Russell leads Northeast Amateur Invitational
Jordan Russell
Jordan Russell

RUMFORD, R.I. (June 20, 2012) -- Jordan Russell felt right at home on the first hot, humid day of the summer season in Rhode Island Wednesday. Russell, a native of College Station, Tex., and recent graduate of Texas A&M, thrived in the heat as he shot a six- under 63 to lead the first round of the Northeast Amateur Invitational at Wannamoisett Country Club.

“I’m from Texas. It felt a lot like Houston,” Russell said. Russell made seven birdies, including on three of the final four holes. He had only one bogey all day and is three shots ahead of the field after one round.

Johannes Veerman, a teammate of Russell's at A&M and recent Central Florida graduate Brad Schneider, both shot 66’s.

Seven players finished at two-under 67 and 23 players broke par. Mitch Sutton made the shot of the day when he aced the 12th hole with a four iron. He finished with a 67.

Results For Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament
1CanadaJustin ShinCanada150068-71-65-65--269
2TXJordan RussellBryan, TX100063-66-71-69--269
T3CABrandon HagyWestlake Village, CA70068-71-67-67--273
T3FLMichael HebertOrlando, FL70072-65-65-71--273
T5NCBruce WoodallYanceyville, NC70070-73-65-66--274

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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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