PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Jeff Seavey, PGA (Samoset Resort) and amateur partner Cole Anderson made 10 birdies and just one bogey in 36 holes to post a winning score of 9-under par at the New England PGA Pro-Am Championship at Pinehills GC on Tuesday.
The pair birdied their first two holes of the day, the 10th and 11th on the Jones Course, and were 4-under after a morning 68. A bogey-free 67 in the afternoon gave them the clubhouse lead, which proved to be enough to win.
“He (Anderson) made some great birdies,” Seavey said of his amateur partner after they had clinched the win. “He drove it, most of the time, really long and got us going early with a birdie on the first hole. He stuffed it three or four times and made some easy birdies for us. We both had putts all day long. We were looking at the hole all day.”
The victory validates a tie for first for the pair in this tournament last year.
David Lane, PGA (Hopkinton CC) and Jimmy Herbol finished second at 8-under for the tournament. They started their day with a 3-under 69 on the Jones Course and backed it up with a bogey-free 67 on the Nicklaus Course in the afternoon. The team got hot late, making four birdies in a back-nine 32 to close the day, but ran out of holes, finishing one behind the winners.
Jeffrey Montelone, PGA (Bellevue GC) and Dan McQueen finished one stroke behind Land & Herbol at -7 to finish third, making six birdies in an afternoon 67 on the Nicklaus Course to move up the leaderboard after shooting 2-under in the morning.
Todd Scarafoni, PGA (Bass Rocks GC) and amateur partner Matthew Scarafoni overcame a bogey on the par-5 second hole in their early round on the Nicklaus Course with six birdies and no bogeys over their final 16 holes of the morning to tie atop the leaderboard after the early wave at -5. Todd and Matthew followed that up with a 1-under 71 in the afternoon to finish the tournament 6-under par.
Kevin Murphy, PGA (Bradford CC) and partner Nick Maccario also shot five-under in the first round, doing so on the Jones Course. The pair birdied three of their first four holes, and cancelled a bogey on the fifth with a birdie on the ninth to turn in 33, and added two more birdies on the back nine to post 67. An afternoon 72 gave Murphy & Maccario a total of -5 and tie for fifth overall.
The New England PGA would like to thank partners Lincoln, Goslings, Cobra Puma Golf and True Spec Golf, who added some excitement to the day. A hole-in-one on the third hole on the Nicklaus Course was good for a two-year lease on a Lincoln Nautilus, while Goslings offered to send anybody who aced the fourth hole on the Jones Course to Bermuda for four days. Goslings also provided the afterparty while Cobra Puma provided apparel for every player. True Spec brought their mobile fitting center to the driving range.