Back-to-Back Eagles Lift Winchester’s Eric Barlow to Win at Newport National
Winchester Country Club pro made Eric Barlow fired a four-under par 68 to win the New England PGA (NEPGA) Tournament at Newport National by one shot on Monday.
Wollaston Golf Club’s Jeff Martin finished in second with a three-under par 69 for the day.
With the win, Barlow takes home $1,025.
GolfNewsRI’s Peter Walsh shot 77.
The next NEPGA Tournament is set to take place at Kirkbrae Country Club on Monday, June 15.
Barlow was three-under par going into the 12th hole before making a bogey, and then making another bogey on the par-3 13th hole.
But, he erased those bogeys with back-to-back eagles on 14 and 15, before bogeying 16 to get to his winning number.
“I hit a terrible drive, I was actually on the 14th hole. I had 150 yards and I couldn’t see the green. The ball was going right at the flag and we got up to the green and the ball was in the hole. Back-to-back eagles is nice,” said Barlow.
Barlow was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and currently lives in Canton.
He was elected to PGA membership in 2008 and was named the 2014 Player of the Year, taking home nearly $3,000.