Closing down the New England Open
Shattuck surpasses Hull in Sudden Death
The 2018 New England Open came to an end Wednesday, June 6th. Going into round two, six competitors we all square at 5-under par (67). The Championship was in nearly anyone’s hands. With conditions in central Vermont being exceptionally better than yesterday’s, competitors saw lots of sun and little rain.
The Highlands course held all 36 holes of play and the competitors were extremely satisfied with the condition. Tee times began at 8:00 a.m. and the clouds were rolling over the mountains in the distance, the course could not have been more visually appealing. See our Instagram for pictures, here.
By 12:30 p.m. all the competitors were off and running. The six that sat atop the leader board did whatever they could to separate themselves from the pack as 22 other players started round two with an under par score.
Braden Shattuck of Ashton, PA began his second round at 11:20 am with a round one score of 2-under par (70). Shattuck had to play some catchup if the top six competitors carried on similar play from round one. Shattuck took the course hole by hole and played near perfect golf, firing the lowest round of the entire tournament (-6).
Shattuck entered the clubhouse well before the final groupings, with a long trip back to PA he could have easily considered packing up and leaving The Quechee Club.
Red Covered Bridge
Six way Tie in Quechee After Round One
The 43rd New England Open is at the midway point at The Quechee Club as all 84 competitors completed round 1. After 18 holes of Championship Golf on the par-72 Highlands course, the field of 18 amateurs and 66 Professionals are looking ahead to round 2.
2018 marks the 22nd year that The Quechee Club has hosted the New England Open. Following last year’s weather cancellation, it was nice to see championship golf back in central Vermont. The backdrop to the course was the scenic Quechee Ski Hill with ski lifts visible on various holes. The Club is home to another 18-hole course and a beautiful pool area.
The conditions in the green mountain state started off promising with the temperatures in the mid 50s and brief glimpses of sunlight until around 12:30pm. After all the groups teed off the rain began falling in Quechee, a majority of the field battled through the trying conditions.
Despite the rain, competitors were able to attack the Highland Course with 28 players coming in under par. Competitors from as far as Florida, South Carolina, and Quebec made their way to Vermont for this year’s Open Championship.