Team Rhode Island Set for New England Junior Amateur
The top junior players in the state are in New Hampshire for the next two days representing Team Rhode Island in the New England Junior Amateur at Mt. Washington Resort.
Each state’s roster consists of seven boys and three girls, all battling for individual and team honors.
Historically, Rhode Island has had a tough time overcoming the power house teams of Massachusetts and Connecticut, but perhaps that changes this year.
Meet Team Rhode Island
Williams is coming off an incredible stretch of golf, winning the RI Girls Junior Amateur and RI Women’s Amateur basically within a week of each other.
Kylie made it to the championship match of the Rhode Island Junior Amateur before losing to Williams. She most recently lost to her sister, Adriana, in the semi-finals of the RI Women’s Amateur at Kirkbrae.
The younger Eaton took medalist honors at the Rhode Island Women’s Amateur this past week, then lost in the championship match to Williams. Earlier this summer, Eaton won the High School Golf State Championship and back in April, won the McCampbell Cup title.
Jackson won his third straight RI Boys Junior Amateur two weeks ago and prior to that made a deep run into the semi-final of the Rhode Island Amateur. He, along with Cole Vieira carded top 20 finishes last week at the Northern Junior. This is Max’s third trip to the New England Junior Amateur.
Sebastian Carlsson With just a few weeks until he heads off to URI, Carlsson is making his second appearance at the New England Junior Amateur. Sebastian lost to Jackson in the RI Junior Amateur final, but won the High School State Championship back in early June.
Cole Vieira Vieira is coming off a top 20 finish at the Northern Junior last week in Connecticut. Like Max, he is making his third appearance at the New England Junior Amateur. He is headed to Assumption in just a few weeks.
Sam Fuentes The Coventry star qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur and missed the match play cut by just a couple of shots. He finished tops among all of the locals in the field.
Ryan Marcantonio Marcantonio had a great senior season for East Greenwich. He lead all high school boys in stroke average at 34.7.
Earlier this summer, Owens finished inside the top 20 at the Dale Smith Jr. Stroke Play Championship.
Capalbo finished in a tie for sixth in the boys 14 & under division of the Challenge Cup Boys & Girls Championship earlier this summer. He made it to the semi-finals of the RI Junior Am before losing to Carlsson.