Submitted by Jacy Settles, Massachusetts Chapter Tournament Manager
The Country Club Assistant wins first MA Chapter Champ. Brenden Mitchell, PGA (The Country Club) shot a threeunder-par 68 on Tuesday, September 5th at Marlborough Country Club to claim the NEPGAâ€™s 2017 Massachusetts Chapter Championship. Mitchell originally finished tied for the lead, but won in the first hole of a playoff. Mitchell was dialed in during his round on Tuesday. He started off with three consecutive birdies on the first, second, and third holes. After making two bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes, he added another birdie on the eighth to make the turn at two-under-par. On the back, Mitchellâ€™s struggles, although slight, were paired with successes. After making bogey on the 10th and 12th holes, he made an eagle on the 13th. He followed that up with a birdie on 16 to finish with a three-under par 68 and a share of the lead. Kirk Hanefeld, PGA (Salem CC) and Louis Rivers, PGA (Foxborough CC) also had great days on the course, finishing T1 with Mitchell at -3, 68. They headed to the 16th hole for the playoff. Mitchell came away victorious, making par while Hanefeld and Rivers both made bogey. Tim Bishop, PGA may have finished +7, with a 78, but he had a special moment on the 18th hole, where he finished his round with an ace. Thank you to Marlborough CC and PGA Professional Greg Farland, PGA for hosting us in this great event! Also thank you to partners in the MA Chapter Championship: Avidia Bank, Tournament Solutions, Callaway and Erin Henderson, PGA Tour.
Congratulations to the following 2017 MA Chapter Award Winners:
Lou Rivers, PGA Foxborough CC
Peter Norton, PGA Blue Hill CC
Ryan Keston, PGA Concord CC
Shawn Durocher, PGA Cyprian Keyes GC