GOFFSTOWN – After a strong three-under par 69 at Stonebridge Country Club, Jake Nutter of Intervale CC topped the field at a New Hampshire Amateur Championship qualifier Wednesday.

Twenty-eight players in all earned a spot in the field at the 116th New Hampshire Amateur Championship next month at Portsmouth Country Club.

Nutter’s was three strokes better than the next competitor in the field. He started with three birdies and made the turn at 2-under. Two birdies and a bogey on the back side rounded out his day.

Andrew Purse of Bald Peak Colony Club had an even-par 72, with five birdies and five bogeys. Bob Kearney (The Shattuck GC) and Troy Demers (Pembroke Pines CC) each shot two over-par 74.

Qualifying players: 1. Jake Nutter, Intervale, -3, 69; 2. Andrew Purse, Bald Peak Colony Club, E, 72; T3. Bob Kearney, Shattuck, +2, 74; T3. Troy Demers, Pembroke Pines, +2, 74; 5. Eric Emeneau, Souhegan Woods, +4, 76; 6. Brian Adams, Breakfast Hill, +5, 77; 7. Jim Reid, Stonebridge, +6, 78; T8. Joshua Chamberlain, Stonebridge, +7, 79; T8. Jake Raichle, Maplewood, +7, 79; T8. Scott Doughty, Candia Woods, +7, 79; T8. Ryan Sylvester, Derryfield, +7, 79; T8. Cris Mansfield, Passaconaway, +7, 79; T13. Noah Leclair, Nashua, +8, 80; T13. Scott Orlosk, Hoodkroft, +8, 80; T15. Brennen Gillis, Manchester, +9, 81; T15. Scott Hoyt, Canterbury Woods, +9, 81; T17. Tillman Evers, Green Meadow, +10, 82; T17. Clifton Spinney, Sky Meadow, +10, 82; T17. Griffin Barbaro, Stonebridge, +10, 82; T17. Jim Tokanel, Hoodkroft, +10, 82; T21. Derek Leclair, Nashua, +11, 83; T21. Justin Maguire, Amherst, +11, 83; T23. Derek Mahoney, Intervale, +12, 84; T23. Ryan Emerson, Nashua, +12, 84; T25. Jim Jankowski, Baker Hill, +13, 85; T25. Brian Nowak, Amherst, +13, 85; T25. Matthew Walsh, Granite Fields, +13, 85; T25. Peter Beaulieu, Profile Senior Golfers Assoc, +13, 85