Connection Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR Takes on The Ledges Golf Club
Weyman Wins in Playoff, Garvin Dominates
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (June 29, 2015) – The 2015 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR golfers hit the links today at The Ledges Junior Open. A field of 60 boys and girls between the ages of 10-18 participated in 9-hole and 18-hole events at The Ledges Golf Club, a course known for its challenging layout and spectacular views.
Benjamin Weyman of Newington, Conn. won the Boys 16-18 age division with a par on the first playoff hole, outlasting Alexander Dahlem of South Glastonbury, Conn., after both golfers tied in regulation at six-over par, 78. Cameron Hosack of Glastonbury, Conn. (75, +3) defeated Jonathan Elkins of South Deerfield, Mass. (76, +4) to win the Boys 13-15 age division.
Angela Garvin of Feeding Hills, Mass., the 2014 Player of the Year, returned to the field and dominated the Girls division with an impressive even par round of 72.
In the 9-hole divisions, Benjamin Kelley of Portland, Conn. shot a three-over par 39, edging out Cole Hahn of Avon, Conn. (40). Mia Hidalgo of Cheshire, Conn. earned her second title of the 2015 season with a six-stroke victory in the Girls division (46), defeating her younger sister Sydney Hidalgo (52).
Congratulations to our division winners Benjamin, Cameron, Angela, Benjamin and Mia. The next Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR event is the Junior PGA Championship, which will be held at Lyman Orchards Golf Club on July 1-2.
Connection Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR Continues at Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open
Peterson Edges Out Simione, Lee Sets Tournament Record
BERLIN, Conn. (June 26, 2015) – The 2015 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR continued its 2015 season with the 5th annual Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open on Thursday and Friday at Timberlin Golf Club. More than 100 boys and girls between the ages of 13-18 competed in the 36-hole event, which was started in memory of former junior golf tour member Ryan Lee.
“We’re excited to be able to collaborate with the PGA every year given the infrastructure they have in place,” said Dan Lee, Ryan’s father. “And this year, we have close to a full field. The fact that it’s a two day tournament makes it attractive to the top junior golfers in the area.”
Of those top golfers is Noah Peterson of East Longmeadow, Mass. who won the Boys Division with a cumulative score of four-over-par, 148 (74-74). Peterson edged out Christopher Simione of Cheshire, Conn. who shot five-over-par for the tournament (75-74-149).
“I hit a lot of greens,” said Peterson about his second round. “And I made some decent length putts down the stretch which always helps.”
Carrie-Ann Lee of Kent, Conn. dominated the Girls Division, shooting an impressive four-over-par (73-75-148) to win by 15-strokes over Sydney Stengel of Morris, Conn. (85-78-163). Lee now holds the tournament scoring record for the Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open.
“The course conditions were really nice,” said Lee. “And the people were fun to play with. Plus, my putting was better than it usually is, so I’m happy about the whole tournament.”
Congratulations to our winners who will be invited to compete in the Jack Kelly PGA Tournament of Champions in early September. The next Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR event is The Ledges Junior Open, held at Ledges GC on June 29.
Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR Season Opener at Glastonbury Hills
Palazzo and Filler Emerge Victorious
GLASTONBURY, Conn. (June 24, 2015) – The 2015 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR kicked off its 2015 season Wednesday with the Glastonbury Hills Junior Invitational. More than 120 boys and girls between the ages of 10-18 competed in 9-hole and 18-hole events on the challenging and immaculately maintained Glastonbury Hills Country Club.
Ben Palazzo of Farmington, Conn. won the Boys 16-18 age division on the first playoff hole over Mani Capece of Watertown, Conn., after both golfers tied in regulation at five-over par, 77. Noah Straub of Mystic, Conn. (75, +3) edged out Jonathan Farrell of Feeding Hills, Mass. (76, +4) to win the Boys 13-15 age division.
Maisie Filler of Bloomfield, Conn. dominated the Girls 18-hole division, shooting a twelve-over par, 84, to win by eight-strokes over Elizabeth Andrian of Glastonbury, Conn.
In the 9-hole divisions, Will Lodge of Darien, Conn. shot a six-over par, 42, to narrowly defeat Benjamin Kelley of Portland, Conn. (43). Mia Hidalgo of Cheshire, Conn. earned a two-stroke victory in the Girls division, as her score of 50 edged out Mia Scarpati of Ridgefield, Conn. (52).
Congratulations to our division winners Ben, Noah, Maisie, Will and Mia; the next Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR event is the Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open, held at Timberlin GC on June 25-26.
Jon Rahm conducts clinic for CT PGA Junior Golfers
Glastonbury Hills CC welcomes the world #1 amateur and Ben Hogan Award winner
GLASTONBURY, Conn. (June 24, 2015) - Jon Rahm, the #1 amateur in the world and Ben Hogan award winner as the top collegiate golfer, conducted a junior golf clinic Wednesday at Glastonbury Hills CC.
Junior golfers and their parents had the fortunate opportunity to interact in a Q&A segment with Jon, a rising senior at Arizona State University, as well as see him hit some shots on the first tee. The Connecticut Section was extremely fortunate to have an up-and-coming player of Jon's caliber at the event, who is best known for:
Thanks again to Jon and best of luck at the Travelers Championship, and many thanks to Scott Knights and the staff at Glastonbury Hills for hosting the event.View More
THE TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE FIRST TEE OF CONNECTICUT HOSTS FIRST CONNECTICUT DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT LOCAL QUALIFIER
CROMWELL, Conn. (June 23, 2015) – Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying began on Tuesday in the Connecticut Section PGA at the Travelers Championship at The First Tee of Connecticut. Participants hit three attempts in each of the three skills: drive, chip & putt. Points were then recorded and totaled to determine the top three finishers in each age/gender divisions. These top three finishers will move on to the sub-regional qualifier, which will also be at The First Tee of Connecticut on July 19, 2015.
The top three finishers in each age/gender division include: North Chery, Frederick Wright, and John Lahtinen in the Male 7-9 Division; Lillian Teel, Annalise Kooner, and Nora Walsh in the Female 7-9 Division; Alex Elia, Luke Brower, and Bradley Sawka in the Male 10-11 Division; Sydney Hidalgo, Catarina Petrovic, and Alayna Taylor in the Female 10-11 Division; Michael DiRienzo, Richie Bowman, and Bennett Ostern in the Male 12-13 Division; Mia Scarpati, Isabella Bonvisuto, and McKenzie Kane in the Female 12-13 Division; Ryan Levy, Kevin Mcdonough, and Michael Sosik in the Male 14-15 Division; Maisie Filler, Elena Spangle, and Logan Frame in the Female 14-15 Division.
CORNELLIER, PASTORE, LEE, AND ADAMONIS QUALIFY FOR THE TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP
AGAWAM, Mass. (June 22, 2015) – JeanPhilip Cornellier of Granby, Quebec, David Pastore of Greenwich, Conn., JunHak Lee of Orlando, Fla., and Brad Adamonis of Coral Springs, Fla., all qualified for the Travelers Championship during the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier at Crestview Country Club today. Cornellier led the field after firing a four-under-par, 68, finishing with five birdies against one bogey.
David Pastore of Greenwich, Conn., Jeb Buchanan of Loudonville, N.Y., Brad Adamonis of Coral Springs, Fla., JunHak Lee of Orlando, Fla., Josh Teater of Lexington, K.Y., and Matt Smith of Thompson, Conn., all carded a three-under-par, 69, to force a six-way playoff for the remaining three spots into the Travelers Championship. Pastore, Lee, and Adamonis each birdied first playoff hole, the par-4 1st hole, to advance into the Travelers Championship.
PGA Professional Kyle Bilodeau previously earned the Connecticut Section PGA's exemption in May by winning the PGA Spring Stroke Play Championship. Bilodeau will be the only Connecticut Section PGA Member competing in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., on June 25-28, 2015.
Thank you to host PGA Professional, Rick Fleury, and his staff at Crestview Country Club.