MARLBOROUGH, Mass – The 2023 New England PGA Stroke Play Series #3 event ended in a three-way tie on Monday, July 17th at Marlborough Country Club. David Jankowski, PGA (Golf Garage VT), Ed Kirby, PGA (The Aquidneck Club), and Robert Bruso, PGA (Blackstone National GC) all shot impressive 4-under 67s to claim a share of first place. A total of 88 players came out to compete on a hot summer day in the third Stroke Play Series event of the year in Marlborough, Mass.
Jankowski started the day with two birdies on the par-4 2nd and 3rd holes of the day. He moved to 1-under with a bogey on the par-3 7th hole before carding birdies on 8 and 9 to make the turn at 3-under. A birdie on the par-5 13th hole sealed the deal to give Jankowski the final 4-under, 67.
After two birdies and two bogeys on the front, Kirby made the turn at an even-par, 35. He posted an impressive four birdies on the back to climb to the top of the leaderboard for a share of first place. Kirby birdied the par-4 10th hole, par-5 11th and 13th holes, and came in clutch with a final birdie on the par-3 18th hole.
Bruso carded three birdies and two bogeys through the opening nine holes of the day, making the turn at 1-under, 34. He also had an outstanding back-nine, carding birdies on the par-3 12th hole, par-5 13th hole, and securing the share of first place with a final birdie on the 18th.
Liam Friedman, PGA (Wollaston GC) and Matt Ferrelli (Boothbay Harbor CC) tied for fourth place overall, shooting 3-under, 68s.
Friedman made the turn at 2-under and moved to 4-under with birdies on 14 and 16. A bogey on the final hole dropped him to 3-under overall for the share of fourth place.
Ferrelli carded three birdies on the front and made the turn at 1-under. He went on to birdie holes 12, 13, and 14 to move to 4-under with 4 holes to play. A bogey on the final hole of the day put him in a tie with Friedman at 3-under, 68.
New England PGA Stroke Play Series #3
Marlborough Country Club – Marlborough, Mass.
T1 David Jankowski Golf Garage VT 32-35–67 -4
T1 Robert Bruso Blackstone National Golf Club 34-33–67 -4
T1 Ed Kirby The Aquidneck Club 35-32–67 -4
T4 Liam Friedman Wollaston Golf Club 33-35–68 -3
T4 Matt Ferrelli Boothbay Harbor Country Club 34-34–68 -3
T6 Jeff Martin Wollaston Golf Club 34-35–69 -2
T6 Dan Venezio Portland Country Club 36-33–69 -2
T6 Brendon Ray Point Judith Country Club 34-35–69 -2
T6 Frank Dully Kernwood Country Club 34-35–69 -2
T6 Greg Farland Marlborough Country Club 34-35–69 -2
T6 Kirk Hanefeld Salem Country Club 32-37–69 -2
T6 Jason Calhoun Brown University 34-35–69 -2
T13 Rich Berberian Vesper Country Club 36-34–70 -1
T13 John Paesani Bay Club at Mattapoisett 35-35–70 -1
T13 Arthur Wilson Golf Galaxy – Warwick 34-36–70 -1
T13 Zane Brownrigg Dedham Country and Polo Club 34-36–70 -1
T17 Kevin Murphy Bradford Country Club 39-32–71 E
T17 Rick Karbowski Auburn Driving Range 36-35–71 E
T17 Eric Barlow Winchester Country Club 35-36–71 E
T20 Ryan Train Tedesco Country Club 35-37–72 +1
T20 Todd Cook Haverhill Country Club 34-38–72 +1
T20 Kyle Puzzo Worcester Country Club 35-37–72 +1
T20 John Stoklosa The Country Club 36-36–72 +1
T20 Tobias Young Willowbend Country Club 35-37–72 +1
T20 Matthew Hillier The Aquidneck Club 35-37–72 +1
T20 Eric Wilson The Aquidneck Club 37-35–72 +1
T20 David Bennett Country Club of Vermont 34-38–72 +1
T20 John Geraci Ponkapoag Golf Club – #2 Course 36-36–72 +1
T20 Louis Rivers Agawam Hunt Club 34-38–72 +1
T20 Jim Clay Club at New Seabury, The 36-36–72 +1
BLIND DRAW TEAMS
1 Ed Kirby (The Aquidneck Club) & Liam Friedman (Wollaston GC) 31-30–61 -10
T2 Ronald Coiro (Tedesco CC) & Matt Ferrelli (Boothbay Harbor CC) 32-32–64 -7
T2 John Paesani (Bay Club at Mattapoisett) & Eric Barlow (Winchester CC) 31-33–64 -7
T2 Kyle Puzzo (Worcester CC) & David Jankowski (Golf Garage VT) 30-34–64 -7
T2 Arthur Wilson (Golf Galaxy – Warwick) & Shawn Scott (Long Meadow GC) 32-32–64 -7
T2 Kirk Hanefeld (Salem CC) & John Geraci (Ponkapoag GC) 32-32–64 -7
T2 Jason Calhoun (Brown University) & Zach Girouard (Old Sandwich GC) 34-30–64 -7
T2 Matthew Hillier (The Aquidneck Club) & Eric Wilson (The Aquidneck Club) 32-32–64 -7
T9 Tobias Young (Willowbend CC) & Kevin Murphy (Bradford CC) 34-31–65 -6
T9 David Bennett (Country Club of Vermont) & Jeff Martin (Wollaston GC) 32-33–65 -6
1 Ed Kirby The Aquidneck Club 35-32–67 -4
T2 Frank Dully Kernwood Country Club 34-35–69 -2
T2 Greg Farland Marlborough Country Club 34-35–69 -2
T2 Kirk Hanefeld Salem Country Club 32-37–69 -2
T2 Jason Calhoun Brown University 34-35–69 -2
T6 John Paesani Bay Club at Mattapoisett 35-35–70 -1
T6 Arthur Wilson Golf Galaxy – Warwick 34-36–70 -1
T8 Kevin Murphy Bradford Country Club 39-32–71 E
T8 Rick Karbowski Auburn Driving Range 36-35–71 E
T10 John Geraci Ponkapoag Golf Club – #2 Course 36-36–72 +1
T10 Louis Rivers Agawam Hunt Club 34-38–72 +1
(Content submitted by Lauren Neilan, Marketing & Communications Manager, New England PGA)