Bryan Smith wins Vermont Amateur by eight-strokes
Bryan Smtih celebrates his Vermont Amateur win <br>(Photo Courtesy of Austin Danforth/Burlington Free Press)</br>
Bryan Smtih celebrates his Vermont Amateur win
(Photo Courtesy of Austin Danforth/Burlington Free Press)

MANCHESTER, NH (July 7, 2016) -- It was all Bryan Smith this week at the Vermont Amateur as he won by an impressive eight-strokes. Smith finished the four rounds at Ekwanok Country Club at 1-over.

Smith began the 36-hole final day at 1-under and with a comfortable six shot lead that he was able to extend and pad throughout the day. During Thursday morning's third round Smith posted an even-par 70 that included two birdies and two bogeys.

In the final round, contested on Thursday afternoon, Smith shot a conservative 2-over 72. Carrying a comfortable lead into the round Smith knew all he needed to do was play smart golf and that is just what he did. Smith's final round included three birdies and five bogeys.

Defending champion Alex Rainville finished a distant second at 9-over while Eric Lajeunesse was 11-over and in third place.

Drake Hull was 13-over and in fourth, two-strokes in front of Logan Broyles at 15-over as he rounded out the top-5.

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ABOUT THE Vermont Amateur

Residents of Vermont must be a member of a club of the VGA. Non-residents must be members of a VGA member club for the past three years, has an active GHIN handicap issued by a Vermont Golf Association member club and has posted a minimum of 10 rounds of golf in the last 12 months outside of the major championships at any VGA member club.

Format is 72-holes of individual stroke play. The first two days are 18-holes each with a cut to the low 40 and ties for 36 holes on the final day.

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