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Hornblower Memorial: Hartford's Betts wins by 1
31 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Hornblower Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament, Plymouth Country Club

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (May 31, 2014) -- University of Hartford golfer William Betts shot rounds of 72-71 to win by a shot at the 2014 Hornblower Memorial at Plymouth Country Club.

Betts rallied from a two-shot deficit to edge Nick McLaughlin, a former Massachusetts prep star and current golfer at the University of Virginia.

McLaughlin's first-round 70 gave him the overnight lead but Betts' 71 on the par 69 Donald Ross design was enough to clinch him the title in the ever-improving event.

Notable Massachusetts mid-amateur Doug Clapp shot a final-round 69 to climb the leaderboard and take a tie for third place alongside Ben Spitz, Herbie Aikens and former champion Matt Parziale, a reinstated amateur.

The Hornblower Memorial is one of the New England region's top amateur events. The field features many of the area's top collegiate and mid-amateur stars and is hosting a senior event for the first time in event history this August.

ABOUT THE Hornblower Memorial Invitational

Long running amateur invitational tournament named for Plymouth Country Club "Benefactor" Henry Hornblower who collaborated with the now defunct Pilgrim Hotel to create what is now Plymouth Country Club.

Style of play: 36 hole stroke play – field cut to low 60 players and ties after 1st round. Handicap required: GHIN index of 3.0 or lower. The Hornblower Committee will be responsible for acceptance or rejection of all entries.

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