Chris Houston Wins New Hampshire State Amateur
(NH Golf Association Photo)
LACONIA, NH (July 16, 2016) -- LACONIA, NH (July 16,
2016) -- Chris Houston, hometown golfer, member of
Laconia Country Club, defeated Matt Paradis of Concord
Country Club 4 & 3 in the final match of the 113th New
Hampshire State Amateur Championship, sponsored by
Audi of Nashua.
Houston got off to a strong start as he went 3 up to
Paradis after the 6th hole. Despite being down by three,
Paradis stuffed his tee shot in close on the 7th hole to
prove a point—that he wasn’t going to give up. After 18
holes, Paradis was 4 down, but he had just won the
18th hole and was ready to do some work.
There were two times that Paradis actually brought
the match back to Houston being only 1 up, the first
was after the 6th hole the second time around and the
second was after the 12th hole the second time around.
Despite all that work, Houston went birdie, birdie, birdie
to win the match 4 & 3.
Houston played consistent, strong golf all week.
“When it really counted the most and when I needed to
hit good shots the most the entire week, I did it. I
played the best golf when I need to”, says Houston.
Being the hometown golfer, Houston had a large
gallery following him that included family, friends, and
members of Laconia Country Club that watched him
grow up at the club. Houston stated, “It’s tough—there’s
a lot of nerves, a lot of people out there, and a lot riding
on it. I have to thank the members and staff of Laconia
Country Club because I wouldn’t be the golfer I am
without growing up here”.
ABOUT THE New Hampshire Amateur
Competition will be held at ten pre-qualifying
sites and will be 18 holes at Stroke Play.
low qualifiers and ties from all the sites
with the players exempt from
be eligible for the 36-hole qualifying on
first two days of the tournament proper.
Sixty-four players will begin match play the
following day. Entries are open to males
are members in good standing of member
Clubs who are legal residents of New
Hampshire. An eligible non-resident can
NHGA Championships if he has been a
in good standing of an NHGA member club
the last three complete golf seasons and
played a minimum of 25 rounds of golf at
club in each of the three seasons. A letter
signed by the President of the member
must accompany his first entry, stating
the player complies with NHGA eligibility
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