Gloucester's Josh Salah, the Northeastern Conference golfer of the year this spring at Sacred Heart University, qualified for next week's Mass. Amateur championships with a second place finish as this weekend's Mass. Amateur qualifier at Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose.
Salah, representing Bass Rocks Golf Club, shot a 71 on Sunday to qualify. His score was tied for second with Keith Emery of Turner Hill in Ipswich, John Hogan of Ferncroft Country Club in Danvers won the event with a 70.
The Mass. Amateur Championships will take place July 9-13 at Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead.
Potential Big 3
Those thinking the Celtics should run away with the Atlantic Division in 2012-2013 after resigning Kevin Garnett may need to think again, as the Brooklyn Nets are attempting to build a contender. On Monday Brooklyn traded for former Hawks small forward and former Celtics first round draft pick Joe Johnson for four expiring contracts.
Rumors are also swirling that Brooklyn is working on a deal to bring in Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. This not only makes the race in the Atlantic Division extremely intriguing, a Howard to Brooklyn trade also makes the Nets a potential nightmare matchup for the Miami Heat.
If Howard goes to Brooklyn the Nets will be strong in the two areas where the Heat are weak, point guard, as Deron Williams is one of the league's best, and post play.
ence far more dangerous.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru