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July 18. 2013 8:41PM

Grantham’s Russell captures New England Amateur crown


Evan Russell of Grantham shot a three-over 74 round Thursday that was good enough to win the 54-hole 84th New England Amateur Championship by one stroke at the Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington, Vt.

Russell, who plays out of the Country Club of Vermont and for the University of Hartford, carded a five-under 68-66-74-208 total.

He edged out Brad Valois of Warwick, R.I.. who tallied a three-round total of 72-67-70-209.

“This is the best,” said Russell in a story Thursday on the New England Golf Association website. “I have played well in high school and in college, but I have never won anything in college. This is the first time that I have won something pretty significant. It’s nice.”

In Thursday’s round, Russell converted 15 pars and bogeyed three holes. For the tournament, he parred 39 holes, 10 birdies and had just five bogeys.

About the course Russell said “I think that some people might try to overpower it. It’s just not necessary. I didn’t hit driver today and I just laid back and hit fairways and greens and missed putts.”

Damon Salo of Keene’s Bretwood (73-69-72-214) finished ninth overall, just one stroke ahead of Ryan Kohler (67-76-72-215) of Hooper GC of Walpole.

Ending in a tie for 18th place was Chris Houston of Laconia (69-75-74-218) and, one shot behind Houston in a tie for 23rd place was Joe Leavitt of Atkinson (77-74-68-219).

Joseph Toland of Hanover (75-68-79-222) ended tied for 35th place. Tied for the 50th spot was Ryan Tombs (77-75-76-228) of Manchester.

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