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Junior Masters Day 3 -- Sluman Advances

4:40 p.m.: Trevor Sluman knocks out Josh Stauffer, 4 and 3. Great story, Sluman. Went from a 36 to a 6 handicap in a year. Read all about it in Friday's News.

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Thursday afternoon Championship Flight quarterfinal schedule:

Josh Stauffer (Bradford)  vs. Trevor Sluman (Rochester), Trevor Garafano (British Columbia) vs. Josh Whalen (Napanee, Ont.), Rhyne McLeod Jones (Blowing Rock, N.C.) vs. Gonzalo Rubio (Garza Garcia, Mexico), Mauricio Lira (Mexico City) vs. Brandon Ferrier (Barrie, Ont.).

First match goes off at 1:30

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   Josh Stauffer of Bradford scored the biggest upset of the Junior Masters in emphatic fashion this morning, taking down No. 1 seed Matt Lemay of Waterloo, Ont., 4 and 3, in the Round of 16. Stauffer is the son of eight-time WNYPGA Player of the Year Kirk Stauffer and Josh was the 2010 WNY PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year. Lemay, the two-day medalist at 1-over 143, advanced to the semifinals last year as a 14 year old.

    Desmond Stoll of Lockport was ousted by Gonzalo Rubio of Garza Garcia, Mexico, 4 and 3. Danny Yustin of East Amherst was beaten, 1-up, by  Mauricio Lira of Mexico City.

    Stauffer will face Trevor Sluman, a 5-and-3 winner over Drew Nesbitt of Shanty Bay, Ont., in this afternoon's quarterfinals. Sluman is the nephew of PGA and Champions Tour member Jeff Sluman of Rochester. Travor is the junior club champ at Oak Hill.

Bob DiCesare 

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