Maglisco Matches Par, Leads By Three at Sub-Junior
HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Matching par was enough for Anthony Maglisco to take an early three-stroke lead over the NYS New York State Boys’ Sub-Junior field during the opening round of play at Seven Oaks Golf Club.
Another Syracuse-area player, Velton Perry of Onondaga Golf & Country Club, posted a 3-over 75 and will join Maglisco in the final pairing along with Zachary Locke of Corning Country Club who came in at 76.
A quartet posted 77s including Charlie Fischer of East Aurora Country Club, Owen Rooney of NYSGA eClub Western New York, Owen Walsh of Mahopac Golf & Beach Club, and Steven Bleck of Country Club of Buffalo.
Maglisco’s card consisted of five birdies, five bogeys and eight pars in route to his even par finish.
He’s currently in a similar position to last year’s sub-junior winner, Luke Sample, who shot even-par and held a two-stroke lead after 18 holes and extended it to four strokes after 36.
The championship could be won in the same fashion by Maglisco, who recently captured the Syracuse District Golf Association Boys’ Sub-Junior Championship (held at Foxfire Golf Club, Radisson Greens and The Pompey Club over three rounds).
He was on pace to finish at 2-under, but made bogey on the final two holes of his round, holes Nos. 8 and 9 (he began on #10).
The back end of the field was racing against daylight Tuesday evening due to two hours of weather delays at Seven Oaks, but they were all able to finish. The same can’t be said about the Girls’ Junior, where two groups were unable to finish and stopped play, and will finish Wednesday morning prior to the Junior Amateurs shotgun start.
Once the entire Girls’ Junior field is finished with their opening 18 holes, pairings will be made for the afternoon tee times for the Girls’ Junior and Boys’ Sub-Junior fields.