Philo narrowly misses PGA berth
STAFF REPORTS | June 29,2012
In Seaside, Calif., Ron Philo of Stowe Country Club was the only Vermont pro to make the cut, but ended up missing a berth in this year’s PGA Championship by one shot on Wednesday.
Philo posted rounds of 73, 72, 74 and 73 at the PGA Club Pros National Championship and ended at 292, one shot beyond the cutoff of the top 20 and ties. Philo was looking for a return appearance in the year’s final major championship in August at Kiawah Island, S.C., but fell short on the Bayonet and Black Horse courses.
Philo won PGA club pros’ national championship in 2006.
Other Vermont pros playing in the event but missing the cut, which fell at 147, were: Zack Wyman of Vermont National (78-78-156), Roger King of the Country Club of Barre (80-82-162) and RJ Ziats of Sugarbush (85-82-167).
Matt Dobyns won the event in a runaway, closing with a 2-under 70 on the Bayonet course for an eight-stroke margin.
The 34-year-old Dobyns, the PGA head professional at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y., finished at 13-under 275. The former University of Texas player shot a 68 at Black Horse on Sunday, and followed with rounds of 68 and 69 at Bayonet to take a six-stroke lead into the final round.
This week’s Vermont PGA event at The Country Club of Vermont in Waterbury was postponed because of rain. Next Monday the pros will tee it up at Rutland Country Club.
The top 10 in current point standings:
1, Rodney Bicknell, Neshobe, 69.5
2, RJ Ziats, Sugarbush, 61.5
3, John Goodchild, Williston, 57.5
4, Zack Wyman, Vermont National, 56.5
5, Pat Pelletier, 45.5
5, Todd Trono, Williston, 45.5
7, Dave Soucy, Green Mountain National, 43
8, Jeff Gentes, Burlington, 40.5
9, Roger King, Contry Club of Barre, 37
10, Dave Jankowski, Jay Peak, 37
The 2012 Northeast Kingdom Junior Golf Tour, a four-event series, is ready to go. The purpose of the NEK Junior Tour is to introduce junior golfers to competitive golf in a friendly and fun environment.
The series begins at Newport Country Club on July 12, followed byevents at St. Johnsbury (July 26), Orleans (Aug. 9) and Jay Peak (Aug. 23) Points are awarded in each event and overall winner declared.
Each event is nine-hole stroke play, with two age divisions (8 to 11 and 12 to 15), with a maximum score per hole of double par.
For $12 per event, players get greens fees, lunch and prizes each week. The final event includes a barbeque and an awards ceremony.
For additional information, contact: David Jankowski, Head Golf Professional, Jay Peak Golf Club, at 802-988-GOLF or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies State Day
Gross, Terry Boyce, Killington, 79; Net, Maureen Quinn. Lake St. Catherine, 65
Gross, Sherryl Libardoni, Brattleboro, and Trish Wade. Green Mountain National, 85; net, Rosemary Burns, Okemo, 70
Gross, Barb Henry and Judy Manley, Brattleboro, 89; net, Nancy Cole, Lake Morey
Gross, Peg Cariddi, Okemo, 94; net, Linda Maney, Northfield, 71
Gross, Diane Hill, Brattleboro, 97; net, Eunice Bashaw, Bellows Falls, 68