Jarrod Page rode the momentum from a thrilling first-round finish to beat Ed Lipski and move on to the quarterfinals of the Maryland State Amateur Championship yesterday at Towson Golf and Country Club.
Page, 18, one of the youngest competitors left in the field, rallied on the back nine to close out Lipski, 4 and 3. One up after 12 holes, Page won the 13th and 14th holes, then slid in a 25-foot putt on No. 15 to win the match.
Page, a bag-room attendant at Towson, nearly missed the cut in the morning but pulled his game together on the 15th tee, scoring an eagle, then two birdies and a par to win, 1-up, over Ki Moon.
The quarterfinals will begin at 7:30 a.m. today with the most anticipated match of the morning going off at 7:57 between All-Metro Player of the Year Greg Rodgers, 18, and Towson University standout Billy Wingerd (Overlea), 20.
"He's got some game," Rodgers of St. Paul's said of Wingerd. "So I'll have my hands full."
Women's Metropolitan: Andrea Kraus, from Hayfields Country Club, parred the second playoff hole to outlast Amy Tolton at Chestnut Ridge CC for her fourth championship in five years and 12th overall.
John W. Stewart contributed to this article.