Hounds golf captain JAMIE FARREA part of PGA McGladrey Team ChampionshipSeptember 12, 2007
Back Nine Surge Carries New England's Newport National Golf Club To Title In The Inaugural PGA McGladrey Team Championship
PINEHURST, NC --- PGA professional John Simmons, the director of golf at Newport National G.C.C (Middletown, RI), guided three young amateur partners to the title in the inaugural PGA McGladrey Team Championship at Pinehurst, NC Resort this past week.
Representing the New England PGA Section, the foursome overcame a disappointing end to its final round front nine on Pinehurst Course No. 6, then caught fire on the back nine, capped by two sterling final-hole par-saving efforts for a 13-under-par 129 and a three-stroke victory.
The amateur trio featured Assumption College junior captain JAMIE FARREA (Portsmouth, RI/Portsmouth), his brother Andrew and high school standout Tod Camara.
The team finished the 54-hole championship with a 131-131-129--391 (39-under-par) total. Windsor, CA Golf Club, representing Northern California, was runner-up at 394, and Massena, NY Country Club, the Northeastern New York Section champion, was third at 396.
The first grassroots nationwide best-ball championship sanctioned by The PGA of America featured 41 PGA Section teams representing 32 states.
The championship format featured the best two scores of the foursome with 50 percent handicap used for the amateur partners made the competition come to life.