If you’re thinking that Caleb Manuel of Topsham, Maine, couldn’t possibly find a bigger stage than the one on which he stood last week at the U.S. Open at The Country Club, think again.
The University of Connecticut junior is right back to the spotlight, having been given a sponsor’s exemption into the Live and Work in Maine tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour. The 72-hole competition begins Thursday at Falmouth CC in Falmouth, Maine.
It might be the PGA Tour’s developmental tour and a notch well below the U.S. Open, but it will be played in front “his Maine people.” Therefore, Manuel expects more of what he heard in Brookline (Mass.) — that is “loud, local support.”
It’s the second straight year Manuel will be part of the Live and Work in Maine field; last year, he earned it through a Monday qualifier.
This year, Manuel will share the spotlight with his friend, Cole Anderson of Camden, Maine. The sophomore at Florida State also was given a sponsor’s exemption.