PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Rich Berberian, PGA (Vesper CC) and amateur partner Griffin Brown put together a dominant second-round en route to winning the New England PGA Pro-Am Championship at Pinehills GC Nicklaus and Jones Courses on Monday.
Berberian and Brown set the tone early with a 5-under par 67, sitting just three strokes behind the lead after the first round. The pair then caught fire on the Jones Course in the second round, riding eight birdies and an eagle to a 9-under par round of 63 to finish 14-under par for the day, two clear of their closest competitors.
Jeff Seavey, PGA (Goose River GC) and Cole Anderson came up two strokes short of a three-peat, finishing 12-under par. The duo jumped out to a tie for the first-round lead, shooting 8-under par 64 in the opening round on the Nicklaus course, and shot 68 on the Jones Course in the afternoon to finish tied for second.
Liam Friedman, PGA (Nashawtuc CC) and Garth McGee joined Seavey and Anderson in the tie for second with rounds of 67-65.
Three teams tired for fourth at 10-under par. First-round co-leaders Tommy Lucko, PGA (Winchester CC) and amateur partner Brendan Monahan finished 10-under par after opening with an 8-under 64 on the Jones Course. For the day, the pair made eight birdies and an eagle with no bogeys on the scorecard.
The Belmont CC team of Matt Zdon, PGA and Glen Sutton joined the Wollaston GC pair of Jeff Martin, PGA and Ernie McAlister in the tie for 4th at 10-under.
Thank you to Pinehills Golf Club and PGA Professional John Tuffin for opening the 36-hole facility for the Championship.