The Berberian Cup
Rich Berberian Jr Competes on 28th PGA Cup Team
Rich Berberian Jr., PGA won his singles match 4-3 over Chris McDonnell in the 28th PGA Cup Team that fell to Ireland & Great Britain 16- 10 on Sunday at Foxhills Club and Resort in Surry, Ottershaw, England. Berberian competed alongside nine other PGA Professionals.
Berberian was the only PGA Professional on the American team to win a singles match on Sunday. He had two eagles in his seven-under-par performance. Team USA had been leading heading into Sunday’s round.
This is the first time since 1984 that the Great Britain and Ireland team has taken back the championship since 1984. They scored the most points in team history since the PGA Cup’s inception in 1973. They take home the Llandudno trophy.
Congratulations to team USA and Rich Berberian Jr. for representing our country!
War on the Course
Warren Takes Home Assistants Title Second Year in a Row
Shawn Warren, PGA (Falmouth CC) shot a second round, one-under-par 70 to finish at even par 142 to take home the 2017 Assistant’s Championship at the Bay Club at Mattapoisett on Tuesday. This is Shawn’s second consecutive Assistants Championship victory.
The course difficulty was a major factor on Tuesday’s round, as there were only two under par scores on the day and just three in the event as a whole.
Warren struggled throughout his round but was always able to right his round. After his one-over par performance on Monday, he came out in the final round knowing he needed to play his best golf. On the front, he made birdie on the first and fifth holes, but bogeyed the fifth to make the turn at one under for the day.
He made birdie on the eleventh hole to add to a mounting lead but struggled on the back, making bogey on the 14th and 15th holes. He was able to settle back down and erase one of those mistakes with a quick birdie on the 16th. He finished at one under, 70 for the day, good enough for an even par 142 to take home the Assistants crown once again.
With a championship score of even par, the course definitely was sharing in the victory on Monday.
“I’ve played here a few times before and it definitely played really tough, the toughest I’ve ever seen. Even though there was not as much wind, the greens were fast and the pin locations were hard, I just had to persevere to win,” said Warren.
The course only gave away two red numbers in the final round: Warren’s -1, and an astounding five-under-par from Brenden Mitchell, PGA (The Country Club). Mitchell dominated the course on Tuesday, playing a bogey free round. He ultimately finished T7 in the field at +4 146.