Deer Isle & Stonington
Originally published in
Island Ad-Vantages, August 8, 2013
Grindle has strong showing in amateur golf
In the weeks following his graduation from high school, Sam Grindle of Deer Isle has played summer amateur golf and is “pretty happy” with the results.
In the Maine Amateur Championship in Augusta July 9-11, Grindle tied for fourth place out of 132 players with a final score of +3. Winning score was -6.
At the Greater Bangor Open, at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course July 25-27, Grindle finished first out of the 13 amateurs who entered, and tied for 35th overall out of 109 in the tournament with a score of +1.
In Charlie’s Maine Open, held in Augusta July 29-30, Grindle finished tied for 79th place out of more than 130 players.
Of the tournaments, Grindle said the Greater Bangor Open left the biggest impression, as he showed up to play in shorts and the course required everyone to wear pants.
“Typically amateurs can play in shorts and pros need to wear pants,” said Grindle. In order to play, he borrowed a pair of pants from another player, and then had to cinch the pants as they were too long for him.
Grindle is heading to Rollins College in Florida in a few weeks, where he hopes to try out for the golf team.