Dubiel opens New England Amateur with 67 for one-shot lead
Charlie Dubiel is a New England transplant from Juno Beach, Fla. But Dubiel, a rising junior at Cornell, seems to be fitting in in the golf landscape. After an opening 65 at the Quechee (Vt.) Club, Dubiel leads the New England Amateur.
Dubiel’s round included four front-nine birdies. He sandwiched his only bogey on the back (at No. 15) between two more birdies.
Already this summer, Dubiel played the Monroe Invitational, finishing T-42. He was 13th at the New Year’s Invitational in January. Dubiel has also competed in – and finished among the top 15 – a the Francis Ouimet Memorial each of the past two years. He won the Cape Cod Junior Classic in 2015.
Needless to say, Northeast golf is hardly unfamiliar to him.
Close behind Dubiel, Jeffrey Giguere, who plays out of Wannamoisett Country Club in Rhode Island, had a 4-under 68 to play his way into solo second.
Past New England Am champ Bobby Leopold, another Wannamosett member, is tied for third after a 3-under 69. Nicholas Cummings, who is headed to Boston College in the fall, is also at that number.
ABOUT THE New England Amateur
Held since 1926, the New England Amateur
brings together players from six New England
area states — Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and
Rhode Island. The event host rotates between
each of the six represented states. The
tournament has been won by notable PGA Tour
players such as JJ Henry (1998), Tim Petrovic
(1986), Billy Andrade (1983), and Brad Faxon
Entries are open to amateur golfers who hold
membership in a
club belonging to one of the six New England State
Associations and have an up-to-date USGA/GHIN
not exceeding 6.4
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