Flinging to the Top
Manchester and Windham CC Teams Take Top Spots in Blustery Conditions
Teams from Manchester Country Club and Windham Country Club each finished with hard-fought scores of six-under-par 134 (two best balls, gross + net) to tie for first place in the Spring Fling Pro-Am, the first event of the NEPGA’s 2017 Season. Robert Tramonti, PGA of Triggs Memorial Golf Club had the top finish in the Individual Professional competition, with an even-par 70.
The field of 31 teams took on the challenging Stiles and Van Kleek design at Thorny Lea, with added difficulty courtesy of a steady 15-20 mph wind and gusts. Even after navigating the tough weather conditions and course layout, players’ short games were put to the test on Thorny Lea’s tricky, finely manicured greens.
Marathon Day for the NEPGA
All three NEPGA Divisions get Seasons Started
The New England Section, New England Series, and Junior Tour opened their seasons with events on Monday. In Boston, April 17th also marks Patriot’s Day, the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.
The section kicked off its 2017 tournament season schedule with the Spring Fling Pro-Am at Thorny Lea Golf Club in Brockton, Mass. The schedule sets up an exciting year for the PGA Professionals with events at Shelter Harbor GC, Vineyard Golf Club, and Section Championship split between Renaissance and Turner Hill GC. Results can be found here
The New England Series had its opening day on Monday at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. The field of 70 amateurs enjoyed the warm, sunny conditions and chance to play Championship holes of golf. Other highlights for events feature Worcester CC, Shelter Harbor GC, the Misquamicut Club, and Eastward Ho! GC. Results can be found here.