A beautiful fall day awaited the 13 teams that participated in the NHC/NEPGA Pro Pro Championship at Portsmouth CC. The course is in great shape, the greens rolling nicely, and the pins tucked into corners, challenging the NHC Professionals throughout the day.
Host Professional Bill Andrews and his son Griffin played lights out to score a 6 under par 66 to become the NHC Pro Pro Champions. They carded 8 birdies on the day offset by 2 bogies to finish with that winning score. They held off the team of Dan Wilkens and Danny Kish who shot a 4 under par 68 to take the second spot. They went bogie free on the day sinking 4 birdie putts to come away with the 68.
The team of Bret Smestad and Mitch Jefferson, both from Rochester CC, came in at 69 to take the 3rd spot. They carded 5 birdies and 2 bogies on the day. In a tie for 4th place was the team of Cory Mansfield and Matt Arvanitis, along with the team of Rico Riciputi and Sean Fellows. Those 2 teams came in at 2 under 70’s.
Next on the docket is Abenaqui CC on Tuesday the 13th, followed by the last event of the year at Laconia CC on the 19th.
Portsmouth CC’s General Manager Jason Hurd tees of to start the day.
Portsmouth Assistant Professional Austin Brown teeing off 1.
2020 NHC/NEPGA Pro Pro Champions, Bill Andrews and his son Griffin
My foursome. Left to Right, Ken Hamel, Jon Ellis, Eric Sandstrum, Barry Pearson
Second place team, Dan Wilkens with future Son in Law? Danny Kish