Dully, Thorny Lea capture day 1 of Cape Cod Fall Festival
The 2017 Cape Cod Fall Festival has been ever present on the minds of NEPGA Professionals and many of their members from the start of the golf season. This year’s lineup of courses was strong as ever, and when registration opened in early August, you got lucky to be one of the 30 teams that registered for the event as three of four sold out in less than seven minutes! For those lucky teams that got in, now the waiting was the hardest part.
Kicking off the week in its traditional spot was Oyster Harbors Club, the classic Donald Ross layout on the island of Osterville. Known for its outstanding greens and pure conditions, there’s always something in the air when players cross over the bridge and past the famous windmill. In this instance, a crisp fall breeze and some light showers greeted the field and let everyone know it would be a challenging day ahead.
No Senior Moment
Winchester-Kernwood team Win Senior Junior at Walpole CC
Frank Dully, PGA (Kernwood CC) and Eric Barlow (Winchester CC) shot a combined seven-under par 61 to take the top spot at the New England PGA’s Senior/ Junior Championship at Walpole CC in Walpole, MA on Tuesday. The duo combined for a total of six birdies and an eagle.
The combined NEPGA pairs of one Senior PGA Professional (over 50) and one Junior PGA Professional (49 and under) came together Tuesday to share their talents in a four-ball stroke play style event.
Dully and Barlow began from the fifth hole. They had strong play on their opening and made par. After skipping the sixth hole due to course construction, they made their only error on the day on the seventh, making a bogey. From there it was smooth sailing. They made birdie on the 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th and an eagle on 15. They went on to finish at -7, 61.
The format to Tuesday’s event was heavily dependent on teamwork, and helped Dully and Barlow to succeed.
“We go way back, I think I played with Eric in his first pro event many years ago. We have great chemistry playing together on the course, and Eric can putt really well. Teamwork definitely helped us out there,” said Dully.