Attleboro’s Davis Chatfield is managing a course toward a pro golf career

Attleboro’s Davis Chatfield is managing a course toward a pro golf career


Attleboro’s Davis Chatfield is managing a course toward a pro golf career

EAST PROVIDENCE — Davis Chatfield expected to be playing professional golf by now.

That’s what a traditional timeline would have dictated when the Attleboro native and Bishop Feehan graduate enrolled at Notre Dame in fall 2017. Four years with the Fighting Irish, maybe one final summer on the amateur circuit to find some extra sharpness, then showtime.

COVID-19 had different plans for Chatfield — for all of us, frankly. Society’s suffering well beyond the course beginning in March 2020, and college students putting their respective futures on hold was only one aspect of the difficulty. Chatfield exercised a blanket NCAA waiver to suit up as a graduate student in South Bend last year, and it turned out to be a life-changing decision.

Chatfield carded a 1-over 70 at the opening round of the Northeast Amateur, playing in Wednesday’s more difficult afternoon wave. Players teeing off later were greeted by a stiff breeze that carried across Wannamoisett Country Club. Defending champion Dylan Menante opened with a 7-under 62 while going off prior to 9 am

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