OSTERVILLE, Mass. – After three days of tightly contested showdowns in the 2019 New England PGA Cape Cod Fall Festival, the final contest October 18 at the Wianno Club turned out to be a race for second place as the Rochester Country Club team, led by Brett Smestad, shot 15-under par 125 to snatch an eight-stroke victory.
The Rochester Country Club foursome played Wianno’s front nine in 10-under par 60 in the Two Best Ball (one gross, one net) of Four format. A net eagle in addition to Smestad’s birdie on the par-5 No. 8 helped add to the winning margin.
The Winchester Country Club team, led by Eric Barlow, finished in second place at 7-under par 133, followed by Patrick Beahn, and his team from Blackstone National and Bryan Kienke, and his Cohasset Golf Club foursome, who tied for third at 6-under par.
Smestad, who helped Rochester CC to a tie for the top spot on the Thursday October 17 event at Cape Cod National, made six birdies on the day, including birdies on all three of Wianno’s par-5s. He had just three bogeys on his 3-under par 67 that was good enough to edge Shawn Warren, (Falmouth CC) by a stroke for the low professional crown.
Warren played the back-nine in 3-under 32 on Friday to shoot 68 and finish second in the professional division, followed by Barlow, who shot 69 to finish third.
The eight-stroke team victory is an anomaly for the Cape Cod Fall Festival, which saw two four-way ties for first and a narrow two-stroke victory in the week’s previous three tournaments.
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2BB of 4 COMBINED
1 Brett Smestad: Rochester & Troy Joncas, Stacy Levesque, Mike Mahan 60-65–125 -15
2 Eric Barlow: Winchester CC & Ray Garrahan, John May, Chris Sacco 67-66–133 -7
T3 Bryan Kienke: Cohasset GC & Frank Messina, Tony Messina Jr., Kevin Taylor 68-66–134 -6
T3 Patrick Beahn: Blackstone & Jeff Bastien, Jim Cozza, Chris Kusz 70-64–134 -6
5 Shawn Warren: Falmouth CC & Shawn McCurdy, Pat Bucklin, Brad Myers 67-68–135 -5
T6 Bob Miller: Kings Way & Ed Alves, Tom Alves, Steve Mathias 67-69–136 -4
T6 Robert Bruso: Blackstone & Dominic Restagno, Chris Gannon, Alex Cadoret 68-68–136 -4
T6 Jeff Martin: Wollaston GC & Matt Spiegel, Damien Coffey, Bill O’Neill 69-67–136 -4
T9 Cameron Fossa: The Wianno Club & Bryan Couture, Robert Hanley, Teddy Tracy 68-69–137 -3
T9 Nick Jagoe: Allendale & Matt Connolly, Brendan Kelleher, Kevin Rewinski 71-66–137 -3
T11 Jim Fairbanks: Nonesuch River & Tad Woolsey, Steve Mazza, Bourke O’Brien 67-71–138 -2
T11 John Rainone: North Kingstown & Bill Alves, Ray LaJoie, Mike Bonetti 70-68–138 -2
T11 Alec Vozzella: Marshfield CC & Bill Oberg, Kevin Alcaro, Kevin O’Connor 70-68–138 -2
1 Brett Smestad: Rochester 34-33–67 -3
2 Shawn Warren: Falmouth CC 36-32–68 -2
3 Eric Barlow: Winchester CC 35-34–69 -1
4 Bryan Kienke: Cohasset GC 37-33–70 E
5 Frank Dully: Kernwood CC 36-35–71 +1
6 Jeff Martin: Wollaston GC 38-34–72 +2
7 Patrick Beahn: Blackstone National GC 38-35–73 +3
T8 Jim Fairbanks: Nonesuch River GC 35-40–75 +5
T8 Bob Miller: Kings Way Golf Club 37-38–75 +5
T10 Nick Jagoe: Allendale 38-38–76 +6
T10 Todd Cook: Milton Hoosic Club 37-39–76 +6
CREDIT: New England PGA Staff