SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.- The team from Vermont National Country Club defended their home turf on Monday as they captured the Vermont Chapter Pro + 3 Am Championship. The team led by Head Golf Professional Brian Gara fired a 19-under 125 to win by a single shot.
The Pro + 3 Am Championship hosted by Vermont National CC, is a 36 hole 1 BB of 4 competition which annually showcases some of the best amateur talent in the state of Vermont. That was the case again this year as low scores were seen across the board.
Gara was joined by Vermont National’s Superintendent Nate Dyer in addition to Kris Cauchon and Scott Rankins. The team got off to a slow on their first nine holes going out in 2-under par. From there they caught fire posting a 7-under par 29 on the back nine to complete a round of 9-under 63. Their score of 29 was powered by four consecutive birdies on holes 10 through 13 as well as an eagle on the par-5 16th.
Heading into the final round trailing by a single shot Vermont National wasted no time by making birdie on their first three holes. The team relied on their consistent play the rest of the way, carding 10 birdies and no bogeys to shoot 10-under 62 to secure the victory.
Finishing in second place was the team from Orleans Country Club led by PGA Professional Josh Olney. Orleans carded rounds of 64 and 62 to finish at 18-under 126, one shot shy of the lead. They especially excelled on the par-5’s which they played at 10-under par across both rounds.
Rounding out the top four spots were the teams from the Quechee Club (Temple) and Country Club of Vermont (Bennett), who finished at 16-under and 15-under respectively.
Thank you to Vermont National Country Club’s Head Professional Brian Gara, Assistant Golf Professional Sean Toof, and Golf Course Superintendent Nate Dyer for being fantastic hosts. The Chapter would also like to thank our Presenting Sponsor Dealer.com who annually are the largest supporter of the Chapter’s Scholarship fund!