WHITINSVILLE, Mass. – Jeff Monteleone (Bellevue GC) battled the elements to card a two-over 72 for low professional honors at the 2021 NEPGA Pro-Am at Whitinsville Golf Club Monday. The highly regarded nine-hole course along with the consistent rain proved a tall challenge for professionals and amateurs alike throughout the day.
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Monteleone’s round included two birdies and two bogeys on the front for an even-par 35. On the back nine, Monteleone added another birdie before three bogeys pushed his score to 72.
Patrick Beahn (Blackstone National GC) carded a three-over 73 to finish in second, recording 13 pars and four bogeys along with one birdie. Kyle Puzzo (Worcester CC), Nick Tedeschi (Granite Links GC), and Tom Ellis (Granite Links GC) each finished a shot behind Beahn for a share of third to round out the top 5.
In the team format, Rick Durocher and the Cyprian Keyes GC team came out of the morning wave with a score of -10 (130) to finish tied with the Granite Links team, led by Ellis, who carded their score in the afternoon wave. The Granite Links squad took the team prize with a card-off victory over Cyprian Keyes.
Thank you to Whitinsville Golf Club head professional Mark Aldrich, superintendent Shaun Mitchell, and the entire WCC staff for hosting the NEPGA Pro-Am in less than ideal conditions.