MILTON, Mass. – The Kittansett Club team of Tim Shaw, PGA and Duncan Gratton combined to shoot a best-ball score of -4 to capture the 2021 NEPGA Pro-Officer Invitational, held Monday at Wollaston Golf Club. The Kittansett team took a three-shot victory over seven teams finishing at -1 overall.
The Sky Meadow CC team of Richie Ingraham, PGA and Matt MacDonald paired up to shoot a net best-ball -11 to capture that division.
Shaw and Gratton began the afternoon shotgun on hole 9 with a par before making birdie on five of the next seven holes. The duo added another birdie on hole 1 to move to six-under in the tournament before bogeys on holes 4 and 7 to move back to -4.
A trio of Wollaston GC teams claimed a share of second at one-under, two led by Bryan Fitzpatrick alongside amateurs Phil Baker and Robbie Donahoe. The third Wollaston squad in second was comprised by professional Jeff Martin and amateur James Bettini.
Rounding out the second place finishers were John Hickson and Paul Haseltine of Cape Neddick CC, Tim Watroba and Tom Gadles of Thorny Lea GC, and the Tournament Solutions team of Joe Rocha and Lee Khang.
Ingraham and MacDonald began on hole 14 with consecutive net birdies. After making the turn to hole 1, the Sky Meadow squad added seven more birdies to their card with a net-29 on the front. Not done there, the duo added birdies on 10 and 13 to finish at -11.
Hatherly CC’s team of Chip Johnson and Kevin O’Donoghue claimed second in the net competition with a best ball score of -6. The Kittansett Club team of Shaw and Gratton finished five-under net for third place.
The NEPGA would like to thank host PGA professional Jeff Martin, superintendent Dave Dwinell, and the entire WGC staff for putting on a fantastic event.
The New England PGA would also like to thank its Pro-Officer Invitational partners: Donald Ross Sportswear, Five Star Golf Cars, and Tournament Solutions.