Fitzpatrick, Keane lead MA State Big I Champ as Finals move to the Bay Club
Collin Fitzpatrick shot a one-over par score of 71 to lead the boys division in the first round of the 2017 Massachusetts Trusted Choice Big “I’ Junior Golf Classic at the Country Club of New Bedford in Dartmouth, MA. Elise Keane leads the girls division heading into the second day, after shooting a two-over-par score of 72.
Fitzpatrick led the charge for the boys overall division finishing with a 71 (+1). Collin was able to birdie three holes, with two bogeys and one double bogey. Elise Keane led the charge for the Girl’s overall division, completing the round with a 73 (+2). Elise birdied four holes throughout the day. She had three bogeys and one double bogey to finish at the top of the girls division.
A total of 63 players teed off on Monday to compete for qualifying spots for the national event. The top five finishers within the boys division and the top two spots within the girls division will move on. to play in the Big "I" National Championship at Annandale Country Club in Madison, MS.
The competition in Monday’s event was fierce. The leaderboard on the boys’ side is tight, with only two strokes differentiating between places within the top ten finishers. The girls’ side has more room, with a larger distribution in the top ten. However, with the event shifting to a new site, golf on Tuesday could be very different.
The second round of the MA Big “I” will be played at The Bay Club at Mattapoisett with tee times starting in the morning and concluding in the afternoon. The Country Club of New Bedford may have offered a different look for many of the boys and girls in the event, and play at the Bay Club could shake up the leaderboard tremendously.
We are looking forward to the MA Big "I" Round 2 and seeing how the competition will unfold tomorrow at The Bay Club at Mattapoisett. Thank you to host facility the CC of New Bedford for hosting us today and to season partner TaylorMade golf and event partner Trusted Choice Insurance.
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