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Herbie Aikens wins Rain Shortened Massachusetts Southeastern Amateur
Herbie Aikens after 2014 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur photo <br>(MGA/David Colt Photo)
Herbie Aikens after 2014 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur photo
(MGA/David Colt Photo)
COHASSET, MA (October 9, 2016) -- Due to heavy rains on Sunday the final round of the Massachusetts Southeastern Amateur was cancelled and as a result 36-hole leader Herbie Aikens has won the title. Aikens finished 4-under after rounds of 68-69.

Other winners this weekend included Steven Tasho Sr. (Senior Division) and David Pomarico (Super Senior Division).

ROUND TWO RECAP

Herbie Aikens now leads alone with one round remaining at the Massachusetts Southeastern Amateur. Aikens is 4-under and the owner of a two-stroke cushion as play shifts to Cohasset Golf Club for the final round.

After a first round bogey-free 3-under 68 at Easton Country Club, Aikens put together a 1-under 69 at Marshfield Country Club on day two. Throughout the round Aikens birdied twice and bogeyed just once. Aikens has only penciled in one bogey thus far.

Patrick DeBortoli, 2-under, moved into second place after his second consecutive 1-under round. DeBortoli birdied four holes and bogeyed three-times on Saturday.

Jason Cook is the only other player under-par and he is in third place at 1-under. Jeffrey Stewart is even-par in fourth while Patrick O'Leary and Steven Tasho Sr. are 1-over and tied for fifth.

First round co-leader Dillon Brown fell into a tie for seventh at 2-over.

ROUND ONE RECAP

Day one of the Massachusetts Southeastern Amateur was played at Easton Country Club and it was Herbie Aikens and Dillon Brown grabbing the lead thanks to 3-under 68's. The duo will carry a two-stroke lead over five players at 1-under into the second round.

On a picture perfect day Aikens played a flawless round of golf that included three birdies. Aikens, the 2013 and 2014 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur champion, started on the 10th and promptly birdied the hole, before rolling in two more on the 13th and 9th holes.

For Brown it was the tail of three rounds. Brown began his day with a bogey on No. 1 and then flipped a switch birdieing six holes during the middle portion of his round. After his final birdie of the day on the 13th Brown reached 5-under, however he dropped a pair of shots with bogeys on the last two holes.

The group at 1-under and tied for third is comprised of Doug Clapp, John Hadges, Steven Tasho Sr., Patrick DeBortoli and Jason Cook. Despite being tied for eighth Michael Willock and Jeffrey Stewart are just three back at even-par.

On Saturday play will shift to Marshfield Country Club before wrapping up Sunday with the final round at Cohasset Golf Club.

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ABOUT THE Southeastern Amateur

Since its founding in 1960, the Southeastern Amateur Championship has grown to become one of the premier amateur golf tournaments in Massachusetts. Past champions include Allen Doyle, holder of two US Senior Open Championships and former PGA tour card holders, Dr. Bill Mallon, Dave Marad, David O'Kelly and Peter Teravanien. Dubbed the championship of working men by tournament co-founder Roger Barry, the players compete for MGA Player of the Year points in this final significant event of the season on the Massachusetts golf calendar.

The tournament is open to all amateur golfers, but those with handicaps of seven or less are given preference, as are golfers affiliated with clubs or courses in the southeastern Massachusetts area.

Competitors will be vying for the open title, which earns the winner the Roger Barry Trophy, while Seniors (age 55 and over) battle for the Dick Lambert Cup, and Super Senior golfers (age 65 and over) are competing for the Fordie Pitts Cup. In addition, the club with the lowest team score wins the Ray Bump Cup.

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