Round two of New York Men's Amateur cancelled
Aiden Spampinato (New York State Golf Association Photo)
Aiden Spampinato (New York State Golf Association Photo)

Round two of the New York Men's Amateur Championship was canceled as the New York State Golf Association attempted to complete the morning wave of the second round but was interrupted twice, first with a significant rain event and second with a severe thunderstorm with a confirmed tornado east of the club.

The course is currently unplayable, and the NYSGA needs several hours of dry weather before play can resume.

The cut was applied after Round 1 at 4-over, with 68 players advancing to Thursday's final 36 holes.


Over 160 of New York State’s top amateur players teed it up at Wanakah Country Club on Tuesday for the first round of the 101st NYS Men’s Amateur Championship. 

The field navigated windy, overcast conditions on Tuesday to open the 72-hole tournament. A challenging layout coupled with a few wicked pin locations kept the players’ hands full in the opening round. Only nine players made their way around Wanakah under par.

Aiden Spampinato of Cobblestone Creek Country Club fired a 5-under 67 to open a one-stroke lead at the conclusion of Round 1. 

The Rochester area player came flying out of the gates with five birdies in his first six holes. Spampinato found himself seven under par through ten holes before dropping a few strokes after the turn. The Methodist University product made six straight pars to close out his opening round, leaving him at five under par for the day. 

“The front nine felt like the easiest round I was ever going to have, and then I got to the back, and reality kicked in a little bit,” said Spampinato after his first round. “Overall, I played really well today and kept it together, which I was very proud of, and I’m excited for tomorrow.

Winged Foot Golf Club’s Nolan Forsman turned in a four-under 68 to finish Tuesday in second place. The 23-year-old and recent graduate of Santa Clara University made only one bogey on the Par 3 15th in an impressive opening-round effort. 

Following Forsman was one of his playing partners, Josh German of Meadow Brook Club. German fired a three-under 69 to remain a mere two strokes from the top of the leaderboard heading into second-round play. 

Carl Schimenti of Cornell University Golf Club and the 2021 NYS Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion finished at two under par. The Ithaca native kept himself thoroughly in the mix with four birdies and a bogey-free back nine. 

Five players, including Alex Zurat of Oak Hill Country Club, Ryan Rittberger of Garden City Golf Club, Brody Burgess of Cobblestone Creek Country Club and 2007 NYS Men’s Amateur Champion John Duthie of Cornell University Golf Club closed out their first rounds at one under par.

Ten other players shot even par during Tuesday's round at the Willie Watson design, including 2021 champion James Allen of Scarsdale Golf Club.

Play will resume at 7:30 am tomorrow for the final round before the field is cut to the low 40 and ties after 36 holes.

Results: New York State Amateur
1NYAiden SpampinatoVictor, NY30067-72-71=210
T2NYJames AllenScarsdale, NY20072-68-71=211
T2NYAlex ZuratRochester, NY20071-70-70=211
4NYJohn DuthieLansing, NY10071-69-72=212
T5NYJack AngelucciNew Hartford, NY10072-71-70=213

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ABOUT THE New York State Amateur

This championship is a three-day 72-hole stroke play competition. The field will be cut after 36 holes to the low 40 players and ties. Entries will be limited to male amateur golfers who enjoy membership privileges at Clubs belonging to the New York State Golf Association, or are NYSGA Associate Members.

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