CHATHAM, Mass. – Liam Friedman (Wollaston GC) carded a three-over 74 at Eastward Ho! today to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the 102nd NEPGA Section Championship. The final round will be held at Eastward Ho! on Thursday, September 8th with tee times starting at 8:00 a.m. Liam sat in second place on day one as he shot a three-under 69 at The Club at New Seabury. His three-over, 74 today put him at an even 143 heading into the final round. Liam tallied a notable four birdies to shoot to the top of the leaderboard. Hole 17, a par-5 was a highlight for Liam as it gave him the final push to lock-in first place going into the final round on Thursday. Liam’s ability to perform well in both rounds, playing at two courses with drastically different landscapes, speaks to his adaptability that will serve him well amidst the pressure of the Championship round.
Eric Higgins (Webhannet Golf Club) and Jason Sedan (Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club) tied for second after Wednesday’s round.
Eric Higgins (Webhannet Golf Club) finished the first round at Eastward Ho!, even at 72. Eric wrapped up his second round at the Club at New Seabury with a score of 72 and was one-over for the day. On his second day of the NEPGA Section Championship, Eric accumulated an impressive five birdies. Eric completed his first hole, a par-5, with a birdie that set the tone for his play that boosted him to place tied at second place. Eric sits tied for second at a total score of 144, one-over, after completing both of his rounds.
Jason Sedan (Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club) concludes his round at Eastward Ho! at one-under with a score of 70. Jason racked up four birdies in his second round. All four of Jason’s birdies were in the back nine of his play. Jason brought in his best birdie on hole 16, a challenging par-4, that helped him clinch second. Jason sits at T2 with a total score of 144 going into his final round of the NEPGA Section Championship on Thursday at Eastward Ho!.
Shawn Durocher (Cyprian Keyes Golf Club), reigning Champion, captured another NEPGA Women’s Championship on Wednesday at Eastward Ho! at 13-over in her second round with a score of 84. Shawn tallied nine pars and was three over heading into the back nine, indicating an outstanding first nine holes at the hilly Eastward Ho! Shawn had an amazing round on Tuesday at the Club at New Seabury at two-over with a score of 74. Shawn earned her second NEPGA Women’s Championship title with a total score of 158.
The NEPGA Professionals who finished within the top 60 scores will continue play in the final round on Thursday at Eastward Ho! to determine who will come out on top as the 102nd NEPGA Section Champion.
A tremendous thank you goes out to Senior Director of Golf & Athletics at the Club of New Seabury, Jim Clay, Head Golf Professional, Andrew Stolze and the Entire Club at New Seabury staff for serving as co-host of the Championship.
The 102nd Section Championship is presented by Cadillac, Club Car, and Rolex with support from Titleist, Footjoy, Golf Channel, TaylorMade, Nike, the PGA TOUR, Avidia Bank, Dormie Workshop, Mohegan Sun, and Callaway.