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Team New England On The Tours by Steve Riggs With a couple exceptions, it has been a very long year for many of our Team New England. I would submit, in looking back, this could turn out to be one of the biggest growth years for several players. Competitive golf, like life, offers up opportunities not only to learn how to win but how to accept and grow from setbacks and defeats. This can build and strengthen the competitive character making winners of those who persevere.

The challenge for the players is simply this. To let this season, with its disappointments, serve to strengthen their resolve and in the final analysis be the chapter in their careers that catapults them to their goals in 2011. The PGA Tour is pretty much over for 2010 except for the FedX Championship Series and our hopes for J.J.Henry and Tim Petrovic in the playoffs for Team New England.

PGA TOUR Billy Andrade, PGA (RI) is hanging on to his microphone and doing well in his on course reporting for the Golf Channel.

Brad Faxon, PGA (RI) also still on the mic for NBC Sports and doing a good job while using his exemptions this year finishes the regular season with $55,482. He is eligible for the Champions Tour in August of 2011. Brett Quigley, PGA (RI) just missed the FedX Championship Series finishing at #136 and out of the race. Bret made 14 cuts in 24 starts with 1 top 10 and 3 top 25 finishes with a scoring average of 70.93. His earnings, to date, total $399,822. Well below his 2009 earnings. Kevin Johnson, PGA (MA) made 4 cuts in 22 starts this year finishing with $62,858, 213th on the money list with a scoring average of 72.39.

CHAMPIONS TOUR Dana Quigley, Champions (MA) in spite of his health issues has made 4 cuts in 4 starts earning $31,182.

Fran Quinn, PGA (MA) is still recovering from his back surgery. While playing on both the PGA and Nationwide tours Fran has netted $145,626 between the two tours which includes the only Team New England victory winning the Panama Claro Open. Tim Petrovic, PGA (MA) has been one of our standouts this year. Tim has won $910,964, with 12 cuts in 24 starts, 2 top 10s and 5 top 25 finishes this year. While not his best finish by far, it is both respectable and Tim is in 58th position, before reset, going into the FedX Championships with a scoring average of 70.71. James Driscoll, PGA (MA)winnings of $451, 587 this year is just over half his earnings for 2009. 11 cuts in 21 starts with 1 top 10 and 2 top 25 finishes in 2010. His scoring average has improved every year he has competed on the PGA TOUR making him one to keep your eye on. J.J. Henry, PGA (CT) is Team New England’s standout for 2010 with $1,035,688, 19 cuts made in 26 starts with 1 second place, 2 top 10s and 5 top 25 finishes. While just short of his 2009 earnings Henry was in 82nd position for the FedX Championships before the reset with a scoring average of 70.47

LPGA TOUR Allen Doyle, Champions (RI) has made 13 cuts in 13 starts to date with $72,910 in earnings.

Quigley and Doyle both 62 and going strong, continue to be our diplomats and statesmen for TEAM NEW ENGLAND. Dana Quigley, the Ironman, turned pro in 1971 and Allen in 1995.

Anna Grazabian, RI and Liz Jenangelo, CT continue to struggle on the LPGA TOUR. An old pro’s advice? e harder you try to make cuts in events out on tour the harder it is to focus on your game. Take it for what it is worth.

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New England Golf Monthly - September/October 2010  

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New England Golf Monthly - September/October 2010  

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