Mass Am Champ Connor Willett to Play New England Am at Alpine

He is helping to inspire a region and a nation, and on Monday he will tee it up in the New England Amateur at Alpine Country Club. 

19-year-old Connor Willett won the Massachusetts Amateur on Friday just days after his father, Rick Willett, passed away unexpectedly. 

Connor Willett PHOTO: Mass Golf

Willett defeated 16-year-old Ryan Downes 4&2 in the 36 hole match at Concord Country Club to take the state title. 

 “It’s definitely just a lot of self-belief in there. I’ve had some couple tough years, past couple years with just golf, and I always personally thought I could do it, and then I did it this week, which was awesome. Really was a dream come true,” said Willett afterward. 

The story made national headlines as ESPN picked it up, Boston Globe, CBS National and others. 

Willett tees off at 8:47 a.m. on Monday off the tenth tee. 

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