East Meets Wester
Andrew Wester leads Assistants Champ by three
Andrew Wester (Winchester CC) shot a three-under par score of 68 through the first round of the New England PGA National Car Rental Assistants Championship at the Bay Club at Mattapoisett on Monday. He leads the rest of the field by three heading into the final round.
Wester followed suit with the rest of the field, struggling and overcoming those struggles throughout his round. He made birdies on the first and third holes for a strong start to his round. He then slipped, bogeying the fourth, fifth, and seventh. He added two more birdies on eight and nine, to make the turn at one-under-par.
On the back, Wester made bogey on 11, but birdied 12 to immediately return to one under. He bogeyed 14, but made up for his mistake once again, making birdie on 15, 16, and 17 to finish with a strong three-under-par 68.
Wester leads the rest of a very talented field by three strokes.
Newly crowned Section Champion, Liam Friedman, PGA (Nashawtuc CC) and reigning Avidia Cup Champion Matt Baran (Oyster Harbors) are in the hunt as well as both sit at even par after finishing with a score of 71 on Monday.
Tuesday’s Championship Round will begin at 8am at the Bay Club at Mattapoisett. Follow along on www.nepga.com and social media channels to see live results as the leading groups come down the stretch.
Bob Green named Recipient of Inaugural Ouimet Fund Professional of the Year
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is excited to present its first annual Ouimet Golf Professional of the Year award to long-time Tedesco Country Club professional Bob Green.
The award will annually recognize a New England PGA Professional for not only their efforts and achievements in guiding the young men and women who work for them to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship, but also their ongoing mentoring through college and beyond. The recipient will be someone who works closely with The Fund and plays an important role in promoting both the scholarship to kids, their parents and also the various Ouimet programs to the club membership.
Mr. Green, who has been head professional at Tedesco for 39 years, is one of the strongest promoters of the scholarship. Over the years Bob has been serving as the Head Golf Professional, Tedesco has had 140 Ouimet Scholars including all four of his children who worked as caddies or in the pro shop. Each fall, Bob organizes a meeting with all potential scholarship recipients and their parents to explain the benefits of being a Ouimet Scholar and offers them help on how to navigate the application process. Bob works tirelessly with Tedesco’s Ouimet Chairperson, Michael Zmetrovich to ensure that all club caddies and golf employees take advantage of this scholarship opportunity. They also work together to keep the rest of the Tedesco Membership involved in mentoring process as well as the support of The Fund’s critical fundraising programs, including the Bag Tag and Golf Marathon. Bob Green demonstrates how integral a role the golf professional plays in the Ouimet programs and the future of those young Ouimet Scholars.