Dylan Menante rewrites the record books at the Northeast Amateur

EAST PROVIDENCE — No player has at any time dominated a one edition of the Northeast Newbie like Dylan Menante.

Saturday noticed the California native rewrite the document guide on the 60th anniversary of this Elite Beginner Golf Collection occasion, and it might be just as long right before we see yet another overall performance like this at Wannamoisett Country Club.

Menante finished the 4-working day match at 19-less than par, 9 pictures distinct of what is every year one of the leading nationwide fields in the recreation. Karl Vilips was a distant second at 10-less than regardless of a potent remaining working day and North Carolina superior schooler Caleb Surratt surged into third location at 8-under.

Margin of victory, consecutive holes without having a bogey, the lower score right after 36, 54 and 72 holes — all of those people marks now belong to or are shared by Menante and past champions. Peter Uihlein and Justin Suh held the prior event-greatest at 15-underneath, winning in 2011 and 2018, respectively.

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Dylan Menante rewrites the record books at the Northeast Amateur

Dylan Menante shows the trophy he was awarded for profitable the Northeast Amateur in 2021. On Saturday, he received his 2nd in a record-breaking efficiency.

“This is one of the very best beginner tournaments in the summer months,” Menante said. “It’s just seriously interesting to be component of the record.”

Menante becomes the sixth player to seize various titles at this party. Inaugural champion Dick Siderowf won in 1962 and included one more in 1966. West Warwick native Ronnie Quinn went back-to-back again in 1964 and 1965.

It was a diverse level of competitors by the time long term Ryder Cup winner John Prepare dinner claimed consecutive crowns in 1978 and 1979 — his 2nd victory was also by nine strokes and came over Hal Sutton. Adorned novice and long run PGA Tour Champions standout Jay Sigel took house 3 titles in 1984, 1985 and 1991. Luke Donald went back-to-back again in 2000 and 2001 on his way to starting to be the long run No. 1 specialist participant in the globe.

“That’s genuinely neat to review myself to people men,” Menante said. “They’ve of course designed a name for by themselves.”

Menante carded 23 birdies against just 4 bogeys for the 7 days. He’s performed 8 event rounds at this venerable Donald Ross format more than two years — they’ve all been below par. He’s the fourth different winner to card 4 rounds under par on his way to capturing the gleaming crystal trophy, and Menante is now the only participant to do it two times.

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“To consistently do that for a span of 4 rounds is fairly extraordinary,” claimed Attleboro indigenous and club member Davis Chatfield, who finished in a 4-way tie for 15th at 1-underneath. “It’s fairly exclusive. I never assume anybody else saw that out there except for him.”

Patrick Welch prepares for a putt during the final round of the Calusa Cup in April. The former Classical star finished in a fourth-way tie for 10th place at 3-under at this week's Northeast Amateur.

Patrick Welch prepares for a putt all through the remaining spherical of the Calusa Cup in April. The previous Classical star completed in a fourth-way tie for 10th position at 3-underneath at this week’s Northeast Novice.

Menante went a span of 66 holes without the need of dropping a shot, a run that started in his third round last 12 months and finished six holes into his third round this calendar year. He extended that to an 89-hole span in which he made just two bogeys, 1 that lasted right until a miscalculation at the par-4 11th on Saturday. There were just seven full rounds of 5-less than 64 or far better this week — Menante posted a few of them.

“I imagine my putter was most likely by considerably the ideal in the discipline — three or four better than the dude following to me in strokes obtained putting,” Menante said. “Speed was unbelievable the first 3 times.”

Menante was 9-under whilst having property the 2021 version by two strokes. Jerry Ji pushed the group countrywide winner at Pepperdine all the way to the close. It was a everyday stroll up the par-4 18th for Menante this time, and he stuffed a 54-degree wedge to inside two toes for a person past straightforward birdie.

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North Carolina will be residence for Menante in 2022-23 — he’s transferring forward of the slide period. The Tar Heels are bringing in a consensus major-20 amateur who will play for the United States in his 2nd Palmer Cup upcoming weekend in Switzerland. Menante won a pair of college tournaments with the Waves final 12 months and was an honorable mention Ping All-American.

“I was form of having difficulties all those previous a few or four events in school,” Menante said. “I did not definitely know wherever my intellect was heading. Now that sort of places me on the appropriate track and demonstrates me my game is good ample to be in this article.”

Attleboro native Davis Chatfield finished in a four-way tie for 15th at 1-under at the Northeast Amateur.

Attleboro native Davis Chatfield finished in a four-way tie for 15th at 1-underneath at the Northeast Newbie.

Patrick Welch finished in a fourth-way tie for 10th place at 3-beneath, carding a 3rd straight spherical underneath par. Welch concluded with consecutive 1-under 68s and continued to bury the challenges that resulted in a missed reduce in this article last 12 months. The previous multi-sport standout at Classical will enter a graduate calendar year at Oklahoma in a several short months.

“I hit it seriously perfectly — hit a ton of greens,” Welch stated. “I experienced a large amount of chances for birdie and I didn’t putt my best. I produced a few or 4 birdies each day, but I certainly left a couple of out there.”

Chatfield set collectively his finest spherical of the week on Saturday, carding a 2-under 67. All but one of his four birdies came on the extra forgiving back 9, which includes his 3rd of the week at the par-5 17th. Chatfield’s remaining summer time highlights involve a return to the U.S. Novice — he achieved the Round of 16 at Bandon Dunes in 2020 and was a quarterfinalist at Oakmont in 2021.

“I could have scored a large amount superior,” Chatfield claimed. “Could I have caught Dylan? Almost certainly not, but which is a entire other tale.”

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This write-up at first appeared on The Providence Journal: Dylan Menante wins Northeast Novice golf tournament at 19-beneath par