Bryce Emory, who concluded his four-year career with the Northern Illinois men’s golf team this spring, has reached the finals of the 94th Chicago District Golf Association Amateur Championship.
Emory plays Blake Johnson today in the 36-hole final match at Edgewood Valley Country Club.
On Monday, June 24, Emory finished in a tie for third in the 36-hole stroke play portion of the CDGA Amateur Championship. Emory carded a 74 in the first round of stroke play and a 72 in the second round to claim one of the 16 spots in the match play finals of the championship.
Emory advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals with a 6 & 5 win over John Ramsey of Glenview, Ill.
Two more match play wins Wednesday moved Emory into today’s final match. He opened the day with a 1-up victory over Charlie Netzel of Western Springs, Ill., in the quarterfinals. Emory then finished the afternoon with a 2 & 1 semifinal triumph over Kyle Nathan of Glenview, Ill., who played collegiately at the University of Maryland.
During his senior season at NIU in 2012-13, Emory won the Jim West Intercollegiate, the first individual title for a Huskie since 2010, and was twice named Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week.
The CDGA Amateur Championship is one of the oldest amateur competitions in the Midwest; the championship is open to any amateur among the CDGA’s 90,000 members that has a handicap index of 5.4 or under. Today’s final match of the 94th CDGA Amateur Championship can be followed on Twitter @CDGAGolf.
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