Past winners found in championship bracket
Four past winners are in the championship bracket of the 83rd Lehigh Valley Amateur golf tournament, which begins the first round of match play Thursday at Green Pond County Club.
Joining defending champ Jason Wilson in the field are two-time winner Brian Johnson (2008, 2011), 2016 champ Tony Sarko and 2009 winner Phil Ries.
Johnson, Sarko and Ries are on the same side of the bracket as qualifying medalist Zach Juhasz, who shot a 3-under 68 at Green Pond on Sunday. Wilson opens match play against Freddy Carmona, who advanced from a seven-player playoff Tuesday morning.
Northampton High senior Nate Wheeler and Emmaus junior Michelle Cox will compete in the 16-player junior bracket, which begins match play Saturday. Wheeler and Cox won Eastern Pennsylvania Conference individual titles Monday at Olde Homestead.
Champions will be crowned in 12 brackets and flights Sunday at Green Pond.
Defending champ Jason Wilson begins match play Thursday at the 83rd Lehigh Valley Amateur at Green Pond Country Club.