Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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August 22, 2013

Brennan takes trip to golf paradise

Ponders future after U.S. Amateur at The Country Club in Brookline

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“I gave some shots away in the first round, and in a field like this, it’s just something you can’t do,” he said.

Still, after starting at four-over at Charles River, Brennan flashed some of his best golf out of the gate at TCC, to give himself at least a glimmer of hope. Through eight holes, he was even par, and he figured a 2-under 68 might get it done.

“But then, you really are staring at some of the toughest holes in golf,” Brennan said. “Holes 9-15 at The Country Club make up a pretty brutal stretch. You’re talking a couple par 4s longer than 500 yards and two more that are almost 500.”

The course was playing over 7,300 yards, but at a par of 70.

“I knew I had to take it under-par, it was just not the position you want to be in there,” Brennan said. “The experience being there definitely has to help me. I know I felt better the second day, compared to the first.”

Brennan’s busy playing schedule slows a bit now, and the recent Johnson & Wales grad will take the time to ponder his future.

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