Jones Leads Mid-Amateur After Opening Round 65
KENNEBUNK – On a late September day that felt like summer with warm and sunny conditions, players were treated to a great day at Webhannet GC to start the 30th Mid-Amateur Championship. At the end of the first round in this 36-hole event, Ricky Jones sits on the lead after a blistering 65 on day one. Jones holds a three-shot advantage over last year’s winner John Hayes, who started his title defense with an opening 68.
Jones played the first round without dropping a shot, making four birdies and an eagle en route to his 65. He is a multiple past champion of this event, winning the Mid-Am six times between 2001 and his most recent victory in 2013. Joining Jones and Hayes in the final pairing tomorrow is home club member Todd Kirn, who opened with 69.
Drew Glasheen carded the only other sub-par round of the day with an opening 70. Brian Angis, Jeff Cole, , Vance Gray, Jordan Jones, and Jimmy Quentin all shot even-par 71 to remain in striking distance with 18 holes left to play.
In addition to the overall championship, the top three finishers (not otherwise exempt) from this year’s Mid-Amateur will earn an automatic berth into the 2021 Maine Amateur Championship at Kebo Valley.
Tomorrow’s final round will commence at 7:15 am, with the leaders heading out at 1:15 pm.