Welch, Chatfield, Francoeur Lead Local 7 at Northeast Amateur

Round one of the Northeast Amateur is in the books. 

Defending champion Dylan Menante, now a North Carolina Tar Heel, leads the way with an opening round 62 (7-under). 

He teed off in the morning where scoring conditions were slightly better. 

Leading the Local 7 

Davis Chatfield, Patrick Welch and Chris Francoeur lead the local seven after the opening 18, each with a score of one-over par. 

Francoeur went off in the morning and was two-over through 12 holes before making a birdie coming in. 

Welch and Chatfield had to deal with tougher scoring conditions in the afternoon as the wind picked up. 

Chatfield was two-over through nine holes, but birdied the par-5 17th hole coming in to get it to one-over on the round. 

Davis Chatfield tees off PHOTO: Joe Calabro

Welch got off to a great start, he was three-under through his first five holes. 

However, on the 18th (his ninth) he got into trouble off the tee and ended up making a double-bogey to turn at 1-under. 

With no help from the wind, he would pick up a few more bogeys on the front side and close at one-over par. 

Rhode Island Leaderboard 

T26. Patrick Welch – 1-Over 

Davis Chatfield 

Chris Francoeur 

T68. Bobby Leopold – 4-Over 

Andrew O’Leary 

Billy Forcier 

90th. Joe Tucker – 12-Over

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