GATES - Dansville graduate Tom Linehan, a Brook-Lea Country Club member playing on his home course, posted a 4-under-par 68 today to take a two shot lead in the opening round of the 54-hole 2020 RDGA District Championship John H. Ryan Jr. Memorial.

Hosted by Brook-Lea Country Club, a full field of 122 golfers - representing many of the top men’s amateurs in the Rochester District - took aim at making the 36-hole cut of the top 40 players and ties, which will take place following tomorrow’s second round.

Linehan, who finished runner-up in last year’s RDGA Match Play Championship, opened with two birdies in Round 1, eventually posting five birdies against only one bogey for the day. A week ago, playing from the same tees, Linehan nearly broke the Brook-Lea course record with a round of 65.

Finishing two shots behind Linehan today in second place with a two-under-par 70, was Alexander’s Matt Genaway.

Four golfers, including a trio of Monroe Golf Club members - Tim Spitz, Geoff Fountain and four-time Ryan Memorial winner John Kircher - finished the round in a tie for third place at even-par 72.

Another Brook-Lea member, Matthew Carey, also finished the day in third place.

The full field of 122 golfers returns to Brook-Lea for Round 2 of the 2020 RDGA the 2020 RDGA District Championship on Saturday morning, with start times beginning at 6:30 am, starting on hole No. 1.

Following tomorrow’s second round, the field will be cut to the low 40 players and ties for the final two rounds of the Championship.

Also starting tomorrow is the 2020 RDGA Women’s Championship, a 36-hole, two day stroke play championship featuring a field of 13 top women amateurs from throughout the Rochester District.

Tee times begin at 12:48 p.m., immediately following the last of the men’s District Championship tee times.

Friday’s Results

2020 RDGA District Championship

at Brook-Lea Country Club

1) Tom Linehan, 68

2) Matt Genaway, 70

T3) John Kircher, 72

T3) Geoff Fountain, 72

T3) Tim Spitz, 72

T3) Matthew Carey, 72

T7) Adam Condello, 73

T7) Wade Sarkis, 73

T7) Brandon Grzywacz, 73

T10) Jeff March, 74

T10) Jim Scorse, 74

T10) Shane Dobesh, 74

T10) Jiarong Liu, 74

T10) James Tee, 74

T10) Taylor Rising, 74

T10) Tim Saur, 74

T17) Josh Rathbun, 75

T17) Nick Sortino, 75

T17) Kyle Downey, 75

T17) Jamie Demino, 75

T17) Gavin Simon, 75

T17) Brad Ziccarelli, 75

T17) Mike Rogers, 75

T17) Tyler Bane, 75

T17) Benton Kircher, 75

T17) Chris Roeder, 75

T17) Gerry Cellura, 75

T17) Brandon Lawatsch, 75

T17) Shane Shafer, 75

T30) Benjamin Cratsley, 76

T30) Mike Long, 76

T30) Kyle Brockman, 76

T30) Jude Cummings, 76

T30) Jeremy Summerson, 76

T30) Joshua Desain, 76

T30) Jason Lohwater, 76

T30) Brady Yates, 76

T30) Jim Burns, 76

T30) Ryan Glazier, 76

T30) Tim Patchett, 76

T30) Brian Riley, 76

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