Albanesi and Doski Victorious in Boucher Memorial Junior Classic
Doski Due for a Win
NORWICH, Conn. (August 10, 2011) – Abbey Doski of Sandy Hook, Conn. found her first win of the Junior Golf TOUR season during the Daniel A. Boucher Memorial Junior Classic at Norwich Golf Course today. A fitting accomplishment being that in the nine previous events, Doski has never finished out of the top five. Firing an eight-over 79, Doski won by five strokes over second place finishers MacKenzie Hawkes of Madison, Conn. and Alexa Gentile of Avon, Conn. who both carded their best tournament rounds this season.
Buschmann and Lee take the Oak Ridge Junior Open
Lee wins Four in a Row
FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (August 9, 2011) – Amanda Lee of Windsor, Conn. battles back after a triple-bogey early to fire an eight-over 78 and win the Oak Ridge Junior Open, marking her fourth win in a row on the Junior Golf TOUR. Lee seemed to improve throughout the day finishing her last four holes at one-under-par. Yesterday’s winner of the Torrington Rotary Junior Classic, Nicole Yatsenick of Middlebury, Conn., was hot on Lee’s heels most of the day, but bogeyed the par-four 18th to shoot a nine-over 79, just one back of the leader.
Quilter and Yatsenick Capture the Torrington Rotary Championship Title
Yatsenick wins by Three
TORRINGTON, Conn. (August 8, 2011) - Much improved weather from the previous week allowed for the 18-Hole Torrington Rotary Junior Classic make up day to take place with no delays and the challenging course lead to scores that were slightly higher than average. In a close finish for the girls’ division, Nicole Yatsenick of Middlebury, Conn. beat out the competition and shot a three-over-par 75. This was Nicole’s second win in successful season thus far. In the boys' division, Brian Quilter of Wolcott, Conn., who has committed to Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, shot an outstanding one-over-par 73 to win his first tournament of the Junior Golf TOUR.
Flaherty and Lee Go Two for Two
Back to back Wins at Lyman Orchards Junior Open
MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (August 4, 2011) - The Junior Golf TOUR continued its season today with second of back-to-back tournaments for the Lyman Orchards Junior Open. In the girls’ division, Amanda Lee, 15, of Windsor, Conn. shot an impressive seven-over-par score of 79 to take first place. This win marks the third victory in a row for Lee on the Junior Golf TOUR, with the other two at the Glastonbury Hills Junior Open and at the Manchester Junior Open just a day earlier. In the boys’ division, John Flaherty, 17, of Glastonbury, Conn. won his second tournament in a row with his third consecutive win at the Lyman Orchards Junior Open shooting a two-under, 70. With a double bogey carded early, Flaherty was able to battle back with four birdies for the win. Flaherty continues to add to his golfing resume as he was also the 2010 Junior Golf Association player of the year and the 2011 Connecticut Junior Amateur Champion.
Flaherty and Lee Win the Manchester Junior Open
Lee Fires Lowest Ever Tournament Round
MANCHESTER, Conn. (August 3, 2011) – The beautiful landscape at Manchester Country Club was the perfect backdrop for John Flaherty of Glastonbury, Conn. and Amanda Lee of Windsor, Conn. to shoot low in the Manchester Junior Open. Flaherty, who has tied for fourth in three of the last five events, struggled in the beginning at Manchester. Flaherty began his day with a triple on the par four, first hole, but did not give up. He was able to come back with eight birdies on the day to finish with a three-under 69. Lee finished with a four-over, 76, carding her best tournament round to date.
New Haven ‘Wills’ in the Win at PGA Pro-Assistant
Wallis and Street Victorious after Playoff
MADISON, Conn. (August 2, 2011) - Head PGA professional, William Wallis, and PGA assistant professional, William Street, of New Haven CC, put on quite the show at Madison Country Club for The TaylorMade-adidas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship shooting a combined four-under 66. Their score took the championship into a sudden death playoff against head PGA professional, Marc Bayram, and apprentice assistant professional, Jacob Halligan of Timberlin GC, who finished earlier with a four-under 66. After just one hole, Wallis and Street were able to tap in for birdie and the victory at Madison CC.
The Junior PGA Championship begins Tomorrow
Mullen and Whaley to represent the Connecticut Section
Over $35,000 Raised and $83,000 Donated during the PGA Foundation Charity Classic
PGA of America President Allen Wronowski Visits Hartford Golf Club
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 25, 2011) – The atmosphere at Hartford Golf Club for the Second Annual Connecticut Section PGA Foundation Charity Golf Classic Presented by Mohegan Sun was one of giving and charity. The 37th PGA of America President, Allen Wronowski was in attendance and served as Honorary Chairman speaking on the value of the golf industry in raising charitable dollars. The Foundation sponsors initiatives primarily focused on golf for diverse individuals, including women, juniors, and people with disabilities.
PGA of America President to Visit Connecticut for Charity Event
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (July 22, 2011) – The Second Annual Connecticut Section PGA Foundation Charity Golf Classic Presented by Mohegan Sun at Hartford Golf Club, tees off at 12:30 PM on Monday, July 25, with a very special guest in attendance, The 37th PGA of America President, Allen Wronowski. This will be Wronowski’s first visit to the Section since his election last fall. He will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the event, where a field of 120 will play to support the Foundation sponsor initiatives primarily focused on golf for diverse individuals, including women, juniors, and people with disabilities.
H. Smith Richardson PGA Pro and Officer Shoot Low