Webber wins Massachusetts' Southeastern Am
06 Oct 2015
by Andy Kountz of

see also: View results for Southeastern Amateur, Cohasset Golf Club

Kip Webber wins Mass Southeastern Am<br>Photo from Kip Webber/Facebook
Kip Webber wins Mass Southeastern Am
Photo from Kip Webber/Facebook

Kip Webber had to fight off two things on his way to winning the Southeastern Amateur. First was the weather, which shortened the tournament from three rounds to two when Saturday was rained out. The other was a hard-charging senior, Don Reycroft, who in recent back-to-back weeks won the Massachusetts Senior Am and the inaugural Indian Summer Classic.

Webber was 3-under but had trouble finding the fairway on the inward nine. He fell to even par after 13, dropping three strokes after a bogey on 12 and a double bogey on 13. Meanwhile, Reycroft was finding his groove and brought the match close

“Kip played unbelievable golf on the front nine,” Reycroft told the Patriot Ledger. “He was really beginning to separate himself from the field. But then he lost a bit of his mojo, and we had about a five-shot swing. On my back nine, I was trying to focus on getting myself back to even par. On the 16th I hit my five-iron to within 30 feet, and then putted in for birdie. Kip had about a 15-footer, but it was actually tougher with the break he had. When he was able to follow up my big birdie putt with one of his own, that was huge. Kip played great today and deserved to win.”

Webber, a civil engineer and West Point grad, played in his first Southeastern Am last year, finishing fifth.

Reycroft won the Senior division title, making him one of the hottest golfers on the east coast with his third win in four weeks.

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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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