2nd Seeded Wilson Gets Beat, Top Seeded Dumas Rolls in 1st Round of Boys Jr. Amateur Championship
The first round of the Boys Junior Amateur Championship at Alpine Country Club is in the books.
The day saw most of the top seeds win except for one big upset.
Second Seed Goes Down
The upset of the day came when 15th seeded Ben Sapovits beat second seeded Mark Wilson in the first round.
Sapovits got off to a great start in the match, jumping out to a four up lead through the first six holes.
He kept that four up lead into the back nine before Wilson made a charge.
Wilson won holes 10 and 11 to cut the lead to just two up.
However, Sapovits would win the next two holes to pretty much seal the upset.
Top-seeded Spencer Dumas got out to a two-up lead through the first three holes before 16th seeded Matt Siegal won the fourth hole to cut the deficit.
Dumas was still one-up going into the eighth hole before he took control of the match.
He won 8,9, 10, 11 and 12 to take a six-up lead, before the match was closed out on 13.
Dumas will face Shayne Bigelow on Wednesday.
Others Moving On
Seventh-seeded Ethan Mossey from Potowomut beat Teddy Murphy two up to advance to face Sapovitz in the quarterfinals.
Fifth-seeded Jack McMullen from Potowomut held on to beat Nolan Marcoux one up, while fourth-seeded Harry Dessel edged Pawtucket Country Club’s Maxwell Jackson 2&1.
Dessel and McMullen will face each other in the quarterfinal.
Third-seeded Gary Taraian cruised past Paul Zeller 4&3, and will now face sixth-seeded John Baldwin in the quarterfinal.
Baldwin edged Chad Correia 2&1.