NEPGA Shines Through Snowy Weekend
Berberian, Hanefeld make a National Splash
-Pebble Beach, CA & Boca Raton, FL
While it was a snow-laden and cold weekend for the NEPGA at its headquarters in Massachusetts, New England PGA Professionals have been heating it up on some National stages.
Rich Berberian Jr., PGA played his first PGA Tour event this weekend. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am featured a litany of some of the biggest PGA Tour Golfers and celebrities. Berberian Jr. was struggling in the middle rounds, and faced some blustery and rainy weather. However, he persisted quickly was able to right the ship and generate some great scores. He finished at even par for the tournament and made the modified cut.
Rob Oppenheim, a former New England Open competitor and Andover, MA native also played at Pebble Beach over the weekend. He had himself a great tournament and finished near the top of the leaderboard, tied for eighth at nine under par.
Rich Berberian takes on first PGA Tour Event
-Pebble Beach, CA
Rich Berberian Jr. had an incredible run through the 2016 season. A major win at the Professional National Championship, capped off only by playing in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. Now, in 2017 he’s looking up to bigger and better things on a more national stage.
Berberian Jr. has been making a splash in the New England PGA for the past 5 years. As an assistant at Windham Country Club in Derry, NH, he’s won the New Hampshire Chapter Championship the last 5 years in a row. He’s also won the NEPGA Section Championship twice, in 2014 and 2015. And as if his playing accolades weren’t enough, he was named the New England Section’s Omega-Wogan Player of the year for 2016.
With a record as dazzling as his, it’s almost safe to say that it’s time for him to tackle bigger and better things.
A token of being crowned the champion at the PGA Professional National Championship at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York is that he now has six exemptions into PGA Tour events; The first of which he tackles on Thursday, February 9 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, CA.