MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – The winning teams from Strawberry Valley and Marlborough Country Club overcame windy conditions and sneaky greens to shoot 4-over par 75 and tie for the New England PGA Pro-Superintendent Invitational on Monday October 7 at Marlborough Country Club.
Host professional Greg Farland and superintendent Tim Crane birdied the 12th and 17th holes to shoot 1-under par 35 on the back and post 75 in the select drive, alternate shot format.
“There was certainly a little bit of home-cooking,” Farland said of winning on his home course. “Tim was very steady which freed me up a little bit to hit it off the tee. There were situations where you were better off leaving it short of the green and chipping up, which we did, than being 10 or 15 feet behind the hole. It was a big advantage to have some local knowledge today, no doubt about it.”
Beth O’Kelly and Strawberry Valley Golf Club superintendent Rene Vadeboncoeur eagled Marlborough CC’s first hole and added two birdies to the card, offset by eight bogeys, to match the home team at 4-over par 75.
“He drove the green, hit it to about six-feet, and it was a little curler and it snuck in,” O’Kelly said of the eagle. “He hits it a long way.”
The Nabnasset Lake and Atkinson Resort teams tied for third at 5-over par 76 and Trull Brook GC finished fifth at 6-over par.
2019 New England PGA Pro-Super
Marlborough Country Club
**T1 Greg Farland, Marlborough CC & Tim Crane: 40-35–75 +4
**T1 Beth O’Kelly, Strawberry Valley & Rene Vadeboncoeur: 35-40–75 +4
T3 Dan Gillis, Nabnasset Lake CC & Kevin Bracken: 39-37–76 +5
T3 Peter Doherty, The Atkinson Resort & Eric Whitmore: 40-36–76 +5
5 Liam Friedman, Nashawtuc & Ben Pacific: 37-42–79 +8
T6 Robert Baxter, Segregansett & Tate Asselin: 37-43–80 +9
T6 Stephen Clancy, Granite Links & Brad MacDonald: 39-41–80 +9
T6 Peter Maki, Wedgewood Pines & Tim Johnston: 41-39–80 +9
9 Daniel Limauro, The Ledges & Joe Grady: 41-41–82 +11
T10 James Antonelli, Marshfield CC& Tom Harrington: 40-44–84 +13
T10 Brendan Walsh, The Country Club & Dave Johnson: 44-40–84 +13
1 Greg Farland, Marlborough CC & Tim Crane: 38-34–72 +1
T2 Allen Santos, Trull Brook GC & Jeremy Cox: 36-37–73 +2
T3 Stephen Clancy, Granite Links & Brad MacDonald: 37-39–76 +5
T3 Peter Maki, Wedgewood Pines & Tim Johnston: 39-37–76 +5
T5 James Antonelli, Marshfield CC & Tom Harrington: 36-41–77 +6
T5 Daniel Limauro, The Ledges & Joe Grady: 38-39–77 +6
T7 Tim Bishop, Tatnuck CC & Craig Resley: 40-39–79 +8
T7 Gary Cardoza, Pine Oaks & Robbie Yeomans: 38-41–79 +8
T7 Robert Hardy, Crystal Lake GC & Ryan Green: 41-38–79 +8
10 Peter Bracey, Woburn CC & Jeff Power: 38-42–80 +9
CREDIT: New England PGA Staff