NEWS


Riley Hogan is medalist in 2018 Lehigh Valley Open Amateur Qualifying Tournament


June 12, 2018

BETHLEHEM — Former Stroudsburg High School golfer Riley Hogan shot 2-over-par for 14 holes Sunday to earn amateur medalist honors in the rain-shortened 2018 Lehigh Valley Open Amateur Qualifying Tournament at the Bethlehem Golf Club.
Hogan, a 23-year-old Saylorsburg resident, led a group of six Amateur Division qualifiers.

The tournament was shortened to 14 holes due to heavy rain.

Former Southern Lehigh golfer Cory Schmidt (2009), Carlos Fullerton of Lower Macungie Township, and Mike Casella of Bethlehem tied for second place at 3-over-par.
Three golfers shot 3-over-par 74 over a full 18 holes to share medalist honors in the Senior Amateur Division: Bethlehem residents James Boburka and Joe Jasinski, and Joe Coulson of Upper Saucon Township.
Overall, six amateurs and three senior amateurs advanced to compete in the 2018 Lehigh Valley Open, to be played July 23-24 at Northampton Country Club.

 

2018 Lehigh Valley Open Amateur Qualifying Tournament
Bethlehem Golf Club (par 71)

Qualifying Results

 

Amateur qualifiers (six): 14 holes: 1. Riley Hogan 57 (2-over-par); 2-T. Carlos Fullerton 58, Mike Casella 58, Cory Schmidt 58; 5-T. Michael Ashcraft 59 (match of cards on last three holes of front nine: 11 strokes); 6. Kevin Rossi 59 (match of cards on last three holes of front nine: 12 strokes, last six holes: 24 strokes, last seven holes: 28 strokes).

 

Amateur alternates (five): 1. William Mirams 59 (match of cards on last three holes of front nine: 12 strokes, last six holes: 24 strokes, last seven holes: 29 strokes); 2. Blake Reifsnyder 59 (match of cards on last three holes of front nine: 12 strokes, last six holes: 26 strokes); 3. Adam Sutovich 59 (match of cards on last three holes of front nine, 13 strokes); 4. Jason Matuczinski 60 (match of cards on last three holes of front nine: 11 strokes); 5. Alex Cweinkala 60 (match of cards on last three holes of front nine: 12 strokes); 6. Nick Schiavone 60 (match of cards on last three holes of front nine: 13 strokes).

 

Senior Amateur qualifiers (three): 18 holes: 1-T. James Boburka 74, Joe Jasinski 74, Joe Coulson 74.

Senior Amateur alternates (two): 1. Rich Thon 76 (won with a birdie on first hole of sudden-death playoff); 2. Dylan Spadt 76 (won with a par on first hole of sudden-death playoff); 3. Rob Smith 76 (bogey on sudden-death playoff hole).

 

Previously exempt amateurs: Justin Tresslar, Tony Sarko, Kevin Scherr, J.T. Barker, Jason Wilson, Cody Cox, Zach Juhasz, John Olszewski, Chad Hess, Jim Maru, Drew Warner, Dave Blichar, Robin McCool.

 

Remaining tournaments to earn an exemption for the 2018 Lehigh Valley Open: winners of the 28th Lehigh Valley Medal Play Championship, June 22-23; 23rd Lehigh Valley Mid-Amateur Championship, July 6; 63rd Bethlehem Golf Club Amateur Stroke Play Championship, July 7-8; Lehigh Valley Open Junior Qualifying Tournament, July 9.

 

NOTE: Qualifiers advance to the 2018 Lehigh Valley Open, July 23-24 at Northampton Country Club.



  Back To News