Summerson and Roach Share First Round Lead in Boys' Championship
CLAYVILLE, N.Y. -- Jeremy Summerson shot 3-over 75 during Tuesday’s opening round and is tied for the lead with Jake Roach heading in into the final round of the 73rd New York State Boys’ Amateur Championships at Cedar Lake Club in Clayville.
Cedar Lake’s Michael Mandel is tied for third, just one shot back after posting 4-over 76s. Mandel’s brother, Tommy, is tied for the lead in the junior division.
Summerson, who is a member at Cobblestone Creek Country Club, began his round on the 10th hole and shot a 1-under 35 on his opening nine holes. After chunking a few approaches, Summerson made some bogeys coming in, but remains right where he wants to be with 18 holes remaining.
“I drove it well, putted well and for the most part missed in the right spots today,” Summerson said. “Tomorrow I just want to play boring golf by just putting my drives in the fairway, hitting greens with my approaches and two putting for par. If I do that, I should have a great chance.”
After finishing in 13th place the last two years at this event, a win would carry a lot of meaning for Summerson.
“It would be great for me to win,” Summerson said. “But I would like to win for my dad, who is my biggest supporter.”
Roach, who also began his round on the 10th tee, was red hot on his opening nine holes, posting a 4-under 32. After playing his first four holes at 1-over, Roach shot 5-under over his next five holes, including making eagle on the par-4 15th.
Ian Wagner and J. Holland Humphries each posted 6-over 78, and are just three shots off the lead.