31 Dec '16, 2am

.@PeppGolf's Sahith Theegala takes 36-hole lead at @PatriotAllAm Invitational:

.@PeppGolf's Sahith Theegala takes 36-hole lead at @PatriotAllAm Invitational:

Sahith Theegala is making another statement in amateur golf, and this time it might include a win. The Pepperdine sophomore fired a 4-under 66 on Friday at the Patriot All-America Invitational, moving to 6 under overall and a one-shot lead with 18 holes to play. It took until the middle of the round but Theegala got the birdie train rolling, knocking in four straight from Nos. 8-11 at the Wigwam’s Gold Course to move to 6 under. One more bogey and birdie ensured he would finish the day there. First-round leader Andrew Whalen posted a 70 on Friday in Litchfield Park, Ariz., to fall one behind. He’s tied for second with Braden Thornberry. Theegala had two top-10 finishes in a 2015-16 that saw him earn West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year honors. He earned a surprise quarterfinal showing at the U.S. Amateur this summer in a performance that got his name further on the r...

Full article: http://golfweek.com/2016/12/30/pepperdines-sahith-theegal...

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