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.
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Berberian-Corcoran Win PGA Four-Ball Stableford Team Championship
--Port St. Lucie, FL
Rich Berberian Jr, PGA and playing partner Rob Corcoran, PGA scored 16 points in their final round to secure the Championship at the inaugural PGA Four-Ball Stableford Team Championship at PGA Golf Club on Thursday. The duo finished with 64 total points.
It seemed like it would be an easy few days for the Berberian- Corcoran team after they jumped out to an impressive nine point lead after scoring 26 points on the Dye Course in the first round. However, they weren’t without their setbacks.
The middle rounds proved to be a bit of a challenge. Berberian and Corcoran struggled to keep up with the pace of birdies they initially set. In their second round, they made seven birdies and one bogey, earning 13 points. This wasn’t a bad outcome for playing the Wanamaker Course for the first time, however their consistency had decreased. Their third round was tougher still, and they only scored nine points with five birdies and one bogey. Going into the final day, they were still atop the leaderboard but by the slim margin of one point.
(Photo/ PGA of America)