Halloween was celebrated on Monday at TPC Boston, the site of the annual Labor Day Weekend Dell Technologies Championship. Instead of goblins and ghosts, there were plenty of golfers in attendance for the 10th Annual The First Tee of Massachusetts Golf Tournament, presented by Walmart, which helped raise important funds for the mission to provide golf instruction to the next generation of golfers.
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“Today’s event was enjoyed by all and will help tremendously in our goals to help grow the great game of golf,” said Joe McCabe, executive director of The First Tee of Massachusetts. “We are very grateful for all those who joined us at TPC Boston for this special event, something that could not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and our friends here at TPC Boston!”
On the same course that saw Rory McIlroy win the Wedgewood Trophy for the second time in his career less than two months ago, 92 golfers took to the links for the shotgun-start tournament that is part of the Liberty Mutual Invitational Series, the nation’s top charity event in golf, attracting thousands of golfers across the country and mobilizing support for local charities in hundreds of American communities.
On the links at TPC Boston on Monday, one of New England’s premiere golf courses, the group of Chris Buchanan, Jeff Graham, Dan Connelly and Aziz Syed took the top spot on the leaderboard to win this year’s tournament in the first gross category while the group of Chris Koczela, John Maher, Peter Minot and Kevin Farquhar were atop the leaderboard in the net category.
The Buchanan, Graham, Connolly and Sayed group registered 60 points on the board. while the team led by Kozceza, Maher, Minot and Far tallied 49 points for the day low in the net division.
Other individual leaders were Dan Connelly and Sally DeGan who were the men’s & women’s long drive winners, respectively. In the closest to the pin contest, Matt McKenna’s shot of within feet feet of the hole was the closest amongst all competitors.
Because of its association with the Liberty Mutual Invitational Series, this year’s The First Tee of Massachusetts Golf Tournament winning group of received an invitation to play in the Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla next March. TPC Sawgrass was the site of the inaugural Players Championship in 1982 and has remained as one of the nation’s top courses.
The First Tee is a youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after-school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf.
For more information on the program, visit www.thefirstteemass.org