Day 2: New Mexico-West Texas Amateur Championship 0

Ryo Harada Day 2 leader of the New Mexico-West Texas Amateur

Five Strokes Separate the Top Six Players

Former NMSU Aggie golfer Ryo Harada leads the New Mexico-West Texas Amateur Championship going into Sunday’s final round in Horizon City, Texas.

Harada, a native of Tokyo, shot way a two-under, 68 on the second day after ending Day 1 at even par.   Five strokes separate the top six players

Greg Yellin, a University of Texas at El Paso red-shirt freshman, who finished second in the 2018 New Mexico-West Texas Amateur Championship started the day at even par. He had the hot hand and finished at 4-under to shoot up the leaderboard to second place.

Aiden Thomas of Bernalillo and Josh Dawkins of Albuquerque were T4 at 2-over, followed by Javier Delgadillo of El Paso in sixth place.

Heavy El Paso Presence in New Mexico-West Texas Amateur

The NMWT Amateur, the premier event of the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association, attracted a 62-player field to the venue in Horizon City just east of El Paso.

SCAGA officials who hoped that holding the event near El Paso would attract more players from the region got their wish. The top of the leaderboard was largely an all-El Paso affair. Almost half the field hails from the El Paso area.

Eighteen players from the Albuquerque Metro area made the trip south.

Three-time champion Gregg Condon of Monte Vista, Colo, did not make the 500-mile trip to defend his 2019 title.

SCAGA covers New Mexico and El Paso County, Texas.

Past Winners New Mexico-West Texas Amateur Championship

Past winners New Mexico-West Texas Amateur Championship, such as Tommy Armour III, Bart Bryant, Rich Beem, D.J. Brigman and others who have since won more than $30 million on professional tours.

From the tips, the Horizon Club plays 6,886 yards with a par or 70 and a stroke rating of 72.6 and a slope of 128.

Full Day 2 results are here. The tournament wraps up Sunday.

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By New Mexico Golf News staff



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