Two local golfers continued to make their run at the 60th Annual International Junior Masters!

EAST AURORA, N.Y. – The 60th Annual International Junior Masters started on Monday at East Aurora Country Club. Junior golfers from all over the world traveled to the event with the hope of leaving with the championship.

Headed into the round of 16 of match-play on Thursday morning, two local golfers continued to make their run at the title. James Blackwell, of North Tonawanda, won his match Thursday morning, 1-Up, against Columbian native Eduardo Rivera.

Josh Stauffer, who has committed to play golf at St. Bonaventure after graduating high school, lost in 19 highly contested holes to Quebec native, Joey Savoie.

Blackwell teed it up again Thursday afternoon in a quarterfinals match against Sam Herbert of Ontario. Blackwell defeated Herbert, 4 and 3, moving onto the semi-final round tomorrow. Blackwell, the number one overall seed in the field, will be matching up against David Marin from Columbia in his semi-final contest.

The other side of the bracket will be filled out by Savoie and Matt van Niekerk of Rochester. The Blackwell-Marin match will tee off at 9:04 a.m. tomorrow morning, followed by the Savoie-van Niekerk match at 9:12 a.m.

Once the semi-final matches are both complete, the winners will face off in the championship match that is set to tee off at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon.

For more information on the International Junior Masters, please checkout internationaljuniormasters.com.

[WGRZ – source]