Good Golf Hunting
Gillis, Ray take the field at Pro-Senior
Dan Gillis, PGA (Nabnasset Lake GC) and his team of Bob Abrahamson, Dan Ahern, and Steve Jackson had a 10-under par score of 59 in the gross division to take home the Pro-Senior Championship at the Agawam Hunt Club in Rumford, RI on Tuesday. Gillis had a four-under par 65 on his own ball.
Gillis and his team were well benefited by the one best ball of four style of play. They had solid play throughout the day, making birdies on the second through sixth holes consecutively. For the gross division, they made the turn with an impressive 28, seven-under par. On the back, the group kept their birdie barrage going, picking up three more on 10, 16 and 17. Overall they bested the field by two shots, and finished at ten-under par, 59. They made no gross birdies.
Gillis and Brendan Ray, PGA (Carnegie Abbey Club) had stunning individual rounds on the course as well.
Ray, sticking to his RI roots, seemed to have everything working for him on the course on Tuesday. He made back-to-back birdies on two and three to start. Even with a bogey on the fifth, he came back to erase his mistake with a birdie on the sixth. He’d add another birdie on the ninth to turn at three-under par, 32.
Strong as an Oak
Oakley CC Team wins Pro-Lady
Bill Cunningham, PGA and Sheri Siegel (Oakley CC) shot a three-over-par score of 73 in the gross division to be crowned the next Pro-Lady Champions at Kernwood CC in Salem, Ma on Thursday. The two conquered the rain, wind and team-based format for a hard fought victory.
The format of the Pro-Lady of select drive, alternate shot is heavily dependent on teamwork. Cunningham and Siegel excelled at helping each other out of tough situations. Starting from the 14th hole, the duo struggled as the heavy rains began to fall. They made bogey on the 16th and 18th before making the turn to the front side of the course.
They made a clutch birdie on the first hole but unfortunately dropped back to +2 with a bogey on the second. They had solid play throughout the front side, making a birdie on the par-three ninth hole. The Oakley Team was rolling but struggled late, finishing bogey-bogey on the 12th and 13th holes, their last two before coming in.
That fact alone may have been frustrating, but with how tough and long Kernwood CC had played, it was an accomplishment. They finished at three-over-par with a gross score of 73.