Dickson, O’Leary Snag Top 10 Finishes at Providence Open

Will Dickson and Andrew O’Leary both made big charges on Friday to climb into a top ten finish at the Providence Open at Triggs Memorial Golf Course.

 Dickson carded a four-under 68 on Friday to finish five-under for the tournament and in a tie for seventh.

Will Dickson PHOTO: Joe Calabro

 “Kind of a slow start. I made bogey on four, but then birdied five, six, seven and eight, barely missed a birdie putt on nine. Birdied ten and after I birdied ten, I thought if I could get to seven or eight under, that might have a chance,” Dickson told GolfNewsRI after the round. 

O’Leary was one-over for the tournament after the first round, but on Friday, he made five birdies and an eagle to finish at four-under overall and in a tie for 10th. 

Andrew O’Leary PHOTO: Joe Calabro

“It was still a little bit of a slow start. Those first few holes you just kinda get by and then you get a few birdie holes right after that. I made the turn at one-under. Finally on the back nine I started hitting some better shots and giving myself birdie looks. I got on a hot streak on holes 13-15, where I played them at four-under,” said the former RI Amateur champion after the round. 

Brad Adamonis was the third Rhode Island pro golfer in the field and he finished in a tie for 33rd at one-over par. 

Scoring HERE

 Tournament Champs 

The tournament was won by North Carolina’s Brian Hughes, who finished ten-under par for the week to edge Ethan Whitney and Brandon Berry by one shot. 

Brian Hughes, Morgan Smith, Ethan Whitney PHOTO: Dave Adamonis

Whitney took home low amateur honors, after a seven-under par second round. 

Morgan Smith won the women’s division at even par, while Morgan MacLeod finished in sixth place at 20-over. 

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