Chylinski, Pratico share lead in Gazette Men’s County Am

Fires two-under-par 70

Ed Chylinski and four-time Gazette Men’s County Amateur champion Paul Pratico each fired a two-under par 70 to tie for the lead after the first round Friday at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course.

Chylinski fired 35s on each side. He had three birdies.

Pratico had three birdies, including two on the front nine. He shot a 34 on the front. One of those birdies came on the 510-yard par-5 second hole.

Three players are one shot back. Bryan Barach, a 16-year-old Niskayuna native who just completed his junior year at Albany Academy, had five birdies during his round. Jim Mueller also had five birdies. Chad Stoffer collected three birdies.

Todd Trepess is sixth after an even-par 72. Robby Bigley Jr., Jerry Brescia, Todd Czepiel and Tom Salmon are tied for seventh with a one-over-par 73.

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