Whitsett, Hunter In Contention
The Alabama golfers are in an elite field at the par-71, 6,889-yard El Paso Country Club. Players competed in a 36-hole first round Monday and will finish with 18 holes Tuesday.
Hamrick and Whitsett played well on Monday and enter Tuesday's final round in contention for the title. Whitsett is in third place with Hamrick close behind in a tie for sixth.
At the conclusion of the first round, Hamrick was at the top of the leaderboard with a 4-under-par 67, followed closely by Whitsett's round of 2-under-par 69, which was good enough for a share of fifth place.
The second round concluded with Hamrick finishing in a tie for sixth, after following up his earlier score of 67 with a 3-over-par 74, for an overall day of 1-under 141.
Whitsett carded another 2-under-par 69 in round two, finishing strong with two birdies on the last three holes. He is in third place at 4-under-par 138 after 36 holes of play. After the dust settled on the 36-hole day, Texas golfer Dylan Frittelli took sole possession of the number one spot with rounds of 69 and 67. Frittelli takes a one stroke lead over Missouri's Jace Long and a two-stroke lead over Whitsett at 6-under-par into the final round.
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