Two RI Heavyweights Set to Battle for Kirkbrae Club Championship
Two Rhode Island golf heavyweights are set to do battle for the Kirkbrae Club Championship on Sunday.
RI stroke play champion Michael Hamilton will take on former RI Amateur champion and defending Kirkbrae club champion Tom McCormick in a 36-hole match.
The first 18 holes will begin around 7 a.m., with the second 18 starting around 11 a.m.
As GolfNewsRI reported earlier this month, Hamilton won the RI Stroke Play Championship, his first state win of his career.
That gets him into the Northeast Amateur next year.
Prior to that, Hamilton made a deep run in the Rhode Island Amateur, taking defending champion Andrew O’Leary to extra holes in the elite eight before losing.
McCormick is the defending champion, beating John Auclair in 38 holes last year.
Like Hamilton, McCormick also made a deep run in the Rhode Island Amateur, making it to the elite eight before losing to eventual champion Jamie Lukowicz.
McCormick won the RI Amateur at Kirkbrae back in 2005.
The Rhode Island Amateur returns to Kirkbrae next year.
GolfNewsRI’s Joe Calabro is playing in one of the net division club championship matches at Kirkbrae.