Floating on the Bay
Rain No Match for Home Team
Greg Yeomans, PGA and John Paesani, PGA from the Bay Club shot an impressive eight under par 63 in the Acushnet Pro- Assistant Championship at the Bay Club at Mattapoisett on Tuesday. The duo was ahead of the rest of the field by a dominating four strokes.
Teeing off in the afternoon wave of golfers, Yeomans and his combined team of assistants took over their home course. Yeomans and Paesani combined for eight total birdies—five of which were made on the back nine. Their clean card was especially impressive considering the rainy, cold conditions especially faced by the afternoon set. Yeomans and Tracy Djerf, PGA finished T2 at four-under-par 67 with only one bogey on the card. Yeomans and Ben Egan, PGA also finished in the T2 spot at four-under also with just a single bogey.
Martin Cuts through the Windy Conditions
Jeff Martin, PGA (Norton CC) shot a three-under-par 68 at Shelter Harbor Golf Club in Charlestown, RI to take the top spot at the opening event in the NEPGA’s 2017 Stroke Play Series. He beat out the next lowest competitor by two strokes.
Martin started in the very first group on Tuesday morning. Proving it to be more than just beginner’s luck, he made four birdies on the front nine with only one bogey on the eighth hole. The birdie he made on the third hole is most impressive as it was playing as the second-hardest hole on the course for the day. Even his bogey on eight is not as bad, as it’s rated as one of the 5 hardest holes at Shelter Harbor. On the back 9, Martin made two more bogeys but evened out the side with two birdies as well to finish at three-under-par 68 on the day.
The rest of the field was at least two strokes behind Martin. Greg Farland, PGA (Marlborough CC) finished T2 in Tuesday’s Field at one-under-par. A talented NEPGA field joins him at the T2 spot: Kirk Hanefeld, PGA (Salem CC), host PGA Professional Dave Tiedemann (Shelter Harbor GC), and Lou Rivers, PGA (Foxborough CC) all finished at one-under.