Rhode Island Connections at 2023 U.S. Amateur

The 2023 U.S. Amateur is set to get underway this week at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado. 

There are multiple players with Rhode Island ties in the field, including a few Bryant University stars and former/current Northeast Amateur winners. 

The Amateur starts with two days of stroke play qualifying followed by match play starting on Wednesday. 

RI Connections

Tyler Dupuis

Bryant University star Ty Dupuis qualified for the U.S. Amateur after taking medalist honors at the U.S. Am qualifier at Ledgemont last month.

Dupuis fired rounds of 70 and 69 on Tuesday to win medalist honors by one shot over Florida’s Nicholas Solimene, who is also advancing to the Amateur. 

Dupuis will be a senior at Bryant this fall.

Dupuis tees off at 8:17 a.m. Colorado time.

Jack Woods

Former Bryant star Jack Woods is back in the U.S. Amateur for the second straight year. 

Woods made it to the U.S. Am last year and qualified for match play, giving him an automatic berth into this year’s tournament.

Woods tees off at 9:12 a.m. 

Joey Lenane

Leanne is one of the top ranked amateur players in Massachusetts. 

Just a few weeks ago, he won the New England Amateur up in Maine and became the first Massachusetts native to do so since 2000. 

He is set for his sophomore year at North Carolina State. 

Dylan Menante

Dylan Menante PHOTO: Joe Calabro

University of North Carolina star Dylan Menante won back-to-back Northeast Amateur Championships in 2021-22.

At this year’s Northeast Amateur, he snagged a top ten finish despite not having his best stuff during the week.

He made a deep run in last year’s U.S. Amateur, nearly getting to the championship match.

Menante tees off at 8:50 a.m.

Nick Dunlap

Alabama rising sophomore Nick Dunlap drained about a 15 foot putt on the 18th hole at Wannamoisett to win the 2023 Northeast Amateur over Caleb Surratt. 

Nick Dunlap PHOTO: Joe Calabro

Surratt is also in the field.

Dunlap went on to win the North & South Amateur at Pinehurst the very next week. 

He tees off at 7:33 a.m. at Colorado Golf Club. 

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