Roy wins Amherst Open

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AMHERST - Before this summer Mitchell Roy had never won the Amherst Open or the Amherst Club Championship.
Now he owns both titles.
In both tournaments he went head-to-head with Mark Gould to determine the winner and yesterday it took a playoff hole for Roy to become champion.
"Mark had a putt on the playoff hole he would usually make," Roy said. "But it didn't go in for him."
It was the 17th and 18th holes that proved to be Gould's undoing.
"With three holes left Mark was three up but he went right on 17 and on 18 he went into the woods," Roy said.
Gould agrees.
"I went bogey, bogey and he went par, par," Gould said.
Gould hit a three-iron on 18 and the ball carried into the woods.
"To win, you have to take 'er all the way to the house," Gould added. "You can't win on 16 holes."
Roy said he struggled a little on Wednesday.
"It was unbelievably windy," Roy said. "I really didn't hit any good shots until the 11th hole, then I started playing golf. I pretty much golfed all day today, too."
What does it take to win two tournaments in the same year?
"I'd say I'm believing in myself a little more," Roy said. "After finishing near the top several times, you know you can do it, you just have to do it.
"Coming in here I knew I could do it, so that's what I did."
Roy has been playing golf since he was 12, but said it's been during the last four years that he's really started to take it more seriously.
"I've just really developed a passion for golf," he said. "I just love doing it."
Roy's gross scores on the two days were 76 and 72 and his net scores were 74 and 70.
More scores will be published in Monday's Amherst Daily News.

dmathieson@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Amherst Open, Amherst Club, Amherst Daily News

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