You’d be hard-pressed to find a showcase of New England amateur golf talent quite like what took place this past weekend. Not that you expected Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley. Mass., to threaten to win but seeing him in contention at the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour perhaps was not a stunner.
He has, after all, won a U.S. Junior Amateur.
But Cole Anderson getting into a share of the lead late into the Korn Ferry Tour’s Live and Work in Maine Open in Falmouth? You’re in good company if you consider it a stunner. Anderson, meanwhile, will tell you “it was kind of a dream scenario.”
Anderson was speaking from Denver after he had just played a practice round at TPC Colorado in advance of his second straight Korn Ferry Tour tournament, The Ascendant. He’s in the field courtesy of his T-3 finish before family, friends, and new-found fans at the Life and Work and, yes, he’s still riding higher than all those Rocky Mountains after that performance.
“It was my first pro tournament, in my home state, before family and friends and to play so well and have a chance to win, it was special, very special,” said Anderson, the pride of Camden, Maine.