BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire – Team Massachusetts captured the boys division title at the New England Junior Amateur on Wednesday by a landslide. The boys had a 20-stroke lead over second-place finisher Team Connecticut.
Team Rhode Island captured the Girls Division, finishing with a final score of 5-over. Coming in second was Team Connecticut, shooting 11-over to finish the round. In third was Team Massachusetts, scoring a total of 17-over.
Coming into the final round with an advantage of 17 strokes, Massachusetts cruised to a boys division win with a 3-under Round 3 score. The team was able to count three below-par scores on Wednesday: a 2-under 70 from Patrick Ginnity, and two 1-under 71s from Reese Jensen and Sascha Robinson. Ryan Scollins and Alan Rose both contributed an even-par 72 and 1-over 73.
The Rhode Island girls' team entered the day with an 3-stroke advantage and stood their ground moving into the last round. The girls were lead by Kylie Eaton, who shot 5-under her first day and 3-over the final day.
The boys division individual title went to Team Connecticut's Luke Stennett, who finished the championship with a total of 12-under par. Coming in tied for second place was Team New Hampshire's Josiah Hakala and Team Maine's Eli Spaulding, both players trailed one stroke behind Stennett, finishing at 11-under. Tied for fourth were Team Massachusetts players CJ Winchenbaugh and Sascha Robinson, finishing with scores of 8-under.
Team Rhode Island's Kylie Eaton won the girls individual title as she finished the rounds with a total score of 2-under. Following in second was Team New Hampshire's Carys Fennessy, who shot a 2-over to end the round. In third was Team Connecticut's Aoife Devaney who shot 3-over. Taking fourth place was Annie Dai (7-over), of Team Massachusetts.
BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire - After getting off to a misty start at the New England Junior Amateur Championship on Tuesday, Team Massachusetts and Team Rhode Island never looked back as they took leads in the Boys and Girls Divisions.
Massachusetts finished Rounds 1 and 2 in the Boys Division at 30-under, fueled by a 16-under team score during the first round, and a 14-under performance in the second. In the Girls Division, Rhode Island logged an even team score, 7 strokes ahead of second place Team Connecticut.
Connecticut boasts the individual leader in the Boys Division: Luke Stennett, who finished with 11-under 133. Leading the Girls Division is Team Rhode Island's Kylie Eaton, shooting 5-under 139 to finish the day. Team New Hampshire's Carys Fennessy trails Eaton by 2 strokes, as she finished the day with a final score of 2-under 142.
Massachusetts' early lead was thanks to strong morning performances from CJ Winchenbaugh and Tom Murdough, who shot a 9-under 63 and 3-under 69, respectively, during Round 1. Winchenbaugh's 63 set a new competitive course record.
It's a tight race for the Boys Division after the first day. There is a four-way tie for second place at 9-under 135 between Team Maine's Eli Spaulding, Team New Hampshire's Josiah Hekala, and Team Massachusetts' CJ Winchenbaugh and Tom Murdough.
The rest of the teams will have a lot of catching up to do in the Boys Division, as second place is currently 17 strokes behind. In the Girls Division, in second place is Team Connecticut, trailing by 7 strokes.