Despite brief thunderstorm delays, participants in the National Car Rental NJPGA Ridge at Back Brook Pro Am posted some dazzling scores. The team of PGA Professional Jim McGovern (White Beeches CC) and amateurs Lou Romano Jr., Georgio Nadi and Jeff Lepage posted a team score of 30-under par, 114 to win the event. McGovern, who recently qualified for the PGA Championship, carded a 68 on his own ball.
McGovern and company beat out Michael Labrutto (Greenacres CC) and his team of Gerald Batt, David Laveman and Ari Dlugasz who shot 25-under, 119. Labrutto fired a 66 on his own ball to enter the clubhouse as low pro of the day.
Sponsored by National Car Rental, the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, the tournament is one of roughly 100 new and existing amateur tournaments across the 41 PGA of America Sections nationwide to comprise the Pro Am Series. National created the tournaments, which will run February through October, to help further the PGA of America’s mission to grow interest and participation in the game of golf at local levels.