Niagara Gazette


July 25, 2013

Porter Cup: Lewiston's Boss expects a better Day Two

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LEWISTON — Just over a week after winning the Niagara Falls Country Club's Club Championship, Lewsiton's Mike Boss hoped to carry that momentum into his third Porter Cup.

The 20-year-old who grew up playing golf off Mountain View Drive couldn't duplicate his success, though, shooting a 6-over 76 during Wednesday's opening round.

"It was tough," Boss said. "It was windy. When you're not hitting it all that great and it's windy, that's not a great combination."

"He usually hits the ball right to left," added Fred Gadawski, a family friend who caddied for Boss on Wednesday. "He's just leaving everything short. ... Everything's going to the right and he's not used to it. He's not used to hitting those bunkers like that. I'm not used to raking those bunkers."

Boss shot a 54-hole 218 at the Club Championship, which gave him an automatic bid into the 55th annual Porter Cup. He shot a 66 in the second round of last year's Porter Cup and has shown flashes of being able to hang with some of the nation's best amateur players.

Gadawski said there was some good to take out of the round.

"He kept it above water," he said. "Very well, the way he was hitting it today, he could've shot a lot higher. He held it together.

"He'll be fine tomorrow. It was a lot of nerves, there's always first-day nerves. He's only 20 years old. He's more than capable."

Boss was paired with 19-year-old Chase Koepka, a sophomore at the University of South Florida playing in his first Porter Cup. The trio was rounded out by Tim Mickelson, the 36-year-old golf coach at Arizona State and brother of a certain lefty pro.

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