Aikens wins Southeastern Amateur with 10 shots to spare
Herbie Aikens (MassGolf/Twitter photo)
COHASSET, Mass. (Oct. 8, 2018) – Herbie Aikens
earned his second Southeastern Amateur title Sunday by a wide margin of victory. Aikens, who plays out of Old Sandwich Club in Plymouth, Mass., was 10 shots ahead of the next-closest player.
Aikens last won this title in 2016, when the tournament was shortened because of weather. This week, Aikens had rounds of 69-69-70 to finish at 5-under 208. He was the only player under par for all three rounds. John Hadges
of Thorny Lea Golf Club was second at 5 over.
The tournament is played at three courses in eastern Massachusetts: Easton Country Club, South Shore Country Club and Cohasset Golf Club.
Aikens’ amateur-golf highlights include a second place at the 2014 Stocker Cup (he tied for first but lost in a playoff). He also won the Massachusetts Mid-Amateur and the Public Links Championship in 2014.
Behind Hadges, Ryan Pelletier
finished third at 6 over. Pelletier, a reinstated amateur who plays out of Pawtucket Country Club, was T-6 at the Francis Ouimet Memorial earlier this summer. He partnered with brother Kyle to win the Gilholm Cup last week.
In the senior division, John Hadges won the title with a 5-over 218 total. Steve Tasho was runner-up at 10 over. Both players belong to Thorny Lea Golf Club, which also claims 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Matt Parziale and 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Shannon Johnson.
Jon Fasick won the super senior title at 11 over.View results for Southeastern Amateur
ABOUT THE Southeastern Amateur
Since its founding in 1960, the
Amateur Championship has grown to
one of the premier amateur golf
Massachusetts. Past champions include
Allen Doyle, holder of two US Senior Open
Championships and former PGA tour card
Dr. Bill Mallon, Dave Marad, David O'Kelly
Peter Teravanien. Dubbed the
of working men by tournament co-founder
Roger Barry, the players compete for MGA
Player of the Year points in this final
event of the season on the Massachusetts
The tournament is open to all amateur golfers,
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
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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