Andover, Mass. — The second leg of the 2019 New England PGA Stroke Play Series capped off this afternoon at Indian Ridge in Andover, MA with 73 NEPGA Professionals taking part in the one-day shootout to continue jockeying for position and qualify for the season-ending Avidia Cup Finals to be held at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, MA.
Leading the way on the course was Rich Berberian, Jr. (Vesper CC), coming off a recent made cut at his home course in the Massachusetts Open. Berberian use five birdies to his advantage, offsetting a lone bogey to card a 4-under par total of 68, good for a one stroke victory over Triggs Memorial’s Bob Tramonti who also recorded five birdies but suffered one more blemish than Berberian. Liam Freidman of Nashawtuc CC led a five-player contingent at 2-under par 70, highlighted by an eagle on the par 5 fourth hole. Eric Barlow of Winchester CC, Jeff Seavey of Samoset Resort, Kirk Hanefeld of Salem CC and Brett Smestad of Rochester CC rounded out the players who finished under par.
In the Senior Division, Tramonti was victorious over Hanefeld and Seavey, with five other players tying for fourth. In the Blind Draw Pro-Pro contest, Greg Farland and Rob Bradley used their combined best-ball scores to fire a 7-under 65 for the top spot over a six-team logjam for second at 6-under par.
The New England Section was thrilled to return to Indian Ridge, and PGA Professionals Mike Miller and Scott Gainey rolled out the red carpet for all the Professionals. Special thanks to our partners from Avidia Bank, Cutter & Buck and Ahead for being on-site to support our PGA Professionals, as well as Bushnell, SCNS Sports Foods & PGA TOUR.