EMMERICH COMES FROM BEHIND, PAIK CRUISES TO VICTORY IN 2018 BAY STATE CUP INVITATIONAL
The 2018 Bay State Cup Invitational is officially in the books. After two rounds of great golf at Blue Hill CC (Canton MA) and LeBaron Hills CC (Lakeville MA) the field took to Fall River CC (Fall River MA) for the final round.
Fall River CC was a challenge for the competitors today as scores appeared to be higher than the prior days. The backdrop to the trying 10th hole was the Braga Bridge making for some scenic shots.
James Imai (Brookline MA) was looking to seal a wire-to-wire victory coming into Fall River at -8. Imai stepped onto the first tee today with a four shot lead over the remaining boy’s in the field. Playing in the final group with Imai was Christian Emmerich (Swampscott MA) and James Tyer (Stoughton MA). Emmerich and Tyer were the only other Boy’s entering the round under par, Emmerich sat at -4 and Tyer -3.
The course proved to be a worthy adversary to our talented junior golfers, as Emmerich’s 2-over par 72 was the low round of the day. The Swampscott native’s impressive play in windy conditions was enough to secure the Overall Boys’ Championship. With an overall score of 212 (-2) over the three days, he overcame James Imai, who fired a 78 (+8) in the final round to finish the championship with a score of 214 (E).
The Girl’s division took to the first tee after the boys teed off, with the final grouping comprised of Sufana Noorwez (Shrewsbury MA), Ellie de Andrade (Cohasset MA, and Allison Paik (Providence RI). After the first two rounds Noorwez was at +18, de Andrade +15, and Paik +10. Paik was sitting comfortably with a 5 shot lead.
Paik was able to continue her stellar play in the final round, carding a 7-over par 77 to win the Overall Girls Championship with a score of 231, 11 shots clear of De Andrade, who shot an 83 (+13) to close out the event.
The field was full of great golfers some of which will continue their careers at the college level. Coaches from universities in the area came to watch the talent that the Bay State Cup had to offer.
The Bay State Cup could not have been such a success without our host courses Blue Hill CC, LeBaron Hills CC, and Fall River CC.
IMAI, TYER, PAIK OFF TO HOT STARTS AT 2018 BAY STATE CUP INVITATIONAL
James Imai of Brookline, MA and James Tyer of Stoughton, MA each got off to blistering starts at the 2nd Annual Bay State Cup Invitational on Tuesday, Blue Hill Country Club (Canton, MA). Each of the boys fired 5-under par 67s to put themselves in position to take home the hardware at the conclusion of the 54-hole event. Imai impressed with a bogey-free scorecard and Tyer made eight birdies on his way to a 31 (-5) on the back nine. The pair leads Christian Emmerich (Swampscott, MA) by three strokes and Thomas Ostberg (Darien, CT) by four shots at the conclusion of Round 1.
In the girls contest, Providence native Alison Paik carded a 2-over par 74 to give herself a six shot advantage over Sufana Noorwez (Shrewsbury, MA). Paik made four birdies in her opening round.
Round 2 will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at LeBaron Hills Country Club (Lakeville, MA) and the final round will be held at Fall River Country Club on Thursday, Aug. 2.
Director of Jr. Golf
New England PGA