Joe Tesori and Kevin Roman tied for first with a 2-under-par 70 in the Spring Pro-Pro/Pro-Individual event May 8 at Vesper Hills in Tully. The individual professional competition with a team contest as well was the first Pro-Pro of the season. It was also a Rolex Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year point event.


Roman (Valley View GC), playing Vesper Hills for the first time, carded five birdies against three bogeys after the shotgun start. Tesori (CNY Section) finished with four birdies and one bogey on a windy day at Vesper.



Tesori, who started on No. 13, was happy to be competing with his peers after a long layoff.


“I knew I was playing well but I didn’t concern myself with the leaderboard,” Tesori said. “I putted really well. I haven’t competed since my father’s accident last summer so it was cool to get back out there and with the guys.”


Roman also enjoyed being back in action playing a new course.


“It was nice to be out there playing again,” Roman said. “The course played great. It was an interesting course. I had a good round. All the trouble was left so It didn’t hurt you to miss it to the right.”


Ryan McGinnis (Turning Stone Resort Casino), Michael Deuel (En-Joie GC) and Eric Manning (Elm Tree GC) all shot an even-par 70 and finished tied for third.


In the team competition, Tesori and partner Jacob Hess (Elms GC) finished first. The team contest was a blind draw between A and B partners (based on the year prior scoring average).


Thank you to Alex Smith Sales, which was the tournament’s presenting sponsor.


The next event is the Turning Stone Pro-Am Series No. 1 on May 15 at Kaluhyat.