June 12, 2007
Providence, RI - Brown University junior Larry Haertel (Greenwich, CT) has enjoyed a number of "firsts" throughout his golf career at Brown. He was the first Brown golfer to win the Ivy League Championship (2006), and was the first Bears' player to win the New England Championship in 2007.
Haertel was recently invited to compete in the prestigious Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament, becoming the first Brown golfer to earn an invitation to one of the nation's premier amateur golf events. The 46th Annual Northeast Amateur will be held June 20-23, 2007 at the Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island.
Haertel has amassed an exceptionally strong record in three years at Brown. In 2007, he earned a second place at the Ivy League Championship before winning the New England Championship. He also placed third at the Yale Invitational and 13th at the Eastern Kentucky Invitational. A two-time first team All-Ivy selection, he captured the 2006 Ivy League Championship and placed fifth at both the Yale and Towson Invitational in 2006. A top amateur golfer in Connecticut, Haertel also won the 2006 Palmer Cup.
Each year the Northeast Amateur attracts most of the nation's top amateur golfers to compete in the four-day event. Among the many great former champions are Luke Donald (2000, 2001), Ben Crenshaw (1969), Hal Sutton (1980), John Cook (1978, 1979), David Duval (1992), Brett Quigley (1988), Jay Sigel (1991), Notah Begay (1995) and Jerry Courville (1969).