RUMFORD, R.I. – Justin Shin rallied from three shots down with three to play to
overtake Jordan Russell in extra holes and win the 51st Northeast Amateur at Wannamoisett
Shin, a native of Korea who lives in British Columbia and will be a senior at New
Mexico State, birdied the 18th hole to tie Russell at seven-under par. Russell had
led the tournament’s first three rounds and owned a five stroke lead through 10
In a three-hole aggregate playoff, Shin made a great approach shot on the first
hole and sank a three-foot birdie putt. He parred the second and third playoff holes
to win the playoff by three strokes.
Shin shot 68-71-65-65 to reach the playoff. The 65 in the final round was the low
rounds of the day.
Brandon Hagy and Michael Hebert tied for third at 3-under par. Zac Blair, Tim Jackson,
Rick lamb, Bruce Woodall and Bobby Wyatt all finished at two-under par.