Much to be Determined

Coloradan Josh McLaughlin in good position to make match play after 2 days of delayed U.S. Mid-Am

By Gary Baines – 9/26/2021

Two Coloradans won’t be advancing to the match-play portion of the U.S. Mid-Amateur. Whether the three others will be sticking around remains to be seen. 

That’s what we know after two days of the Mid-Am, where things are normally more sorted out by this time.

But weather-related issues have delayed the proceedings considerably on Nantucket Island, Mass., and the 64-man match-play field won’t be finalized until at least Monday afternoon.

Two of the contestants from Colorado did complete their second rounds, and won’t be making the cut: Tom Glissmeyer of Colorado Springs, who sits in 239th place at 15 over par, and Joseph Chally of Castle Rock, who’s 254th at 19 over.

Meanwhile, two other Coloradans started their second rounds, while another hasn’t yet teed off for round 2.

Josh McLaughlin of Loveland, who made it into the field after originally being an alternate, birdied his final three holes of round 1 to shoot a 1-under 69, but didn’t begin his second round on Sunday. The 2019 CGA Match Play champ shared 19th place when play was halted Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, Michael Harrington of Colorado Springs finds himself 2 over par overall through 26 holes. The 2014 CGA Player of the Year shares 73rd place.

And former University of Colorado golfer Ross Macdonald is in 130th place at 5 over par through five holes of round 2.

Here are the scores for all the Coloradans competing in the U.S. Mid-Am:

19. Josh McLaughlin, Loveland 69 

73. Michael Harrington, Colorado Springs 71 (stands at 2 over par through 26 holes)

130. Ross Macdonald, Castle Rock 74  (stands at 5 over par through 23 holes)

Will Fail to Advance to Match Play

239. Tom Glissmeyer, Denver 76-79–155

254. Joseph Chally, Castle Rock 78-81–159

For all the results from the Mid-Am, which is limited to competitors 25 and older, CLICK HERE.