Florio & Anderson Win 2017 New England Jr PGA Championship
Wednesday-Thursday, July 5-6, 2017 – Alexis Florio of Cranston, Rhode Island and Cole Anderson of Camden, Maine won the 2017 New England Junior PGA Championship on Wednesday- Thursday, July 5-6 at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard, Massachusetts
By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Florio and Anderson qualified for the 42nd Junior PGA Championship at the Country Club of St. Albans, St. Albans, MO. The Girls Championship will be held Jul 18 - Jul 21. The Boys Championship will be held Jul 31 - Aug 3
Additionally, Allison Paik, Providence, RI and Logan Thompson, Lincoln, ME advance as well as the runners up in the boys’ and girls’ divisions also qualify to the Junior PGA Championship.View More
Junior PGA Championship Begins at Shaker Hills
It’s been a wonderful day for the first round of the New England Junior PGA Championship at Shaker Hills Golf Club in Harvard, MA. A total of 72 players teed off on Wednesday to compete for the top two spots within their overall division. Those two finishers in each the boys or girls divisions will move on to play in the 42nd Boys or Girls Junior PGA Championship, hosted at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri in late July.
Cole Anderson led the charge for the boys overall division finishing with a 71 (-1). Cole was able to birdie three holes, with one bogey and one double bogey. Alexis Florio led the charge for the Girl’s overall division, completing the round with a 73 (+1). Alexis birdied three holes throughout the day. She had two bogeys but finished strong with a great chip-in for eagle on the 18th to put an exclamation point on her day, and finish at the top of the girls division.
There were many amazing shots Wednesday from across the field. From chip-ins for birdie and eagle, to some great saves from tough situations, the boys and girls in the tournament brought their “A” game. Many players finished strong, but the best two down the stretch were Alexis Florio, who was three-under-par in the last three holes, and Daniel Kurson, who was two-under-par in his last three holes.
We are looking forward to the Championship Round 2 and seeing how the competition will unfold!