2018 New England PGA Stroke Play Series Results

Liam Friedman, of Nashawtuc Country Club, shot a 3-under par, 68, to win the New England PGA's fifth Stroke Play Series event at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Mass on September 4.

QUINCY, Mass – Liam Friedman, of Nashawtuc Country Club, shot a 3-under par, 68, to win the fifth New England PGA’s Stroke Play Series event at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Mass on September 4. This was the final Stroke Play Series qualifying event before the Stroke Play Series Finals at Montcalm Golf Club in Enfield, New Hampshire on October 2.

Friedman began the day on a strong note. He went back-to-back with birdies on the first and second and fifth and sixth holes. He finished the Granite nine holes with a lone bogey on the ninth to head to the Milton nine at -3, 32.

Granite Links Golf Course is an award-winning property featuring 27 challenging and well-manicured holes of links style golf that includes breathtaking views of Boston’s skyline to the North and the Boston Harbor Islands to the East, hosted the New England PGA’s Stroke Play Series on September 4.

In his second nine, he didn’t go as low. He made a birdie on Milton 4, but fell back to even with a bogey on the par-3 Milton 6th. He traded a bogey for birdie one last time on his final two holes of the day, to finish even through his second nine. On the day, Friedman finished three-under-par with a score of 68.

Matt Zdon, of Belmont Country Club, finished T2 with Dan Venezio, of Portland Country Club, and Bob Bruso, of Blackstone National Golf Club, who all shot 2-under par, 69. Venezio had a fantastic day on the course, making a double bogey on Milton 2 as his only hiccup on the day. Bruso and Zdon had only small mistakes between the courses as well, but it was too much to overtake Friedman.

Stephen Clancy, head golf professional at Granite Links Golf Course, shot nines of 39-34-73, for a 2-over par total, to finish T-16. Credit: Stephen Clancy Twitter

John Paesani, of the The Bay Club at Mattapoisett, may not have shot the score he wanted to win the event, but he made an ace on the second hole on the Granite course. He finished his round at 1-over par, 72.

The top 60 players in the Avidia Cup Points standings after this event have qualified for the Stroke Play Series Finals at Montcalm GC in Enfield, New Hampshire on October 2nd.

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September 4, 2018

2018 New England PGA Stroke Play Series

Granite Links Golf Club

Quincy, MA

Par 35-36–71

Individual Professional

1 Liam Friedman, Nashawtuc CC: 32-36–68 -3

T2 Matt Zdon, Belmont CC: 33-36–69 -2

T2 Dan Venezio, Portland CC: 32-37–69 -2

T2 Robert Bruso, Blackstone National GC: 35-34–69 -2

5 Greg Farland, Marlborough CC: 35-35–70 -1

T6 Eric Barlow, Winchester CC: 37-34–71 E

T6 Ae Cahill, GolfTEC – Natick: 35-36–71 E

T6 Jeffrey Martin, Wollaston GC: 35-36–71 E

T9 John Paesani, Bay Club at Mattapoisett: 33-39–72 +1

T9 Gregg Richbourg, Cape Cod National GC: 36-36–72 +1

T9 Brendon Ray, Point Judith CC: 34-38–72 +1

T9 Dana Smith, Presidents GC: 34-38–72 +1

T9 Nicholas Jagoe, Allendale CC: 36-36–72 +1

T9 Jason Sedan, Lake Winnipesaukee GC: 36-36–72 +1

T9 Christopher McCue, Essex County Club: 35-37–72 +1

T16 Greg Yeomans, Bay Club at Mattapoisett: 35-38–73 +2

T16 Kirk Hanefeld, Salem CC: 35-38–73 +2

T16 Stephen Clancy, Granite Links GC: 39-34–73 +2

T16 Dan Van Heest, Brae Burn CC: 35-38–73 +2

T16 Christopher Carter, Hillview CC: 36-37–73 +2

T21 Connor Mulcahy, The Country Club: 37-37–74 +3

T21 Nick Funk, Old Sandwich GC: 36-38–74 +3

T21 Jeff Seavey, Samoset Resort: 35-39–74 +3

T21 Daniel Hemme, Myopia Hunt Club: 38-36–74 +3

T21 Jeff Atkinson, Belmont CC: 35-39–74 +3

T21 Ryan Peffer, McGolf Driving Range: 35-39–74 +3

T21 John Fields, Belmont CC: 35-39–74 +3

T21 Seul-Ki Park, Winchester CC: 35-39–74 +3

T29 Frank Dully, Kernwood CC: 35-40–75 +4

T29 Scott MacArthur, Wollaston GC: 36-39–75 +4

T29 Jacob Leech, Tedesco CC: 37-38–75 +4

T29 Steven Hausmann, Hausmann Golf: 36-39–75 +4

T29 Rick Durocher, Cyprian Keyes GC: 33-42–75 +4

T34 Ronald Coiro, Salem CC: 39-37–76 +5

T34 Louis Rivers, Foxborough CC: 38-38–76 +5

T34 Todd Scarafoni, Bass Rocks GC: 38-38–76 +5

T34 Shawn Warren, Falmouth CC: 37-39–76 +5

T34 Hal Jacobs, Haven CC: 37-39–76 +5

T34 Ian Kelley, Blue Hill CC: 37-39–76 +5

T34 David Dionne, Beverly Golf & Tennis Club: 37-39–76 +5

T34 Scott Hickey, Cyprian Keyes GC: 36-40–76 +5

Senior Division

1 Greg Farland, Marlborough CC: 35-35–70 -1

T2 John Paesani, Bay Club at Mattapoisett: 33-39–72 +1

T2 Dana Smith, Presidents GC: 34-38–72 +1

4 Kirk Hanefeld, Salem CC: 35-38–73 +2

T5 Jeff Seavey, Samoset Resort: 35-39–74 +3

T5 John Fields, Belmont CC: 35-39–74 +3

T7 Frank Dully, Kernwood CC: 35-40–75 +4

T7 Rick Durocher, Cyprian Keyes GC: 33-42–75 +4

Pro-Pro Blind Draw

T1 Gregg Richbourg, Cape Cod National GC & Nicholas Jagoe, Allendale CC: 35-31–66 -5

T1 Ben Egan, Bay Club at Mattapoisett & Jeffrey Martin, Wollaston GC: 33-33–66 -5

T1 Stephen Clancy, Granite Links GC & Jason Sedan, Lake Winnipesaukee GC: 34-32–66 -5

T1 Robert Bruso, Blackstone National GC & Dan Van Heest, Brae Burn CC: 33-33–66 -5

T1 Liam Friedman, Nashawtuc CC & Todd Scarafoni, Bass Rocks GC: 31-35–66 -5

T1 John Fields, Belmont CC & Scott MacArthur, Wollaston GC: 32-34–66 -5

T1 Brenden Mitchell, The Country Club & Ae Cahill, GolfTEC Natick: 32-34–66 -5

T8 Dana Smith, Presidents GC & Shane Drury, Swansea CC: 32-35–67 -4

T8 David Brasington, Granite Links GC & John Paesani, Bay Club at Mattapoisett: 32-35–67 -4

T8 Matthew DeGiorgio, GolfRite Performance Ctr. & Dan Venezio, Portland CC: 32-35–67 -4

T8 David Dionne, Beverly Golf & Tennis Club & Kirk Hanefeld, Salem CC: 31-36–67 -4

T8 Christopher McCue, Essex County Club & David Sibley, Larry Gannon GC: 32-35–67 -4

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Tom Gorman, a Boston-based golf writer, is a longtime member of the Golf Writer's Association of America. Tom is a member at White Cliffs CC (Plymouth, MA) and Fiddlesticks CC (Ft. Myers, FL). Email can be sent to teetalktom@aol.com.

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