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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.
L O I S G A Q U I N
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 atwww.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:
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
St. Cyr (CCPAL) and amateurs Bob Reni (NewBedford) and Michael Boden
(Sandwich Hollows) each had 77s to round out the top five overall
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
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.