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Mass Amateur: 5 of top 6 seeds lose

LONGMEADOW — Flynt Lincoln is more than just the sentimental favorite at this week’s 105th Massachusetts Amateur. With an estimated 1,500 rounds logged at Longmeadow Country Club, the longtime member might be the smart money, because none of the other 15 players remaining knows the course better than Lincoln.

Local knowledge is one thing. But he’s had success here, too. The last time the Mass Am was played at Longmeadow, in 1992, Lincoln advanced to the championship match, losing to Trevor Gliwski. Now he’s three wins from putting himself back in the final, after a long Wednesday that included three weather delays. The last one, which began at 6:47 p.m., suspended play for the day, with all eight matches still on the course.

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