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NORTON, Massachusetts – Five Massachusetts natives will be in the field this week for the 58th Northeast Amateur Invitational taking place at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island. The Invitational boasts a strong field which includes 75 of the best collegiate golfers from across the country, including 43 of which were named to the D1 Ping All-Region Team.
2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Matt Parziale of Brockton will join Kingston’s Herbie Aikens, Attleboro’s Davis Chatfield, Hopkinton’s Jimmy Hervol and Norfolk’s Andrew O’Leary as the five Bay State natives in the field of 92. The Northeast Amateur Invitational will be contested from Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22.
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Coming off his second straight appearance in the U.S. Open Championship this past weekend, Matt Parziale, who shot 74 -77-151 in two rounds at Pebble Beach, will aim for his first Invitational title to add to his lengthy playing resume. His longtime Massachusetts Four-Ball partner, Herbie Aikens, who most recently finished T11 at last week’s Massachusetts Open Championship, will also be vying for his first Northeast Amateur title.
20-year old Davis Chatfield and 19-year old Andrew O’Leary, who both play golf for the University of Notre Dame, will join former UConn golfer Jimmy Hervol in this week’s field against some of the nation’s top amateur golfers. O’Leary, who just finished his freshmen year at Notre Dame, most recently competed in the Massachusetts Open Championship, where he finished T27 at 1-under 215 in 54 holes. Chatfield, who just completed his sophomore season for the Irish, looks to build on his T15 finish at last year’s Northeast Amateur Invitational while Jimmy Hervol, who became the first UConn golfer in 25 years to advance to the NCAA Golf Championship in May, is making his debut at Wannamoisett later this week. Hervol is a former Massachusetts Four-Ball champion and Massachusetts Junior Amateur champion who racked up eight top-10 finishes in the 2018-19 season with the Huskies.
Among the other competitors in the field are former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS Sports analyst, Tony Romo, who will be making his inaugural debut, and California’s Stewart Hagestad, the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion. Romo comes off recent appearances in three PGA Tour events while Hagestad finished at 1-under 275 at last year’s Northeast Amateur Invitational – good enough for a 14th place finish.
In addition to Parziale, three other players in the field are coming off appearances in the U.S. Open Championship, including Hagestad, Noah Norton, of Georgia Tech, and Duke University standout Chandler Eaton, who was one of four amateurs to make the cut at Pebble Beach. Eaton shot 72-70-73-74 to finish at 5 over 289 to finish T58.
The Northeast Amateur has a rich history of talented players who have competed in the event, including former champions Dustin Johnson, Anthony Kim, David Duval and Ben Crenshaw. The Northeast Amateur Invitational is ranked No. 4 on the U.S. Amateur golf events by the R&A World Amateur Rankling List.
Wednesday, June 19th: (18 Holes, Stroke Play)
Thursday, June 20th: (18 Holes, Stroke Play)
Friday, June 21st: (18 Holes, Stroke Play)
Saturday. June 22nd: (18 Holes, Stroke Play)
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