Late last week the weather looked bleak for Monday and the scheduled NHC Pro am. Of course you can’t count on the weathermen to get it right all the time. Although it was cloudy and cool throughout the day, the last group finished and the rain started as I packed up to leave. It was a big field with 33 teams (132 players) that competed in a 1 BB Gross or 1 BB Net team format.
The team Gross contest saw the home team from Nashua CC come in with an impressive 12 under par 59 to take the top spot. The team was led by Nashua Assistant Taylor Stout with his team of Jon Dyer, Steve Barry, and Eric McCoy. They had 17 birdies between the 4 of them. Two teams tied for 2nd place with 7 under par 64’s. Brett Smestad from Rochester and his team of Mike Mahan and Ryan Martel. The other team was from Intervale led by Matt Thibeault with his team of Bob Drew, Carl Lang, and Keith Kazanowski.
The team Net Contest had the team from Portsmouth CC led by Bill Andrews came in with an 11 under 60 to tie for the top spot. His team consisted of Tim Andrews, Don Nelson, and Bob Andrews, a family affair. The team from Laconia led by Dan Wilkins was the other team to come in with a 60. His teammates were Randy Pike, Josh Garey, and Greg Keenan.
In the Pro competition Dan Wilkins of Laconia shot a 2 under 69 to take top honors. Dan’s round was highlighted by an chip in eagle on the par 5 12th hole. Rich Berberian Jr. of Vesper shot a 1 under 70 to take the second spot. There were 3 players that shot 1 over 72 to tie for 3rd place. They were Dan Gillis of Nabnasset, Taylor Stout of Nashua, and Jay Pollini of Ridgewood. Jason Sedan of Lake Winnipesaukee, Chris Houston of Laconia, and Brett Smestad of Rochester came in at 73 to tie for 6th place. There was a log jam of 5 players with 3 over 74’s. That led to a card out to for the 9th place tie. Sam Read of Den Brae, Vince Molesky of Stonebridge, and Todd Rollins of Laconia won that tie breaker.
Thank you to all the players who played today in the cool, cloudy weather. A big thank you to Nashua CC for hosting today, the course is in great shape.
Next week the circuit travels to Cochecho in Dover for their event.