Thorny Not A Pain for Stockwell
Jay Stockwell Takes Home 1st
On an ideal golf day for all players, Thorny Lea welcomed 40 players for another outstanding New England Series event. A day after the conclusion of the facility's member-member tournament, the course conditions were nothing short of impeccable. Said PGA Professional Tim Watroba, "We are in absolutely stunning shape, and our membership has worked hard with the grounds crew to get it into its current state." Many of the New England Series members validated that statement, as numerous players mentioned after their rounds how pleasantly surprised they were upon the tour's first visit to the site.
It was a banner day for Jason Stockwell, who fired his first ever Even par nine hole score during his round. With 2 birdies and 2 bogeys on his front nine, he turned with a 35 on the scorecard. He faltered at times on the back-9 with a 40 (+5), but used his hot start to ultimately fire 75 (+5) and take home the Men's Overall Gross title. On how he played during his round, Jay said "I really played well and although I made a couple bogeys, I only had one real mistake, that double on the back nine." Right behind Stockwell were Neil Coutu & David Holmes, who matched each other shot for shot throughout the day. Playing in the same pairing, they turned in near spitting image scorecards on the way to a pair of 78's (+8). David ultimately took home the Senior Men's Gross title, and Coutu similarly won the Senior Men's Net Division.
It was also an impressive round turned in by Donna DiIeso, who played from a challenging set of Red tees at just over 5,500 yards, and a tough rating of 74.3. Her total of 90 (+16) was outstanding, and she used her solid play to take home the Net Division.
Thank you to the entire Thorny Lea Golf Club staff and Head Professional, Tim Watroba, PGA, for an amazing day. Another thank you to Turkish Airlines for being a partner with the New England Series all season! The next New England Series event is on Monday, July 17th at Myopia Hunt Club.
New Winner at Weston
Chris Adamo Takes Home His 1st
Monday's event at Westion Golf Club featured spectacular weather conditions, and even more impressive rounds. With a field of over 80 players teeing it up to take on the 6,200 yard Donald Ross design, it would take a very disciplined round to rise to the top. No player did so better than Chris Adamo, who played exceptionally well, and turned in a 74 (+2) to win his first tournament of the season.
Adamo took advantage of the par-5's throughout the day, rolling in two birdies, one on the 6th, and another on the short 18th to close out his round. A strong start featuring pars on 4 of his first 5 holes allowed Adamo to establish an early rythym, and from there, play consistently to finish. In his second event of the season, he quickly turned around his play from a tough round at Worcester CC, to put himself back on top. Adamo was not alone in his solid play, as five other players broke 80 in their rounds to crack the top-5. David Holmes finished solo second with his 75 (+3), followed by Tim Flynn who finished third with an impressive 76 (+4). To round out the top-5, Rey Lemaine, Craig Briggs, and David Fogg all shot 78 (+6).
In the Net-Stableford division, Jack Flynn and Stephen Ohki both turned in impressive scores to finish T-1st with 43 points. After a card-off, Flunn was able to take home the contest for the first time this season. Following up behind Flynn and Ohki were Stu Thompson (42 points), Seamus O'Neill (41 points), and Duane Jellison (40 points.)
Thank you to all of the Weston Golf Club staff and Head Professional, Adam Hemeon, PGA, for an outstanding day. An additional thank you to Lincoln Motorcars for their on site support for the day. Another thank you to Turkish Airlines for being a partner with the New England Series all season long! The next New England Series event is Monday, July 10th at Thorny Lea.
Rainy @ Renaissance
Dunnigan Leads the Way Again
Forecasts look bleak to say the least for New England Series members who planned on visiting Renaissance for another stop on the New England Series Tour. What many weatherman were projecting to be a 'total washout' actually turned out to be a halfway-decent day that allowed for an enjoyable event. Many commented on how happily surprised they were to be able to get the round in. All players began the day at 7:30AM in a Shotgun Start.
No player was happier to get the round in than Dan Dunnigan, who once again turned in an impressive round on his way to capturing his 5th Men's Low Gross title of the season. Starting on the short par-4 10th hole, Dunnigan got off to a quick and easy start making birdie on his first hole. He gave it right back with a bogey on the tricky 11th hole, and then evened out on his front nine to make the turn at even par. Dunnigan then ventured to the front nine, which proved to be a tougher test. Bogeys on 1, 2, & 4 slipped Dunnigan up, but he was able to offset those bogeys with birdies on holes 3 & 7 to ultimately turn in 74 (+2). Dunnigan was followed by Higgins (78) and Kroisi (79) who were impressive in their rounds as well.
Ed McMillan continued his hot play in 2017 season after winning the Senior Men's Gross division. After a run of top-5 finishes in 2016, McMillan produced once again, putting together 10 pars & a birdie on his way to shooting 80 (+8). McMillan was followed by Tim Flynn 82 (+10), Jeff Spinks 83 (+11), and Neil Coutu & Craig Ott who both fired 85 (+13).
In the Net Division at Renaissance, Jason Stockwell 74 (+2), and Dan Mac Isaac 74 (+2) both played up to standards while taking home their respective Men's Net, and Senior Men's Net divisions. Nikolas Kroisi racked up 42 points in the Net-Stableford contest to win once again this season.
Thank you to the Renaissance staff and Head Golf Professional, Stuart Cady, PGA for an outstanding day. Another thank you to Turkish Airlines for being a partner of the New England Series all season! The next New England Series event is Monday, June 26th at Weston Golf Club.