Returning Champions at the Top
Anthony Maki, PGA and Mike Luccini from Franklin Country Club shot a three over par score of 73 in the gross division to take the championship spot at the Pro-Superintendent Invitational at Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye, NH on Tuesday. They are now two-time champions after winning he event both last year and this year.
Maki and Luccini got off to a slow start on their front nine. They made three bogeys on the first, fifth, and sixth holes. After an extra birdie on seven, they made the turn at two over par. On the back, they ran into some trouble, making four bogeys on the tenth, eleventh, fifteenth, and seventeenth holes. With a couple of key birdies and an eagle, the duo finished with the top score of three over 73.
Tuesday brought some great fall weather as the breeze off of the water only amplified the chill in the air. Wentworth is definitely not an easy course by any standard, and it showed. Many of the fairways run right alongside one another, separated only by trees. This meant that the players had to be careful with their tee shots, as an errant ball may very well end up in a different fairway, with a tough shot back through the trees. Champions Maki and Luccini found success Tuesday by working to make sure they had a perfect line for their second shot.
Smashua in Nashua
Jacobs, Lane take Senior/ Junior Crown
David Lane, PGA (Hopkinton CC) and Hal Jacobs, PGA (The Haven CC) shot a combined score of nine under par 62 to take the top spot at the New England PGA Senior/Junior Championship at Nashua Country Club in Nashua, NH on Tuesday.
Fall golf brought out the best in this pair for the team competition. Their front nine was relatively slow compared to their back nine play. On the front side, Land and Jacobs made three birdies on the first, second, and fifth holes. However they really shined on the back. They made six birdies and they were all in a row from 10 to 15. These nine birdies on the day allowed the duo to finish with a nine under par score of 62, and the first place finish.
Lane and Jacobs’ back nine was good enough alone to finish with a score of 29, with par at 35.