HYANNISPORT, MA (July 27, 2016) -- Fourteen-year-
Michael Thorbjornsen of Nashawtuc Country Club,
showed again that he can drive, chip and putt as he
notched five birdies and an eagle enroute to a 66 and
the first-round lead in the 49th Francis Ouimet
Tournament at Hyannisport Club on Wednesday.
in the year, the young sensation won the national
Chip and Putt competition at Augusta National Golf
Club. Hyannisport played at 6,341 yards and to a par
36-35-71. The 54-hole amateur invitational continues
today (Thursday) at Oyster Harbors Club and
on Friday at Woodland Golf Club.
Thorbjornsen, who will be entering his freshman
year at Wellesley High School, needed only 26 putts
the perfectly manicured seaside links. He played the
through 9th holes in four-under.
Trailing him at four-under par 67, are a quartet of
players including five-time OMT champion Frank
Jr. of Andover Country Club, two-time winner Matt
Parziale of Thorny Lea Golf Club, 2015 MGA Junior
Amateur champion Jimmy Hervol of Hopkinton
Club, and Jason Short of Marlborough Country Club.
In the Eddie Lowery (Senior) Division, Don
of LeBaron Hills Country Club, the 2015 MGA Senior
Champ, looked to add another title with a two-under
69 to lead by two. “I made every putt I had to
he summarized. Joe Walker, of Dennis Pines Golf
birdied the last two holes to post even-par 71.
was runner-up in 2013. Three were tied for third at
In that group are two-time defending champ Kevin
Carey, of Dennis Pines Golf Course, who is looking to
become the first to win the Ouimet senior three
2006 Ouimet Senior champ Doug Crawford of The
International, and Dave Houghton of Captains Golf