Lead down to 2 for Russell at Northeast Amateur
RUMFORD, R.I. – Jordan Russell maintained the lead he’s carried from the opening round of the 51st Northeast Amateur but his two-over 71 on Friday sets up what could be a wild final round at Wannamoisett Country Club.
Russell, a recent Texas A&M graduate, is seven-under-par and two strokes ahead of Michael Hebert and Tim Jackson. Hebert fired his second straight four-under 65, while Jackson maintained his steady play with a 70. Justin Shin also shot a 65 to move within striking distance at three-under. Todd White, the only defending champion (1990) in the field, shot his third consecutive 68 and is the only player in the tournament to fire three sub-par rounds.
After making 13 birdies over the first two rounds, Russell made just one in the third round. Hebert took advantage by sinking seven birdies in his round including four in a row on the back nine on holes 14-17.
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 84 elite players; there is a cut after 54 holes
and the entirety tournament is played in twosomes.
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