NISHI-KU KOBE, Japan – Razorback men’s golf signee Dylan Naidoo is taking part in the 2016 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup and has a five-shot lead on the field heading into Friday’s final round.
Played at the par 70 Chukyo Golf Club Ishino Course in Nishi-ku Kobe, Japan, the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup features 15 different countries with four players representing each nation.
Naidoo, playing his country of South Africa, is running away from the field at 14-under and has a five-shot lead on Kousuke Hamamoto (THA) and Matthew Wolff (USA).
He fired an opening round 5-under 66 and followed that up with a 3-under 68 to sit in second place following the second round. Naidoo’s third round 6-under 66 is the low round of the championship and vaulted the future Razorback to the top of the leaderboard with 18 holes remaining.
The Craigavon, South Africa, native signed his National Letter of Intent in November to join the Razorbacks this fall and he is the No. 1 ranked junior golfer in the country. He was the U-17 and U-19 South African stroke play champion last year and represented South Africa at the Italian U-16 Championship.
Future Razorback Luis Garza is also in the event representing Mexico and is T-41st with rounds of 73-75-73 – 221 (+8).
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