BAR HARBOR, ME (September 25, 2016) -- Matt Greenleaf finished 6-over-par but that was good enough for him to claim the Maine Mid-Amateur. Greenleaf finished one-stroke in front of Scott Sirois at Kebo Valley Club after a 36th hole birdie.
Greenleaf posted back-to-back rounds of 3-over 73 during the tournament, however he won the tournament with his back nine play. For the weekend Greenleaf was 6-over on the outward nine, while his closing nine play was even-par.
Sirois finished 7-over and in second place following scores of 76-71. Through 15-holes Sirois was 4-over for the tournament but a bogey and double-bogey on the next two holes proved costly.
Four players finished 8-over and in third while first round leader Tim Desmarais fell all the way back to 11-over and a tie for 15th.
ROUND ONE RECAP
Tim Desmarais, just returning to the amateur game after serving as a PGA Professional at Cape Elizabeth's Purpoodock Club, holds the day one Maine Mid-Amateur lead. Desmarais fired a 1-over 73 in the first round at Kebo Valley Golf Club, the eighth oldest club in the nation, and he will carry a one-stroke lead into the final round.
The beginning of the round was a bit of a struggle for Desmarais, but he was able to salvage the day with birdies on the 16th and 18th holes.
Sitting in second place is Keith Patterson II and Curtis Jordan at 2-over. Patterson II had an up and down day with five birdies, five bogeys and a double-bogey. During the round he had a stretch of three of straight bogeys (Nos. 2-4) and three consecutive birdies (No.s 12-14).
For Jordan the day included three birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey.
Five players are currently tied for fourth at 3-over.
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