Junior title up for grabs

Justin Dickie
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AMHERST - Around 40 young golfers will vie for the Amherst Golf and County Club's junior division championship this weekend.

Junior title up for grabs

AMHERST - Around 40 young golfers will vie for the Amherst Golf and County Club's junior division championship this weekend.

Reigning champ Dave Quigley will be looking to repeat last year's title-worthy performance, but the club's assistant pro Steve Grass said a repeat win won't come easily, with up-and-coming golf star Zach Carson more than capable of dethroning the champ.

"Zach's a good player. He's been doing well all year," Grass said.

Grass said youngsters Jamie MacKay, Ryan Cooke, Jordan Letcher and Brian Quigley could also be in the running.

Club pro Frank McShane said Quigley and Carson play very similar styles and he thinks it'll be a tight race between the two up until the 18th hole in the second and final round.

"They're both big ball hitters. They can launch it," McShane said. "Both of them, if they can keep it in play, can shorten up the golf course quite a bit with their length."

Grass said the junior championship is similar to the men's championship, just on a smaller scale.

"It's more fun than competitive and stressful. It's more just trying to keep it fun, that's what it's all about," Grass said. "It's more of a fun atmosphere where kids can learn to play competitive golf, learn the rules and proper etiquette."

The action starts Saturday at 10 a.m. and a winner will be crowned around 3 p.m. Sunday.



jdickie@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Amherst Golf and County Club

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