Nine Qualify at Vineyard National for 39th New Jersey Mid-Amateur Championship
EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. – The second qualifier for the 39th New Jersey Mid-Amateur Championship has concluded and nine competitors advanced to the championship, which will be held from June 8-10 at Somerset Hills Country Club.
Stephen Scott of the Legacy Club at Woodcrest earned medalist honors, shooting a 2-under par 70 at Vineyard National in Egg Harbor City. Scott notched three birdies and just one blemish, which came on the par-3 13th hole.
“It was good, it was probably the best ball striking day I've had consistently in a long time from tee to green," said Scott. "I hit almost every fairway I think, struck my irons well and when I missed it, I did in the right spot. I made a lot of putts on the front, including those two birdies, I missed one two-foot birdie on 8, but pretty solid mistake free round for the most part.”
Scott is making his first appearance in the New Jersey Mid-Amateur Championship. He finished ahead of the rest of the field by three strokes.
Scores of 75 (+3) or better made the cut to advance to the championship at Somerset Hills Country Club. The A.W. Tillinghast design is rated one of the top 100 courses in the world. This year, GOLF ranked Somerset Hills at No. 43 and will surely be a treat for competitors that are 25 and older. From start to finish, Somerset Hills features fun, yet difficult holes that is highlighted by unique green contouring.
The next qualifier for the 39th Mid-Amateur Championship is set for Monday, May 23 at Black Oak Golf Club. Pairings and starting times can be found here.
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