Warren Steals Sharon
Falmouth CC Pro Takes Home SPS #4
Shawn Warren, PGA (Falmouth CC) shot a four-under-par score of 68 to win the fourth of five NEPGA Stroke Play Series Events at the Cape Club of Sharon in Sharon, Mass on Monday. The fifth event will be at Haverill CC on August 28th.
Warren started hot out of the gates, making an eagle on the first hole. Even though he made bogeyes on the third and fourth holes, his eagle cushion helped him to stay balanced. He added another birdie on seven, making the turn at one-under par.
On the back, the defending Assistants Champion made birdie on the 11th, 15th and 17th holes. He kept up his strong play and made only the two bogeys on the day, finishing at his winning score of four-under, 68.
It’s no surprise that Warren was able to succeed on the former Spring Valley CC course, as he handily won the Assistant’s Championship here last year. Approaching the event, he didn’t even realize he would be playing the same course.
Hickson Finds New Heights
John Hickson, PGA captures first ever NEPGA Senior Championship
John Hickson, PGA (Sebasco Harbor GR) shot a second-round score of four-under-par 66 to finish with a tournament total of seven-under-par 133 to take home the 2017 NEPGA Senior Championship at Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, VT on Tuesday. This is his first time winning the Senior Championship.
Coming into Tuesday’s second round, Hickson was in second place behind Todd Scarafoni, PGA. Scarafoni came out hot through his first round, making five birdies and one bogey on Monday to lead the group headed into championship day. He was then set as a new senior member, in his first Senior Championship, to play in the final group.
However, holding onto his one-shot lead would not be an easy task. Hickson also had a great first round, coming in with a three-under-par 67. He was one back, and right on Scarafoni’s heels. Hickson, Scarafoni, and Chip Johnson, PGA (Hatherly GC) were all in the final pairing with only a couple of strokes separating them.
Hickson and Scarafoni battled back and forth all through the round. Hickson jumped out to an early lead through the front nine, making four birdies to make the turn at four-under, 31. However, as Scarafoni turned at just one-under, the round was far from over.