Ryan Quinn scores a seaside best result at the New Hampshire Open at Breakfast Hill Golf Club

Greenland – Thursday morning not only marked the start of the 88th New Hampshire Open, but also marked the debut of Breakfast Hill Golf Club hosting the event for the first time.

However, there were many familiar names who took part in the three-day tournament that ends on Saturday, with a total of 156 golfers on the field.

“It’s a good track,” said Valentino Cheek of Brentwood. “It’s interesting to see what a lot of golfers will shoot here. The course is in good shape, a little different layout for something like this. It’s fun to watch, and I love it.”

Chris Killaway of Portsmouth continues his driving journey during the opening round of the New Hampshire Open Thursday at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland.

Ben Reichert of Buffalo, Dylan McQueen of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Paul Pastor of Stamford, Connecticut, all scored 6-under-64 to share the lead in the first round. Baltimore’s Ryan Selger, 5-under 65 par, is a single shot.

After Friday’s round, the under-40 players and two players qualify for Saturday’s 18-hole final round.

Besides Cheek, other Seacoast natives competing in the tournament include Scott Hacker of Newmarket, Jeffrey Sovis of Greenland, Hampton Falls’ Michael Fiacco, Ryan Quinn of North Hampton, and Chris Kelloway of Portsmouth.

Northampton's Ryan Quinn prepares to hit his approaching ninth hole during the opening round of the New Hampshire Open on Thursday at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland.

Jack Zeuse withdrew from Ray from the event.

“I grew up here playing here,” said Quinn, who hit three goals above level 73 and is in a five-a-side tie to finish 53rd on the 150th golfer’s course. “I was a member about 10-20 years old. The course is in good shape this week; strong, the Greens are fast. You could tell they were working on it, and they limited tee times and members playing because it’s such a big event.”

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