A beautiful October day greeted the seventy-two participants of the Fall Pro-Pro Better Ball on Monday. The first of the final two pro-pro events of the season would see the duos attempt to tackle the newly renovated Abbey Springs GC in Fontana.
With little to no wind and pleasant temperatures the teams would see who could go the lowest in the four-ball stroke play format.
The Ridgeway CC twosome of Scott LeMire and Nate Pronschinske would do just that, as they’d get off to a hot start and never look back. Playing in the final group off no. 1, they would birdie three of their first four holes. After birdieing two more holes on the front they would turn with a 5-under-par 31.
The impressive play would continue on the back as they’d add three more birdies, and an eagle to the mix on the par-5 14th. The bogey-free round would help them card a 10-under-par 62. The score tied the second lowest winning total in the event in the past seventeen years.
For the win LeMire and Pronschinske took home $600 each.
Finishing three shots back in second place was the Washington County GC duo of Craig Czerniejewski and Tim Pridemore.
Adding a little additional fun to the day was supporting partner Earth Networks. The company sponsored a closest to the pin event on no. 6. Knocking it to within four feet and claiming the prize was Glen Murray of Geneva National Resort.
A big thank you goes out to Earth Networks and our additional event partner, Vibe Tumblers. With their help the WPGA was able to roll out a solid purse and send everyone home with a nice welcome gift.
The WPGA would also like to express our appreciation to Abbey Springs GC. It was the second WPGA pro-pro they’ve hosted in the past four years. The newly renovated greens, bunkers and approaches have matured nicely since the club reopened in July. The event was a great opportunity to showcase these changes.