QUINCY, Mass. – Jim Clay, Director of Golf at the Country Club of New Seabury, fired 2-under par 69, at Granite Links GC to win the New England PGA Stroke Play Series 5.
Clay posted four birdies on the day, including Hole No. 3 and 6 to finish the front nine with a 2-under par 33. After making bogey of the day on the par-3 No. 11, he followed that with par, birdie, birdie to get to 3-under on the day. Clay closed with one bogey and three pars for par 36 on the back.
Jeff Martin began the round 2-over through the first four holes, with a birdie on hole 7 to make the turn at one-over, 36. On the back Martin fired off three birdies on holes 11, 13 and 14, with one final bogey on 15 to finish with a 2-under, 34 for his one-under, 70.
Eric Barlow started the day steady with seven straight pars before making two straight bogeys on holes 8 and 9 to finish the side 2-over, 37. After a tough double-bogey hole 12, Barlow made five birdies, including four straight on holes 13, 14, 15 and 16 to finish the side with a 33, and total 70.
Four professionals finished the day at even par, 71 to share fourth place: Jason Sedan (Lake Winnipesaukee GC), Rich Berberian (Vesper CC), Shawn Warren (Falmouth CC) and Robert Bruso (Blackstone National GC).
Dan Gillis (Nabnasset Lake CC) posted a round of 2-over, 73, good to win the Senior Division at the Stroke Play Series event. He beat Todd Scarafoni (Bass Rocks GC) and Rick Karbowski (Auburn Driving Range) who finished at 3-over in the Senior Division.