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Travis Invitational: Trio of 69s take tournament to match play phase

GARDEN CITY, NY – To paraphrase the fight song of his beloved alma mater: “Deerfield! Thy son is marching into the weekend’s match play phase of the Walter J. Travis Invitational with co-medalist honors, and though the odds maybe great, he’ll fight for victory for you, loyal though win or lose.” With a sparkling 4-under 69 Deerfield Academy and Wake Forest University’s Hans Albertsson joined Nick Gilliam and Steve White at the top of a star-studded championship bracket as a rain softened Garden City Golf Club surrendered 16 sub-par rounds in the stroke play qualifier of the 101st playing of The Grand Old Amateur.

“I had a good ball striking day, and the week of rain let us be a lot more aggressive than normal,” explained Albertsson. “You could fly the ball close to pin high and let it stop.”

ABOUT THE Walter J. Travis Invitational

Tournament honors Walter Travis, three time U.S. Amateur champ and the first American to win the British Amateur. Travis reworked the original Devereaux Emmet design. 18 hole qualifier establishes match play flights. Great event, great golf course.

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