NEPGA 'Spring Series' a Huge Success in its First Year
By Mark Chiarelli NEPGA
We’ve all been there.
By the end of a long, cold, snowy New England winter, we’re all anxious to dust off the clubs, hit the course and see what parts of the golf game survived after a winter hibernation. And the result? Typically, a rusty golf game.
But for a majority of golfers, there’s rarely enough time to fully dedicate to practicing and playing. Parents must juggle a combination of work, family commitments and day-to-day responsibilities while junior players must find time between school assignments and extra-curricular activities.
Before you know it, the summer season – and the accompanying schedule of New England PGA Junior Tour events – is in full swing as the calendar turns.
So this year, the NEPGA Junior Tour set out to accommodate junior players aiming to get back into the swing of things.
The tour launched the NEPGA Junior Tour Spring Series, which was comprised of eight scheduled events located throughout Massachusetts in May. The goal was simple: To help junior golfers slowly ease into the golf season as the weather improved and summer approached.
Brunelle, Ford Capture 2015 New England Junior PGA Championship
Alec Brunelle of Salem, NH and Julia Ford of Shrewsbury, MA won the 2015 New England Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks Monday-Tuesday, July 6-7 at Marlborough Country Club in Marlborough, MA.
By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Brunelle and Ford qualified for the 40th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, Aug. 3-6, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Brunelle,16, posted a final-round 70 for a two-day total of 140 and a 5-stroke victory over David Rogers of Needham, MA. Ford, 17, had a final-round 77 for a two-day total of 147 and an 8-stroke victory over Katie Um of Portsmouth, RI.