Open Pro Am Presented by Club Car
Paul Kaster (Forsgate Country Club) fires 9 birdies on his individual round to help lead his team to victory in the NJPGA Pro Am presented by Club Car at The Bedens Brook Club. Kaster and his team of Nor Ramos, Cliff Bohling & Chris Giardina finished their round right before the two hour storm delay. The win will make the team eligible to compete in the Pro Am Championship at Preakness Hills CC in October.
Paul Kaster & Host PGA Professional Paul Poandl tied for first place in the individual division with 4-under par.
Thank you to all our competing teams for their patience with the weather delay.
DEIBERT/MOORE CLAIM PRO GOVERNOR & PARIS/O'KEEFE CAPTURE PRO PRESIDENT
The Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes, NJ hosted the Annual EZ-GO Textron Pro President Championship presented by Heritage Creations & Cutter & Buck on Wednesday, July 29th. The event plays host to NJPGA Professionals around the New Jersey Section along with their distinguished guest from their club which included presidents, committee chairmen, owners, etc. The day is made for officials from clubs all around the state to come together and enjoy each other’s company as well as share ideas to help grow the game of golf at their respected facilities, while at the same time competing in the tournament.
The two man teams teed it up on the challenging and beautiful course at the Ridge and competed in their respected divisions (Pro President or Pro Governor) in a Best Ball Format. Claiming victory in the Pro Governor division with an 8-under par, 64, was host Assistant PGA Professional Travis Deibert and the owner of the Ridge at Back Brook Joel Moore. Taking the title in the Pro President Division with a match of cards over the team from Rock Spring Club was PGA Professional Scott Paris and the president of Plainfield CC Patrick O’Keefe.
Thank you to the Ridge at Back Brook and our partners for an outstanding day for all!
National Car Rental Pro Scratch Championship
WHITMAN & WHITMAN CLAIM PRO SCRATCH CHAMPIONSHIP
Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ hosted 80 Professionals & 80 Amateurs in the National Car Rental Pro Scratch Championship presented by Polo Golf. The event is a 36 Hole Four Ball Stroke Play Championship contested on both the Highlands and Par 3 Hickory Course. After round 1 the Host PGA Director of Golf, Matt Freitag, and his member Rick Sovero (winners of the event in 2012) had a 3-stroke lead as they posted a 9-under par, 63, on the Highlands Course. Low round in the morning on the Hickory course came from Michael Kierner (Maplewood Country Club) and his partner Scot Pasquale with a 6-under par, 49.
In the afternoon, the teams switch over to the opposite course from the one in the morning to complete their 36 holes. PGA Professional Ed Whitman (Knickerbocker Country Club) and his son Brian Whitman were trailing Frietag & Sovero by 4-shots heading into their second 18 on the par 3 course. Whitman & Whitman proceeded to fire a 7-under par, 47, with 6 birdies, 1 bogey and a hole in one by Ed Whitman on the par 3 7th hole. This 36-hole total of 12-under par, 114 proved too much for the rest of the field in the end and helped the duo claim the 2015 Championship.