QUINCY, Mass. – David Jankowski (Burlington CC) teed off in the morning wave of tee times and posted a six-under par 64 to claim the third Stroke Play Series event Monday at Presidents Golf Course in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Jankowski’s victory marks the first solo win of the season for the Vermonter. He claimed a share of the Pro-Am Championship earlier this season at Agawam Hunt and Ledgemont CC.
Jankowski’s 64 came with four birdies on the front nine coming on holes 3, 5, 7, and 9. After making the turn, Jankowski kept the card clean and added birdies on 15 and 16 to push the score to -6. He finished the round under par on the par 3s, 4s, and 5s.
Portland CC’s Patrick Kowker finished a shot behind Jankowski to finish solo second. The Maine professional made the turn at even-par before catching fire on the back. Kowker birdied 12 and eagled 15 before adding birdies on 16 and 17 to card a five-under 31 on the back side. The Portland CC product played the par 5s at -5 to power his round.
Matt Arvanitis (Southern New Hampshire University) continued his strong play in 2021 with a four-under 66 to grab a share of third place. He posted three birdies on each side of the golf course and carded scores of 32 and 34 for 66. Belmont CC’s John Fields posted consecutive 33s on the front and back to share third with a 66.
Fields claimed the Senior Division crown with his 66, edging a pair at -3 and several more seniors under par.
Fifteen more players finished the day under par in favorable scoring conditions at President’s GC. Four players grabbed a share of fifth at three under: Jim Clay (New Seabury on Cape Cod), John Hickson (Cape Neddick CC), Ed Kirby (The Aquidneck Club), and Jeff Martin (Wollaston GC).
Kirby carded a three-over 37 on the front before recording birdies on 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 18 for a back-nine 30 and 67 overall.
Thank you to President’s Golf Course head professional Dana Smith, superintendent Carl Miner, and the entire PGC staff for hosting today’s Stroke Play Series event. The NEPGA would also like to thank its presenting partners: AHEAD, Avidia Bank, Bushnell Golf, Harbor Hemp Company, Tag Marshall, and its supporting partners: 1st Tee 10th Tee, New England Golf Cars, and the PGA TOUR.