Two make cut and finish at state am
Published 10:06 am Wednesday, June 24, 2015
After the Vicksburg foursome struggled in the opening round of the Mississippi State Amateur Championship in Jackson Thursday, Gabriel Riveros and John Caldwell made the cut and finished the State Amateur Sunday afternoon.
St. Aloysius rising junior Channing Curtis struggled to open the tournament as he shot a 78 in the first round and followed up by shooting seven over par and a 79 in the second round to miss the cut.
Parker Rutherford finished the first round shooting eight-over par and an 80 overall and followed up in the second round by shooting three-over par and a 75 overall and missed the cut as well.
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St. Aloysius senior Gabriel Riveros placed the highest amongst the foursome and finished tied for 52nd overall by shooting 20-over par. Riveros started the second round with a bogey on the second hole and birdied the third hole, but had five bogeys after that to finish five-over par for the round.
Riveros made par the first two holes of round three and birdied the third hole to start the round strong, but shot eight-over the rest of the round to finish the round seven-over par and 15-over par overall. The front nine in round four was good for the rising St. Aloysius senior, as he shot one-under for the first nine in round four, but finished six-over on the back nine to shoot 77 for the round and finished 20-over for the tournament.
The front nine of round two was disastrous for John Caldwell as he went six-over par for the first nine, but saved himself on the back nine and shot three-under par to finish eight-over par to make the cut.
The third round for Caldwell was a struggle from start to finish as he shot bogey or worse on eight of the 18 holes in the round to finish the round 11-over par and finished 19-over par overall. His final round would not be much better as Caldwell shot 11-over for the round to finish 30-over par overall and finished 61st in the standings.
Vicksburg native and now resident of Jackson Barry Hassell finished 15-over and tied for 41st overall.
Paul Loyacono Jr., another native and Vicksburg and now resident of Madison, finished seven-overall for the tournament and tied for 16th overall.
Defending Mississippi State Amateur champion finished 23-over par and 59th overall.
Wilson Furr, 16, of Jackson won the state amateur by shooting 14-under par for the tournament, eight strokes ahead of second place finisher Noah Goldman of Starkville.