Tioga's Robinson makes cut at New York Amateur Championship
ALBANY - Josh Robinson, representing Tioga Country Club, started strong Wednesday morning, but struggled down the stretch. However, his effort was good enough to make the cut at the 91st annual New York State Men's Amateur Championship here at the Schuyler Meadows Club.
Robinson, who was forced off the course Tuesday after 15 holes due by darkness to a three-hour rain delay earlier in the day, finished bright and early Wednesday with a birdie and two pars for a one-over round of 73.
Round two proved to be no where near as kind to the Barton native, who shot a nine-over round of 81. He currently sits tied for 35th place with a two-day total of 154.
Round one leader Victor Fox of Normanside Country Club shot a one-under 71 on Wednesday for a two-day total of 139, which is good for a four-shot lead over Matt Stasiak of Fox Valley Club, the only other golfer under-par at one-under.
Robinson started off a bit shaky in round two, bogeying two of the first three holes, but birdied the 112-yard, par-three fourth hole.
A double-bogey on the seventh hole resulted in a 40 on the front nine.
Robinson birdied the 386-yard, par-four 11th hole, but a pair of double bogeys, sandwiched around a trio of bogeys on the next five holes led to a 41 on the back nine.
Robinson will tee off Thursday morning at 8:26 a.m.
Robinson qualified for the New York State Amateur by winning the Sectional Qualifier June 24 at Vestal Hills Country Club. Robinson shot a one-over 73 to edge a pair of golfers, including Stasiak.