Dan Venezio Captures New England PGA Stroke Play Series 2

Dan Venezio, of Portland Country Club, fired a 6-under par 64, to earn a share of the title in the New England PGA Stroke Play Series #5.

WALPOLE, Mass – Dan Venezio, PGA of Portland Country Club posted the top score in the 2023 New England PGA Stroke Play Series #2 at Walpole Country Club on Monday, May 15th. It was a beautiful spring day in New England as the group of 93 Professionals competed over 18 holes and Venezio put up a score of three-under, 68 to take home the victory.

Ed Kirby, PGA (The Aquidneck Club) claimed solo second place, shooting a 2-under, 69 on the day. Kirby edged Robert Tramonti, PGA (Triggs Memorial GC) by one stroke as he took home solo third place, shooting one-under, 70.

Jim Clay of Club at New Seabury.

After shooting par on the opening three holes, Venezio carded his first birdie of the day on the par-5 4th hole. He added another birdie on the 9th to make the turn at one-under. Two more birdies, on the par-5 12th and 15th holes gave Venezio the final three-under victory.

Kirby carded two early birdies on holes 2 and 4 and made the turn at 1-under. A bogey on the 10th hole evened his score, but two more late birdies on 16 and 18 gave him the final 2-under, 69, and second place overall.


Tramonti started the day with a birdie on the par-4 2nd hole. He moved to 2-under with a birdie on the par-5 4th hole. Bogeys on 7 and 8 put him at an even par at the turn. Tramonti traded a birdie and a bogey on the 11th and 12th holes, but his fourth and final birdie on the day came just in time, on the long par-4 18th hole, to give him the final one-under and third place overall.

Five players tied for fourth place, shooting an even Par-71: Rich Berberian, Jr., PGA (Vesper CC), Kirk Hanefeld, PGA (Salem CC), Shawn Warren, PGA (Falmouth CC), Ben Egan, PGA (Bay Club Mattapoisett), and Arthur Wilson, PGA (Golf Galaxy – Warwick).


The 2023 Stroke Play Series continues with its third installment at Marlborough Country Club on Monday, July 17th in Marlborough, Mass.

New England PGA Stroke Play Series #2

Walpole Country Club Par: 36-35—71


1 Dan Venezio Portland Country Club 34-34–68 -3
2 Ed Kirby The Aquidneck Club 34-35–69 -2
3 Robert Tramonti Triggs Memorial Golf Course 35-35–70 -1
T4 Rich Berberian Vesper Country Club 36-35–71 E
T4 Kirk Hanefeld Salem Country Club 34-37–71 E
T4 Shawn Warren Falmouth Country Club 36-35–71 E
T4 Ben Egan Bay Club at Mattapoisett 35-36–71 E
T4 Arthur Wilson Golf Galaxy – Warwick 35-36–71 E
T9 Liam Friedman Wollaston Golf Club 36-36–72 +1
T9 Jeff Martin Wollaston Golf Club 37-35–72 +1
T9 Eric Barlow Winchester Country Club 34-38–72 +1
T9 Jim Clay Club at New Seabury, The 36-36–72 +1
13 Shayne Sakson Ocean Edge Golf Club 36-37–73 +2
14 Aaron Ungvarsky Topgolf International 37-37–74 +3
T15 Rick Karbowski Auburn Driving Range 37-38–75 +4
T15 Robert Bradley Brockton Country Club 35-40–75 +4
T15 Louis Rivers Agawam Hunt Club 36-39–75 +4
T15 Peter Ruymann Marshfield Country Club 36-39–75 +4
T15 Dan Gillis Nabnasset Lake Country Club 37-38–75 +4
T15 Todd Cook Haverhill Country Club 39-36–75 +4
T15 Gregg Richbourg Cape Cod National Golf Club 36-39–75 +4


T1 Dan Venezio (Portland CC) & Kirk Hanefeld (Salem CC) 32-32–64 -7
T1 Ed Kirby (The Aquidneck Club) & Jim Clay (The Club at New Seabury 32-32–64 -7
3 Rich Berberian (Vesper CC) & Brent Amaral (Acoaxet Club) 34-32–66 -5
T4 Liam Friedman (Wollaston GC) & Fergus Keane (Plymouth CC) 32-35–67 -4
T4 Frank Leja (The Club at New Seabury) & Robert Tramonti (Triggs Memorial) 35-32–67 -4
T4 Ben Egan (Bay Club at Mattapoisett) & Gregg Richbourg Cape Cod National) 33-34–67 -4
T4 Rob Neaton (North Andover CC) & Arthur Wilson (Golf Galaxy – Warwick) 33-34–67 -4
T8 Jacob Leech Walpole Country Club Nick Hallowell The Country Club 33-35–68 -3
T8 John Rainone (North Kingstown GC) & William Maguire (Wanumetonomy) 35-33–68 -3
T8 Matthew Bradbury (Sterling National) & Jim Schouller (Abenaqui CC) 34-34–68 -3
T11 Eric Barlow (Winchester CC) & Michael Bandoni (Dedham Country and Polo Club)33-36–69 -2
T11 Ronald Coiro (Tedesco CC) & Todd Cook (Haverhill CC) 35-34–69 -2
T11 Robert Bruso (Blackstone National GC) & Kyle Puzzo (Worcester CC) 36-33–69 -2
T11 Nick Jagoe (Wanumetonomy) & Bryan Kienke (Cohasset GC) 34-35–69 -2
T11 Jake Ducharme (The Country Club) & Shawn Warren Falmouth CC) 35-34–69 -2

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Jim got his start in golf writing with a gig at a Connecticut-based golf magazine, where he interviewed Ernie Els, among others. Since then, he’s covered tournaments for the LPGA, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and many amateur events. His work has been published in a number of magazines including GolfBoston Travel & Leisure, Southern New England Golf, New England Golf Monthly and Rhode Island Monthly. Jim ‘s favorite golf courses are Kebo Valley in Bar Harbor, Maine, Pebble Beach and Furry Creek in Vancouver B.C. and almost any Donald Ross course. Jim can be reached by email at golfer1051@yahoo.com.

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