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Trio of NH Golfers to Tee It Up at U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

September 13th, 2019

Concord, NH – Pat Pelletier (Hanover CC), Matt Burroughs (Derryfield CC), and James Pleat (Nashua CC) are all headed to Colorado this weekend to tee it up in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship being held at Colorado Golf Club and CommonGround Golf Course, September 14-19.  All three have captured an NHGA title and are sure to make New Hampshire proud as compete among the top mid-amateur golfers.
 
Pelletier received an exemption into the championship with his status in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).  With his Top 30 position among the mid-amateur golfers in WAGR, he will make his way to his first-ever USGA championship.  Pelletier recently won the New Hampshire Stroke Play Championship in August as he surged up the leaderboard on the final day to win by six strokes.  Last season he was named the NHGA Thomas J. Leonard, Jr Player of the Year for his accomplishments, including finishing runner-up at the 2018 New Hampshire Amateur Championship and by capturing the 2018 New Hampshire Stroke Play Championship title.
 
Both Burroughs and Pleat advanced to the championship proper by earning one of the five qualifying spots at the New Haven Country Club qualifier in August.  Burroughs led the entire field by firing four-under par, 66.  Pleat followed in close behind with one-under par, 69.  Having won the New Hampshire Amateur Championship back in 2006, Burroughs has experience with the format of this championship and looks forward to competing against the best mid-amateur golfers around the world.
 
For Pleat, his experience competing in USGA events should give him confidence entering this tournament.  He has played in multiple U.S. Amateur Championships, including the 2012 U.S. Amateur where CommonGround Golf Course was the companion course.  Last year, Pleat won the New Hampshire Mid-Amateur Championship and this year he competed in the Massachusetts Amateur Championship held at The Country Club where he was fortunate enough to make the cut to match play.  This weekend, James will have his father, Phil, on the bag.  The two competed together in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four Ball Championship at Pinehurst where they were one of four father-son duos playing.  Phil is set to be inducted into the New Hampshire Golf Hall of Fame next month.
 
The U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship is a six-day championship where 264 competitors will begin by playing 18 holes at each host course the first two days.  The field will then be cut to 64 for match and culminate with a 36-hole final match on the final day to determine the champion.
 
The NHGA would like to wish Pat, Matt and James the best of luck in Colorado!
 
Pairings & Tee Times:  https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2019/u-s--mid-amateur.html#!starting-times