Greg Ferguson Sr. and Andrew Ferguson lead Father-Son
BOALSBURG, Pa. - Father-son pair Greg Ferguson Sr. and Andrew Ferguson started strong by staying even through the first six holes. But on the seventh hole, a par five, the duo recorded the only eagle on the hole throughout the day. With this strong score heading into the back, the duo from Scotch Valley Country Club recorded three straight birdies and recorded pars otherwise to finish with the low gross score of 66 in the modified Chapman format at Mountain View Country Club. The Fergusons now lead the Father-Son Championship division of the 13th Father-Son Championship, which was presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
But the Fergusons have multiple groups close in the leaderboard. Caleb and Darrell Bryant recorded a 31 on the front nine and a 36 on the back nine to place them one stroke behind the Fergusons. Two other groups — Artie and Derek Fink of Park Hills Golf Club and Andrew and Thomas Porsch of the Country Club of Harrisburg — notched scores with an even score or lower.
In the Forward division, only one group finished even. Steve Scarpetta and Vince Scarpetta Jr. finished with three bogies on the back nine. But thanks to a birdie on the fourth hole and a hole-in-one from Vince Jr. on the sixth hole, the duo finished with a 71 for the day. It was one of two hole-in-ones during a PAGA tournament today. The other came from Kevin Scherr in the Open Championship Qualifying round.
While there is a clear leader in the Father-Son Forward division, the Championship division of the 4th Parent-Child Championship features a two-way tie at the top. Craig and Ella McRoberts of Valley Brook Country Club are tied with John and Alex Lowder of Chambersburg Country Club. Both pairs shot 69 (2-under par) but took two different paths to get there.
The McRoberts started with a strong front nine. After four straight pars to start out the round, the pair notched birdies on the fifth and eighth holes. The McRoberts' dominance continued into the back nine with two more birdies on holes No. 11 and 13. Despite two bogies in the last four holes, the pair remained under par for the day.
Unlike the McRoberts duo, the Lowders had to battle back from early struggles. In the first four holes, the Chambersburg pair had a bogey and double bogey. But the Lowders’ ability to bounce back helped spring them back into a tie for the lead. Immediately after the bogey on hole No. 4, the Lowders recorded a birdie. For the rest of the round, the pair had four more birdies and had a par on every other hole. Not too far behind the top two pairings are Robert Cooper and Allison Wix, who had a score of 72 (1-over par).
Meanwhile, Adz and Bryan Kozlowski’s solid front nine performance helped them dominate the Parent-Child Professional division. After a bogey on the third hole, they stayed even for the rest of the front. Even with two double bogies on the back nine, the Kozlowskis birdied the 16th hole to finish the round with a 76 (5-over par).
The Pennsylvania Golf Association would like to thank the staff and membership of Mountain View Country Club for the hospitality shown in hosting the event. Thanks as well to DICK’S Sporting Goods for sponsorship of the event.