LYNNFIELD -- Former Lowell High School golf star Chris Gentle of Mt. Pleasant Golf Club was ousted in the Round of 16 at the Massachusetts Amateur Golf Championship at Kernwood CC on Thursday. Gentle fell to John Kelly of Twins Hills CC, 2-and-1. He had advanced by beating the top seed, Anthony Vecchiarelli, in the opening round of match play.

Gentle was 1-up after 10 holes against Kelly, but fell behind midway through the back nine. Kelly closed it out with a birdie 2 on the 18th hole.