Devereaux Leads Mid-Am After Opening Round 65
The 2021 Maine Mid-Amateur got underway this morning at Brunswick GC, with a full field of 132 players competing in the first individual championship of the season. When the dust settled, it was host club member Derek Devereaux with a career-low round of 65 (-7) to take the lead at the halfway point of the tournament.
After a bogey on his opening hole of the day, Devereaux was clearly unfazed, rattling off four straight birdies on the following holes. After adding one more birdie before heading to the second nine, he turned at -4. He subsequently birdied three of the first four holes on the second nine to get to -7, and parred his way into the house for his opening 65.
Sitting three shots back is Eric Angis, a new member at Brunswick GC for the 2021 season. Angis made four birdies and an eagle on his round to post a score of 68 (-4) for solo second. Devereaux and Angis will be joined in tomorrow’s final pairing by Matt Ouellette (Martindale CC), who opened with a 69 to sit in third place.
In addition to the overall championship, there are three exemptions available into this year’s Maine Amateur Championship at Kebo Valley. The spots will be awarded to the top three finishers not otherwise exempt into the state’s premier amateur championship in July.
Play will resume tomorrow morning at 7:00 am, with the leaders slated to go out at 2:10 pm.