David Puig of Arizona State shot 6-under-par 66 to take a three-stroke lead over Mattias Schmid of Louisville and help the Sun Devils lead the team standings by five strokes heading to the final round in the Southwestern Invitational at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village.
Puig (pictured), a sophomore from Spain, eagled the sixth hole and added five birdies in his round to post a 36-hole total of 8-under 136, while Schmid collected five birdies on the back nine in a 68.
Youssef Guezzale of San Diego State shot 68 and is five shots back in a tie for third with Noah Goodwin of SMU, who finished at 71, while Joey Vrzich of host Pepperdine totaled 67 and is seven back in a tie for fifth with teammate RJ Manke, who had a 69, Joey Moore, who wound up at 71, and McClure Meissner of SMU, who also had a 71.
Dylan Menante of Pepperdine carded a 68 and is eight down in a tie for ninth with first-round co-leader Shane Ffrench of USC, who had a 74, and Will Dickson of Georgia Tech, who wound up at 71.
Arizona State leads the team standings with a score of 292-282—574, 2-under, followed by Louisville at 296-283—579, while San Diego State is at 294-287—581 in a tie for third with SMU, which has totaled 294-287—581, and SMU, which finished at 293-288—581.
Top-ranked Pepperdine rallied and is fifth at 308-277—585, while USC wound up at 301-296—597 and is tied for sixth with Cal, which finished at 305-292—597, and Georgia Tech, which came in at 303-294—597.
East Tennessee State is ninth at 305-293—598, followed by St. Mary’s of Moraga at 316-299—615, while San Jose State is at 319-300—619 and tied for 11th with Augusta, which would up at 316-303—619.
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