On Monday, two GAP members - Matthew Mattare of Saucon Valley and Nathan Sutherland of Heidelberg - will take part in a 14-man playoff for the 64th and final spot in match play. Mc Dermott, who won his third Philadelphia Amateur title in June, capitalized Sunday on his short game at the Chester County layout. Golf Association championship - this is his 16th overall - is valuable. "The Philly Am is great and everything but this is the next level up.
He one-putted for pars on the 16th and 17th holes and then, on the par-5 18th, he reached the green in two and two-putted for a birdie. So the first couple of years I played in this, I didn't handle it very well, even though I did fine in the Philly Am.
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Playing in his eighth Mid-Amateur, Mc Dermott figured a score of 8 over par would qualify him for the next stage before he teed off Sunday.
He finished with a birdie on the 18th hole just to make sure, and his two-day score of 7-over 147 on the two courses at Stonewall safely secured him one of 64 spots in match play.
Stroke play wraps up Tuesday before attention turns to match play for the remainder of the weekend.
Amateur is at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., this week.
Stream: USGA, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; FOX Sports Go, 3-6 p.m.