Sugarbush Golf Star Wins 2008 New England PGA Championship

09/03/2008

Sugarbush Resort Golf Pro Nails Four Birdies to Secure Championship

Warren, VT (September 1, 2008)- Sugarbush Resort’s golf pro Ron Philo Jr. won the New England PGA Championship held last week at the Weston Golf Club in Weston, MA. After bogeying the par-3 third hole on the second-to-last day of play, the Vermont native buckled down and didn’t drop a stroke the rest of the tournament. He sank four birdies during the final round to finish the last day at three under par. Philo finished the three-round competition with a five-under-par 210 to win the championship by four strokes.

Philo has been a three-time New England PGA Player of the Year, three-time Vermont PGA Champion, and has played in eight major championships including the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. He won the PGA Professional Championship in 2006 and became Sugarbush’s resident pro in 2007. He has been recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the sport’s Top Teachers and was named by Golf Digest as 'Best-in-State 2004-2005' for his teaching in Vermont.

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