Seal the Deal
Moskevich, Manchester CC take Pro-Officer Championship
Brian Moskevich, PGA and his officer partner of Kevin Doherty from Manchester Country Club combined for a five-under-par score of 66 (1 BB of 2 Gross) at the Pro-Officer Championship at Wellesley CC on Wednesday. Manchester Country Club pairings made up three spots in the top five.
It was a picture perfect day in Wellesley, with tons of sunshine and warm temperatures. It made for a perfect day for golf for the 142-player field. The Manchester CC team began their day on the fourth hole. The 323 yard par-4 got the duo off to a great birdie start, and set them up for some great play throughout their round.
The pair combined for birdies on the seventh and ninth holes, heading to the back nine of the course. Continuing their run, they made birdie on the tenth hole, but followed up with a bogey on the 11th, the second hardest hole on the course. It didn’t get them down, as they made an eagle on the 16th. They’d finish by adding another birdie and bogey, but on the top of the leaderboard at (-5) 66.
“It was fun, we had a fun day out there, we bounced around here and there but he (Doherty) holed out for eagle on I think 16 and that was huge, but we had a great day,” said Moskevich.
In the individual professional, Moskevich finished T3 at +1, using his partners’ abilities to his advantage on his way to taking 3 of 5 top positions on the leaderboard with Manchester CC teams.
Warren Making Waves out West
Four NEPGA Professionals remain in the field
The final round of the 51st PGA Professional Championship will be commencing on Wednesday. With an initial field of 312 PGA Professionals the final round will consist of the top 70 players (plus ties) after two cuts. Round three is a make it or break it day for all Professionals in the field, our remaining NEPGA Professionals came to play.
Shawn Warren, PGA (Falmouth CC) had himself a day yesterday as he fired a -4 (68) and moved up 20 spots on the leaderboard. Warren started out with an eagle on the first hole and followed it with another one on the 600-yard 8th.The conditions in Seaside, CA were far from ideal. For this Maine native, it was just like playing back up in New England.
"But if you told me I could shoot 4 under in this wind this afternoon, I would have definitely signed for it and not played today. This is feeling like middle of the season golf in Maine. In Maine it's unpredictable. It's probably warmer in Maine right now. This weather is pretty typical there,” said Warren to PGA.com
Warren is in second and three strokes behind the leader, he tees off in the final group at 12:45 p.m. PST.
Heading into round three with a total score of +1 was Rich Berberian Jr., PGA (Vesper CC). Berberian Jr. tacked on five birdies and finished the day with a -2 (70), leaving him at T7 and -1 for the Championship. Berberian Jr. is looking to make another run at the Walter Hagen Cup following his 2016 victory. He takes the tee at 12:25 p.m. and has some more climbing to do as he is five strokes back from the leader.