New Mexico State’s Shin leads at Western Intercollegiate

Justin Shin of New Mexico State recorded a 3-under 137 through 36 holes Saturday to take a 1-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round of the 66th Western Intercollegiate at the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz.

Shin leads Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers, who is at 2-under. Rodgers tied for the low score over 18 holes on Saturday when he shot a 67 during his opening round. The Cardinal finished his day by compiling an 71 on the second round of 18.

Texas’ Jordan Spieth is sitting in third place at 1-under, ahead of six other golfers who are even through 36 holes. UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay, who won the Masters low-amateur title last weekend, and Texas’ Dylan Frittelli, the No. 1-ranked collegiate golfer, according to the GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings, are part of that group.

Texas, which is the No. 1-ranked team in the nation, is living up to its poll position. As a team, the Longhorns lead through 36 holes after they compiled a 4-over 704. They hold a nine-stroke lead on Stanford and an 11-stroke lead on UCLA with 18 holes to play.

The Western Intercollegiate will continue today at Pasatiempo. Players will tee off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

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