Shin Wins 51st Northeast Amateur

Shin Wins 51st Northeast Amateur
Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 5:37pm

New Mexico State’s 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 Country Club, Saturday afternoon.

Shin, a native of British Columbia, who will be a senior at NM 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 holes.

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.

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