Northeast Amateur: Gielow takes lead
20 Jun 2008
see also: Northeast Amateur Invitational, Wannamoisett Country Club


RUMFORD, R.I. (June 20, 2008) -- The assault on par ended with a thud during the third round of the 47th Northeast Amateur today at Wannamoisett C.C.
With only 11 players shooting under par today, the final round shapes up as very competitive. There are just eight players under par after three rounds with Wake Forest junior Brendan Gielow leading the way with a 6-under total of 201 (68-66-67). Gielow, who hails from Muskegon, Mich., shot a 2-under 67 that included six birdies and a bogey on the 18th hole. He is the only player in the field to shoot under par in all three rounds.
Gielow leads the University of Florida's Will Strickler by two strokes. Strickler also shot a 2-under 67 today. Dan Woltman (Wisconsin) and Nathan Smith (Pittsburgh) are three strokes back at 3-under. Smith led the tournament after both the first and second rounds but fell back after shooting a 3-over 72. Other players still under par include Jon Curran (Hopkington, Mass.) and Kevin Tway (Oklahoma State) at 2-under and Danny Lee (New Zealand) and Rory Hie (U-Southern California) at 1-under par.
Gielow and a few other players have a chance at the Northeast's all-time scoring record of 8-under par. The record is held by PGA Tour stars John Cook (set in 1979) and Luke Donald (2000) and Kyle Reifers (2005).

Results For Northeast Amateur Invitational
1MIBrendan GielowMuskegon, MI150068-66-67-67--268
2PANathan SmithPittsburgh, PA100063-69-72-66--270
3FLBilly HorschelGrant, FL70070-70-68-65--273
T4OHJohn HahnHudson, OH70073-73-66-63--275
T4PAMike Van SickleWexford, PA70070-70-71-64--275

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ABOUT THE Northeast Amateur

The Northeast Amateur has a historic list of winners, including Ben Crenshaw, Dustin Johnson, Luke Donald, Scott Hoch, John Cook, Hal Sutton, and David Duval. It has been annually held at the Donald Ross-designed Wannamoisett Country Club since 1962. The event is limited to 90 elite players; there is a cut after 54 holes and the entire tournament is played in twosomes.

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