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Northeast Amateur: Forrester Wins Rain-Shortened Event
25 Jun 2006
see also: Northeast Amateur Invitational, Wannamoisett Country Club

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RUMFORD, RI (June 25, 2006) -- In a field that included not only the top 5 amateurs in the U.S., but 8 of the top 10, and 18 of the top 25, Carlton Forrester of Birmingham, AL won the 45th rain-shortened Northeast Amateur with a 36-hole total of 132, 6 under par. In second place, two shots back was the recent winner of the Sunnehanna Amateur, Webb Simpson, from Raleigh, NC who will be entering his junior year at Wake Forest

The tournament started on Thursday with sunny skies but Friday was played with one temporary suspension of play but the round was completed shortly before rain began to fall. The third round was delayed until 12 Noon with the hope of missing the weather but play was suspended for the day at 2:30 with the rain saturating an already wet golf course. On Sunday the hope was to try to complete the 3rd round but the rain never let up Saturday night and all day Sunday. The tournament was declared a 36-hole event for only the second time in its 45-year history.

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ABOUT THE Northeast Amateur

The Northeast Amateur has a historic list of winners, including Ben Crenshaw, Dustin Johnson, Luke Donald, Scott Hoch, John Cook, Hal Sutton, and David Duval. It has been annually held at the Donald Ross-designed Wannamoisett Country Club since 1962. The event is limited to 84 elite players; there is a cut after 54 holes and the entirety tournament is played in twosomes.

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