NASHUA, N.H. – Rochester CC’s Mitch Jefferson carded the low round of the day with an even-par 72 to capture the 2021 Pro-Senior Invitational, held Wednesday at Sky Meadow CC. Jefferson edged Nabnasset Lake CC’s Dan Gillis by a single shot.
Jefferson carded a bogey on hole 2 and birdie on hole 3 surrounded by pars to make the turn at even. On the back nine, the Rochester pro bogeyed holes 11 and 13 before back-to-back birdies on 15 and 16 to draw back to even.
Gillis captured second in the individual professional competition with a one-over par round of 73. Gillis had a clean card going with birdies on holes 3 and 8 before a double bogey on the challenging 14th hole and bogey on hole 15.
A pair of professionals came in at two-over par to claim a share of third place: Darin Chin-Aleong (Rowley CC) and Scott Hickey (Cyprian Keyes GC). Chin-Aleong posted a steady round with a birdie on hole 4 with bogeys on holes 6, 9, and 11. Hickey had more shapes on his card with birdies on holes 3, 4, and 15 along with bogeys on holes 6, 7, 9, 12, and 13.
In the gross team format, Amherst CC, led by professional Steven Hausmann, posted a best ball score of six-under par to claim the victory. Three birdies (holes 3, 4, 5) and one bogey on the front gave them a score of -2 at the turn. From there, the team birdied holes 13, 15, 17, and 18 to get to six-under 66.
The Amherst team edged Hickey’s Cyprian Keyes squad and the Kernwood CC squad, led by Frank Dully, by a single shot in the gross team format. Hickey’s team carded six birdies with a single bogey on hole 7 while the Kernwood team had six birdies with a lone bogey on hole 12.
In the net team format, the Sky Meadow CC team, led by Joel St. Laurent, posted a net best ball score of -12 to claim the division. The Sky Meadow team posted back-to-back net eagles on holes 4 and 5 and added nine additional birdies offset by one bogey. Matt Lombard’s North Andover CC team finished second with a score of 61 (-11). The team posted net birdies on seven of the first nine holes and added another four circles to the card on the back nine.
The New England PGA would like to thank host head professional Rich Ingraham, superintendent Ben Boucher, and the entire Sky Meadow CC staff for hosting a fantastic Pro-Senior Invitational.