Evan Russell defends Vermont State Amateur title
11 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Vermont Amateur Championship, Country Club of Vermont, Evan Russell Rankings

Evan Russell
Evan Russell

BURLINGTON, Vt. (July 11, 2014) -- Rising University of Hartford star Evan Russell won his second straight Vermont Amateur title Thursday, toppling Bryan Smith on the fifth playoff hole.

Both Russell and Smith were tied at the end of the 72 holes of regulation, finishing at 3-over and a shot better than Drake Hull.

Smith shot a 1-under 71 on Thursday to surge back to the top of the leaderboard and force the playoff.

Eric Lajeunesse finished alone in fourth while Garren Poirer rounded out the Top 5.

ABOUT THE Vermont Amateur

Residents of Vermont must be a member of a club of the VGA. Non-residents must be members of a VGA member club for the past three years, has an active GHIN handicap issued by a Vermont Golf Association member club and has posted a minimum of 10 rounds of golf in the last 12 months outside of the major championships at any VGA member club.

Format is 72-holes of individual stroke play. The first two days are 18-holes each with a cut to the low 40 and ties for 36 holes on the final day.

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