MARSTONS MILLS, Mass- The Cape Cod Chapter convened at Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course for their annual Pro-Senior Championship. 20 teams led by PGA Professionals battled the misty conditions to take their shot at the title.
It was a banner day for Frank Leja (The Club at New Seabury) as he fired a career low round of 9-under par 62 on his way to finishing as the low professional by six shots. Leja carded ten birdies during his round against just a single bogey.
After making the turn at 2-under par, Leja had a back nine typically reserved for video games. He began his second nine by making five consecutive birdies, and then finished the round with two more birdies on the 17th and 18th hole to shoot 7-under 28 on the back.
Shayne Sakson (Ocean Edge) finished in solo second with a score of 3-under 68, followed by New Seabury’s Andrew Stolze who finished in third place with a round of 2-under 69.
Leja’s stellar play carried over to the team competition as well as New Seabury took home the 1 BB of 4 gross title, shooting a team score of 11-under 60. Leja was joined on the winning team by Brian Jadul, Don Monack, and Bruce Cassidy the former Boston Bruins Head Coach and current Stanley Cup Champion with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Finishing in second place in the gross division was Tom Rourke and his team from Hyannis GC. In a three way tie for third place was New Seabury (Stolze), Sandwich Hollows GC (Tobey), and 15th Golf Club (Sherman).
In the 1 BB of 4 net division, Sakonnet GC and PGA Professional Joe Fraioli prevailed with a winning score of 11-under 60. In a five-way tie for second place were Olde Barnstable (Holway), Brockton CC (Bradley), Ocean Edge (Sakson), Cranberry Valley (Miller), Cyprian Keyes (Hickey) all of whom shot 10-under 61.
Thank you to Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Head Professional Merry Holway, PGA and Barnstable Golf’s Jesse Schechtman, PGA for being terrific hosts!