With a second-round score of 5-under 67, Swampscott native Christian Emmerich punched his ticket to the match play portion of the 113th Massachusetts Amateur Championship. (Item File Photo)

Christian Emmerich shoots 67, tied for sixth at Massachusetts Amateur Championship

WEST NEWTON — Swampscott native and former St. Mary's star Christian Emmerich showed signs of going low in the first round on Tuesday, but Wednesday's second round is where he cashed in on his opportunities.

Emmerich fired a 5-under 67 in the second round, which put him at 3-under for the tournament and earned him a spot in the match play Round of 32.

The Holy Cross rising junior — who is a member at Kernwood Country Club — started things off on a positive note with a birdie on the first hole, then followed it up with a birdie on the fifth hole before a bogey…

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