Digest: Baltimore's Gylan cruises to win at MAPGA Assistant Championship

August 01, 2012|Sports Digest


Baltimore's Gylan cruises to 6-stroke win at MAPGA Assistant Championship

PGA apprentice professional Jaime Gylan of Baltimore posted a 36-hole score of 10-under-par (134) for a six-shot victory at the National Car Rental Middle Atlantic PGA Assistant Championship at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville. Four spots were up for grabs in the PGA's National Assistant Championship, which will be Nov. 1-4 on the Wanamaker course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

More results: Virginia coach Bowen Sargent and Bailey Patrick Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., each fired a 6-under 136 to share the medal in qualifying for the U.S. Amateur championship during two days of play at the University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park. The other two spots went to Josh Apple of Leesburg, Va., who had the low second round of 66, and Rusty Pies of North Potomac, each at 137. The championship will be Aug. 13-19 at Cherry Hills CC in suburban Denver. ... Keegan Boone of Bethesda made three birdies while shooting even-par 70 on his home course en route to the Boys Division first-round lead at the Under Armour/Steve Marino Championship. Bryana Nguyen of Columbia birdied six holes in a seven-hole stretch on her way to 3-under 67 and a five-shot lead in the Girls Division. Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the tournament is a 54-hole stroke-play competition at the par-70 Bethesda Country Club. Matt Hottman of Bel Air is tied for third at 2-over 72. Elyse Smidinger (Arundel) is in second at 2-over 72. The event features 72 boys and 24 girls ages 12-18 from 16 states and four countries. The Boys Division plays the course at 6,735 yards, while the Girls Division plays at 5,890 yards.

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