Ouimet Memorial: Whelan takes lead
DEDHAM, Mass. (July 30, 2014) -- Past champion Jack Whelan of St. Lawrence University posted a 4-under 65 Wednesday at Dedham Country & Polo Club to take the early lead at the 47th playing of the Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament.
The prestigious 54-hole event, which hosts New England's top players each year and goes to fund the Ouimet Scholarship Fund, will move to Wellesley Country Club Thursday before wrapping up Friday at the Donald Ross-designed Woodland Country Club in Newton.
Whelan had four birdies and no bogeys in his round with just 27 putts which included several key par saves. The 65 tied his competitive low score.
I’m feeling good about my game now,” he said in a press release.
Whelan, who won the event in 2012, is three shots up on Patrick Frodigh, Mike Dunham and Jeff Lang.
-Information from Ouimet.org was used in this report
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ABOUT THE Francis Ouimet Memorial
This 54-hole stroke play tournament honors
Francis Ouimet, considered America's First
Hero and one of the most important figures in
the history of golf. His victory in the 1913
U.S. Open in a stunning playoff upset of
Harry Vardon and Ted Ray is viewed as the
turning point in American Golf. The event, first
played in 1968, one year
after Ouimet's death, is held at
three top Boston-area courses, with the final round
always taking place at the 6,721 yard Woodland Golf
Ouimet's home course). The most notable winner to
date is Brad Faxon,
who captured the 1980 event. There are three
divisions: Men, Women, and Senior.
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