Pro-Pro is a Win-Win
Co-Champions from The Bay Club and Sebasco Harbor GR, Fox Ridge GC
Greg Yeomans, PGA, and John Paesani, PGA (Bay Club at Mattapoisett) and John Hickson, PGA (Sebasco Harbor GR) and Bob Darling, PGA (Fox Ridge GC) shot a 36-hole score of twelve under par, 132 to finish as co-champions at the NEPGA Pro-Pro Stroke Play Championship at the Haven Country Club on Monday.
Ed Kirby, PGA (Point Judith CC) and his teammate John Rainone, PGA (North Kingstown GC) dominated the field in the first 18 holes of the day. In their opening round, they made seven birdies in total, and even notched an eagle on the 14th. This was no small feat on Monday, as the heat and humidity were totaling at around 95 degrees, feeling even hotter to the professionals on the course.
In their second round, Kirby and Rainone struggled after starting at the tenth hole, making the turn at one over par. Two birdies on the fourth and fifth holes helped their cause, and they finished with a 36-hole score of 134, hopeful that the lead they built would hold up.View More
A Great Memory
Tramonti, PGA and Triggs Memorial win Pro-Senior
- East Providence, RI
Robert Tramonti, PGA, Richard Leary, Richard Squizzero, and Peter Mcbride of Triggs Memorial Golf Club shot a ten under par 60 in the gross division to take the top spot at the 2016 NEPGA Pro-Senior Invitational at Metacomet CC in East Providence, RI on Tuesday. Jeff Martin, PGA from Norton Country Club had the top Individual Professional finish shooting an even par 70.
The field of 34 teams took on a challenging Donald Ross designed course with gusting winds on Tuesday. Many of the professionals today said the sloping; quick-running greens really put their putting game to the test.
Tramonti and his team were up to the challenge the course and winds brought. The group made four birdies on the front nine holes. This would be impressive by any standard, but this wasn’t the shining star on their scorecard. On the back nine, the group made five consecutive birdies from the 12th to 16th holes and made an additional on the 18th to close out a stellar round. They finished with a ten under par 70 for the afternoon.