SHARON, Mass. – Rich Berberian Jr. (Vesper CC) carded a one-under 71 to capture the 2022 NEPGA Teaching Professional Championship Tuesday at The Cape Club of Sharon.
In the Head Pro Championship, Greg Farland (Marlborough CC) finished his round with a three-under 69 for the victory, edging Brendon Ray (Point Judith CC) by two shots.
Berberian birdied the first hole and added two more on holes five and six to finish the front nine one-under 35. He traded a bogey on the 10th hole with a birdie on the 17th to shoot an even 36 on the back nine and finish one-under, 71 overall for first place in the teaching professional division.
Rick Karbowski (Auburn Driving Range) carded a two-over 74 to claim second place in the teaching professional division. He put up two birdies on the front nine, but bogeys on the first and sixth holes put him at an even-par 36 heading into the back nine. Karbowski parred all but two holes on the back to finish +2, claiming second place.
Eric Barlow (Winchester CC) and Kevin Rhoads (The Country Club) shared third place in the teaching professional division, carding three-over 75s on the day.
Farland carded birdies on holes two and five to finish the front nine two-under, 34. A bogey on 10 put him at one-under but birdies on 15 and 17 gave him the final three-under 69 for first place overall.
Ray started the rounds with four pars followed by three birdies on holes 5, 6, and 7. A bogey on nine put him at two-under heading into the back nine. A bogey on the 11th hole put Ray at one- under before a birdie on 16 put him back at two under. A bogey on 17 and a par on 18 gave Ray the final one-under score of 71 as he claimed solo second place in the head professional division.
Defending champion, Dan Gillis (Nabnassett Lake CC) claimed solo third place with a one-over 73 in the head professional division. He carded one bogey and one birdie on the front nine to head into the back with an even 36. Despite carding four bogeys on the back, Gillis carded three birdies on holes 11, 13 and 17 to finish the round one-over for third place overall.
Jim Schouller (Abenaqui CC) took home solo fourth place with a score of two-over 74. He shot an even 36 on the front nine with birdies on holes one and five. A double bogey on 11 put him at two-over before a birdie on 13 brought him to just one-over par with five holes to play. Schouller bogeyed holes 15 and 16 to move to three-over before a birdie on 16 finished him at two-over, 74 overall for fourth place overall.
Ben Egan (The Bay Club at Mattapoisett), David Dionne (Beverly Golf & Tennis Club), and Jeff Martin (Wollaston CC) tied for fifth place in the head professional division with scores of three-over 75s.
The New England PGA would like to thank its Head Pro / Teaching Pro Championships partners: Evolve Golf and PGA Tour. The NEPGA would also like to thank The Cape Club of Sharon host professional, John Carbeau, superintendent Nick Sweeney and the entire Cape Club of Sharon staff for hosting the event.