Bryan Smith wins Vermont Amateur by eight-strokes
Bryan Smtih celebrates his Vermont Amateur win
(Photo Courtesy of Austin Danforth/Burlington Free Press)
MANCHESTER, NH (July 7, 2016) -- It was all Bryan Smith this week at the Vermont Amateur as he won by an impressive eight-strokes. Smith finished the four rounds at Ekwanok Country Club at 1-over.
Smith began the 36-hole final day at 1-under and with a comfortable six shot lead that he was able to extend and pad throughout the day. During Thursday morning's third round Smith posted an even-par 70 that included two birdies and two bogeys.
In the final round, contested on Thursday afternoon, Smith shot a conservative 2-over 72. Carrying a comfortable lead into the round Smith knew all he needed to do was play smart golf and that is just what he did. Smith's final round included three birdies and five bogeys.
Defending champion Alex Rainville finished a distant second at 9-over while Eric Lajeunesse was 11-over and in third place.
Drake Hull was 13-over and in fourth, two-strokes in front of Logan Broyles at 15-over as he rounded out the top-5.
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