Rivard holds lead after Day 1 at City Golf Tournament

HUDSON – Chris Rivard, of Hudson, who regained his amateur status in August after six years as a professional, has a first round lead in the Nashua City Golf Tournament.

Rivard shot at an even par 72 on Saturday in blustery conditions at Green Meadow’s Jungle Course, with golfers battling a steady 20-30 mph breeze.

Just two shots back at 74 are former Nashua High School South standout John DeVito, along with Marc Fortin and defending champion Ryan Friel.

Just three off the pace, at 75, are Nashua North basketball coach Steve Lane and Nashua Country Club’s Bob Grassetti. Still within striking distance at 76 as the tournament moves to the Nashua Country Club for Sunday’s final round are Mark Brogan and Andy Page.

In a six-way tie at 77 are Randy Bragg, Don Reid, Greg Sutcliffe, Rob Zimmerman, Scott Lehtinen and Jack Merrill.

Ryan Brogan, the tournament director and its 2010 winner, is among four tied at 78.

The leading foursome of Rivard, DeVito, Fortin and Friel tee off on Sunday at 1:52.

Day 2 tee times on Page B-3.
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