The medal qualifying has ended, the first round of matches is over and the Championship, Consolation, Gold, Silver and Bronze flights of match play are written in stone. The co-medalists all move into round two of the championship flight: Mackenzie Carter of Ontario, Will Thomson of Pittsford (NY) and Baker Stevenson of Michigan survived tough match-ups to advance. Among the top ten golfers, only fourth-seed Patrick DiPasquale of Pittsford failed to advance. For the supporters of local talent, here’s how it all breaks down:
Championship Flight: Ben Reichert and Marc Holzhauer, of East Amherst and Williamsville, moved on to round two. Reichert faces Andrew Sciaretta of Connecticut while Holzhauer goes up against Will Thomson, from Pittsford. Complete Championship Flight bracket is here.
Consolation Flight: Gregory Sibick and Matthew Genaway of Williamsville and Darien Center, lost first-round matches and move to the Consolation flight. Sibick meets Sam Meek of Ontario, while Genaway faces off against Zachary Ford of Pennsylvania. Complete Consolation Flight bracket is here.
Gold Flight: Christopher Yustin (East Amherst), David Hanes (Elma) Drew Monahan (Buffalo) and Nolan Ditcher (Randolph) face off, respectively, against Ryan Ahrens (Ontario), Christian Chapman (Victor, NY), Tyler Hull (Ontario) and Dave Sexton (Ohio). Complete Gold Flight bracket is here.
Silver Flight: Jake Roach and Brad Belote compete in the Silver Flight. Of East Aurora and Lancaster, respectively, they match up with Jaret Chipman (Ontario) and David Silvestro (Ontario). Complete Silver Flight bracket is here.
Bronze Flight: Two local matches headline the Bronze flight. Alex Prise (Orchard Park) meets John Dantonio (Lancaster) while Ethan Hejna (Buffalo) squares off against Thomas Elia (Buffalo.) Andrew Lacongo (Holland, NY) meets Emilio Fanjul of Mexico; Erik Schleicher (Elma) butts heads with Dylan Martin of Australia, while Jack Devic (Orchard Park) faces Jeremy Summerson of Victor, NY and Paul Goszewski of Hamburg meets Devon Neudorf of Ontario. Complete Bronze Flight bracket is here.