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

Long running amateur invitational tournament named for Plymouth Country Club "Benefactor" Henry Hornblower who collaborated with the now defunct Pilgrim Hotel to create what is now Plymouth Country Club.

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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