Salem, Mass. – Winchester Country Club and Rochester Country Club claimed a share of the 2022 NEPGA Pro-Lady Invitational Champion title with team gross scores of an even-par, 70.
Winchester’s Seul-Ki Hawley, PGA partnered with Chrstine Mandile in the event. They started the day with a par on 16 and a birdie on 17. They finished the opening nine holes one-over par 36 before adding one birdie on hole seven to clinch a share of first place.
Rochester Country Club’s Brett Smestad, PGA and Joan Cyr also shot an even-par 70. They shot one-under through the first nine holes and one-over on the final nine to finish even and tied for first place. They carded three birdies on the day.
Three teams tied for a share of third place. Sandwich Hollows, Tom Tobey, PGA and Patra Duangpakot, Vesper Country Club’s Rich Berberian, PGA and Tracy Martin, and Marlborough Country Club’s Greg Farland, PGA and Grace Farland shot two-over 72s.
Tobey and Duangpakot started on the 8th hole and finished the first nine three-over. A birdie on the third hole gave them the final score of 72 and share of third place.
Berberian and Martin started on the 6th hole. The pair also finished the first nine holes three-over and moved to four-over with a bogey on the second hole. Birdies on the 4th and 5th holes pushed them back to two-over.
The Farland team started on the 14th hole and headed into the final nine-holes at one-under par. The final nine holes dropped them to three-under for a share of third place overall.
Smestad and Cyr combined to card a four-under 66 in the net division. The Rochester team handed in a card with 11 pars, four birdies, and one eagle in the modified alternate shot format, edging the Falmouth Country Club team of JJ Harris, PGA and Laurel Harris by one shot in the net division.
Smestad and Cyr started on hole five and tallied three consecutive pars before adding a birdie on the eighth hole. The duo made another birdie on 14 to head into the final eight holes at one-under, 38. An eagle on the hole one and a birdie on hole two helped push the pair to four-under.
The Harris team started shooting par of the 18th hole before putting up an early eagle on the first hole. The duo headed into the final nine holes of the day at even par. Bridies on holes 12, 13, 14, and 15 lifted them to a second-place finish at three-under 67.
Three teams tied for third place, Atkinson, Apple Hill, and Sandwich Hollows at one-under, 69. Danny Kish, PGA led himself and his partner, Allison Wilkins to a share of third place. The team started on the first hole and finished two-under heading into the back nine. Two bogeys and one birdie on the back nine finished the team at one-under, 69.
Vince Molesky, PGA from Apple Hill teamed up with Tracy Molesky to finish one-under, tied for third place. The duo also started on the first hole and finished the front nine at one-under. They shot even through the back nine for a share of third place.
Tobey and Duangpakot shot one-over, 36, on the opening nine holes of the day. Birdies on holes two and three helped them jump to third place, finishing one-under, 69.
The NEPGA would like to thank Nivo Sport and representative Sue Powers for supporting the event for the 10th year and providing some amazing gear for players.
The New England PGA would also like to thank Kernwood Country Club head professional Frank Dully, superintendent John Eggleston, and the entire KCC staff for once again hosting the NEPGA Pro-Lady Invitational.