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Scott Osler of Cutchogue in a playoff
When Scott Osler of Cutchogue was approaching his final holes, it looked as if 10-over would make the cut at the U.S. Mid-Amateur. So when he kept saving par down the stretch at Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton and remaining at 9-over, he seemed to be in good shape.
It was quite a sight: a four-footer for a two-putt par on 15, a steep eight-foot downhill putt for par on 16, another four-footer on 17. He had a little leeway on 18, when he pushed his tee shot into the tall fescue, chopped out, sent his third shot into more fescue and reached the par-5 green in four shots. He two-putted to go to 10-over, which seemed like it might be good enough.
Instead, just enough good scores squeaked in. So Osler will be in a playoff at The Bridge first thing this morning. Twelve golfers for four spots at 7 a.m. The three will come back to Atlantic and go right into the first round of match play.
Nine over was the highest cut score at the Mid-Am since 2002.