Strong as an Oak
Oakley CC Team wins Pro-Lady
Bill Cunningham, PGA and Sheri Siegel (Oakley CC) shot a three-over-par score of 73 in the gross division to be crowned the next Pro-Lady Champions at Kernwood CC in Salem, Ma on Thursday. The two conquered the rain, wind and team-based format for a hard fought victory.
The format of the Pro-Lady of select drive, alternate shot is heavily dependent on teamwork. Cunningham and Siegel excelled at helping each other out of tough situations. Starting from the 14th hole, the duo struggled as the heavy rains began to fall. They made bogey on the 16th and 18th before making the turn to the front side of the course.
They made a clutch birdie on the first hole but unfortunately dropped back to +2 with a bogey on the second. They had solid play throughout the front side, making a birdie on the par-three ninth hole. The Oakley Team was rolling but struggled late, finishing bogey-bogey on the 12th and 13th holes, their last two before coming in.
That fact alone may have been frustrating, but with how tough and long Kernwood CC had played, it was an accomplishment. They finished at three-over-par with a gross score of 73.
Tyer, Shieh Take Big I
Seven Juniors Move on to National Event
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