Cottekill’s Ethan DeForest, a 2014 Rondout Valley graduate, fired a 1-over-par 73 Tuesday at West Hills Country Club in Middletown to advance to the Met Amateur.
DeForest, who tied for third place, made a 10-foot putt for eagle on the par-5, second hole.
The top four plus ties advanced to the Met Amateur on August 4-7 at the Country Club of Fairfield (Conn.).
Devlin Walsh, an Ellenville graduate, missed the cut by one stroke. Walsh carded a 2-over 74, which included four birdies. Glen Spey’s David Powers, a 2016 Eldred graduate, tied for 11th with a 4-over 76. Powers eagled the par-5, 10th hole.
Met Amateur qualifier
(at West Hills CC, Middletown, par 72)
1 Bobby Diforio (Maple Moor) 69; 2 Chet Hrostek (MGA Club) 71; T3 Ethan DeForest (Rondout) 73; T3 Jonathan Jeter (Nassau Players) 73; T3 Carter Prince (Huntington Crescent) 73; T3 Michael Christifulli (MGA Club) 73; T 3 Connor O’Rourke (MGA Club) 73.
Local players who missed the cut: T8 Devlin Walsh (Shawangunk) 74; T11 David Powers (Swan Lake) 76; T22 Alex Harcher (Osiris) 79; T26 Patrick Mainey (Powelton Club) 80; T42 Matt Wozniak (West Point) 84.
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