MILLER ON TOP AT THE CAPE CLUB
Kings Way head pro, Bob Miller notched his third win of the Cape Cod Pro-Am League’s spring season with a 2-over par 74 in the rain at The Cape Club in East Falmouth. Miller’s round was quite eventful including five birdies and seven bogies.
Two amateurs shared second overall. Tom Kelley (Marlboro) and Bob Reni (New Bedford) both finished three behind Miller with 77s.
Veteran pro campaigners Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester) with a 78 and Bob Giusti (Halifax) with 79 finished in fourth and fifth respectively.
The team of Tad Constant, Tom Kelley, John Kelley and Ed Rogers captured the Team Net Stableford event with 80 points.
Individual Net Stableford wins went to Giusti for the pros with 32 points while Tom Kelley’s 37 points paced the amateurs.
---Bob Giusti had the day’s only eagle on the par 5 ninth hole.
---Tom Kelley was 2-under par on the back nine with 2 birdies and 7 pars.
---Holes 1,2,3,6,7,12,14 and 16 gave up no birdies to the field.
MILLER BY A STROKE AT OCEAN EDGE
Kings Way pro, Bob Miller notched the day’s only birdie on the 18th hole for a 1-over par 73 to secure a one-stroke win in this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster.
Rochester pro, Rusty Gunnarson’s birdie on the fifteenth hole had pulled him into a first place tie heading to the last three holes but his three pars over the final holes weren’t quite good enough as Miller’s final hole heroics prevailed.
Three amateurs filled out the top five finishers of the day. John Kelley (Cape Cod C.C.) was third overall and the low amateur with a 76. Tom Alves (Wannamoisset) and host club’s Pat O’Reilly both finished another stroke back with 77s.
The Team Net Stableford win went to the combo of Miller, Alves, Ed Alves and Jim Gahan with a total of 88 points.
Gunnarson was the Individual Net Stableford winner for the pros with 35 points. O’Reilly and Mike Brandon (Braintree) led the amateur field with 37 points each.
---Tom Alves had the day’s only eagle on the 559 yard par 5 seventeenth.
---Miller and Kelley were the birdie leaders with three each.
---There were three birdies in addition to Alves’ eagle on the 17th making it the most birdied hole on the day
---Six holes yielded no birdies to the field (4,5,7,8,9 & 13)
---The front nine yielded a total of 8 birdies while the back side surrendered the eagle and 13 birds.
PANNONE WINS AGAIN AT WIANNO
Warwick pro, John Pannone notched his second individual win (plus a first place tie in a third event) of the Cape Cod Pro-Am League’s Spring season with an even par 70 at the Wianno Golf Club on Wednesday.
Amateur Mike Boden (Sandwich Hollows) was poised to share the win going to the final hole but his bogey on the par four 18th dropped him into a tie for second with Oyster Harbors amateur, Joe Keller. Both had 71s.
Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Bob Miller turned in a 73 to earn the fourth spot while amateurs Claude Hoopes (Kittansett) and Tom Kelley (Marlboro) tied for fifth place with 76 apiece.
The team of Keller, Hoopes, Roger McGovern and Gordon Whitman took the win in the Team Net Stableford competition with 86 points.
Individual Net Stableford winners were Miller (35 points) for the pros and Boden (37 points) for the amateurs.
-----Joe Keller was the birdie leader with five (4th, 5th,8th, 9th and 17th)
-----The day’s toughest holes were the 2th,10th, 13th,14th 16th & 18th. No birdies were recorded on any of them.
-----The par 5 fourth yielded the most birdies surrendering four.
-----Two players were under par on the par 35 front side: Pannone with 32 and Keller at 33.
-----No player equaled par on the back side. The best score was a 1-over 36 by Tom Kelley
THREE PLAYERS TIE AT POCASSET
Nothing inflates golf scores more quickly than windy conditions and such was the case in this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament at the Pocasset G. C.
Three players ended up being the last men standing as senior pros Rusty Gunnarson (Rochester), Mike Player (Sassamon Trace) along with amateur stalwart Bob Reni (C.C. of New Bedford) all turned in 3-over par 75s to earn top billing.
Another veteran pro campaigner, Bob Miller (G. C. of Yarmouth Port) was fourth with a 77 while amateurs Tim Flynn (Whitinsville) and Bill Boucher (Highfield) recorded 78s to share fifth place.
The group of Miller, Ed Alves, Mike Brandon and Joe Cavanagh were the winners in the Team Net Stableford event with 83 points.
The Individual Net Stableford winners were Player with 36 points for the pros while Tim Flynn paced the amateurs with the same total.
- Gunnarson (5, 9 and 11) and Player (1, 9 and 16) were the day's birdie leaders with three each. Both were the only players in the field to birdie the ninth.
- The toughest holes were the 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th and 17th as none of them yielded a birdie.
- The kindest holes were the 12th and 16th as each surrendered three birds.
PANNONE WINNER AT HYANNISPORT
Warwick pro, John Pannone was the last man standing as cold and windy conditions caused scores to soar at the Hyannisport Golf Course in this week’s Cape Cod Pro-Am League tournament. His 10-over par 81 gave him a two stroke victory over a trio of amateurs.
Tim Flynn (Whitinsville), along with David Horne and Jack Russell of the Tour of Boston all recorded 83s to share second place. Another Tour of Boston player, Dante Rizzo along with C.C. of New Bedford’s Bob Reni rounded out the top five with 86s.
The Team 2 Ball Net Stableford division was won by the group of Flynn, Rizzo, Steve Foley and Pam Allen with 86 points.
Ken Bellerose was the Individual Net Stableford winner among the pros with 26 points. Russell and Greg Gurliaccio (CCPAL) topped the amateur field each finishing with 33 points.
Dante Rizzo (2,4 & 5) and Jack Strickland (The Tour) [2,10 & 13] were the birdie leaders with three apiece.
Conditions were so severe that there were no birdies made on nine of the holes including two par 5s.
MILLER AND PANNONE TOP EASTWARD HO FIELD.
A veteran Cape Cod Pro-Am League campaigner squared off against a young Turk in Wednesday’s event at the Eastward HO Golf Club and the result was a stalemate.
Longtime Golf Club of Yarmouth Port pro, Bob Miller posted a 2-under par 69 to tie with Warwick G.C. pro John Pannone who recorded the same score.
Chris Congdon (Plainville) shot an even par 71 to take third place while Bob Giusti (Halifax) had a 73 for fourth. Halifax amateur Roger McGovern led all amateurs and was fifth overall with a 75.
The team competition (Net Stableford) went to the group of Ken Bellersose, Mike Blanchard, John Moffet and Greg Gurliaccio with 88 points.
The individual amateur Net Stableford division saw a tie between Blanchard and Gurliaccio each having 40 points.
-Pannone’s round featured an eagle (5th hole) and three birdies.
-Miller was rock solid all day with only one bogey on his card (par 3 third) against three birdies.
-Normally an eagle will win a skin but that was not the case on the par 5 eleventh hole as both Pat O’Reilly and John Moffet made 3s.
-McGovern’s day started with four straight bogeys before he got it into gear going 1-under par over the next ten holes.
-The par 4 sixteenth hole was the toughest hole on the day as only 7 players managed par or better.
MILLER WINS SEASON OPENER AT WOODS HOLE
Golf Club of Cape Cod pro, Bob Miller turned in a 1-over par 72 in windy and chilly conditions at the Woods Hole G.C. to win the Cape Cod Pro-Am League’s 2017 season opener on Wednesday.
The remainder of the top five finishers all came from the amateur ranks. Top among them was standout league amateur Bob Reni (C.C. of New Bedford) whose 75 gave him a comfortable four stroke margin over his closest pursuer. Claude Hoopes (Kittansett) was third overall with a 79. Long time campaigner Ed Alves (Wannamoisset) and Steve Duffy (Furnace Brook) tied for fourth with 82s.
Hoopes along with Greg Gurliaccio (CCPAL) shared first in the Individual Net Stableford points category with 33 points each.
The Team Net Stableford win went to the group of Reni, Gurliaccio, John Moffet and Mike Blanchard with a combined 82 points.
The league visits Eastward HO next Wednesday.
The conditions were so testing that only one player in the field (John Moffet) managed par on the ninth hole.
Bob Miller had 3 birdies on his card. All came on the back nine (12, 17 & 18)