Something about playing golf for the University of Connecticut bodes well should you want to compete for a state amateur title somewhere in New England.
The reigning Maine State Amateur champ, Caleb Manuel, has had two stellar seasons playing for the Huskies and now Jared Nelson has joined the club, so to speak.
Nelson, whose father is the head professional at Rutland CC, came home with a sizzling 65 to win the Vermont State Amateur at Brattleboro CC.
Elsewhere, Matt Parziale was one of two Massachusetts golfers to earn bids into the U.S. Amateur. A full rundown of how New Englanders have fared recently is below.