Wannamoisett’s Forcier Wins Rhode Island Amateur Championship

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Joe Calabro, GoLocalProv Sports Team

Billy Forcier PHOTO: RIGA
Wannamoisett’s Billy Forcier defeated Jamie Lukowicz to win the Rhode Island State Amateur golf tournament on Friday afternoon at Valley Country Club.

Forcier becomes the 112th amateur champion.

Forcier Takes Early Control

In the 36 hole final match, the first 18 belonged to Forcier.

Forcier birdied the part 5 fifth hole to take a one up lead after Lukowicz made par.

Forcier would go on to win four of the next eight holes to take a five up lead following a birdie on the 13th hole.

He would take a five up lead into the second 18.

Lukowicz Battles Back

Forcier would take six up lead after the opening hole of the second 18, but Lukowicz would fight back.

After Forcier won the 22nd hole to retake a six up lead after Lukowicz cut it to five, Lukowicz would win three of the next six holes to cut his deficit to just three.

Forcier would take a four up lead on the 30th hole, before Lukowicz would drop back to back birdies to win two of the next three holes to cut his deficit to just two down.

However, Forcier would birdie the 34th hole to seal the match, winning 3 and 2.

Forcier’s Road to Championship

Forcier entered the tournament as the 21st seed and beat Ledgemont’s Andrew Roy in the first round 4&3 before beating Jake Bauer in the second round.

In the third round, Forcier faced last year’s runner up Kevin Silva. The match was tied after 18 holes , before Forcier made birdie on the playoff hole to win the match.

In the semi-final, Forcier faced Bobby Leopold.

The match was all-square after 15 holes before Forcier made birdie on the par 5 16th hole to take a one up lead. Forcier halved the next two holes to win the match one up.

The semi-final matches were completed on Friday morning after rain stopped play on Thursday.

  • 10.

    Melody Hill Golf Course 

    Melody Hill golf course opened in 1967 and is an 18 hole course that stretches 6,185 yards, adding up to a par 71. 

    Melody Hill is located on 55 Melody Hill Lane in Harmony, Rhode Island.

    18 holes with a cart will cost you $43 on weekdays  while it will cost you $47 on weekends. 

    Photo courtesy of melodyhillcc.com

     
  • 9.

    Stone-E-Lea Golf Course 

    Stone-E-Lea golf club is an 18 hole course that stretches over 6,042 yards adding up to a par 70. Stone-E-Lea opened in 1958. 

    Stone-E-Lea is located just over the border on 1411 County St. in Attleboro, Ma. 

    During the week, 18 holes with a cart will cost you $37 while on the weekends, 18 holes with a card will cost you $45. 

    Photo courtesy of selgc.com

     
  • 8.

    Chemawa Golf Course

    Chemawa is an 18 hole course that opened in 1956 and  stretches to 5,367 yards from the back tees, adding up to a par 68. 

    Chemawa Golf Club is located on 350 Cushman Rd, just over the border in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. 

    During the week, a round of golf with a cart will cost you $48 while on the weekend a round of golf with a cart will cost you $54. 

    Photo courtesy of chemawagolfclub.com

     
  • 7.

    Midville Country Club 

    Midville Country Club is a nine hole course that spreads  over 2,935 yards, adding up to a par 70, for 18 holes (play the nine holes twice from different tees.) 

    18 holes with a car at Midville during the week will cost you $59 while walking will cost you #39. . 

    On the weekend,  18 holes with a cart will cost you $63, while you can walk for $43. 

    Midville Country Club is located on 100 Lombardi Lane in West Warwick, Rhode Island.  

    Photo courtesy of midvillegolfclub.com

     
  • 6.

    Cranston Country Club 

    Cranston Country Club opened in 1974 and is an 18 hole course that stretches over 6,636 yards from the back tees, adding up to a par 71. Cranston CC  located on 69 Burlingame Rd in Cranston, Rhode Island. 

    18 Holes with a cart will cost you $59 or you can walk for $41 from Monday to Thursday. 

    Prices go up slightly on the weekend as 18 holes with a cart will cost you $65 while walking will cost you $47. 

    Photo Courtesy of cranstoncc.com

     
  • 5.

    Crystal Lake 

    Crystal Lake is an 18 hole course that stretches over 6,349 yards adding up to a par 71. 

    Crystal Lake opened in 2003 and is located on 100 Bronco Highway in Harrisville, Rhode Island.

    18 Holes with a cart  will cost you $48 from Monday to Thursday while 18 holes with a cart on the weekends will cost you $62.

    Photo courtesy of crystallakegolfclub.com

     
  • 4.

    Montaup Country Club 

    Montaup Country Club is an 18 hold course in Portsmouth, RI that stretches over 6,236 all adding up to a par 71. 

    Montaup was rated as the fifth best course you can play in the state by Golfweek magazine in 2014. 

    18 Holes with a cart will cost you $67 from the middle of May to the end of October. 

    Montaup Country Club is located at 500 Anthony Road in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.  

    Photo courtesy of montaupcc.com

     
  • 3.

    Triggs Memorial Golf Course

    Triggs Memorial Golf Course was designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1932. The course is a par 72 and spreads over 6,522 yards from the back tees. 

    Triggs was rated as the second best course you can play in the state by Golfweek Magazine in 2014. Triggs was also ranked as the 14th best course in New England by New England Golf Monthly in 2014. 

    At Triggs, you can play 18 holes with a cart for $58 during the week while on the weekends 18 holes with a cart costs $62.   

    Photo courtesy of triggs.us

     
  • 2.

    Meadow Brook Golf Club

    Meadow Brook Golf Course is one of the newest and longest public golf courses in Rhode Island, stretching 7400 yards from the back trees, adding up to a par 72. Meadow Brook originally opened in 1929 but since being purchased by the Hendrick Family in 2006, has been completely renovated. 

    Meadow brook was voted as the second best course in the state by Golfweek and the fourth best course in New England by New England Golf Monthly. 

    Meadow Brook is located on 163 Kingstown Rd in Richmond RI. 

    Meadow Broook rates are as follows: 

    Weekday (M-F)

     Before 7am : $35/walk  $50/ride 

    7am-1pm:  $50/walk  $65/ride

      Senior: $40/walk  $55/ride

    1pm-3pm: $40/walk  $55 ride

    After 3pm: $30/walk $45/ride

    Weekends & Holidays

    Before 7am: $45/walk  $60/ride

    7am-1pm: $60/walk  $75/ride

     Senior (after 11:30)  $50/walk  $65/ride

    1pm-3pm: $40/walk $55/ride

    3pm: $30/walk  $45/ride

    Tee Times are available for booking seven days in advance. 

    Photo courtesy of meadowbrookgolfri.com

     

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