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TOM JOHNSON MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT SET
Cape Cod Pro-Am league veterans will remember that one of our stalwart pros, Tom Johnson passed away this spring. Tom was a very special person who earned the admiration of all who knew him both for his golfing skills and for his classy demeanor.
Tom will be honored and remembered in a memorial golf tournament to be held on August 12th at the Blissful Meadows Golf Club in Uxbridge, Mass.
You can get complete information on the tournament at:
The tournament organizers are close personal friends of Tom and would sincerely appreciate your support of this special event whether it be in the form of participating, sponsoring or donating.
ST. CYR WINS PLYMOUTH C.C. EVENT
Lakeville C.C. pro, Wayne St. Cyr overcame a shaky front nine with a five birdie barrage on the incoming side for an even-par 69 to win this week's Cape Cod Pro-Am League event at the Plymouth Country Club
St. Cyr looked as if he might be in for a rough day after a triple bogey on the par 4 seventh hole followed by another bogey on the eighth. He finished the front with a 4-over par 38.
At this point, he was five strokes off the lead held by CCPAL pro, John Carr.
He quickly made up the gap when he birdied four straight holes starting at the 11th while Carr was fading.
Carr, despite his second nine difficulties, managed to get even with St. Cyr when he birdied the par 5 sixteenth.
St. Cyr then birdied the par four 17th to nose ahead and both players made par on the final hole. Carr's 70 was good for second place
Captain's Course amateur, Dave Houghton was third with a 71 while Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Bob Miller was fourth with a 74.
Pro Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) and Amateur Bob Reni rounded out the top five with matching 75s.
St. Cyr and Al Lupis took the pro-pro team event with a 5-under 64.
The 2 Ball Net Stableford four person team of St. Cyr, Carr, Steve Foley and Pam Allen won that division with 81 points.
St. Cyr (37 points) and Houghton (36 points) prevailed in the individual Net Stableford competition for the pros and amateurs respectively.
The league will open its Fall Season on September 9th at Farm Neck.
HOUGHTON AND JONES TIE AT CAPTAINS EVENT
A pair of veteran amateur campaigners from the host club topped this week's Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament on Tuesday at the Captains Golf Course in Brewster
Captains Course members Barry Jones and Dave Houghton each carded 4-under par 68s to take the top honors.
Jones birdied five holes against a single bogey while Houghton had four birdies and no bogies.
Both players were tied with scores of 2-under 34 after the ninth hole with Rochester pro, Rusty Gunnarson who eventually finished a stroke behind the co-winners with a 69.
Jones held a one stroke lead going to the par 3 seventeenth but his lone bogey permitted Houghton to draw even and that is how the matter ended.
New Bedford amateur Bob Reni took fourth place with a 74.
Joe Monger, Dean Foster, Bill McCullough and Joe Keller all finished tied for fifth with 75s.
Three groups tied in the Team 2-Ball Net Stableford event:
Barry Jones, Joe Monger, Greg Vaughan and Doug Hook along with the group of Kent Harvey, Mike O’Connell, Dean Foster and Bill McCullough and the group of Rusty Gunnarson, Michael Andrews, Rick Pozzo and Gerry Cusick. All the groups had 81 points.
Al Lupis (CapeCodGolf.com) and Mark O’Brien tied for first in the low individual Net Stableford division with 34 points each while Houghton had 42 points to prevail among the amateurs.
The league plays next week at the Plymouth Country Club.
AMATEUR RENI WINS AT DUXBURY Y.C.
June 10, 2015
Country Club of New Bedford amateur Bob Reni made a crucial birdie on the par 3 seventeenth hole en route to recording a 2-over par 74 to win this week's Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament on Wednesday at the Duxbury Yacht Club Course.
Reni had been experiencing a tough back nine where he had made four bogies before his clutch effort at seventeen.
CCPAL pro, Tad Constant and Cummaquid pro, Ken Lewis were right on Reni's heels as both finished a single stroke back with 75s.
Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro Bob Miller and CCPAL pro Wayne St. Cyr both turned in 76s which gave them a fourth place tie.
Miller teamed with Al Lupis (CapeCodGolf.com) to take the pro-pro team event with a combined 2-under 70.
The 2-Ball Net Stableford Team event was won by the group of Rusty, Bob and Eben Gunnarson along with Michael Andrews with 88 points
Individual Net Stableford winners were Constant for the pros and Eben Gunnarson for the amateurs. Constant had 38 points while Gunnarson recorded 39.
The league plays next week at the Captain's Course in Brewster.
BODEN WINS SECOND OF YEAR AT OCEAN EDGE
Sandwich Hollows amateur, Mike Boden overcame an early round double bogey to post a 1-over par 73 for a win at this week's Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the wind-swept Ocean Edge Resort course in Brewster.
Whitinsville pro, John Carr provided Boden with his closest competition sharing the nine hole lead at 1-over 37 but he then quickly lost two strokes to Boden starting off the back nine and was never able to recoup finishing two strokes astern at 75.
Another amateur - Joe Keller (Oyster Harbors) shared third overall with Rochester senior pro, Rusty Gunnarsons with scores of 76 while Al Lupis (CapeCodGolf.com) and host club pro Dan Benedetti tied for fifth place with 77s.
Two teams tied in the pro-pro team event: Lupis and Benedetti along with Carr and Gunderson both carded 3-under 69s.
The Net Stableford team event was won by the group of Ken Lewis, Brian Pavlu, Joe Monger and Mike Brandon with 87 points.
Lupis was the individual Net Stableford winner among the pros with 35 points while Monger topped all the amateurs with 36.
The League plays next week at the Golf Club of Yarmouth Port.
LUPIS WINS AT G.C. OF CAPE COD
Windy conditions and a very challenging course made for higher than normal scoring conditions at this week's Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament played at the Golf Club of Cape Cod.
When the dust had settled, a couple of the league's senior pros battled to a one-two finish with CapeCodGolf.com pro, Al Lupis shooting a 2-over par 74 to prevail over Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Bob Miller by a single stroke.
Miller and amateur Gavin Hopewood both had even par 36s on the outgoing nine holes to take a one stroke lead over the field. Lupis, however was very steady coming home in 1-over par although his bogey-bogey finish made things interesting at the end.
Cummaquid pro, Ken Lewis was third turning in a 76 while Oyster Harbors senior amateur Joe Keller was fourth with a 77.
Another amateur, Don Anderson (Kittansett) shared fifth place with CCPAL senior pro, Tad Constant at 78.
Lupis teamed with Miller to take the pro-pro team competition with a combined 68.
The group of Mike Player, Jim Mullen, Jack Russell and Roy Frederickson, Jr. won the Team Net Stableford event with 86 points
Individual Net Stableford winners were Constant for the pros and Jesse Carbeau on the amateur side with 35 and 38 points respectively.
The League visits Ocean Edge next week.
LEWIS WINS AT WILLOWBEND
Cummaquid pro, Ken Lewis had bookend eagles on the 1st and 18th holes to power himself to a 2-under par 68 and a win at this week's Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament on Wednesday at the Willowbend Country Club.
Lewis battled all day with Connecticut National pro, Kyle Gallo who actually held a one stroke lead at the turn and was tied with Lewis through the thirteenth hole.
Lewis then went 3 under over the last five holes while Gallo was even to account for the final three stroke edge.
Captains Course senior amateur Dave Houghton came in third overall with a 76. Bob Miller (G.C. of Yarmouth Port) had a 77 for fourth while another amateur, Tom Kelley of Marlboro C.C. was fifth at 78.
Lewis teamed with Al Lupis to win the pro-pro team division with a combined 65.
The Net Stableford team win went to the group of Lewis, Mike Brandon, Steve Ross and Tom Walman with 85 points
Individual Net Stableford honors went to Gallo for the pros with 35 points while Kelley topped the amateurs with 33 points
The league plays next week at the Golf Club of Cape Cod.
DUGAS WINNER AT WIANNO
pro, Eric Dugas took advantage of ideal weather conditions to shoot a
3-under par 67 at the Wianno Golf Club on Wednesday to win this week’s
Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament. His card included six birdies
against three bogies.
was pressured all the way by host club pro Eric Steindel who trailed
throughout the day before making back to back birdies on the 15th and 16th holes to pull even heading to the 17thtee. Dugas then effectively won the tournament with a birdie on the 17th to gain a one stroke edge as both players made par on the final hole.
Harbors amateur Joe Keller and local pro Ken Lewis both carded even par
70s to share third place while pro Bob Miller (Golf Club of Yarmouth
Port) and amateur Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) tied for fifth with 72s.
The tandem of Steindel and Al Lupis won the pro-pro team division with a best ball total of 66.
The Net Stableford team event was won by the group of Dugas, Gavin Hopewood, Rich Machado and Joe Porter with 88 points.
was the individual net stableford winner among the pros with 38 points
while Claude Hoopes won on the amateur side with 37 points.
The highlight of the day was a hole-in-one on the 160 yard ninth hole by Rich Machado using an 8 iron.
The league plays next week at Willowbend
TOM JOHNSON 1963-2015
The Cape Cod Pro-Am League has lost one of its true stalwarts with the passing of long time league pro, Tom Johnson.
Tom was a gentleman in all his interactions with his team, his fellow competitors and with the league staff. He was unfailingly loyal to both the league and to his teammates. If you loved golf and conducted yourself appropriately; you were always welcome to play with him regardless of your handicap.
Not to be overlooked was that Tom really could play the game at a high level even during recent years when he was dealing both with cancer and with kidney malfunction which necessitated dialysis treatments three times a week. He would frequently undergo a chemo or dialysis treatment on the day before tournaments that he played in.
Despite all the above, Tom remained competitive including an individual first place tie last spring at the Duxbury Y.C. league event. He also led his group to a number of high finishes in the team events throughout the year.
Tom faced his health issues with a stoicism that this writer could never muster and that was just another reason to respect and admire him. He was looking forward to yet another league season when his melanoma re-surfaced and took him from us.
We will truly miss him.
BODEN WINNER AT POCASSET
Sandwich Hollows amateur Mike Boden had no fewer than seven birdies in carding a 3-under par 69 to win this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Pocasset Golf Club. It turned out that every one of them was needed as he stumbled with bogeys on the final two holes and nearly was caught by Cummaquid assistant pro, Ken Lewis.
Lewis was five strokes behind Boden going to the 16th tee but went eagle, par, birdie over the final holes to make up four of the five strokes. His 2-under par 70 was good for second place overall.
Bob Miller (Golf Club of Yarmouth Port) was third with a 74 while Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) was fourth with a 75. Pros Tad Constant, Al Lupis, and Rusty Gunnarson along with amateurs Steve Ross, Bob Reni and Haifeng Wu all had 78s to tie for fifth.
Lewis teamed with Constant to take the Pro-Pro Team event with a 4-under 68.
The group of Constant, Boden, Steve O’Neill and Chill Davis won the Team Net Stableford division with 89 points.
Individual Net Stableford winners were Miller for the pros (36 points) and Wu (38 points) for the amateurs.
The League plays next week at the Woods Hole Golf Club.
MILLER WINS PRO-AM LEAGUE SEASON OPENER
Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Bob Miller carded a 4-over par 74 at the New Seabury Dunes course to win the Cape Cod Pro-Am League’s twice-delayed 2015 season opening tournament on Wednesday. Birdies were hard to come by on a breezy day as the only player in the field to have more than one was Oyster Harbors amateur Joe Keller with two (on holes 2 and 3).
Keller’s 76 gave him second place overall. Sandwich Hollow’s amateur Mike Boden (who is Keller’s partner in this year’s Seagulls Tournament) finished in third place with a 79. Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) was fourth with an 80 while another amateur, Bob Reni (New Bedford) rounded out the top five with an 81.
The Individual Stableford point winner for the pros was Lisanne Miller (Golf Club of Yarmouth Port) with 33 points.
Three amateurs tied for Individual Stableford honors. Boden, Steve O’Neill and Rich Machado all had 29 points.
The Team Stableford division went to the group of Bob and Lisanne Miller, Ed Alves and Jim Gahan
BODEN AND GUNNARSON TOP PRO-AM FIELD
Sandwich Hollows amateur Mike Boden and Rochester pro Rusty Gunnarson both turned in 4-under par 68s to share top honors in this week’s season ending Cape Cod Pro Am League event at the Ocean Edge Resort on Tuesday.
Both players bagged a bunch of birdies with Gunnarson carding six while Boden had five.
Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Bob Miller took third overall with a 1-under 71 while pros Mike Player (Sassamon Trace), Wayne St. Cyr (Segreganset) and Ross Singmaster (Ocean Edge) along with amateur Pat O’Reilly (Ocean Edge) all shared fourth place with 74s.
The tandem of Gunnarson and Al Lupis were the pro-pro team winners with a combined 6-under 66.
The team Net 2 Ball Stableford division was captured by the grouping of Tad Constant, Boden, Steve O’Neill and Tom Kelley with 93 points.
Individual Net Stableford winners were Miller (39 points) for the pros and O’Neill (40 points) for the amateurs.
AMATEUR BODEN WINNER AT EASTWARD HO!
Long hitting Sandwich Hollows amateur, Mike Boden fashioned a 1-under par 70 on Wednesday at the Eastward HO! Golf Club to earn a convincing three stroke victory in this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am Golf League tournament.
Boden’s eagle three on the par 5 fifth hole was a key in jump starting his day which saw him build a three stroke lead over the field after the first nine.
Rhode Island pro, Tad Constant narrowed the margin to one stroke with a birdie on the par three 10th hole (against Boden’s bogey) but that was the closest anyone ever got as Boden promptly birdied the 11th and 12th.
Constant eventually took second place with a 73. Pro Joe Rocha and amateurs Sam Martin and Bob Reni shared third place with 74s.
Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) captured the low senior pro prize with a 75.
Rocha teamed with Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) to win the pro-pro team event with a 4-under 67.
The team 2-Ball Net Stableford division went to the grouping of Player, Martin, Reni and Vincent Accorsini with 89 points.
Individual Net Stableford winners for the pros and amateurs were Player (34 points) and Martin (39 points) respectively.
GUNNARSON WINNER AT POCASSET
Rochester pro, Rusty Gunnarson parred the final hole at the Pocasset Golf Club on Wednesday to turn in a 3 – over par 75 good for a one stroke victory in the week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament.
Gunnarson and amateurs Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) and Dave Houghton (Captains) all trailed Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro Bob Miller going to the 18th tee but Miller faltered with a double-bogey six while both Boden and Houghton made bogey which left Gunnarson as the last man standing.
Miller, Boden and Houghton all finished tied for second with 76s while Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) shot a 78 for fifth place.
Gunnarson teamed with Al Lupis to win the pro-pro team event with a combined 71.
The group of Gunnarson, Houghton, Mike Brandon and Chill Davis captured the Team 2-Ball Net Stableford competition with 82 points.
Individual Net Stableford winners were Miller for the pros with 34 points while Steve O’Neil topped the amateurs with 35 points.
The league plays next week at Eastward HO!
MILLER PRO-AM WINNER AT NEW SEABURY
Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Bob Miller fashioned a one-over par 71 to record a one-stroke win in this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the New Seabury Country Club’s Dunes Course.
Segragansett pro, Wayne St. Cyr and New Seabury amateur, Chris Tufts both shared a one stroke lead going to the last tee but Miller’s birdie against their bogeys turned the tide and accounted for the final result. Their 72s earned them a second place tie.
Rochester’s Rusty Gunnarson took fourth with a 75 while CCPAL pro Tad Constant had a 76 for fifth.
St. Cyr paired with Rhode Islander, Tom Johnson to take the pro-pro team event with a combined 2-under 68.
The team event (2-Ball Net Stableford) went to the group of Constant, Tufts, Mike Brandon and Scott MacKinnon with 84 points.
Individual Net Stableford winners were Constant for the pros with 34 points and Charlie Fischer on the amateur side with 37 points.
ST CYR WINNER AT INDIAN POND
Segregansett senior pro, Wayne St. Cyr needed three birdies over the final four holes to shoot a 1-over par 73 and earn a one stroke win in the Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament played Wednesday at Kingston’s Indian Pond Golf Club.
St. Cyr was locked in battle with fellow senior pro, Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) until finally gaining an edge with a birdie on the 182 par three 17th hole against Gunnarson’s par. Both players matched birdies on the par five 18th
Edgartown amateur, John Moffet and Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Bob Miller shared third place with 76s. Al Lupis (CapeCodGolf.com) was fifth with a 77.
Two teams tied in the pro-pro team division. The tandem of Gunnarson and Lupis and St. Cyr with Tom Johnson each combined for 3-under 69s.
The 2-Ball Net Stableford Team event went to the group of Wayne St. Cyr, Steve Ross, Greg Fenton and Mark McLean with 86 points.
Individual Net Stableford victors were Gunnarson for the pros with 36 points and Tom Kelley for the amateurs with 35 points.
MILLER AND ST. CYR WIN AT WOODS HOLE
Senior pros Bob Miller (G.C. of Yarmouth Port) and Wayne St. Cyr (Segreganset) each posted even par 71s to share first place in this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am tournament played at the Woods Hole Golf Club. Both players had four birdies and four bogeys on their card.
Another senior pro, Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) was a single stroke back at 72 for third place while host club pro, John Jackson turned in a 74 for fourth overall.
Rhode Islander Frank Szymkowicz and Cummaquid’s Ken Lewis along with amateurs Bob Reni (New Bedford) and Bob Silvia (Montaup) all tied for fifth with 76s.
The Pro-Pro team event went to the combo of Rusty Gunnarson and Al Lupis who won a card-off with a score of 68.
The team 2-Ball Net Stableford event was won by the group of Tom Johnson, John Moffet, John Jackson and Greg Gurliaccio with 88 points
Individual Net Stableford winners were Miller for the pros and John Moffet for the amateurs each with 38 points.
The league plays next week at Indian Pond.
AMATEUR RENI WINS AT NEW BEDFORD
Country Club of New Bedford amateur, Bob Reni put the knowledge of his home course to good use in posting a 1-over par 71 to win this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament on Wednesday.
Reni took advantage of a good front nine (2-under 34) which was equaled by only one other player in the field (Wayne St. Cyr) to take a three stroke lead to the back side.
It turned out that he needed the cushion to turn back challenges from senior pro Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) and Dennis Pines based Michael Carbone. Both finished strongly over the incoming nine carding scores of 33 and 34 respectively.
Senior pro (and league Executive Director) Al Lupis (CapeCodGolf.com) had the shot of the day with a hole-in-one on the 170 yard seventh hole which was instrumental in allowing him to finish tied for second overall with Carbone with matching 73s. St. Cyr (CCPAL) and Gunnarson shared fourth with scores of 74.
The 2-Ball Stableford Team event went to the group of St. Cyr, Reni, Sam Martin and Tom Walman with 86 points.
The Individual Net Stableford winner among the pros was Lupis with 35 points while Martin paced the amateurs with the same point total.
The league next plays at Woods Hole on October 8th.
STEINDEL WINS AT WIANNO
Host Pro, Eric Steindel posted a 4-under par 66 for a three stroke winning margin in Wednesday’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Wianno Golf Club. Steindel’s round featured an eagle and five birdies.
Sandwich Hollows amateur, Mike Boden was the only other player in the field to best par with a 1-under 69 which was good for overall second place.
A group of senior pros rounded out the top five. Mike Player of Sassamon Trace was third with a 74. Bob Giusti (Halifax) and Frank Szymkowicz (unattached) tied for fourth with 75s.
Steindel teamed with Rhode Island pro, Tom Johnson to take the Pro-Pro team division with a 66.
The 2 Ball Net Stableford team event went to the group of Steindel, George Chamberlain, Peter Wheeler and David Johnson with 91 points
Individual Net Stableford winners were Mike Player for the pros (34 points) and Peter Wheeler (35 points) for the amateurs.
The league plays next week at the Country Club of New Bedford.
The league is saddened to announce the passing of Lois Gaquin. Lois and her husband, Jim were the long-time administrators of the Cape Cod Pro-Am League and were instrumental in bringing it to prominence on the local and regional scene.
Her obituary from the Cape Cod Times follows:
WEST YARMOUTH — Lois M. Gaquin of West Yarmouth died Sept. 13, 2014. Born in Chicago on June 30, 1925, to Merton and Marguerite (Callahan) Hayhurst, she was the wife of James F. Gaquin, Jr. of West Yarmouth. Lois was a graduate of St. Scholastica Academy in 1943 and Mundelein COLLEGE, now part of Loyola University in Chicago, in 1947.
Besides her husband, she leaves nieces Susan Hipwell of Scottsdale, Az; Maripat Hult of Arlington Heights, Il.; Carol Delorin of Rolling Hills, Il; Lindsay Cunningham of Cupertino, Ca.; Lee Cunningham Russell of Los Angeles, Ca.; Diane Herald of Westford; Janice Rowan of Boston; nephews: James and Robert Marchione of Stoughton; David Marchione of Woburn; Scott Cunningham of Brooklyn N.Y.; and sisters-in-law: Alice Kelley and Ruth Cunningham of Needham; Joanne Gaquin of South Harwich; brother-in-law, Roy Kelley of Needham; cousin, Marjorie Hallinan of Chicago; and many grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins.
While working in public relations for Wilson Sporting Goods, she met her husband, who was press secretary of the PGA of America Tour, at the 1959 Chicago Gleneagles Open. They were married Dec. 5, 1959, launching what became an effective and durable golf management team. She assisted her husband when he worked for the PGA and U.S. Golf Association and supervised the operation of every U.S. Open press facility from 1969-1978. The Gaquins then freelanced, conducting the 1981 PGA Championship for the Atlanta C.C. and the 1984 USGA Women's Open for the Salem C.C. They also consulted on several other events.
In the spring of 1985, they took over management of the venerable Cape Cod Pro-Am League, leading to its most successful years until their retirement in 1998. The league annually awards the Jim and Lois Gaquin Cup to its best amateur player.
A visionary with diligence and a talent for organization, Lois conceived the idea for the Cape Cod Open after funding for the Sally Quinlan/Brookside Hospital Pro-Am expired in 1991. The Gaquins conducted 23 CCO's, the last June 4-5, 2014. They also conducted 15 Cape Cod Senior Opens. Her engaging personality and attention to detail enabled her to maintain a close relationship with the tournament players.
The Gaquin family would like to thank the VNA of Cape Cod and the staff of Epoch of Brewster SENIOR LIVING.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Morris, O'Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Dr., South Yarmouth. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, South Street, Hyannis. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd., NORTON, MA 02766.
Notes of comfort and sympathy may be sent to the Gaquin family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com
BODEN WINS AT DUXBURY
Sandwich Hollows amateur Mike Boden finished birdied the last two holes to finish with a 3-under par 69 to win this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament on Wednesday at the Duxbury Yacht Club.
Boden trailed Dennis Pines based pro, Michael Carbone by a stroke going to the 17th tee but the birdies allowed him to clinch the win as Carbone could do no better than par finishing up.
Senior pros Wayne St. Cyr (CCPAL) and Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) tied for third overall with 71s. Kyle Gallo of Connecticut National was fifth with a 72.
The winning teams under the 2 Ball Net Stableford format were the groups of Gallo, Tom Walman, David Scholnick and Clem Lamarre and the contingent of Frank Szymkowicz, Gavin Hopewood, Greg Davis and (blind draw) Ed Alves each with 86 points.
Individual net stableford winners were Gunnarson for the pros with 39 points and David Scholnick for the amateurs with 38 points.
The league plays next week at Wianno Golf Club.
DUGAS WINS LEAGUE'S FALL OPENER
Brewster native and PGA pro, Eric Dugas turned in a 3-under par 69 at the Country Club of Halifax on Wednesday to win the Cape Cod Pro Am League’s 2014 fall season opener.
Dugas’ clutch birdie 3 on the final hole proved decisive as he and fellow Cape native Michael Carbone were tied at 2-under par after seventeen holes. Dugas was the only player in the field to birdie that hole. Carbone’s 70 gave him sole possession of second place.
Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Robert Miller posted an even par 72 for third. David Pierce (Halifax) was the day’s low amateur at 73 – good for fourth overall while Halifax pro Bob Giusti rounded out the top five with a 75.
Dugas teamed with Rusty Gunnarson and again as a blind draw with Ken Lewis to win in the pro-pro team division with matching 67s.
The team 2 Ball Net Stableford event was captured by the group of Carbone, Samual Martin, Ed Rogers and blind draw Rick Pozzo with 85 points.
The league regrets to advise that one of our most prominent members, Tom Fiocco, passed away on Saturday, August 30th.
Tom was a regular competitor in our tournaments and, as owner of Pairpoint Glass, provided the beautiful glassware trophies awarded annually to our top players.
Tom's obituary from the Cape Cod Times can be found at: http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140903/OBITS02/409020315
Our condolences go out to Tom's family and friends.
DUGAS AND GUNNARSON SHARE PRO-AM WIN
Veteran pro Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) and Cape Cod native Eric Dugas both recorded 2-over par 71s to emerge as co-winners of Wednesday’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Plymouth Golf Club.
Cummaquid pro, Ken Lewis led the field after the opening nine with a 1-under 33 but faded on the back side to finish tied for third with Segreganset pro, Wayne St. Cyr with 72s.
Gunnarson held a four stroke advantage over Dugas going to the 10th hole but three Dugas’ birdies over the last nine holes allowed him to catch up while Gunnarson was shut out.
Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Bob Miller shot a 75 to finish fifth while Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) was the low amateur with a 76.
Dugas teamed with Tom Johnson (Blissful Meadows) to take the pro-pro team division with a combined best ball score of 64.
The group of St. Cyr, Mike Player, Bob Reni and Sam Martin combined to win the 2 Ball Net Stableford team event with 85 points.
Individual Net Stableford winners were Gunnarson for the pros with 36 points and Donaldson Bennett for the amateurs with 37.
DUFFY WINNER AT NEW BEDFORD
Pro, Steve Duffy of the Norton Country Club recorded a 3-over par 73 on Wednesday to win this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Country Club of New Bedford.
Finishing second, a single stroke back was Sandwich Hollow’s amateur Mike Boden.
Duffy had a seemingly comfortable four stroke lead after the first nine holes but then things got interesting. A combination of three Duffy bogies (on 10, 13 and 14) coupled with a Boden birdie three on the 16th hole completely wiped out Duffy’s lead and sent Boden to the 17th tee with a one-stroke lead.
Boden then bogied both of the last two holes while Duffy made pars to account for his final one stroke win.
Three senior pros rounded out the top five. Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) took third with a 76 while Rusty Gunnarson and Tom Johnson shared fourth with 79s.
Duffy and Johnson teamed up for a win in the pro-pro division with a best ball 70.
The group of Steve Duffy, Mark McLean, Rich Machado and Ed McManus captured the 2-Ball Net Stableford Team event with 81 points.
Individual Net Stableford winners were Player for the pros with 32 points and Rich Machado for the amateurs with 37 points.
The league plays next week at the Plymouth G.C.
THREE TIE AT DUXBURY Y.C.
Three players shared the spotlight in this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League Tournament played Wednesday at the Duxbury Yacht Club.
Pros Bob Miller (Golf Club of Yarmouth Port) and Tom Johnson (Blissful Meadows) along with Sandwich Hollows amateur Mike Boden all carded 2-over par 74s to tie for first place overall.
Miller led Johnson by one and Boden by two on the 18th tee but bogeyed the last hole against Boden’s birdie and Johnson’s par to create the deadlock.
Sassamon Trace pro, Mike Player finished fourth with a 75 while pro Tad Constant (CCPAL) and two amateurs: Claude Hoopes and Don Anderson (both of Kittanset) shared fifth with 76s.
Constant and Miller teamed to win the pro-pro team event with a best ball 2-under 70.
The group of Constant, Boden, Steve O’Neil and Tom Walman took the 2-Ball Net Stableford team division with 84 points.
Johnson captured the individual net stableford prize among the pros with 38 points while Hoopes, Anderson and O’Neil all tied on the amateur side with 37 points.
The league plays next week at the Country Club of New Bedford.
MILLER TOPS PRO-AM LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
Bob Miller (G. C. of Yarmouth Port) turned in a 2-under par 69 Wednesday at the Cummaquid G.C. to take top honors in this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament.
Miller pretty much salted away the win after the first nine holes when he made four birdies to make the turn at three under par 33 which was good for a 5 stroke margin on his closest pursuers.
Sharing second place overall with 74s were veteran pro campaigner Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) and Sandwich Hollows amateur Mike Boden. Boden suffered two triple-bogeys in the first four holes but went two under the rest of the way to salvage a decent round.
Amateurs Steve Foley (New England C.C.) and Tim Flynn (Whitinsville G.C.) posted 75s to round out the top five.
Two teams shared honors in the pro-pro team event: Rusty Gunnarson with Lisanne Miller and Bob Miller with Tom Johnson.
The group of Bob Miller, Lisanne Miller, Ed Alves and Jim Gahan prevailed in the Team 2-Ball Net Stableford format with 91 points.
Gunnarson was the individual Stableford victor among the pros with 35 points while Foley led the amateurs with 40 points.
The league plays next week at the Duxbury Yacht Club.
KELLER WINNER AT OCEAN EDGE
Longtime Cape Cod amateur kingpin Joe Keller of Oyster Harbors carded a 5-over par 76 under wet and raw conditions to take top honors at this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Ocean Edge Resort course in Brewster.
Keller was locked throughout the day in a tight struggle with Brewster pro Eric Dugas who finished a single stroke back with a 77.
Rochester pro, Rusty Gunnarson was 3rd with a 79 while host course amateur Pat O’Reilly carded an 80 which earned him the fourth spot overall.
Pros Bob Miller (G.C. of Yarmouth Port), Tad Constant (CCPAL) and Brian Kerns (Ocean Edge) along with amateurs Dave Houghton (Captains) and Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) finished in a five-way tie for 5th with 81s.
Kerns teamed with Michael Carbone to win the pro-pro team event with a combined best ball of 71.
The group of Constant, Boden, Phil Fratantonio and Peter Lynch won the 2-Ball Net Stableford Team division with 80 points.
Low individual Net Stableford winners were Kerns (33 pts) for the pros with and Ron Hill (35 pts) for the amateurs.
The league plays next week at Cummaquid
LEWIS WINS AT G.C. OF CAPE COD
Cummaquid Pro Ken Lewis carved out a three-under par 69 at the challenging Golf Club of Cape Cod for a two stroke win over fellow Cape pro, Michael Carbone in this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament on Tuesday.
Lewis birdied four holes on his outgoing nine to build a three stroke lead over the field then held on over the back nine to secure the victory. The only blemish on his card was a double-bogey six on the tough 17th hole.
Carbone’s 71 gave him sole possession of second. Wayne St. Cyr (CCPAL) was 3rd with a 73 while Tad Constant (CCPAL) and Bob Giusti (C. C. of Halifax) rounded out the top five with scores of 75 and 76 respectively.
The top amateur scores were recorded by Bob Reni (New Bedford) and Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) with matching 78s - good for sixth place.
The duos of Charles Estes with Lewis and Giusti with St. Cyr shared the top spot in the Pro-Pro division with 69s.
Individual Net Stableford point winners were Constant for the pros with 38 points and John Moffet for the amateurs with 34 points.
Two groups tied in the 2-Ball Net Stableford Team event. They were Tom Johnson, Mike Blanchard, John Moffet and Geoff Thompson and the contingent of St. Cyr, Reni, John Kade and Vincent Accorsini.
The league plays next week at Ocean Edge.
CARBONE WINS PRO-AM AT RIDGE CLUB
Cape pro Michael Carbone’s birdie 4 on the par 5 eighteenth hole gave him a 2-under par 69 and a one stroke victory in Wednesday’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Ridge Club in Sandwich.
Carbone and fellow Cape pro, Ken Lewis (Cummaquid) went to the final hole trailing Ridge Club host pro, Joe Ferreira by two strokes but Ferreira faltered with a double bogey which permitted Carbone to pass him. Ferreira and Lewis shared second place with 70s.
Senior pros Bob Miller (G. C. of Yarmouth Port) and Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) rounded out the top five finishers with rounds of 73 and 74 respectively.
The tandem of Carbone and Tad Constant took the pro-pro team event with a combined 63.
Cape Cod Country Club’s John Kelley was the low amateur with a 77.
Constant, Lewis, Roger McGovern and Peter Lynch prevailed in the team 2-Ball Net Stableford division with 90 points.
Ferreira with 37 points and Geoff Thompson with 38 points were the individual Net Stableford winners in the pro and amateur catagories.
The league plays next week at the Golf Club of Cape Cod.
STEINDEL TOPS PRO-AM FIELD AT WIANNO
Wianno pro, Eric Steindel fired a 1-under par 69 to fend off veteran campaigner Bob Giusti (C.C. of Halifax) by a single stroke to win this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament on Wednesday at the Wianno G.C.
Giusti had two eagles on his front nine to post a 3-under 32 which was good for a one stroke lead at the turn and he still led by a single stroke after a birdie 3 on the par 4 fifteenth.
Bogies on the 16th and 18th holes were his undoing as a very consistent Steindel finished with eight straight pars to ultimately prevail.
Michael Carbone (Dennis Pines) and Tom Johnson tied for 3rd place with 71s while Cummaquid’s Ken Lewis had a 72 for 5th.
Johnson teamed with Rusty Gunnarson to take the Pro-Pro team event with a combined 65.
Oyster Harbors nonpareil, Joe Keller topped the amateur field with a 75.
The group of Johnson, John Moffet, Geoff Thompson and Bill Brackett captured the team 2-Ball Net Stableford competition with 83 points.
Individual Net Stableford winners were Giusti (38 points) and Don Burgoyne (36 points) in the pro and amateur ranks respectively.
The league plays at the Ridge Club next Wednesday.
GUNNARSON WINS PRO-AM EVENT
Three senior pros carried the day in Wednesday’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament held at the New Seabury Country Club Ocean Course.
Cold, wind and threatening skies were the order of the day and created higher than normal scores.
Securing a one stroke victory was Rochester G.C. pro, Rusty Gunnarson who carded four birdies en route to a 3-over 75.
Gunnarson, Wayne St. Cyr (CCPAL) and Bob Miller (G. C.of Yarmouth Port) all were tied going to the eighteenth tee.
Gunnarson was able to make par there while St. Cyr and Miller faltered recording bogey and double-bogey respectively.
St. Cyr’s 76 was good for second place while Miller’s 77 took third. Amateurs Bob Reni (NewBedford) and Tim Norton (Cummaquid) each had 79s to round out the top five.
Gunnarson teamed with Lisanne Miller to tie the combo of St. Cyr and Tad Constant for Pro-Pro Team honors with matching scores of 72.
Two teams tied for first in the 2-Ball Net Stableford competition with 75 points each. They were Bob Miller, Lisanne Miller, Ed Alves and Tom Fiocco who were knotted with Rusty Gunnarson, Bob Gunnarson, Ed Pavlu (blind draw) and Steve Ross.
Individual Net Stableford winners were Bob Miller (33pts) for the pros and Ed Rogers (32 pts) among the amateurs.
Next week, the league plays at the Wianno G.C.
VAN STRATUM WINS SECOND IN A ROW
Dennis Pines amateur and reigning Cape Cod Amateur Champion Billy Van Stratum recorded a 2-over par 73 to win his second consecutive Cape Cod Pro-Am League event at Eastward HO! on Wednesday.
Van Stratum dueled with senior pro, Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) through 17 holes but managed to par the extremely difficult par 4 eighteenth while Gunnarson made a bogey to account for the final one-stroke margin.
Another senior pro, Tad Constant (CCPAL) and Cape Cod native Ken Lewis both carded 76s to share third place.
Wayne St. Cyr (CCPAL) and amateurs Bob Reni (NewBedford) and Michael Boden (Sandwich Hollows) each had 77s to round out the top five overall finishers
Constant and St. Cyr combined for a best ball 71 to win the pro-pro team event
Constant, Boden, Steve O'Neil and Claude Hoopes were the team winners in the 2 Ball Net Stableford event with 88 points
Individual Low Net Stableford winners were Constant (pros) with 36 points and Steve O'Neil (amateurs) with 37 points
The league visits Woods Hole G.C. next week.
AMATEUR WINS CCPAL OPENER
April 2, 2014
Dennis Pines amateur, Billy Van Stratum turned in a 2-under par 69 to notch an easy six stroke victory in Wednesday's Cape Cod Amateur League tournament at the Hyannisport Golf Club
Van Stratum had three birdies on his day against only one bogy and had a commanding four stroke edge on the field after carding a 2-under par 34 on the front nine. His even par 35 on the back side was matched by only one other player, local pro Ken Lewis (Dennis Pines).
Lewis and Tim Watroba (Hyannisport) both had 75s to finish second overall and atop the professionals.
Pro Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) and amateur Bob Reni (C.C. of New Bedford) tied for fourth with 76s. Player's round was the best among the senior (50+ years) pros in the event.
Watroba teamed with G.C. of Yarmouth Port pro, Lisanne Miller to win the pro-pro team division with a best ball 70.
The group of Player, Reni, Vincent Accorsini and Matt Hartley prevailed in the Team 2 Ball Net Stableford competition with 84 points.
Individual Net Stableford honors went to Player among the pros with 33 points while Van Stratum topped all amateurs with 38 points.
The league plays next week at Eastward HO!
2013 PLAYER OF YEAR WINNERS ANNOUNCED
November 30, 2013
The Cape Cod Pro-Am League has announced the winners of its various Player Of The Year categories for the just completed 2013 season.
Veteran Cape campaigner, Bob Miller (Golf Club of Yarmouth Port) captured the prestigious Sullivan Award which recognizes the leading point scorer among the league’s professionals. Miller has won this award in previous years also.
Recently minted senior pro, Wayne St. Cyr (Segreganset) took home the hardware in the Haberl Division which honors the league’s top performing senior (50+yrs) professional.
The Gaquin Award for the outstanding amateur player was taken by Mike Boden who calls the Sandwich Hollows Golf Club home. Like Miller, Boden is a repeat winner.
A couple of Miller’s frequent amateur partners topped the senior amateur (50-59 yrs) and super senior (60+ yrs) divisions.
Tom Fiocco (unattached) prevailed among the seniors (Lovely Award) and Ed Alves (Wannamoisett) was named recipient of the Pitts Jr. Award.
PACE OF PLAY REMINDER
We are receiving some complaints regarding the pace of play of a few of our teams.
Barring holdups by non-league play in front of us; rounds should be completed in about 4 1/2 hours or less.
Please maintain your position immediately behind the group in front of you. No group should be more than a hole behind.
A team falling more than a hole behind the group in front for 3 holes or more may be subject to a penalty. We DON'T want this to happen!
LEAGUE PROS MAY CAPTAIN MULTIPLE TEAMS
League professionals are permitted to captain multiple teams at our weekly tournaments.
This allows a pro to bring more than one team provided there is space available to accommodate them. The pro will play with one of the groups and will be the “blind draw” for his other group(s).
This will give those pros that field a second or third team additional opportunities to win.
We believe that this change should result in increased pro and amateur participation at our events.