Kastelic Paces Bearcats at Metropolitan Championships

June 22, 2010

CINCINNATI - Joe Kastelic shot a 74 in the first of two rounds of qualifying play at the 2010 Greater Cincinnati Golf Association's Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship on Monday.

Kastelic sits in a tie for ninth. Andrew Desmarais shot a 77, which is good for a tie for 41st. David Tepe's first-round 82 leaves him on the outside of the match play cutline. He is tied for 97th after 18 holes.

Following today's second round of stroke play, the top 64 qualifiers will square off in match play beginning on Wednesday. The 36-hole final will take place on Sunday.

"This is a very diverse field of competition," UC head coach Doug Martin said. "And when you get into a tournament where you are playing match play, anything can happen."

The qualifiers will begin match play tomorrow.