Mashpee High School rising sophomore Colin Spencer is at it again. Spencer, one of the premier junior golfers in Massachusetts, earned a spot in the elite Massachusetts Amateur Championship, which will be held at The Country Club in Brookline starting on July 15.
Spencer earned his spot into the field of 144 golfers by tying for first place at a qualifier held at Cummaquid Golf Club on Wednesday, June 26. He was one of two golfers to shoot an even-par round of 70 to take an automatic berth.
Starting on the back nine, Spencer dealt with spongy and wet conditions and was not at the top of his excellent game. He shot 39 to start, but then he made the turn onto the front side of the golf club that his father is the head pro at.
Coupling his home field advantage with excellent shot-making, Spencer caught fire over the next nine holes. He fired birdies on the first, second, fourth, seventh and ninth holes to reach 70 for the round. He was five-under over his last nine holes.
“He’s just playing really, really well right now,” Steve Spencer said of his son’s game. “He seems to play his best in tournaments, when it matters most.”
Last week the 15-year old finished third at the New England Interscholastic Tournament. He was 29th at the prestigious Hornblower Memorial in early June where he finished with a two-round total of 146 after shooting 71 and 75.
Colin will continue to play tournaments throughout the summer, before helping to anchor the Mashpee High School team during the fall.