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Playoff to Decide Final Seeds at WGA Amateur

Players at the first tee

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (July 6, 2020) -- On-site stroke play qualifying for the 101st Westchester Amateur Championship finished just as darkness began to fall on Monday, as late-afternoon thundershowers in the area led to a 2-hour, 20-minute suspension of play. Thirteen seeds for match play are set, while a 5-for-3 playoff will determine the final positions. The playoff will begin at 7:15 a.m., with the majority of match times are yet to be decided.

Related: Match Play Bracket

Chris Calabro of Mahopac didn't let the suspension bother him, as the former Knollwood member rolled in five birdies on the way in en route to a 5-under 66 and medalist honors. Justin Lane of Woodstock took the No. 3 seed outright thanks to his 2-under 69 and will make his second straight match play appearance in the championship, as will former champion Brad Tilley of Sleepy Hollow (-1/70).

Meanwhile, James McHugh of GlenArbor posted even-par 71, allowing him to advance to match play for the fifth consecutive year in the championship.

Brian Flanagan of Rye Golf Club carded a hole-in-one on the par-three 16th hole, with the ace helping him shoot 2-over 73 and snag a spot in the morning playoff.

Three-time defending champion Christian Cavaliere of Mahopac still awaits his competitor.

THE MATCHES **Brian Flanagan, Jon Renza & Mark Mumford claimed the final match play positions in the morning playoff.

4. B. Tilley v 13. S. Sawyers 7:30 AM
5. M. Minerva v 12. R. Giglio 7:40 AM
6. S. Walsh v 11. L. Sample 7:50 AM
3. J. Lane v 14. B. Flanagan 8:00 AM
8. R. Rodriguez v 9. N. Han 8:10 AM
1. C. Cavaliere v 16. M. Mumford 8:20 AM
7. W. Parker v 10. J. McHugh 8:30 AM
2. C. Calabro v 15. J. Renza 8:40 AM


Chris Calabro, Mahopac | -5/66, #2 seed
"[The suspension of play] didn't affect it too much. I had a good pairing today and was just able to keep my head in it. This is a course I know very well. It's near and dear to me and I was just able to play well."

Justin Lane, Woodstock | -2/69, #3 seed
​"It was great to finally have something to play for other than just a match at home. The course was great. It plays great and it's going to be a great match play course. I'm excited for tomorrow."

William Parker, Winged Foot | -1/70, #7 seed
"I've been ready to go for a little bit now ... there were just some small mistakes here and there -- you get rusty not playing in events for too long ... I'm hoping to get those back on track."

James McHugh, GlenArbor | E/71, #10 seed
"I've been itching to get back out here, so it's been great to kind of get back under the gun."

Russell Giglio, Knollwood | E/71, #12 seed
"It was nice to try to just keep it a 'Monday off from work' and enjoy a round at the home course. Nerves creep in here and there but nobody's played tournament golf yet this year."