboard Friday at the Southwestern Amateur and that's how leader Zachary Wright preferred it.

Wright, who plays his college golf at LSU, fired a third-round 2-under 68 at Desert Mountain to take a two-shot advantage into the final round Saturday.

He held a share of the lead after a first-round 66 and rose to the top of the leaderboard in Round 2 with a 5-under 65 that included a hole-in-one.

Wright enters the final day of action with a two-shot lead over Kyle Jones of Baylor. Jones shot a 4-under 66 to leap into the top 10.

Canadian and Houston-bound Matt Williams remains in the hunt. He shot a second straight 68 and is alone in third place, just three shots back of Wright.

Kevin DeHuff of Pepperdine and BYU's Justin Keiley are tied for fourth place and sit five shots behind the leader.

Paul Smith of Cal State Stanislaus shot a 6-under 64 to move into a tie for sixth place while Aaron Wise, an Oregon signee, shot a 7-under 63, the lowest round of the tournament, to move into the top 10.

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