NORTON, Mass. – The New England PGA and the Massachusetts Chapter kicked off the 2023 season as TPC Boston played host to the annual 6,6,6 Tournament on a beautiful April afternoon.
76 New England PGA Professionals convened at the former PGA Tour stop to participate in a unique early season format; 6 holes of fourball stroke play, 6 holes of select drive/alternate shot, and 6 holes of scramble.
Vesper Country Club’s Rich Berberian Jr. and James Scales fired a impressive round of 5-under 67 to take home the overall title. The duo posted six birdies and only one bogey on their way to the victory. In a tie for second place at 3-under 69, were the teams of Rob Bradley (Brockton CC) & Tom Rooney (LeBaron Hlls CC) as well as Frank Leja & Andrew Stolze who both represent The Club at New Seabury.
Champions were also crowned in each of the three individual formats. Berberian & Scales finished in a tie for first place in the select drive/alternate shot with Bradley and Rooney. Each team finished 2-under par for the most difficult six hole stretch of the day.
In the scramble portion, Marshfield Country Club’s Alec Vozzella and Matt Daley posted an impressive 4-under par finish to take first place. Their victory came behind a eagle on the par-5 7th hole and back-to-back birdies on the 9th and 10th holes.
Lastly in the Fourball portion of the day, six teams finished in a tie for 1st place each posting a score of -2 under par.
On behalf of the entire Massachusetts Chapter, thank you to TPC Boston and Don Baldassare, PGA for hosting an incredible event to start the 2023 season. Next on the schedule for the MA Chapter is the Pro-Pro at Marshfield Country Club which will be held on Tuesday, April 11th – to register click HERE!
New England PGA’s Max Doctoroff hits his approach shot on the 15th fairway
Pictured left to right: Jake Ducharme, Nick Hallowell, Mike Kapolis, Cody Sweeney
Kernwood CC’s Frank Dully hits his tee shot on the 4th hole
The Club at New Seabury’s Frank Leja, Andrew Stolze, Brady Nash, and Jimmy Damiano pose on the 8th tee