Climbing Back Up the Mountain
New England Open is Back in action in VT
The New England PGA will be hosting its 43rd annual New England Open at the Quechee Club in Quechee, VT on June 5th and 6th.
The field of 84 will begin round one at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5th. The field consists of 66 PGA Professionals and 18 Amateurs, some traveling from as far away as Texas, Florida, and Quebec.
The 2017 New England Open was scheduled to be at the Quechee Club but was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Quechee Club first hosted the New England Open in 1980 and will welcome the Open for the 22nd time this year. The 36 holes of Championship golf will be played at the Highland Course. This par-72 track plays over 6,765 yards from the back tees and has a slope rating of 134.
Jeff Curl, PGA of Birmingham, AL captured the 2016 title with a 10-under par (134) surpassing both Matt Hutchins, (a) of Falmouth, ME and Rich Berberian, PGA of Hookset, NH by 3 strokes. Curl showed consistency firing a 5-under par 67 both days. Hutchins and Berberian showed fight in round 2, Hutchins birdied the par-5 18th and Berberian carded an eagle-3 of the par-5 15th. Curl finished day one at the top of the leaderboard and never looked back, matching his 5-under par 67 on day two.
Powering Past Pinehills
Tri- Champions Crowned at the Pro-Am Championship
Pinehills Golf Course, host of the 2018 New England Pro-Am Championship, showed its true beauty Tuesday, May 29th. With the weather hitting high 70s on the south shore, it could not have been a better day to play 36 Holes of Championship golf.
76 PGA Professionals paired with either an amateur member from their facility or a family member, came to compete on two Par-72 Championship courses. The Jones Course and The Nicklaus Course welcomed some great golf post Memorial Day. 37 of the pairings were able to card an under-par combined score. See full leaderboard here.
Tim Watroba, PGA (Thorny Lea) and reigning U.S Mid-Amateur Champion Matt Parziale shot an opening round 63 (-9) on the Nicklaus Course. This pairing followed their 63 (-9) with a 70 (-2) on The Jones Course, carding a final score of 133 (-11).