MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island – A bogey on the third hole is all that stood between the duo of Shawn Warren, of Falmouth Country Club (Maine) and Jeff Seavey, of Goose River Golf Club (Vermont) and a 59 on Monday June 22 at the New England PGA Senior-Junior Championship at Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Club, as the two cruised to a four-shot victory.
Warren & Seavey combined for 11 birdies to post 10-under par 60 in the four-ball stroke play Championship. Six of those birdies came on the back-nine as the pair shot 29 on the back side. With just one par-5 on the course, the duo relied on strong iron play and great putting to pick up the win.
“I had the putter rolling,” Seavey said. “On a lot of holes we had two putts for birdie. I stoned it a couple times to two or three feet and a few other times Shawn would hit it to eight feet, I’d hit it to 12 and make the putt and he would pick up. On the holes when I did hit it in the woods he was knocking it on the green and either making birdie or making par.”
“On the back Jeff just kept on making putts,” Warren added. “There was no secret to it. Any chance he had to get a good roll at it he just hit a ton of good putts and we were fortunate that they were falling.”
2019 NEPGA Senior-Junior champions Chip Johnson, of Hatherly CC and Liam Friedman, of Nashawtuc CC tied for second at 6-under par 64 with eight birdies and two bogeys.
Brendon Ray, of Point Judith CC and Todd Scarafoni, of Bass Rocks rolled in five birdies without a bogey on the front to make the turn at 5-under par. They added two more birdies and a bogey on the back to post 6-under par 64 and join the tie for second, along with Brenden Mitchell, of The Country Club and Robert Tramonti, of Triggs Memorial GC, who combined for seven birdies and just one bogey.
2020 New England PGA Senior-Junior Championship
Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Club
Four-Ball Stroke Play
1 Jeff Seavey, Goose River & Shawn Warren, Falmouth CC: 31-29–60 -10
T2 Chip Johnson, Hatherly & Liam Friedman, Nashawtuc: 32-32–64 -6
T2 Brenden Mitchell, The Country Club & Robert Tramonti, Triggs Memorial GC: 32-32–64 -6
T2 Brendon Ray, Point Judith CC & Todd Scarafoni, Bass Rocks GC: 30-34–64 -6 $930.00
T5 Matt Baran, The Ridge Club & Sean Edmonds, Oyster Harbors Club: 33-32–65 -5
T5 John Hickson, Chequessett Yacht & CC & Nick Jagoe, Allendale: 31-34–65 -5
T5 Jeff Martin, Wollaston GC & John Paesani, Bay Club at Mattapoisett: 33-32–65 -5
T5 Matt Zdon, Belmont & Frank Dully, Kernwood CC: 32-33–65 -5
T9 Robert Bruso, Blackstone National & Rick Karbowski, Auburn Driving Range: 32-34–66 -4
T9 Steven Field, Plymouth & Peter Norton, Blue Hill: 32-34–66 -4
T11 Scott Hickey, Cyprian Keyes GC & Greg Farland Marlborough CC: 33-34–67 -3
T11 Chris Hulme, Newport National- Orchard & Kyle Dobbs Bay Club: 34-33–67 -3
T11 Ed Kirby, The Aquidneck Club & Matt Hillier, The Aquidneck Club: 33-34–67 -3
T11 Greg Kelly, Myopia Hunt Club & Michael Bemis, Myopia Hunt Club: 34-33–67 -3
T11 Troy Pare, Ledgemont & Kirk Hanefeld Salem CC: 33-34–67 -3
T16 Brian Owens, North Kingstown GC & Christian Hoecker, Essex County Club: 33-35–68 -2
T16 Brendan Walsh, The Country Club & Nick Hallowell, The Country Club: 33-35–68 -2
T16 Greg Yeomans, Bay Club & Tom Tobey, Sandwich Hollows GC:35-33–68 -2
T19 James Antonelli, Marshfield CC & Mike McBroom, Furnace Brook: 34-35–69 -1
T19 Dan Gillis, Nabnasset Lake CC & Gregg Richbourg Cape Cod National GC: 35-34–69 -1
T19 David Sibley, Larry Gannon & David Dionne, Beverly Golf & Tennis: 35-34–69 -1
T19 Chad Spencer, Golf Galaxy – Warwick & Arthur Wilson, Golf Galaxy Inc.: 34-35–69 -1