Mike Hamilton Leads RI Stroke Play Championship After Round 1

Kirkbrae’s Mike Hamilton fired a 5-under 66 at Montaup Country Club to lead the Rhode Island Stroke Play Championship after round one. 

Hamilton is coming off a runner-up finish at the Rhode Island Amateur a couple of weeks ago at Wanumetonomy, and 36-hole Kirkbrae Club Championship qualifying this past weekend. 

Mike Hamilton PHOTO: Joe Calabro

Hamilton, the 2020 Stroke Play Champion, holds a two-shot lead over Kevin Silva and Austin Cilley heading into Tuesday’s 36-hole marathon finish. 

See Scoring HERE. 

Hamilton’s Final Round 

Hamilton opened the round with two birdies on the first two holes, before giving one back on the fourth hole. 

He immediately bounced back with a birdie on the fifth hole and parred out to turn at 34. 

On the back side, Hamilton birdied the 13th hole and then added birdies on 16 and 17 to shoot 66. 

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