Co-medalists Downey & Gifford Advance to 38th US Mid-Amateur

August 16, 2018

REXFORD, N.Y. – Kyle Downey and Jim Gifford shared co-medalist honors by carding 2-under 70s in today’s sectional qualifier for the 38th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at The Edison Club in Rexford, New York.

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Both Empire State players punched their ticket to the United States Golf Association championship in Charlotte, North Carolina where they’ll compete on Charlotte Country Club and co-host Carolina Country Club, September 22-27, 2018.

There were 42 players in the field, with 26 players hailing from New York on the 6,721-yard par-72 Devereux Emmet design. Nines 1 and 3 were used on the 27-hole layout.

Downey of Rochester, who plays out of Locust Hill County Club, made four birdies and two bogeys en route to his under-par finish. Gifford of Clifton Park and a member of Mohawk Golf Club, registered five birdies and three bogeys to stay in red numbers.

Two other players finished under par including the 1st alternate Mike Sporton of College Point, New York and 2nd alternate Drew Mayhew of Kingston, Ontario, both coming in at 71. However, there was no playoff to determine the alternate positions, as Mayhew left the site before the entire field was in.