Mike Ryan Memorial

Sam Maurice of Auburn watches his drive during the first round of the Mike Ryan Memorial Tournament at Derryfield Country Club in Manchester on Monday. Maurice advanced to Wednesday’s Boys Elite Championship Flight match but was beaten by Jascha Johnston of Stratham.

MANCHESTER — How much was the home-course advantage worth in this week’s Mike Ryan Memorial Junior Golf tournament at Derryfield Country Club? If you posed that question to Sam Maurice he’d probably tell you, “Not enough.”

Maurice, 16, will be entering his junior year at Trinity High School. Although the Pioneers play their home golf matches at Derryfield, his course knowledge wasn’t enough to overcome 15-year-old Stratham resident Jascha Johnston in the championship match of the Boys Elite Championship Flight on Wednesday.