Aces go Low
NEPGA Vegas Pro-Am Leaders at -37
-Las Vegas, Nevada
Marc Spencer, PGA and his team of Ken Black, Mike Leary, Tim Acquaviva, and Jim Patierno from Windham CC lead the field at 37-under-par in the New England PGA Las Vegas Pro-Am. Heading into Wednesday’s third and final round, the team has yet to make a bogey.
Starting at Southern Highlands, team scores only counted towards the 2 best ball-net formats. Spencer and his group mastered this teamwork-dependent format. On this opening day of the event, the team made a whopping nine birdies and 5 eagles.
Even after taking on a new course and new format of 2 best ball 1 gross + 1 net, the team’s consistent, error-free play was eminent. In their second round at TPC of Las Vegas, they added 5 eagles and 7 birdies. Without a bogey in sight, the team will take on Royal Links Golf Club for the third and final day of play.
On average, the team from Windham Country Club is averaging 5 eagles and 8 birdies per round. Their two-day score is 37-under par, 249.
The field is close behind, however, contending with low scores of their own.
The Young and the Golfing
Rain-Soaked Final Round plays tough for NEPGA Assistants
-Port St. Lucie, FL
Chris Trout, PGA (Shelter Harbor GC) shot a final round two-over par 76 to finish T17 in the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. He finished as the low NEPGA Professional in the event with a total score of one-under-par 287.
Trout came into the final round sitting in 12th with a third round score of three-under-par, 68. His fourth round proved to be much tougher, however. Trout started well, making an immediate birdie on the par-5 first hole. However he struggled down the stretch, making back-to-back bogeys on the third and fourth holes. He’d rebound slightly before making the turn with a birdie on the seventh, but could find more luck on the back nine. He finished with two birdies and four bogeys on the day at +2, 74.
Nicholas Lombardi, PGA (Worcester CC), Matt Baran, PGA (Oyster Harbors) and Shawn Warren, PGA (Falmouth CC) finished T59 at ten-over-par with final scores of 298. Like Trout, Baran had a final round score of +2, 74. Warren finished with a fourth round score of 78 and Lombardi, 80.
Zachary Tucker, PGA (Cape Cod National) finished at T68 with a final score of +13, 301 and Andrew Wester (Winchester CC) finished T71 with a +16, 304.
(Photo courtesy: PGA of America)