NEPGA Professionals have Strong Showing in Mass Open
-E. Falmouth, Mass.
Five New England PGA professionals posted solid showings in the 108th Massachusetts Open Championship held June 12-14 at TGC at Sacconnesset. Low scores were hard to come by as only 15 players in the field finished at par or better. Eric Barlow, PGA (Winchester CC) was the top NEPGA finisher, posting a two-under par 214 that placed him in a tie for fifth place, five shots behind the winner. Barlow was propelled by a four-under par 68 in his final round, which included six birdies on his card.
Frank Dully, PGA (Kernwood CC) also had a strong closing round, finishing with a two-under par 70 that helped him place in a tie for 16th with a one-over par 217. Shawn Warren, PGA (Falmouth CC) rounded out the top 20 with a two-over par 218, including a 70 in his final round to match Dully.
Chris Trout, PGA (Shelter Harbor GC) and Rich Berberian Jr., PGA (Vesper CC) both additionally made the cut and finished at 10-over par 226 to tie for 49th on a course that proved to play very tough for most of the field.
MA Chapter Pro + 3
Foxborough GC survives rain for a great day
- Foxborough, MA
The third event of the NEPGA Massachusetts Chapter season, The MA Chapter Pro+3Am was a great event as the heavy rains and cold temperatures of the previous days faded away into warm sunshine along with the great play. The Brockton CC team of PGA Professional Rob Bradley, PGA, Greg Montesano, Joe Macrina, and Ed O'Keefe posted an exceptional round of 11-under par 133. Foxborough Country Club’s demanding design provided players with a great challenge, yet a fun time. Rob Bradley, PGA of Brockton CC set his team’s pace by carding a two under par 70 his own ball, while his partners contributed two natural birdies of their own.
The Individual Professional competition featured some fine play as well. Rob Bradley’s two under par 70 was the low score for the Professionals giving him a victory by four over Craig Coombes, PGA (Hopedale CC), Rich Hasenfus, PGA (Needham GC) and Scott Hickey, PGA (Cyprian Keyes GC). Bradley was scoring all day as he carded six birdies which were only offset by three bogeys and a double bogey.
Thank you to tournament partners Mohegan Sun and Callaway Golf representatives Peter Guild & Jeff Valentine who were on site to greet players.