Former St. John’s Prep star Chris Francoeur won two matches on Thursday and is moving on to the quarterfinals of the Massachusetts Amateur Championship. (Courtesy Photo: David Colt)

Former St. John’s Prep star Chris Francoeur moves on to quarterfinals of Massachusetts Amateur Championship

WEST NEWTON — With a pair of match play wins Thursday afternoon, former St. John's Prep star and current University of Louisville golfer Chris Francoeur (Amesbury Golf & Country Club) punched his ticket to the quarterfinal round of the Massachusetts Amateur Championship at Brae Burn Country Club. 

Francoeur had a dominant start to his day, rolling to an 8-and-7 win over Ryan Downes (GreatHorse) in the Round of 32. 

After a par and a tie on the opening hole, Francoeur birdied four holes in a row to go 4-up after five. Two more birdies on the front nine extended that lead to a 6-up advantage as the two made the turn, then Franco…

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