Ledgemont’s Pare Finishes 4th at NEPGA Pro-Pro Stroke Play Championship
Ledgemont’s Troy Pare and Wollaston’s Jeff Martin finished in a tied for 4 at the New England PGA Pro-Pro Stroke Play Championship at The Haven Country Club in Boylston Massachusetts on Monday.
Pare and Martin finished at 12-under par in the 36 hole tournament, two shots behind winners Nick Desjardins and Steven Daly of Tedesco Country Club and Cape Club of Sharon respectively.
Pare and Martin opened with a 65 in the first round and followed it up with a 67 in the second round to shoot a 36 hole score of 132.
Two other teams were tied with them, Eric Barlow and Tom Tobey from Winchester and Sandwich Hollows, and Nick Jagoe and Shawn Warren from Allendale and Falmouth.
Desjardins and Daly shot 67 in the first round, but followed it up with a 63 in the second round for a two round total of 130.
The pair rattled off five consecutive birdies in the second round starting on The Haven Country Club’s 13th hole, their fourth of the round.
After settling for par on the 18th, they started their final nine with back-to-back birdies to get to 13-under par for the tournament.
“We knew if we just kept making birds we would be in it. With the guys who are in the field you have to go really low,” Desjardins said.
Their lone bogey of the second round came on the 7th hole, but they bounced back with birdies on their 35th and 36th holes of the day to earn the win.
“There’s no option to play away from pins with the guys who are playing, so you just have to keep going,” said Daly.