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2015 New England Junior Team Announced
Author: Greg Howell

The 2015 New Hampshire Team for the New England Amateur Invitational has been announced. The event will take place at Pupoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth Maine from August 16th - 18th. The seven players on the team will play 54 holes, with the top five scores from each round counting towards the team score. Team New Hampshire will have four returning players from last year and two players who will be competing for their third consecutive year. 

Eric Evans (Portsmouth CC) - Evans was the medalist at the Junior Championship and advanced to the Semifinals of that event. He qualified for Match Play at the 112th Amateur Championship at Mt. Washington Resort Golf Club. Evans was a member of the 2014 team. 

James McKee (Windham CC) - McKee was the 2014 Junior Champion and a semifinalist in 2013. McKee made match play at the 2012 State Amateur Championship as a thirteen-year-old. McKee was named the 2014 NHGA Junior Player of the Year. This will mark McKee's third appearance on the team. 


Doug Champagne (Concord CC) - Doug Champagne was a quarterfinalist at the 2015 Junior Championship. Champagne qualified for Match Play at the 2015 State Amateur and was the low junior at the 2015 Stroke Play Championship. This will mark Champagne's third appearance on Team New Hampshire. 


Keeton Foster (Pine Grove Springs CC) - Keeton Foster was a semifinalist at the 2015 Junior Championship. Foster qualified for match play at the 2015 State Amateur Championship and advanced to the second round. Foster is making his second appearance in the New England Junior Amateur. 

Nick Hampoian (Abenaqui CC) - Nick Hampoian shot a 68 in Junior Championship qualifying and was a quarterfinalist in match play. Hampoian qualified for the 2015 State Amateur Championship, and also made the cut at the prestigous Big I National Championship. Hampoian is one of two fifteen-year-old's on the team. 

Phin Choukas (Hanover CC) - Phin Choukas made the Championship Flight at the Junior Championship before losing to Foster in the first round. His match play prowess was on full display at the State Amateur Championship where the fifteen-year-old advanced to the quarterfinals. Choukas is the youngest player on the 2015 team, and the youngest player since Doug Champagne in 2013 (14) to make Team NH. 


Tommy Ethier (Nashua CC) - Tommy Ethier qualified for the Championship Flight of the Junior Championship. At the State Amateur Championship, Ethier shot an impressive second round 69 to finish 21st in medal play to qualify for Match Play. This will be Ethier's first appearance on Team NH. Ethier will turn seventeen just a week after the completion of the tournament. 


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