Rich Berberian/Griffen Brown capture New England PGA Pro-Am

Vesper Country Club pro Rich Berberian teamed up with amateur Griffen Brown to post an impressive 36-hole total 14-under par at Pinehill's Nicklaus & Jones courses to win the 2020 New England PGA Pro-Am Championship Monday July 13.

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Rich Berberian, of Vesper Country Club, and amateur partner Griffin Brown put together a dominant second-round enroute to winning the 36-hole New England PGA Pro-Am Championship at Pinehills Golf Club’s Nicklaus and Jones Courses on Monday July 13.

Berberian, the 2016 PGA Professional player-of-the-year, and Brown set the tone early with a 5-under par 67, sitting three strokes behind the lead after the first round. The pair caught fire on the Jones Course in the second round, riding eight birdies and an eagle to a 9-under par round 63, to finish a sensational 14-under par for the day, two clear of their closest competitors.

Jeff Seavey, of Goose River Golf Club, and Cole Anderson came up two-strokes short of a three-peat, finishing 12-under par. The duo jumped out to a tie for the first-round lead, shooting 8-under par 64 in the opening round on the Nicklaus course, and shot 68 on the Jones Course in the afternoon to finish tied for second.

Liam Friedman, of Nashawtuc Country Club, and Garth McGee joined Seavey and Anderson in the tie for second with rounds of 67-65.

Pinehills in Plymouth hosted 80 New England PGA pros and 80 amateurs in the 2020 edition of the New England PGA Pro-Am Championship won by Vesper Country Club pro Rich Berberian and amateur Griffen Brown with a sensational 14-under par total.

Three teams tired for fourth at 10-under par. First-round co-leaders Tommy Lucko, of Winchester Country Club, and amateur partner Brendan Monahan finished 10-under par after opening with an 8-under 64 on the Jones Course. For the day, the pair made eight birdies and an eagle with no bogeys on the scorecard.

The Belmont Country Club team of Matt Zdon and Glen Sutton joined the Wollaston Golf Club pair of Jeff Martin and Ernie McAlister in the tie for 4th at 10-under.

July 13, 2020
2020 New England PGA Pro-Am Championship
Pinehills Golf Club (Jones/Nicklaus)
Plymouth, Mass.
Jones: Par 36-36—72
Nicklaus: Par 36-36—72
Four-Ball Stroke Play

1 Rich Berberian, Vesper CC; Griffen Brown (a) Vesper CC: 67-63–130 -14
T2 Jeff Seavey, Goose River; Cole Anderson (a) Goose River: 64-68–132 -12
T2 Liam Friedman, Nashawtuc; Garth McGee (a) Nashawtuc: 67-65–132 -12
T4 Matt Zdon, Belmont; Glen Sutton (a) Belmont: 65-69–134 -10
T4 Tommy Lucko, Winchester CC; Brendan Monahan (a) Winchester CC: 64-70–134 -10
T4 Jeff Martin, Wollaston GC; Ernie McAlister (a) Wollaston GC: 65-69–134 -10
7 Matt Arvanitis, Southern New Hampshire U.; Matt Burrougghs (a) Southern New Hampshire U. 68-68–136 -8
8 John Paesani, Bay Club at Mattapoisett; Collin Fitzpatrick (a) Bay Club at Mattapoisett: 70-67–137 -7
9 John Fields, Belmont; Daniel Kurson (a) Belmont: 69-69–138 -6
T10 Robert Bradley, Brockton CC; Jason Cook (a) Brockton CC: 72-67–139 -5
T10 Mark Mangion, Haverhill CC; Mike Souliotis (a) Haverhill CC: 70-69–139 -5
T10 Bill Andrews, Portsmouth; Craig Steckowych (a) Portsmouth: 68-71–139 -5
T10 Eric Barlow, Winchester CC; Ray Garrahan (a) Winchester CC: 72-67–139 -5
T14 Jeffrey Monteleone, Bellevue; Dan McQueen (a) Bellevue: 70-70–140 -4
T14 Shawn Warren, Falmouth CC; Shawn Mccurdy (a) Falmouth CC: 68-72–140 -4
T14 Robert Bruso, Blackstone National; GC Jeff Bastien (a) Blackstone National GC: 68-72–140 -4
T14 Michael Farrell, Boston GC; Jim Farrell (a) Boston GC: 66-74–140 -4
T14 Louis Rivers, Foxborough; Joe O’Malley (a) Foxborough: 70-70–140 -4
T14 Frank Dully, Kernwood CC: Max Emmerich (a) Kernwood CC: 67-73–140 -4
T14 Ryan Kesten, Concord; Andrew Wester (a) Concord: 70-70–140 -4
T14 Scott Johnson, Oakley Country Club; Brandon Hagopian (a) Oakley Country Club: 69-71–140 -4
T14 Kirk Hanefeld, Salem CC: Kevin Daly (a) Salem CC 70-70–140 -4 $172.00
T14 Nathan Hopley, Turner Hill Golf & Racquet; John Sadowski (a) Turner Hill Golf & Racquet: 67-73–140 -4
T24 Todd Scarafoni, Bass Rocks GC; Paul Sweeney (a) Bass Rocks GC: 69-72–141 -3
T24 David Lane, Hopkinton; Justin McCarthy (a) Hopkinton: 69-72–141 -3
T24 Troy Pare, Ledgemont; Matt Hogan (a) Ledgemont: 68-73–141 -3
T24 Dieter Wiedmayer, Sankaty Head; Frank Queally (a) Sankaty Head: 70-71–141 -3
T28 Bradford Sherman, 15th GC; Peter Hartmann (a) 15th GC: 72-70–142 -2
T28 John O’Connor, Far Corner Golf Course; Dave Barker (a) Far Corner Golf Course: 70-72–142 -2
T28 James Antonelli, Marshfield CC; Dan Sullivan (a) Marshfield CC: 71-71–142 -2
T28 Rich Ingraham, Sky Meadow; Rick Moreau (a) Sky Meadow: 1-71–142 -2
T32 R.J. Austin, Black Rock; Bud Schultz (a) Black Rock: 70-73–143 -1
T32 Brian Hayes, Sharon; Paul Annis (a) Sharon: 72-71–143 -1
T32 Cory Mansfield, Derryfield CC; Demetri Stamoulis (a) Derryfield CC: 70-73–143 -1
T32 Christian Hoecker, Essex County Club; Joe Cunningham (a) Essex County Club: 73-70–143 -1
T32 David Soucy, Augusta CC; Taylor Morang (a) Augusta CC: 71-68–139 -1
T32 Tom Tobey Sandwich Hollows; GC Chris George (a) Sandwich Hollows GC: 72-68–140 -1 </stro

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