The field for the 99th Maine Amateur championship is set, with the final qualifier now in the books after a cold and wet day at Waterville Country Club.

Jon Hardy of the Samoset Resort Golf Club in Rockport led all golfers in the 80-plus player field with an 18-hole score of 72 (+2) on Monday, June 25 to claim medalist honors and lead a group of 23 who will advance to the championship tournament on Tuesday through Thursday, July 10-12 at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club.

Playing in the first group, Hardy played steady golf all the way around, making two bogeys against one birdie on each side to finish at 2-over par.

Chandler Longfellow of Boothbay Harbor Golf Club was one back of Hardy at 73. A trio of golfers finished in third at 74, including Waterville Country Club members Drew Glasheen and Lance Libby.

The cut for the qualifier fell at 79, and, oddly enough, it was the third qualifier this year where there was no match of cards, with everyone at 79 getting through to Belgrade Lakes.

It was the third and final qualifier for the Maine Amateur championship, which takes place in two weeks. In all, 77 players earned spots in the championship via three qualifiers, starting at Poland Spring Golf Club on June 21 before this final event.

The qualifying players will join 55 exempt players to compete the 132-golfer field at the central Maine course in mid-July.

The following are results for Midcoast golfers who competed:

1, Jon Hardy, 72, Samoset Resort (made cut); 3, Nick Mazurek, 74, Rockland Golf Club (made cut); 11, Daulton Wickenden, 77, Samoset Resort (made cut); 24, Ross DeLorenzo, 80, Country View Golf Club (first alternate); 30, Jesse Johnson, 81, Northport Country Club; and 71, Kyle McDonald, 90, Country View Golf Club.

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