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Pleat (the younger) starts strong in State Am

Staff Report
July 08. 2013 9:29PM
Damon Salo of The Shattuck Golf Club lines up a putt during the State Amateur Championship at the Golf Club of New England on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
State Amateur Golf Championship Results
First Round

STRATHAM — Scores after the first round of the 2013 State Amateur Golf Championship at the Golf Club of New England:

James Pleat, Nashua 70
Jamie Ferullo, Rochester 71
Joe Cooper, Portsmouth 72
Tom Hixon, WBTS 72
Damon Salo, Shattuck GC 72
Billy Forcier, Abenaqui 74
Michael Killam, Newport 74
Chris Houston, Laconia 74
Chelso Barrett, Bretwood, 75
Fletcher Sokul, Concord 75
Nick Fairweather, Windham 75
Chase Dembisky, Souhegan Woods 76
Sean Lacey, Intervale 76
Michael Mahan, Oaks Golf 76
Jim Cilley, Canterbury Woods 76
Austin Fox, Intervale 76
Jake Nutter, Manchester 76
Tim Manwaring, Bretwood 77
Connor Greenleaf, Windham 77
Mike Peters, Portsmouth 77
Brett Wilson, Golf Club of NE 77
Kurt Wuenschel, Baker Hill 77
Ryan Kohler, Hooper GC 78
David Sherborne, Derryfield, 78
Eric Foster, Waukewan 78
Daniel Arvanitis, Derryfield 78
Steve Lane, Green Meadow 78
Chris Atwood, Rochester 78
Joe Leavitt, Atkinson 78
Chris Rivard, Manchester 78
Jamin Somero, Crotched Mtn. 78
Griffin Brown, Overlook 78
Adam Godbout, Concord 79
CJ Konkowski, Rochester 79
Ian Landry, Loudon 79
Makenzie Denver, Derryfield 79
David Larrivee, Manchester 79
Joe Toland, Hanover 79
Josh LaCasse, Pembroke Pines 79
Josh Chamberlain, Crotched Mtn. 79
Chris Kelloway, Portsmouth 79
Eric Soderman, Hoodkroft 79
Dylan Evans, Stonebridge 79
Phil Pleat, Nashua 79
Will McLaughlin, Concord 80
Craig Steckowych, Portsmouth 80
Codi Daudelin, Cochecho 80
Matthew Killam, Newport 80
Ryan Brogan, Nashua 80
Jon Malloy, Oaks Golf 80
Scott Underhill,Manchester 80
Patrick Paulson, Souhegan Woods 80
Alex von Svoboda, Baker Hill 80
Ryan Friel, Overlook 80
Larry Nuttall, Green Meadow 80
Scott Rowell, Rochester 80
Bill Everett, Owl’s Nest 81
Bob Landry, Loudon 81
Bo Harris, Intervale 81
Ryan Tombs, Manchester 81
Vince Kimball, Hanover 81
Colin McGee, Pease GC 81
David Kane, Derryfield, 81
Peter Keilty, Portsmouth 82
Tyler Silver, Hanover, 82
Kurt Eddins, Exeter 82
Andrew Hebert, Portsmouth 82
Michael Martel, Crotched Mtn 82
Pete Desjardins, Atkinson 82
Hayden Maroun, Ridgewood 82
Albie Powers III, Keene 82
Thomas Bouchard, Nashua 82
John Esterbrook, Crotched Mtn. 82
Jeremiah O’Neill, Windham 82
Jeff Weishaar, Atkinson 83
Justin Jennings, Green Meadow 83
Adham Darwish, Laconia 83
Matthew Paradis, Derryfield 83
Ken Nilson, Ridgewood 83
Andy Hunnewell, Carter 84
Dylan Tooch, Rochester 84
Patrick Taber, Rochester 84
Jimmy Lyndes, Portsmouth 84
Rich Reeves, Canterbury Woods 84
Ricky Bergevin, Pembroke Pines 84
Geoff Martin, Canterbury Woods 84
Dan Doyle, Canterbury Woods 84
Patrick Rahn, GC of NE 84
Charles Felch, Pease 84
Jeff Sullivan, Sky Meadow 84
Roman Ojala, Shattuck GC 85
Curt Graham, Souhegan Woods 85
Ryan Fuller, Keene 85
Tony Fournier, Portsmouth 85
Nathan Roth, Hanover 85
Ryan Butler, Windham 85
Rick Moreau, Sky Meadow, 85
James McKee, Windham 85
Jim Jankowski, Canterbury Woods 86
Seth Cross, Canterbury Woods 86
Daniel Mulkern, GC of NE 86
Chris Jacques, Beaver Meadow 86
Mark Brogan, Green Meadow 86
Max Linemayr, WBTS 86
Aaron Slyman, Shattuck GC 86
Dan Kish, Rochester 86
Michael Schnell, Owl’s Nest 86
Nick Adjutant, Rochester 86
Mike Blair, Bretwood 86
Jonah Choe, Atkinson 87
James Branham, Sagamore-Hampton 87
Colin Barnea, Rochester 87
Jeffrey Rogers, Breakfast Hill 87
Dave Mollica, GC of NE 87
Nick Kostis, Cochecho 87
John DeVito, Indian Mound 87
Tim Driscoll, GC of NE 87
Jack Benson, Den Brae 87
Charles McNeeley, CC of NH 87
Dan Noonan, Oaks Golf, 88
Peter Beaulieu, Atkinson 88
Nicholas Kalil, Portsmouth 88
Tom Mareno, Manchester 88
Kevin Doherty, Manchester 88
Richard Gray, Crotched Mtn 89
Eric Whitmore, Atkinson 89
Dan Schultz, Concord 89
Todd Becker, Intervale 89
Alec Brunelle, Atkinson 90
Zach Pollard, Hanover 90
Kevin Ferendo, Candia Woods 91
Steve Denver, Derryfield 92
Chris Pollet, Portsmouth 92
Michael Vedrani, Pease GC 93
Patrick Mahan, Intervale 93
Patrick McGinley, Manchester, 94
Steve Schultz, Blackmount 94
Bill Cahill, Nashua 95
Glenn Guillemette, Oaks Golf 96
Mark Mancini, Atkinson 97
Dave Mattson, Concord, 98
Kell Traffie, Crotched Mtn. 98
Thomas Ellis III, Eastman 100
Wayne Farmer, Den Brae 107

Phil Pleat and his son, James, enjoyed a special moment in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., last summer when they became the third father-son duo in history to compete in the United States Amateur Championship.

Closer to home on Monday at the Golf Club of New England in Stratham, James Pleat got off to a solid start toward doing something his father has already done three times: winning the New Hampshire Golf Association State Amateur Championship.

Pleat of Nashua CC shot a two-under 70 to lead the field of 144 after the first round of medal play. Today’s second round will determine the field of 64 who will advance to match play beginning on Wednesday.Pleat takes a one-shot lead into today’s round over Jamie Ferullo of Rochester CC. Trailing Pleat by two strokes with an even par 72 are Joe Cooper of Portsmouth CC, newly crowned NHGA Juniors champion Tom Hixon of Rye and Damon Salo of the Shattuck Golf Club.

Pleat did not bogey a single hole on Monday. He registered a birdie on a par 4 ninth hole and went two-under with his second birdie on the par 3 14th hole.

Ferullo on the other hand had a topsy-turvy round.

He was five-over on the front nine despite making an eagle on the par 5, third hole. But bogeys on holes two, six, and nine coupled with double bogeys on holes five and seven cost him.

However it was a far different story on the back side. He eagled the par 5 10th hole and then ran the table for four straight birdies on holes 14 through 17 before parring out on 18.

Cooper was two-over after the first nine and managed to break even with four birdies on the back nine.

Salo was two-under after nine and hit the skids, bogeying 10 and 11 and carding a double bogey on hole 15.

Hixon has been hot of late, winning the NHGA Junior Championship at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands in Salem, besting Matthew Paradis of Manchester Central, a solid player out of Derryfield CC. Hixon birdied holes 15, 16 and 17 to pull even for a shot at medalist today.

Jim Cilley of Canterbury Woods, the 2011 champ, sits in a six-way tie for 12th place with a 76.

Defending champ Joe Leavitt of Atkinson finished the day with a six-over 78. Phil Pleat, the three-time champ, is at seven-over 79 while two-time champ Craig Steckowych of Portsmouth is at 80. Dan Arvanitis of Derryfield, the 2001 champ, faired better with a 78.

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