New Seabury’s Frank Leja won the NEPGA’s Avidia Cup Finals on Monday afternoon at Rochester Country club in New Hampshire.
Seabury fired a four-under par 68 to win by one shot over Rich Berberian, Jeff Seavey and Liam Friedman.
“I struck the ball as good as I’ve struck it in many years off the tee and into greens and I started seeing a couple putts go down and I was able to use my length to attack a lot of these pins. I was hitting pitching wedge or sand wedge into most of the par 4s,” said Leja.
Leja’s win boosted him into a second-place finish in the season-long race for the Avidia Bank Cup.
Liam Friedman won the season-long race for the Avidia Bank Cup with a second place finish.
“The only thing that I can do is focus shot to shot and try to hit good shots and find a way to make birdies. I played with Shawn (Warren) in the final round of the Assistants Championship and he beat the brakes off me, he played great. That actually freed me up today because he’s playing so well,” said Friedman.
Rich Berberian, PGA (Vesper CC) and Jeff Seavey, PGA (Goose River) joined Friedman in the tie for second with rounds of 3-under.
Warren and Kyle Dobbs, PGA (Bay Club at Mattapoisett) tied for fifth at 2-under.
Dobbs was off to a hot start, making the turn at 5-under par, before playing the back-9 2-over to finish at -2. Warren birdied all four par-5s, offset by two bogeys.