Taylor Simpson of The Oaks Golf Links fired a 1-under par, 71 to take medalist honors Wednesday in Keene at a New Hampshire Amateur Championship qualifier at Bretwood Golf Course qualifier.
Close behind were a pair of 72’s from Jeff Monahan and Phil Smith, both traveling down from Green Meadow in Hudson. Bretwood members also had a strong showing as five advanced to the State Am at Portsmouth Country Club next month: Macky Seppala, Mike Davis, Hunter Drew, Nick Nadeau and Izzy Avilez.
Other qualifiers are Keith Stone, Overlook; Joshua Parison, Wentworth by the Sea; Stuart Ferguson, Wentworth by the Sea; Ryan Friel, Overlook; Colin McCaigue, Amherst; Eric Karlon, The Shattuck; James Kinnunen, The Shattuck; Jim Cardoso, Concord; Russell Hamel, Nashua; Eric Veiga, Passaconaway, Larry Holt, Sky Meadow; Greg Sutcliffe, Derryfield; Greg Allaire, Maplewood; and Todd Fitzgerald, Passaconaway.
The State Am starts July 8 at Portsmouth CC.