Steve Bys

Chicopee native has qualified for five and competed at four different USGA Championships – The U.S. Amateur (twice), U.S. Mid-Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links and USGA State Team Championships; a longtime fixture on the leaderboard at state and regional level championships; reached quarterfinals and semifinals of Massachusetts Amateur; was low amateur finish at Massachusetts Open; top-5 finisher at New England Amateur; club champion at Orchards Golf Club, Hickory Ridge Country Club and Crestview CC; won 20-plus four-ball titles; won the New England Players Tournament Championship at Newport (R.I.) CC; four-year letter winner at Florida State University, a career that included playing the No. 2 spot behind future PGA Tour player Jeff Sluman; solid all-around golfer, known for his ball-striking.