New England Amateur Underway in Connecticut
Some of the top Amateurs in Rhode Island traveled to Connecticut early Tuesday morning for the first round of the New England Amateur.
The New England Amateur is taking place at Great River Golf Club in Connecticut starting today and ending Thursday.
The entire tournament is stroke play, with a cut after the second round.
The Rhode Island contingent is led by the most recent RI Amateur champion Bobby Leopold.
This past Sunday, Leopold won his third RI Amateur Championship defeating Andrew O’Leary at Kirkbrae Country Club.
Other members of the RI contingent include RI Amateur medalist Kevin Silva, 2005 RI Amateur champion Tom McCormick and Wannamoisett’s Tyler Cooke.
Other players include Austin Cilley, Aquidneck Club’s Chase Bigham and RJ Murphy and Pawtucket’s Sam Taraian.