PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – NEPGA Hall-of-Famer Kirk Hanefeld (Lifetime Member) and Bob Bruso (Blackstone National GC) each finished their second round at two-over par to make the initial cut at the 2021 PGA Professional Championship at PGA Golf Club.
Hanefeld, who shot an even-par 72 yesterday, fired a two-over par 73 today to finish one shot above the cut line. Bruso fired back-to-back one-over rounds to finish tied with Hanefeld and others in 51st place. The top-90 finishers plus ties after two rounds continue tomorrow.
Rich Berberian Jr. (Vesper CC), after shooting a two-over 73 yesterday, pushed his overall score to even through 10 holes today, but faltered down the stretch and finished at 148 overall to miss the cut by two shots. Matt Baran (The Ridge Club), who made his PNC debut this week, fired a 73 this afternoon to finish at 148, also missing the cut by a pair of shots.
John Hickson, the Assistant Professional at Cape Neddick CC, bounced back from an 80 yesterday to post an even-par 71 to finish at 151. Shawn Warren (Falmouth CC), the two-time defending Section Champion, could not gain any momentum following an opening round 73 and finished the tournament at 153.
Jeff Seavey (Goose River CC) followed his 79 yesterday with a 75 today to finish the National Championship at 154. Greg Yeomans (The Bay Club at Mattapoisett), making his fifth appearance in the PNC, followed his 76 yesterday with an 80 today to finish at 156.
Scott Johnson (Oakley CC), last year’s Section Championship runner-up, fired a solid 74 this afternoon to finish his two-day tournament at 157. Danny Kish (Atkinson Resort & CC), who made his PNC debut this week, fired a 75 this afternoon to finish at 158 overall.
The lone Vermonter, David Bennett (CC of Vermont), posted a two-day score of 159 while Liam Friedman (Nashawtuc CC) was disqualified in the second round.
Omar Uresti leads the tournament at eight-under par through two rounds. Frank Bensel Jr. sits a shot behind at seven-under par. The 90-player (plus ties) field is cut down to 70-players (plus ties) following tomorrow’s third round at the PGA Golf Club.