Veteran Members, Leigh & Whaley Take Frank Kringle Junior Tourney
Garvin Wins Fourth 9-Hole Event of the Year
WESTFIELD, Mass. – Boys and girls of the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association (JGA) traveled to the northern most event of this year’s summer Junior Golf TOUR for the Frank Kringle Junior Tournament at East Mountain Country Club today. Long time JGA Member, Jason Leigh (2012) of Northfield, Conn. snagged his first 18-hole overall boys victory by firing his best score ever on the TOUR a one-under-par, 70. Leigh will attend Cedarville University in the fall and looks to improve as he has the last three years on the TOUR. In 2010, Leigh’s average 18-hole score was 89 strokes moving to an average of 83 in 2011. Finishing three-strokes behind Leigh in second place was Brendan Quintana (2012) of West Simsbury, Conn. carding his best round of the season, a two-over-par, 73.
Becker Stays Consistent to Win 30th Connecticut Senior Open
PGA Members, Kelley & Marrello Tie for Second
GROTON, Conn. (July 10, 2012) – James “Jim” Becker traveled a short distance to the 30th Connecticut Senior Open after finishing sixth and third the last two years and has always been able to score well since he began playing in the Open at age 50. Becker’s numbers seemed to finally come in this year, after firing a four-under-par total of 138 (68, 70) for the win.
“I actually played phenomenal in the first round,” says Becker. “To be honest, I just didn’t play as good today. But I hung in there and I kept telling my wife that’s what we had to do. I hit a couple good shots in a row on 12 and 13, and as it turned out, it put me in the lead. I just played decent from then on in.”View More
Defending Champion Lloyd Fisher Leads Fourteen Former Champions Entered in 30th Connecticut Senior Open
Historic Anniversaries for Shennecossett G.C. and the Connecticut Senior Open
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Winner, Winner: Walthouse and Whaley Capture Junior Connecticut PGA Championship
Exciting Finishes in Both Boys’ and Girls’ ChampionshipsWATERTOWN, Conn. (July 3, 2012) – The final round of the Junior Connecticut PGA Championship came to an end with Billy Walthouse (2013) of Longmeadow, Mass. and defending champion, Kelly Whaley (2015) of Farmington, Conn. taking first place honors. Walthouse and K. Whaley are used to standing in the winners’ circle together after winning the season ending, Jack Kelly Junior Tournament of Champions together last September. Now, they will both travel to Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., July 31-August 3, 2012, for The PGA of America’s flagship junior event, the Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Heritage Food Service Group.
Crowded at the Top in the Junior Connecticut PGA Championship
Thibodeau, Hill, Grenus atop Boys’ Leaderboard; Whaley Sisters Dominate Girls’ LeaderboardWATERTOWN, Conn. (July 2, 2012) – Many of the state’s most talented junior golfers descended on the Country Club of Waterbury (WB) and Watertown Golf Club (WT) today for round one of the 37th Junior Connecticut PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Heritage Food Service Group. With the first round of play in the books, Michael Thibodeau (WT), 2012 of Ellington, Conn. fired a one-over-par 72 to hold sole first place in the Championship. Thibodeau is the only junior who played Watertown Golf Club today that is in the top-six on the boys’ leaderboard. View More
Hill & Grillo Squeak Out Close Victories in Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open
Grillo Makes up for Slow Start, Hill Stays Consistent
BERLIN, Conn. (June 28, 2012) – Eddie Hill (2013) of Watertown, Conn. and Marissa Grillo (2014) of Avon, Conn. take respective first place honors in Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open today at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin, Conn. This Junior Golf TOUR event comes after the tragic loss in 2011 of Ryan Lee, who saw Timberlin Golf Club as his home away from home. Family and friends not only took the day to celebrate his life, but to also enjoy Timberlin the way he would have wanted them to.
In the boys’ overall division, Hill finishes at one-over-par, 73 carding three birdies on the day, good enough for the victory over second place finisher Tyler Noske (2013) of Coventry, Conn. who finished three-over-par at 75. Earlier this year, Noske is also the 2012 New England Boys High School Golf Champion.View More
Junior Golfers Prepare for Connecticut Junior PGA Championship
Kelly Whaley Looks to Defend Title
(ROCKY HILL, Conn.) - Boys and girls from Connecticut and Western Massachusetts put in long hours at the range and meticulously clean their clubs and shoes, all in preparation for the 2012 Connecticut Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Heritage Food Service Group, Monday-Tuesday, July 2-3, 2012, at Watertown Golf Club and the Country Club of Waterbury in Connecticut.
The winners of the boys’ and girls’ divisions of the Connecticut Junior PGA Championship qualify to join approximately 150 of the nation’s top junior golfers in The PGA of America’s flagship junior event, the Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Heritage Food Service Group, July 31-August 3, 2012, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.View More
Green Woods C.C. & Wyckoff C.C. Emerge Victorious in Mohegan Sun TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am
Northampton C.C. Wins Gross Division, Five Tie for First in Net Division
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (June 26, 2012) – Both gross team and net team competitions were held during the TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am Series #4, a part of the Mohegan Sun Pro-Am Series, at the Ranch Golf Club today. In the combined gross and net competition where Ben Lewon Cup Points are awarded, the team of Green Woods C.C. led by PGA Professional, Scott Mattiello, and the team of Wyckoff C.C. led by PGA Professional, Tony Kelley, finished with a whopping 21-under-par total of 123 for 9.5 points each. In third place taking eight points was the Crestbrook Park G.C. team led by PGA Professional, Ken Gemmell.View More
TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am Takes a Brief Pause
Small Storm Cell Moves through Southwick
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (June 25, 2012) - After a short one hour delay in starting times this morning, the TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am #4 takes a second brief hiatus for a quick moving thunderstorm through southwest Massachusetts. Currently, six teams are in the clubhouse with 31 teams still yet to finish. All but the final four teams have teed off in the fourth event of the Mohegan Sun Pro-Am Series.
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James Wins 12 & Under Copper Hill Junior Tournament
Lodge takes First Place in 6-9 Year Old Division
EAST GRANBY, Conn. (June 26, 2012) - Benjamin James of Milford, Conn. fired an impressive one-under-par 35 in the 10-12 Year Old Division within the 12 & Under Junior Tournament today at Copper Hill Golf Club, which was also the recipient of the 2012 Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award for their many endeavors including their work with junior golfers in Connecticut. James, 9, had two birdies and one bogey on the day to take first place honors. Coming up closely behind in second place was Finn Boynton, 12, also of Milford, Conn. who shot an even-par 36 with two birdies on the day.View More