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Friedman's Finale

Nashawtuc CC Professional takes home his first ever NEPGA Section Championship

-Haverhill,MA

 

Liam Friedman, PGA (Nashawtuc CC) shot a three-under par score of 69 on Wednesday to finish the 97th New England PGA Section Championship with a winning three-day total of eight-under-par 208 at Renaissance GC on Wednesday. Friedman is now forever minted as a New England Section Champion.

 

Friedman opened his first round with a two-under-par 70. The newcomer from the Western New York Section started his Section Championship at Turner Hill GC on Monday. His score at two-under was immensely impressive considering only five or six professionals finished under par.

 

On Tuesday, he traveled to Renaissance, eager to build on his game and make the cut. He started his day white-hot on the front nine. He made birdie on the par-3 second hole, and also birdied five and eight. He made the turn at two-under par for the day. On the back nine, Friedman struggled heavily, making bogeys on the 11th, 12th, and 13th. But, he wouldn’t let the wind push him around the course, and closed the door on the final four holes by making birdie on all of them.

 

“I hit it close a lot. I got off to a good start, made birdie on the second hole and caught a couple of fortunate breaks to keep the round going. Unfortunately had a tough patch in the middle and made four birdies to close the round,” said Friedman.

 

He was set to play in the final group alongside strong players Bob Bruso, PGA (Essex County Club) and Rich Berberian Jr., PGA (Vesper CC).

 

In Wednesday’s final round at Renaissance, Friedman continued to shine despite some early struggles. He made bogey on the first and second holes, dropping back to three-under for the event. However, he settled in and got back to even, making birdies on four and five to make the nine-hole turn at even par. He, Berberian and Bruso were all tied at five under par for the tournament. 

 

Young Bucks

Friedman, Bruso tied for 36-hole lead at Section Championship

-Haverhill, MA

 

Liam Friedman, PGA (Nashawtuc GC) shot a three-under-par 69 at Renaissance Golf Club on Tuesday to improve his 36-hole total score to five-under par, 139 at the 97th New England PGA Section Championship. Bob Bruso, PGA (Essex County Club) also finished at 139 through two rounds and is tied with Freidman for first place.

 

Freidman started his day white-hot on the front nine. He made birdie on the par-3 second hole, and also birdied five and eight. He made the turn at two-under par for the day. On the back nine, Freidman struggled heavily, making bogeys on the 11th, 12th, and 13th. But, he wouldn’t let the wind push him around the course, and closed the door on the final four holes: he made birdie on all of them.

 

“I hit it close a lot. I got off to a good start, made birdie on the second hole and caught a couple of fortunate breaks to keep the round going. Unfortunately had a tough patch in the middle and made four birdies to close the round,” said Freidman.

 

Bruso brought his strong, consistent play to Renaissance for his second round, after shooting a five-under par 67 at Turner Hill on Monday. He birdied the first and third holes to jump out to two-under par. He struggled on the par-three fourth hole, but was able to erase his mistake with a birdie on the fifth. He’d add a bogey on seven to make the turn at one-under par.

 

On the back, Bruso made birdies on 10 and 13, but a string of 3 bogeys on 14, 15, and 16 would hold him back from going any lower. He finished at even par on the day, five under for the tournament thus far.

 

Bruso is no stranger to playing in the final group in the NEPGA Section Championship, having played in the Championship pairing in 2016 at Pinehills GC. Friedman is no stranger to the limelight either: as a former Western New York professional, he won their 2011 Section Championship.

 
 
 
  
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