New England PGA Returns to Quechee for New England Open
The New England PGA is excited to return to the Quechee Club in Quechee, VT for the 43rd annual New England Open on June 6th and 7th.
The field of 112 talented golfers will kick off the opening round beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6th. The highly competitive field, which includes last year’s winner Jeff Curl (Birmingham, AL) and runner-up Rich Berberian Jr., PGA (Vesper CC), will all be vying for a piece of the $50,000 purse. After playing the Lakeland Course last year, this year’s New England Open will be played on the Highland Course.
The New England Open was held consecutively at Quechee Club for 19 years, from 1980 until 1998, with some of the legendary names in New England golf capturing titles at the picturesque layout located in central Vermont. Curl is returning to defend his title after taking the 2016 New England Open by three strokes over Berberian Jr. and amateur Matt Hutchins. Curl led wire-to-wire to claim his victory at Quechee in 2016, shooting consecutive 67s to finish at 10-under par, with a score of 134.
Berberian Jr. Takes Home First Pro-Am Championship
Rich Berberian, PGA and Chris Ruggerio (a) shot 14-under par through 36 holes for a total of 130 at the Pro-Am Championship at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA on Tuesday. The pair combined for 13 birdies, one bogey, and one eagle on the day.
Berberian and Ruggerio started the day on the tougher 18, the Jones Course, but by the way they played, you’d never know it. On the front, they came out strong, making back-to-back birdies on one, two, and nine. If that wasn’t impressive enough, they excelled on the back nine. After making a birdie on 12, they added a successful string of 4 more, from 15 through 18.
On Nicklaus, they had their only slip-up of the day, making a bogey on the third hole. They quickly corrected and birdied both the seventh and ninth. On the back nine, they built on their lead with a birdie on the 10th and an eagle on the 11th. The duo followed with two more birdies to finish the 36 hole event at 14-under par, 130.