Massachusetts teen John Broderick wins New England Amateur title, Rutland’s Nelson 5th

CONCORD, Mass. – Sixteen-year-old John Broderick of Massachsetts birdied the second playoff hole to capture the 91st New England Amateur golf championship.

Broderick’s 1-under 69 in the third round on Thursday at Concord Country CLub earned a playoff berth with Nick Maccario, the clubhouse leader at 4-under after tournament officials were forced to scrap the fourth round after a five-hour weather delay.

Maccario, also of Massachusetts, surged up the leaderboard with his second straight 67, carding just one bogey in his final 36 holes.

When play resumed following the delay, Broderick, who won the New England Junior Open last week, tucked away two pars to force extra holes.

Rutland Country Club’s Jared Nelson nabbed fifth to be the top Vermonter in the event. His 69 on Thursday got him to 2-over for 54 holes. Starting on the 10th tee, he birdied four of the final six holes on his opening nine to turn in 33.

Rutland's Jared Nelson rolls a putt on the ninth green during the first round of the Vermont Amateur golf championship on Tuesday at Stowe Country Club.

Maine’s Caleb Manuel, the first-round co-leader, claimed third at 2-under. Massachusetts’ Christian Emmerich was fourth at 1-over.

Rutland’s Garren Poirier tied for 11th at 5-over after putting up a 71 Thursday. Barre’s Bryson Richards was a shot back at to tie for 14th and Rutland’s Max Major finished at 7-over to tie for 21st.

Connecticut will host the 2021 championship. The site is to be determined.

EARLIER COVERAGE

Day 1:Poirier leads Vermonters on Day 1 of 2020 New England Amateur

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

Tournament hub: Full results

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