NEPGA Shines at Senior PGA Championship
Three make cut at National Event
-Port St. Lucie, FL
Jeff Seavey, PGA (Samoset Resort) Ron Philo, PGA (Stowe Acres GC) and Bill Andrews, PGA (Portsmouth CC) all made the final cut in the 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Saturday. Andrews had the best finish from the NEPGA group with a T57 total score of 292; Seavey finished 74th with a score of 298 and Philo finished T62 with a finishing score of 293.
Bill Andrews, PGA had very strong first and second rounds in the tournament. After coming out with strong play in the first round, Andrews followed up in the second round on the Ryder Course by shooting another one under par. In the third round, he finished even with par, bringing his total score to two under before the final round. However, the final 18 holes proved to be a challenge, and after shooting six over in the fourth round, he finished with a very commendable four over par score of 292.
Senior PGA Champ Begins
Nine NEPGA Professionals in National Senior Tournament
-Port St Lucie, FL
The Senior PGA Professional Championship begins on Thursday at the PGA Golf Club,Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The New England PGA’s talented Profesionals have made quite a name for themselves this year on the national stage, and this event is no exception.
Bill Andrews, PGA (Portsmouth CC), Michael Baker, PGA (Walpole CC) Don Brigham, PGA (The Golf Club of New England) Dan Gillis, PGA (Nabnasset Lake CC) Kirk Hanefeld, PGA (Salem CC) Webb Heintzelman, PGA (Turner Hill GC) Chip Johnson, PGA (Hatherly GC), Ron Philo, PGA (Stowe Mountain Club), and Jeff Seavey, PGA (Samoset Resort) all are I the field for the Senior PNC
Kirk Hanefeld, the 2015 NEPGA Senior Champion and past Senior PGA Champion was already exempt to the PNC. Ron Philo, the 2016 NEPGA Senior Champion, was also already exempt through his wins in the PGA Professional National Championship. After the New England PGA Senior Championship, seven more professionals qualified: Don Brigham, PGA; Jeff Seavey, PGA; Mark Baker, PGA; Dan Gillis, PGA; Chip Johnson, PGA; and after a playoff with Ed Kirby, PGA and Vince Molesky, PGA Webb Heintzelman, PGA captured the last spot.