New England Amateur: John Gratton takes lead
22 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
see also: Metacomet Country Club
WINCHESTER, Mass. (July 22, 2014) -- John Gratton shot 5-under 66 and holds the first-round lead at the 85th playing of the New England Amateur Championship.
At Winchester Country Club, Gratton grabbed a one-shot lead over New Hampshire's Nicholas Pandelena, who plays at Boston College.
Rhode Island's Bobby Leopold, who recently won his state amateur, leads a group of four players tied for third place. Leopold, Steve Dilisio, Benjamin Day and Patrick Albanesi all shot 3-under 68 and are tied heading into Wednesday's second round.
Defending champion Evan Russell of the University of Hartford shot 3-over 74 in Round 1 and is tied for 55th.
ABOUT THE New England Amateur
Held since 1926, the New England Amateur
brings together players from six New England
area states — Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and
Rhode Island. The event host rotates between
each of the six represented states. The
tournament has been won by notable PGA Tour
players such as JJ Henry (1998), Tim Petrovic
(1986), Billy Andrade (1983), and Brad Faxon
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