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Rhode Island Burke Memorial: Jackopsic beats Leopold in playoff
15 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: John P. Burke Memorial Golf Tournament, Newport Country Club

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CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (May 15, 2014) -- Surging in a wet final round, John Jackopsic won the 2014 John P. Burke Memorial.

A junior at Boston College, Jackopsic rallied to tie two-time defending champion at the top of the leaderboard, forcing a playoff.

With the event being held at two different courses, Jackopsic had to leave The Misquamicut Club and head to Shelter Harbor where he birdied the first hole and beat Leopold, on the second hole.

Leopold, who made national headlines in 2011 with upset victories at the U.S. Amateur, held the lead after Wednesday's first round. He managed to keep pace with Jackopsic despite the collegiate golfer's torrid pace on Thursday.

Jackopsic shot 31 coming in to rally and force the playoff.

Mike Douillete finished third.

ABOUT THE John P. Burke Memorial

54-hole stroke play tournament with open and senior divisions. 36 holes played on the first weekend, and the final round played on the second weekend. Gross and net competitions. Eligibility: Handicap Index 10.0 or less, member of RIGA member club.

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