Different coast, same strong play from Aidan Emmerich.
Emmerich (Kernwood CC) shot a 3-under 67 on Tuesday at Northern Spy Golf Club in Townsend, Mass., and holds a two-stroke lead heading into today’s final round of stroke play that will determine the 16 golfers who will move on to match play in the 104th Massachusetts Junior Amateur.
After going bogey-free 1-under through his first 13 holes – including a tap-in eagle on the par-5 4th hole, after starting on the back – the 18-year-old bogeyed the next hole but finished strong.
“I’ve felt good about my game all year,” said Emmerich, who reached the round of 32 at last week’s U.S. Junior Amateur in Oregon. “I’ve gotten a lot better since last year. I think I’m more solid on the greens.”