BOYLSTON, Mass – Over 100 New England PGA Professionals played 36 holes at the 6,800-yard, par 72 Haven Club in the New England PGA Pro-Pro Stroke Play Championship on July 23.
The format was two-player best ball stroke play and although the weather forecast predicted showers, only a little rain fell, but nothing to suspend or affect play.
Following the round one, the pairing of Bob Bruso, PGA, Blackstone National & Jeff Seavey, PGA, Samoset Resort left their mark on the leader board with a 62 (-10).
Other notable round one scores included, John Fields, PGA, Belmont & Frank Dully, PGA, Kernwood fired a 65 (-7). The pairings of Troy Pare, PGA, Ledgemont & Jeff Martin, PGA, Wollaston GC and Brian Keiser, PGA, Weston GC & Steven Daly, PGA, Black Rock sat four strokes behind Bruso and Seavey at 6-under par.
With another 18 holes of golf to go, it was time for these PGA Professionals to buckle down and continue grinding out pars and birdies on the wonderfully manicured course, which has hosted one Women’s and one Men’s Open.
For Troy Pare and Jeff Martin, it was easy to see that round one was just a glimpse of what the pairing could accomplish. Pare and Martin followed up the round one 66 with a blistering 10 under-par 62. The total score of 128 (-16) was plenty to take home the crown over the team of Bruso and Seavey, who came up three strokes shy as they carded a round two score of 69.
The outstanding performance from Martin and Pare included a total of 19 birdies. Finishing third was the team of Brian Keiser (Weston GC) and Steven Daly (Black Rock) with a 10-under total 134.
2018 New England PGA Pro-Pro Stroke Play Championship
The Haven Country Club
July 23, 2018
Four Ball Stroke Play
1 Troy Pare, Ledgemont CC & Jeffrey Martin, Wollaston GC: 66-62–128 -16
2 Robert Bruso, Blackstone National GC & Jeff Seavey, Samoset Resort: 62-69–131 -13
3 Brian Keiser, Weston GC & Steven Daly, Black Rock CC: 66-68–134 -10
T4 Eric Barlow, Winchester CC & Thomas Tobey, Sandwich Hollows GC: 68-69–137 -7
T4 John Fields, Belmont CC & Frank Dully, Kernwood CC: 65-72–137 -7
T4 Kirk Hanefeld, Salem CC & Rick Karbowski, Auburn Driving Range: 68-69–137 -7
T4 David Lane, Hopkinton CC & Allan Menne, Mink Meadows CC: 67-70–137 -7
T4 Dan Venezio, Portland CC & Patrick Berry, Dorset Field GC: 70-67–137 -7
T9 Robert Bradley, Brockton CC & Thomas Rooney, LeBaron Hills CC: 69-69–138 -6
T9 Louis Rivers, Foxborough CC & Scott Trethewey, Bay Pointe CC: 68-70–138 -6
T11 Ben Egan, Bay Club at Mattapoisett & Brian Smith, Nashawtuc CC: 70-69–139 -5
T11 Jon Ellis, Rochester CC & Brett Smestad, Rochester CC: 69-70–139 -5
T11 John Hickson, Bath CC & Leon Oliver, Bath CC: 69-70–139 -5
T11 Cameron Taylor, Warwick CC & Steven Wolf, Wellesley CC: 71-68–139 -5
T15 Greg Farland, Marlborough CC & Scott Hickey, Cyprian Keyes GC: 70-70–140 -4
T15 Luke Heller, The Country Club & Connor Mulcahy, The Country Club: 70-70–140 -4
T15 Adam Hemeon, Weston GC & Hal Jacobs, Haven CC: 67-73–140 -4
T15 Jacob Leech, Tedesco CC & Brendon Ray, Point Judith CC: 69-71–140 -4
T15 Cory Mansfield, Montcalm CC & Phill Davis, Beaver Meadow CC: 72-68–140 -4