13-Year Old Patrick Welch Advances to Match Play at RI Amateur

Ken Bell


At age 13, Patrick Welch is the the youngest player ever to compete at the RI Amateur, and he's making the most of it.  Welch advanced to match play by shooting 5-over par in the medal rounds.  He finished tied for 10th and in the field of 32 at Quidnessett Country Club.

Bobby Leopold, Brendan Lemp, Brad Valois, and Jay Barrow finished in a tie for medalist honors, all shooting even par.