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Tyer, Shieh Take Big I

Seven Juniors Move on to National Event

-Boylston, MA


James Tyer of Stoughton, MA and Gabrielle Shieh of Carlisle, MA won the 2017 Massachusetts Big “I” Junior Golf Classic on  Monday and Tuesday, July 10-11 at The Country Club of New Bedford (North Dartmouth, MA) and The Bay Club at Mattapoisett (Mattapoisett, MA).


By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Tyer and Shieh qualified for the Big “I” National Championship held at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, MS on August 7 – 10, 2017.


Tyer, 17, posted a final-round 70 for a two-day total of 144 and a 2-stroke victory over Andrew Michienzi (Needham, MA) and Sam Taraian (Rehoboth, MA). Shieh, 15, had a final-round 72 for a two-day total of 147 and a 6-stroke victory over Elise Keane of Marshfield, MA.


In addition to Tyer and Shieh, the following boys and girl will advance to the Big “I” National Championship as the low five boys and low two girls qualified for the National event



T2) Andrew Michienzi (Needham, MA) 72-74 --146

T2) Sam Taraian (Rehoboth, Ma) 73-73--146

T4) Nick Hampoian (North Reading, MA) 76-71-- 147

T4) Collin Fitzpatrick (Marion, MA) 147  71-76--147



2) Elise Keane, (Marshfield, MA) 73-80-- 153



No Wrong, So Wright

Berberian Jr. tears it up at SPS #3

-Hyde Park, Mass.


Rich Berberian Jr., PGA  (Vesper CC) shot a six-under par score of 64 to take the championship spot at George Wright Golf Club for Stroke Play Series #3 on Tuesday. He finished ahead of the rest of the field by four strokes.


With a later tee time, Berberian dodged some of the early rainstorms that plagued most of the field. He began his front nine with a birdie on the first hole and another on the sixth. His play would only improve as he headed to the back, and harder side, of the course. Berberian turned it on, making birdies on 12, 15, 16, and 18. He made no bogeys throughout the day, just pars and birdies. He finished at six-under, 64 and in the top spot.


Berberian Jr. attributes his great play to some prior knowledge of the course


“Playing here last year really helped me out. There are some tee shots that could make the rest of the hole pretty tough if you didn’t know which way to go with it,” said Berberian.


However much he knew the course’s layout, Berberian’s play was top-notch.

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