PANNONE TOPS FIELD AT EASTWARD HO
When the temperature drops and the winds rise, scores are likely to soar and that was pretty much the case at this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at Eastward HO.
Warwick CC pro John Pannone was the last man standing as he braved the conditions and posted a 3-over par 74. What should be noted is that he double bogeyed his first two holes but pulled together after that going 1-under par over the next sixteen.
Another off-cape pro and a local amateur shared the second spot. Pro Nathan Davis (Segregansett CC) and amateur Pat O’Reilly (Ocean Edge) both finished three strokes behind Pannone with 77s.
Veteran pro Tad Constant (CCPAL) snared fourth place at 79 while amateurs Keith Stone (Nabnassett Lakes CC) and Matt Hartley (Portsmouth CC) shared fifth with 80s.
The 2-Ball Net Stableford team event went to the group of Richard Ruggiero, John Bernsden, Shawn Hawthorne and Rory Walsh with a total of 82 points.
Pannon and Constant both had 33 Stableford points to tie for the individual pro win. O’Reilly topped all the amateurs with 36 points.
This was the final scheduled event of the 2017 season. Planning and scheduling is already underway for the 2018 season –the leagues 68th year!
RENI WINS BIG AT WIANNO
Amateurs ruled the day in this week's Cape Cod Pro-Am League event held under bright skies and mild temperatures at the Wianno Golf Club.
Bob Reni from the Country Club of New Bedford turned in a 2-over par 72 to distance himself from the rest of the field. Reni had four birdies on his card No one else in the field managed more than one.
Tim Kelley (Marlboro) took second place with a 78 while Claude Hoopes (Kittansett) was sole third with 79. Vincent Accorsini (Cranberry Valley) was fourth with an 80 while Sean Monahan (Glen Ellen) and Tim Flynn (Whitinsville) shared fifth place with 82s.
The day's low pro was CCPAL's Tad Constant with an uncharacteristically high 94 while Ken Bellersose (Neholden) captured the individual low net stableford money with 24 points.
Reni also won the individual net stableford prize with 36 points.
Reni, Hoopes, Accorsini and Gordon Whitman teamed up to prevail in the team net stableford division with 84 points.
The league travels to long time favorite Eastward HO next week.
CONSTANT WINS FALL OPENER AT WOODS HOLE
Veteran Rhode Island pro, Tad Constant showed how a seasoned veteran can handle windy conditions as he recorded a 3-over par 74 at the Woods Hole G.C. to win the Cape Cod Pro-Am League’s Fall opener.
Amateurs Tom Kelley (Marlboro) and Bob Reni (New Bedford) along with pro Andrew Sundberg (Edgartown) finished in a dead heat for second overall as all posted 77s.
Rounding out the top five with 78s were pro Ken Bellerose (Neholden) and amateurs David Houghton (Captains) and Mike McCarthy (Hyannisport).
Another long time campaigner, Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) was low senior pro with 79.
The team event (Net Stableford format) was won by the group of Constant, Kelley, Mike Brandon and blind drawn Rick Pozzo with 84 points.
The Individual Net Stableford winner among the pros was Ken Bellerose (Neholden) with 34 points. Kelley and Brandon topped the amateurs with 36 points each.
The league travels to Indian Pond next Wednesday.