Made in the Shade
NEPGA Pro- Pro Match Play Kicks off at Lebaron Hills
Frank Dully, PGA (Kernwood CC) and Steve Bramlett, PGA (Kernwood CC) shot an opening round eight under par 64 in the opening round of the NEPGA Pro-Pro Match Play Championship at LeBaron Hills CC on Monday.
New England golf professionals had a resounding “finally” after seeing the sunshine and first signs of spring weather for the event. It was a picture perfect day in Lakeville, MA and it certainly made for exciting golf.
Twelve teams made match play, with the top four teams of: Dully & Bramlett, Kirk Hanefeld, PGA (Salem CC) & Greg Farland (Marlborough CC), Dave Jankowski, PGA (Orleans CC) & Rico Riciputi, PGA (Wentworth by the Sea CC) , and Jeff Martin, PGA (Wollaston GC) & Troy Pare, PGA (Ledgemont CC) receiving an exemption to the semifinals on Tuesday at six-under par, 66.
Teams finishing fifth through twelfth all played their opening matches on Monday following the first round. Scott Hickey, PGA (Cyprian Keyes) and Chris Hulme, PGA (Sterling National) defeated Matt Zdon, PGA (Belmont CC) and John Fields, PGA (Belmont CC) 2&1 on the 17th hole. Rich Berberian Jr., PGA (Vesper CC) played the majority of his match by himself against Todd Scarafoni, PGA (Bass Rocks GC) and Gregg Richbourg, PGA (Cape Cod National) after his partner Matt Arvanitis, PGA (Southern New Hampshire Univ.) had to leave. Berberian Jr. held his own, taking the match to 19 holes before losing to the duo.
MA Chapter Gives Back
NEPGA Foundation gives lessons to Kids from Why Me? And Sherry's House
Shawn Durocher, PGA of Cyprian Keyes GC taught lessons to children from Worcester's Why Me? And Sherry's House on Wednesday, and presented them with a check from the NEPGA Foundation for $1,000.
The Why Me? and Sherry's House is an organization that supports families who have a child with pediatric cancer. They offer support through treatment and have a variety of services from support groups to financial support. Why Me was founded over 30 years ago, and stands for Worcester Help for Youth, Memories Everlasting.
Thank you to Shawn and Cyprian Keyes for donating their time and resources! Also, thank you to Rebecca Kuczarski and the Why Me? and Sherry's House for partnering with our Foundation!
For more on Why Me? visit www.whyme.org . For pictures from the event, click here