Matt Parziale finishes as the low amateur
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (November 30, 2017) - Matt Parziale
closed with a 1-under 69 and at 3-under-par he finished as the low amateur at the Goslings Invitational.
Playing at Port Royal Golf Course the reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion carded rounds of 70-72-68-69 to finish tied for 11th with 2015 Goslings Invitational winner Brian McCann.
Parziale of Brockton, MA was 1-over for his round through 15-holes before closing with birdies on Nos. 16 and 18. Overall the round included five birdies and four bogeys as Parziale did well to battle back to an under-par finish following bogeys on the 2nd and 3rd holes.
In addition to his U.S. Mid-Amateur win in October Parziale has also won the Massachusetts Amateur, the Ouimet Memorial and repeated at the Massachusetts Four-Ball this year.
Fellow New Englander Herbie Aikens of Kingston, MA and Bermuda resident Damian Palanyandi tied for second in the amateur race finishing 4-over and tied for 18h overall. Both players carded 1-under 69's during Friday's closing round.
The winner was English professional Daniel Gaunt who posted 16-under to win by a commanding eight shots.
THIRD ROUND RECAP
With one round remaining U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Matt Parziale continues to play well and at 2-under and he will begin the final round of the Goslings Invitational hosted by Port Royal Golf Course in a tie for seventh and as the low amateur.
Parziale, from Brockton, MA, had his best round thus far during Thursday's third round firing a 2-under 68. The New Englander went out in 4-under 31 with a bogey-free side that included four birdies before closing with a 2-over 37 on the back nine. On the front nine Parziale birdied the 2nd hole and then really got things going with consecutive birdies on Nos. 5-7.
Parziale then birdied once on the back nine while double-bogeying the 11th and bogeying the 14th.
Fellow New Englander Herbie Aikens of Kingston, MA and Bermuda resident Damian Palanyandi are tied for second in the amateur race at 5-over and tied for 21st overall.
Aikens matched PGA Tour veteran Brad Adamonis for the round of the day with a 5-under 65. His round was flawless and it included birdies on Nos. 5, 9, 11 and an eagle on the par-5 12th.
The overall leader is English professional Daniel Gaunt who is 11-under and ahead by six shots.
At the midway point of the Goslings Invitational hosted by Port Royal Golf Course U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Matt Parziale is the low amateur and tied for seventh.
With two rounds remaining Parziale sits at level-par following rounds of 70-72. One of seventh players at even-par Parziale of Brockton, MA birdied three-times and bogeyed four-times on Wednesday with his final birdie coming on the 17th hole.
ABOUT THE Gosling's Invitational
54 hole stroke play championship for professionals
and amateurs. Exemptions are
given to amateurs including for the U.S. Mid-Amateur
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