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Five start times to keep an eye on

Northeast Amateur: Five tee times to keep an eye on


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The Northeast Amateur Invitational will be held June 19-22 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island. It is the second event of the 2024 Elite Amateur Golf Series. Last year, Nick Dunlap took the win, tying Caleb Surratt for the title. Since then, both players have turned pro. Dunlap won the American Express and moved to the PGA Tour, while Surratt joined Jon Rahm's team at LIV Golf.

The Northeast Amateur has a historic list of winners, including Ben Crenshaw, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Luke Donald, Scott Hoch, John Cook, Hal Sutton and David Duval. It has been held annually since 1962 at the Donald Ross-designed Wannamoisett Country Club.

The number of participants is limited to 90 elite players, there is a cut after 54 holes and the entire tournament is played in teams of two.

Designed by Donald Ross in 1914, Wannamoisett Country Club is considered one of the finest in New England. Thick, rough lines form narrow fairways, while the large greens are undulating and difficult to read.

Golf Digest ranked this course 47th on its “100 Best Golf Courses in America” ​​in 1995-96 and 52nd in 1997-98. The same publication also rated it a “Best in State” course in 1995-98.

8:24 a.m. ET: Brendan Valdes, David Ford

Valdes, two of the best college players in the country, just won the national championship with Auburn and is playing in the U.S. Open, while Ford is coming off a successful season at North Carolina. Ford also caddied for his brother Maxwell Ford at the Sunnehanna Amateur, where he finished T2.

8:48 a.m. ET: Jackson Van Paris, Ben Warian

Van Paris won the 2023 Sunnehanna Amateur while Warian won the 2024 Sunnehanna Amateur. Will there be match play at Sunnehanna Country Club to determine the true champion?

8:56 a.m. ET: Blades Brown, Gray Albright

Brown is one of the best juniors in the game and had a successful professional debut at the Myrtle Beach Classic, while Albright helped lead the Florida State Seminoles to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships.

9:04 a.m. ET: Gordon Sargent, Stewart Hagestad

Both players just played in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Sargent is ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Rankings and finished T2 at the NCAA Individual Championships. Hagestad is ranked No. 3 in the AmateurGolf.com Mid-Amateur Rankings and has won the Crump Cup, the Azalea Invitational and the 2023 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

1:18 p.m. ET: Miles Russell, Max Herendeen

Russell had a successful professional debut on the Korn Ferry Tour and will make his PGA Tour debut in two weeks at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Herendeen finished tied for second at the NCAA Individual Championships and held the lead after 54 holes at the Sunnehanna Amateur.

ABOUT THE Northeast Amateur

The Northeast Amateur has a long list of winners, including Ben Crenshaw, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Luke Donald, Scott Hoch, John Cook, Hal Sutton and David Duval. The tournament has been held annually since 1962 at the Donald Ross-designed Wannamoisett Country Club. The number of participants is limited to 90 elite players; there is a cut after 54 holes and the entire tournament is played in pairs.

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