Six-Way Tie after Round One in New England Open

Andrew Roy did not let rain and chilly temperatures stop him from shooting 5-under par, 67, at The Quechee Club to share the lead with five other players in first round action in The New England Open.

QUECHEE, VT – At the midway point of the 43rd New England Open situated on the scenic, rolling hills of The Quechee Club, six players sit atop of the leader board after firing five-under par 67s. Three professionals, Corey Brigham (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), 2013 Mass Open Champion Evan Harmeling (Burlington, VT), and Andrew Roy (Seekonk, MA), and three amateurs, Vermont native Drake Hull (a), former Maine amateur champion Jack Wyman (a) and 2016 low amateur Matt Hutchins (a), all share the lead with 18 holes to play.

Inclement weather conditions affected most of the 84-player field. Temperatures in the Green Mountain state started off promising in the mid 50s with brief glimpses of sunlight but around 1 p.m. light rain was a factor and tested the field in some way, shape or form.

Andrew Roy of Seekonk, MA shot nines of 33-34-67 and had himself a rollercoaster of a round. Roy’s front nine consisted of 6 birdies and 3 bogeys and he made his first par on the 10th hole. In all, Roy made nine birdies offset by four bogeys.

A total of 29 are sitting under par including three-time OMEGA Wogan Player of the Year Shawn Warren, two-time PGA of America Player of the Year Rich Berberian, Jr., and 2014 New England Open Champion Jesse Larson (Mendon, VT).

Final round action is shaping up to be a good, old-fashion shootout with 20 players within three shots of the leaders. Follow live scoring at: www.nepga.com

June 5, 2018

2018 New England PGA

New England Open Championship

Quechee Club

Quechee, VT

Par 36-36–72

Round 1 Results

T1 Drake Hull (a), West Rutland, VT 32-35–67 -5

T1 Jack Wyman (a), South Freeport, ME 32-35–67 -5

T1 Corey Brigham, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 34-33–67 -5

T1 Evan Harmeling, Burlington, VT 33-34–67 -5

T1 Andrew Roy, Seekonk, MA 33-34–67 -5

T1 Matt Hutchins (a), Naples, FL 33-34–67 -5

T7 Bart George, Arnold, MD 33-35–68 -4

T7 Thomas Stirling, Sarasota, FL 35-33–68 -4

T7 Shawn Warren, Cape Elizabeth, ME 36-32–68 -4

T10 Chris Wiatr, Woodbury, CT 34-35–69 -3

T10 Ryan Tombs (a), Bedford, NH 33-36–69 -3

T10 Rich Berberian, Hooksett, New Hampshire 33-36–69 -3

T10 Jonathan Pannone, East Greenwich, RI 35-34–69 -3

T10 Matt Arvanitis, Hooksett, NH 33-36–69 -3

T15 Nick Antonelli, Atkinson, NH 34-36–70 -2

T15 James Sokul (a), Conocrd, NH 36-34–70 -2

T15 Eddy Black (a), Shrewsbury, MA 37-33–70 -2

T15 Mickey Werenski, South Hadley, MA 37-33–70 -2

T15 Griffin Brown, Hollis, NH 35-35–70 -2

T15 Blake Morris, Hobe Sound, FL 37-33–70 -2

T15 Alex Rainville, Waterford, VT 33-37–70 -2

T15 Braden Shattuck, Aston, PA 35-35–70 -2

T15 Evan Russell, Stowe, VT 34-36–70 -2

T24 Peter French, Franklin, MA 35-36–71 -1

T24 Jesse Larson, Mendon, VT 35-36–71 -1

T24 Dave Levesque, Ste-Catherine, QC 38-33–71 -1

T24 Sam Brackett, Homosassa, FL 35-36–71 -1

T24 Patrick Kowker, Falmouth, ME 34-37–71 -1

T29 Chris Fitzpatrick, Wellesley, MA 38-34–72 E

T29 John Lazor (a), Westwood, MA 37-35–72 E

T29 Christopher Gentle, Lowell, MA 37-35–72 E

T29 Mackenzie Nelson (a), Lexington, MA 37-35–72 E

T29 Ben Bershad, Orlando, FL 38-34–72 E

T29 Matthew Paradis (a), Hooksett NH, NH 37-35–72 E

T29 Thomas Henderson, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 36-36–72 E

T29 Michael Martel, New Ipswich, NH 37-35–72 E

T37 Joseph Harney, West Roxbury, MA 36-37–73 +1

T37 Dylan Dethier, Williamstown, MA 35-38–73 +1

T37 Peter Ruymann, Newry, ME 36-37–73 +1

T37 Kirk Hanefeld, South Hamilton, MA 35-38–73 +1

T37 Rico Riciputi, Portsmouth, NH 36-37–73 +1

T37 Josh Holling, Horseheads, NY 36-37–73 +1

T37 Codi Daudelin, Strafford, NH 38-35–73 +1

T37 Louis Kelly, Jr., Sewell, NJ 35-38–73 +1

T45 Ian Thimble, Hyde Park, MA 37-37–74 +2

T45 Scott Berliner, Queensbury, NY 38-36–74 +2

T45 Michael Carbone, Brewster, MA 36-38–74 +2

T48 C.J. Konkowski, West Chesterfield, NH 39-36–75 +3

T48 Steven Dilisio (a), Swampscott, MA 35-40–75 +3

T48 Greg Martin, Ellsworth, ME 38-37–75 +3

T48 Sam Grindle, Deer Isle, ME 37-38–75 +3

T48 Alex Jamieson (a), Duxbury, MA 40-35–75 +3

T48 Franklin Bursick (a), Myrtle Beach, SC 36-39–75 +3

T48 Robert Twine, Portsmouth, VA 35-40–75 +3

T48 Joseph Hurn, Mountain Top, PA 37-38–75 +3

T48 Robert Bruso, Auburn, MA 35-40–75 +3

T48 Michael McMorrow, Columbia, CT 38-37–75 +3

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Tom Gorman, a Boston-based golf writer, is a longtime member of the Golf Writer's Association of America. Tom is a member at White Cliffs CC (Plymouth, MA) and Fiddlesticks CC (Ft. Myers, FL). Email can be sent to teetalktom@aol.com.

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