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Buffalo talent near top of 93rd NYS Amateur Championship

Sam Bernstein of Century Country Club and Cameron Young of Sleepy Hollow Country Club are tied for the lead with a two-under 70 after the first round of the 93rd New York State Men’s Amateur Championship at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone in Verona, New York.

Bernstein is a 2014 Yale graduate and Young, 18, will begin his freshman season at Wake Forest in the fall.

Billy Gaffney, who graduated from Williamsville East and will be a senior on the Youngstown State golf team next year, and Daniel Yustin, who graduated from Canisius and just finished his senior season at Hartford, shot a one-under 71. Gaffney is a member of Crag Burn Golf Club and Yustin plays out of Transit Valley Country Club. Brian Viola, who also shot a 71, is from Poughkeepsie and is a member of McCann Golf Club.

Jamie Miller of Silver Creek is one of nine players tied for 13th after shooting a one-over 73. Seven players shot a par 72.