Warren Shines on National Stage
NEPGA Assistant's Champion finishes T2 in Event
-Port St. Lucie, FL
Shawn Warren, PGA shot a six under score of 282 for the tournament to finish tied for second place at the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship at PGA Golf Club, Wanamaker Course, in Port St. Lucie, FL on Sunday. He finished only one stroke back from the champion Ben Polland, PGA (Deepdale Golf Club).
Warren had an impressive run in the four-day event. In the opening round, he fired a one-under par 71. This trend would continue upwards with each passing round, as he kept gaining spots on the leaderboard. His consistent play made him the only player in the tournament to break par in each round. His fourth round score of three under par pushed him from sixth place to a tied for second finish at 282.
Returning Champions at the Top
Anthony Maki, PGA and Mike Luccini from Franklin Country Club shot a three over par score of 73 in the gross division to take the championship spot at the Pro-Superintendent Invitational at Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye, NH on Tuesday. They are now two-time champions after winning he event both last year and this year.
Maki and Luccini got off to a slow start on their front nine. They made three bogeys on the first, fifth, and sixth holes. After an extra birdie on seven, they made the turn at two over par. On the back, they ran into some trouble, making four bogeys on the tenth, eleventh, fifteenth, and seventeenth holes. With a couple of key birdies and an eagle, the duo finished with the top score of three over 73.
Tuesday brought some great fall weather as the breeze off of the water only amplified the chill in the air. Wentworth is definitely not an easy course by any standard, and it showed. Many of the fairways run right alongside one another, separated only by trees. This meant that the players had to be careful with their tee shots, as an errant ball may very well end up in a different fairway, with a tough shot back through the trees. Champions Maki and Luccini found success Tuesday by working to make sure they had a perfect line for their second shot.