By Ken Bell
The RI Amateur made it through the quarterfinals before rain interrupted the semifinals mid-afternoon at the Valley Country Club in Warwick.
Former Bobby Leopold beat Medalist Joe Tucker, 3 and 2 to advance to the semifinals. Former URI star Billy Forcier eliminated New Bedford's Kevin Silva on the 19th hole.
Richard Audette, Jr. defeated Bruce Heterick, 3 and 2 to advance to the semi's. Jamie Lukowicz beat Ryan Pelletier 5 and 3 to move on.
Forcier led Leopold 1-up through 8 holes when play was called in the semifinal round.
Lukowicz was 3-up on Audette through 9 when the rain washed out the rest of the day.
Play resumes Friday morning at 7:30. The 36-hole title match will follow at the end of the semifinals.
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