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Brandon Gillis wins Hornblower Memorial Invitational
Hornblower Memorial winner Brandon Gillis
Hornblower Memorial winner Brandon Gillis
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (June 4, 2016) -- Brandon Gillis of Nashua, New Hampshire posted 65 on Saturday to capture the title at the Hornblower Memorial Invitational.

Gillis, a Junior at Nashua High School North, opened with a 68 on Friday and trailed Sean Fitzpatrick by 2 strokes. Three players who posted even par 69 in the first round were also among those with good chances to win. They included Mid-Am standout Bobby Leopold, Herbie Aikens (another Mid-Am) and Davis Chatfield.

Chatfield grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie-eagle-birdie run on Hole Nos. 6, 7, and 8. But Gillis hung in with a 1-under front nine, and made his move on the back with and eagle on No. 16 (a par-5) and a bridie on the 18th.

Both Gillis and Chatfield posted the same final round of 65, with Gillis finishing one ahead at 5-under 133 for 36-holes.

Two shots back of Chatfield in third place was Leopold, who posted 67 on Saturday. Aikens and first round leader Fitzpatrick tied for fourth at 1-over 139.

ABOUT THE Hornblower Memorial Invitational

Style of play: 36 hole stroke play – field cut to low 60 players and ties after 1st round. Handicap required: GHIN index of 3.0 or lower. The Hornblower Committee will be responsible for acceptance or rejection of all entries.

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