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Leaders Go Low in Inaugural NH Junior All-Star Championship

July 6th, 2021

Bretton Woods, NH- With a clear view of Mount Washington on the first tee, the opening round of the Inaugural NH Junior All-Star Championship got underway today at Mt Washington Resort and Golf Club. A couple players finished their round under par, but Aiden Azevedo (Atkinson Resort and Country Club) took to the top of the leaderboard today with his score of four under par, 68.
 
Aiden had a strong start to his round, carding four birdies in the first four holes. “I started off pretty hot today, I told myself to just keep giving myself chances, and putts just kept falling,” said Azevedo. He got into some trouble on the 9th hole with a double bogey, but still managed to keep his front nine under par.
 
Azevedo attributes his low score to his putting. “I missed two 3-footers, but I made a bunch of 7-8 foot putts to help me make those birdies”. Going into the back, Azevedo was able to card two more birdies on holes 11 and 17 to help him secure his spot.
 
Right behind Azevedo is Sam Hopkins (Youth on Course) with his score of three under par, 69. Sam carded five birdies and two bogeys today. After coming off of a couple of weeks not being able to play due to injury “this was my best round of the season” state Hopkins who will be looking to chase down Azevedo tomorrow morning.
 
Two other players who will be chasing down the leaders in the final round are Bryce Zimmerman (Nashua Country Club) and Jack Poitras (Golf Club of New England) both shot a two under par, 70.
 
Sitting on top of the girl’s division is June Doerr (Abenaqui Country Club) who shot a two over par, 74 today. Doerr, who was injured most of last season, has proved that injury won’t keep her down. She carded three birdies total which helped her claim the top spot.
 
“I did have a few mess ups, but overall, I did alright. It’s nice to just be out and be able to play again” stated Doerr about her round. When asked about what part of the course fits her game best, the immediate answer was about the greens and putting. Most players will say that putting is their hardest part of the game but for June it is the opposite. “I really liked the greens. They did a really good job with them and they are in incredible shape.”
 
Trailing right behind June is Delaney Nadeau (Youth on Course) with her score of three over par, 75. Nadeau found herself in a little bit of trouble on some holes but carded a birdie to help keep her right behind Doerr.
 
The NH Junior All-Star is a two day, 36-hole stroke play event. With 18 holes left to play in the tournament, it is a close race to the top of the leaderboard, with strong players contending.
 
Round 1 Results can be found HERE