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.
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
(Content provided by New England PGA)