Bay State Bonanza
NEPGA Junior Tour Kicks off Invite-Only Event
-Fall River, MA
Andrew Giacchetto (2019, Canton MA) and Elizabeth Lacognata (2018 Scarborough, ME) lead the talented field after the first round of the NEPGA Junior Tour’s Bay State Cup Invitational at Fall River CC on Tuesday. The event will take place across three courses in New England.
Giacchetto had a very strong start for the boys division. After a tough front nine, where he made two bogeys and a double bogey, he was able to right the ship, making a birdie before turning at three over. On the back he refocused his game and made two birdies on the 12th and 16th holes. His two-under par back nine helped him to finish at +1 with a 71, one shot ahead of Frank Mahoney (2020, Braintree, MA), Dillon Brown (2018, Halifax, MA), and Mark DeCourcey (2019, Arlington, MA) who all finished at +2.
On the girls’ side, Lacognata led the charge. She was able to keep calm and focus even in the midst of some struggles. After making bogeys on three and five, she made birdie on six to erase one of the extra strokes and make the turn at one over. On the back nine, she balanced some solid golf with a couple of missteps, making two bogeys. She led after the first day, finishing at three over, 75.
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A Talented Flock Gathers at Quail Hollow
Rich Berberian Jr. amongst group of 20 PGA Professionals at PGA Champ.
- Charlotte, NC
Rich Berberian Jr., PGA (Vesper CC) is amongst the 20 PGA Professionals playing in the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, NC. He qualified for the second year in a row after a stellar performance at the PGA Professional National Championship at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. The PGA Championship will begin Thursday, and Berberian will start at 7:20 from the first tee alongside 2015 NH Open champion Greyson Murray and Massachusetts native Peter Uihlein.