Bank on It
Hanefeld takes home Avidia Cup Championship
-Watch Hill, RI
Kirk Hanefeld, PGA (Salem CC) shot a 5-under-par 64 to take home the Avidia Bank Cup at The Misquamicut Club on Tuesday. It marks the second time he’s taking home the Cup since its inception in 2014.
Hanefeld carved out a banner day on the course. Beginning at fifth place in the standings, it would be exactly what he needed to do to have a chance at the Championship. He started out with consistent golf, alternating pars with birdies on the fourth, seventh, and eighth holes. He made the turn at three-under-par.
On the back, Hanefeld continued his strong play. He birdied the 10th, 11th, and 13th holes. His only mistake on the day was a bogey on the 14th, but he was able to get back to his brand of golf and keep that as his only slip. Hanefeld finished for the day with a dazzling score of 5-under-par 64.
For the win, Hanefeld was granted 2,000 points. Much like the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup, he had 1,280 reset points from his finish in the Stroke Play Series and NEPGA Chapter events. He finished with 3,280 total points, leapfrogging Shawn Warren, PGA (Falmouth CC) who finished in second for the total points race with 2,372.
“Everything just seemed to be working for me today. I was able to just relax and focus on playing my game. I made the putts I needed to and was able to do well,” said Hanefeld.
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