New England Amateur: John Gratton takes lead
22 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: New England Amateur Championship, Portland 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.

Results For New England Amateur Championship
1CTJohn VanderlaanSouthbury, CT30070-71-67-70=278
2NHNick PandelenaAtkinson, NH20067-70-73-71=281
3CTZach ZabackFarmington, CT10072-70-70-70=282
4NYSam BernsteinNew York, NY10069-72-74-68=283
T5MAPatrick FrodighWestwood, MA10076-70-71-67=284

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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 (1980, 1981).

Entries are open to amateur golfers who hold membership in a club belonging to one of the six New England State Golf Associations and have an up-to-date USGA/GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4

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