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HALIFAX, Massachusetts – After two days of tournament play at the Country Club of Halifax, two champions were crowned in both the Junior and Senior divisions at the 2019 Father and Son Championship.
Father and son teams come together annually to participate in these 18-hole foursomes events held at different courses across the state. Each of the two days feature different divisions which allow the senior sons (ages 19 and over) to compete on one day, and the junior sons (those who are between the ages of 14-18) to participate on a second day.
After a one hole playoff, David Pierce (CC of Halifax) and David Pierce Jr. (CC of Halifax) were able to raise a trophy high in triumph. The father and son duo battled a field of 62 teams to capture the senior division title at the 2019 Massachusetts Father & Son Championship held on Tuesday at the Country Club of Halifax. It marks the first title for the duo and both taking full advantage playing out of their home course.
The significance of the victory is indeed hard to overstate, after being only one of three teams to shoot under par and winning a one hole playoff. David Pierce and David Pierce Jr. defeated Joe Brosseau and Joe Brosseau Jr. in a playoff after tapping in for par on the first hole. The duo joins an elite list of Father & Son Champions, as well as, beating out a few past champions in the field.
From the very start, the Pierce team made a statement with a birdie on the par-5 second hole. They continued on with the round with a bogey on the par-4 fourth hole, but despite giving one back to the course the duo decided to not let that slow down their performance. They posted a 1-under 35 on the front nine and a bogey-less 1-under 35 on the back nine as well.
The Massachusetts Father & Son Championship continued on Wednesday when the junior division teams (those featuring fathers with sons who have reached their 14th birthday and will not reach their 19th birthday by August 14, 2019) take to the Country Club of Halifax.
Rob Carpenter (Andover CC) and Rob Carpenter Jr. (Andover CC) were crowned as the junior division Father & Son Champions on Wednesday at the Country Club of Halifax. The father and son team came out on top after defeating 22 teams to take home the title for the first time ever. The Carpenter duo was the only team to post an under par score for the tournament and the next closest being an even-72 for second place.
The Andover father and son team started the day off with a bogey on the first hole, but quickly forgot about that by making a couple birdies on the par-4 fourth hole and the par-4 7th hole. They would then head to the turn with a 1-under 35 and decided to keep their run going on the back nine. The father and son duo made birdie on the 10th hole and a spectacular eagle on the par-5 11th hole. The team ended up hitting a small rough patch on 15 and 16 going bogey-bogey, but would rebound quickly with a birdie on the next hole.
The Carpenter’s finished the championship with a 3-under 69, three strokes better than the second place team of Robert Mancini (Thorny Lea GC) and Jack Mancini (Thorny Lea GC).
Senior Division: Entries are open to any amateur Father and Son team (sons who are 19 or older as of August 13, 2019) who both have an active Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate Mass Golf member course/club not exceeding a combined12.0 (as determined by the July 15, 2019 Handicap Revision) or have completed their handicap certification. Entries will be on a first come, first served basis.
Junior Division: Entries are open to any amateur Father and Son team (sons who have reached their 14th birthday and will not reach their 19th birthday by August 14, 2019) who both have an active Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate Mass Golf member course/club not exceeding 20.0 (as determined by the July 15, 2019 Handicap Revision) or have completed their handicap certification. Entries will be on a first come, first served basis.
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