LAS VEGAS, Nevada – One of the most popular road trips on the golf calendar for the New England PGA section is a mid-November escape to Las Vegas. After working sometimes six-or-seven-days a week all summer 45 New England PGA pros brought four-member teams to the “city that never sleeps” – Las Vegas – for some competition, frivolity and other fun off-course activities.
Shadow Creek, Southern Highlands and TPC Las Vegas was the site for the 54-hole shootout where two best balls of five were used to determine the winning team sponsored by Avidia Bank, Five Star Golf Cars, E-Z GO, and Travis Mathew.
Falmouth Country Club led by PGA Professional Shawn Warren cruised to an eight-stroke victory in the 2019 New England PGA Las Vegas Pro-Am after a 24-under par performance on November 15 at Southern Highlands, finishing with a three-day total of 58-under par. His team included amateurs Shawn McCurdy, Pat Copp, Leo Paquette and Brandon Katzeff.
Falmouth distanced itself from Sky Meadow Country Club and head pro Rich Ingraham, who finished second at 49-under par after shooting 20-under. His team included Steve Nicoletta, Rick Moreau, Anil Patel and Mike Mitchell. Winchester Country Club pro Eric Barlow, and his team finished third at 48-under for the 54-hole tournament that included Ray Garrahan, Peter Ellison, Joe Danizio and Michael Clare.
The five-player teams, consisting of a Pro and four amateurs, played two rounds of one-gross, one-net, and one round of two net in the 2-best ball competition over three rounds of golf at TPC Las Vegas, Shadow Creek and Southern Highlands.
Falmouth’s 24-under par score was the best of the day on November 15, followed by Old Marsh pro James Durfee, and his team who went 22-under par. Portland Country Club, captained by Dan Venezio, joined Winchester and Sky Meadow at 20-under par in the final round.
CREDIT: New England PGA Staff