MARBLEHEAD, Mass. – Three eagles in a five-hole stretch propelled Chip Johnson, of Hatherly Country Club, and Liam Friedman, of Nashawtuc Country Club, to a two-stroke victory at the New England PGA Senior-Junior Championship on Monday August 12 at Tedesco Country Club.
Johnson and Friedman shot 9-under par 61, with eagles on Hole No. 6 and 9 and 10, including a two on the par-4 sixth. The pair added birdies on the second, third and 12th holes without a bogey in the fourball competition. When it was all said and done, they posted a 6-under 28 on Tedesco CC’s front-9.
Jeff Martin, of Wollaston Country Club, and John Paesani, of The Bay Club at Mattapoisett, finished alone in second place, carding a 63. The duo rattled off four consecutive birdies starting on the ninth hole and carried that momentum to a back-9 31, adding birdies on the 16th and 17th holes.
Frank Dully, of Kernwood CC, and Eric Barlow, of Winchester CC, tied for third with Bryan Kienke, of Cohasset GC and Joe Potty, of Cohasset G), each shooting 4-under 66.
Host professional Robert Green, was recognized after the competition for his service to Tedesco CC and the New England PGA. Green, who will retire at the end of this season after 49 years at Tedesco CC, including the last 41 as the head professional, is the recipient of the 2019 New England PGA’s 2019 Golf Professional of the Year.
2019 New England PGA Senior-Junior Championship
Tedesco Country Club (Marblehead, MA), Par 34-36–70
1 Chip Johnson, Hatherly & Liam Friedman, Nashawtuc: 28-33–61 -9
2 Jeff Martin, Wollaston GC & John Paesani, Bay Club at Mattapoisett: 32-31–63 -7
T3 Frank Dully, Kernwood CC & Eric Barlow, Winchester CC: 31-35–66 -4
T3 Bryan Kienke, Cohasset GC & Joe Potty, Cohasset GC: 31-35–66 -4
T5 Robert Bruso, Blackstone National GC & Rick Karbowski, Auburn Driving Range: 33-34–67 -3
T5 Greg Farland, Marlborough CC & Scott Hickey, Cyprian Keyes GC: 32-35–67 -3
T5 John Rainone, North Kingstown GC & David Jankowski, Burlington: 34-33–67 -3
T8 John Hickson, Mere Creek & Nick Jagoe, Allendale: 33-35–68 -2
T8 Peter Norton, Blue Hill & Steven Field, Plymouth: 33-35–68 -2
T8 John O’Connor, Far Corner Golf Course & Christopher Carter, Hillview: 32-36–68 -2
T8 Seul-Ki Park, Winchester CC & Tom Cavicchi, Harmon: 31-37–68 -2
T12 Jim Fairbanks, Nonesuch River GC & Matt Gaynor, Nonesuch River GC: 33-36–69 -1
T12 Joel Jenkins, Mt. Pleasant GC & Allen Santos, Trull Brook GC: 34-35–69 -1
T12 Kevin Murphy, Bradford CC & Peter Farley, North Andover: 32-37–69 -1
T12 Jeff Seavey, Samoset Resort & Shawn Warren, Falmouth CC: 33-36–69 -1
T12 Robert Tramonti, Triggs Memorial GC & Brian Owens, North Kingstown GC: 33-36–69 -1
T12 Brendan Walsh, The Country Club & Nick Hallowell The Country Club: 33-36–69 -1
T18 Todd Cook, Milton Hoosic Club & Tom Gillis, Nabnasset Lake CC: 34-36–70 E
T18 Dan Gillis, Nabnasset Lake CC & Gregg Richbourg, Cape Cod National GC: 35-35–70 E
20 Thomas Tobey, Sandwich Hollows GC & Bradford Sherman, 15th GC: 35-36–71 +1
T21 David Dionne, Beverly Golf & Tennis & David Sibley, Larry Gannon: 37-35–72 +2
T21 Robert Green, Tedesco CC & Jacob Leech, Tedesco CC: 33-39–72 +2
CREDIT: New England PGA Staff