Amateur Alex Hicks of Stone Harbor Golf Club continues to play well during his break from college.
Hicks, a three-time Press Golfer of the Year, shot a 2-under-par 70 on Wednesday to win a qualifying round at Glenwood Country Club in Old Bridge for the New Jersey State Golf Association’s Open Championship.
The College of William and Mary golfer from Cape May Court House advanced to the Open, which will be held July 10-12 at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle.
Two weeks ago, Hocks finished tied for seventh in the NJSGA’s Amateur Championship.
Amateur Steve Owens of Wildwood Golf and Country Club and Overbrook Golf Club’s Sean Fahey shared medalist honors with 2-under 69s at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill on Wednesday a qualifier for the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Open Championship.
The Open will be held June 223 at Pine Valley.
Owens, playing in 100-degree temperatures, had four birdies and two bogeys.
Greate Bay Country Club amateur Anthony Ventura had a 73, then won a playoff to earn a spot at the second alternate.
Locals failing to qualify: Greate Bay’s Mark Parson, 77; Sea Oaks’ Jeff Bonicky, 79, Greate Bay amateur Brian Kenny, 79; Wildwood amateur L.J. Goergetti, 82; Greate Bay amateur Archie Struthers, 83; Hidden Creek amateur Rick Hendrickson, 84; Greate Bay amateur John Ward, 88.