Four Vermonters make cut as Broderick charges to top on Day 2 of New England Amateur

CONCORD, Mass. – A tournament-best 5-under 65 on Wednesday sent John Broderick to the solo lead through two rounds of the New England Amateur.

Broderick, at 3-under for the tournament, owns a two-shot lead on a quintet of golfers with 36 holes to go at Concord Country Club. The 16-year-old from Wellesley, Massachusetts is coming off a victory last week in the New England Junior Open.

First-round co-leaders Tim Umphrey (Massachusetts) and Caleb Manuel (Maine) are among the five players at 1-under after each posted a 73 on Day 2. They are joined by William Huang (New Hampshire), Jack Tegan (Massachusetts) and Nick Maccario (Massachusetts).

Former US Mid-Amateur champion Matt Parziale (Massachusetts) is one of two players tied for seventh at even par.

Four Vermonters made the cut to Thursday’s 36-hole finale.

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Barre's Bryson Richards hits his second shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the Vermont Amateur golf championship on Wednesday at Stowe Country Club.

Barre’s Bryson Richards (2-over) climbed to 12th with an even-par 70. The University of Rhode Island sophomore-to-be bagged an eagle on the first hole and made it around the back nine in 1-under 34.

Rutland’s Jared Nelson is tied for 13th at 3-over, improving his standing with a 71, while club mate Garren Poirier dropped to a tie for 20th after a 73 left him 4-over for the championship. 

Max Major, also of Rutland Country Club, used a 72 on Wednesday to sneak inside the cutline into a tie for 32nd at 6-over. 

Defending champion Xavier Marcoux of Massachusetts landed right on the cut line (7-over) to reach the final two rounds of competition with a chance to defend his crown.

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