Menante Wins 2nd Straight Northeast Amateur in Record Breaking Fashion

Dylan Menante won his second consecutive Northeast Amateur title on Saturday afternoon at Wannamoisett Country Club, and he did it in record breaking fashion. 

“I think it shows that I am good enough to be here. I like this course a lot so it is cool to do it… it’s cool to win,” said Menante in his post round media scrum. 

Dylan Menante PHOTO: Joe Calabro

Menante, now a North Carolina Tar Heel, finished at 19-under par for the tournament, a new Northeast Amateur record. 

“That was cool to do. With the redesign, I don’t know if it will be easier in the future or not, but definitely started off on a good note,” Menante said. 

For what it is worth, he also owns the 54 and 36 hole scoring record. 

“That’s really cool, this is one of the best amateur tournaments all summer, so it is cool to be a part of that history,” added Menante. 

He is the first repeat winner of the Northeast Amateur since Luke Donald did it in 2000 and 2001. 

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Menante Rolls 

Menante opened the the final round with an insurmountable 11-shot lead, and needed to shoot at worst a 1-over 70 to take the tournament record. 

“It’s a little tough (to keep mind in it), sometimes it’s like ‘I can give a couple away’, you don’t have to be grinding for par, can be less aggressive. But today I still took an aggressive line, still trying to keep my mind in it,” said Menante. 

After the playing the front nine of his final round at one-under, Menante made birdie on the tenth hole, then a pair of bogeys on the 11th and 15th holes.  

He closed the tournament with birdies on 17 and 18. 

His birdie on 18 was nothing more than a tap in as he almost dunked it from the middle of the fairway. 

“Yea, just lipped out. I was trying to hit a low bump into the green, thankfully it didn’t roll too far past and it was an easy finish,” Menante said.

Local Finishes

Patrick Welch led the locals with a tied for 10th.

He posted a four round score of 273.

Davis Chatfield finished 15th and Chris Francoeur finished in 60th.

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