Mullen and Whaley lead the Connecticut Section Junior PGA Championship; Levy and Martin win the 9-hole Divisions
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (July 5, 2011) – As the first day of competition comes to a close for the Connecticut Junior PGA Championship at Hunter Memorial Golf Club, Meriden, Conn. and Timberlin Golf Club, Berlin, Conn., Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn. leads the girls firing an even-par, 70 with four birdies on the day. The boys division is led by Monte Mullen of Farmington, Conn. with a two-under, 68 carding four birdies. “It was my first time seeing the course”, Mullen said, “but I just kept telling myself to plod my way along, hit fairways and greens, and that good scores would come. I didn’t try to force anything.”
Hallisey and Yatsenick Win at New London Country Club
WATERFORD, Conn. (June 30, 2011) – A perfect day to play golf at New London Country Club, Waterford, Conn. for the third Junior Golf Tour event of the season. Strong winds and high fescue led to some high scores however.
The 9 hole division saw a repeat winner for the girls division with Gabrielle Martin from Madison, Conn winning her second tournament in a row shooting a 43. For the boys division Brendan Fagan from Unionville, Conn took the trophy shooting a four over par 40.
Chicopee Country Club and PGA Professional Tom DiRico Win the Nike Golf PGA Pro-Am Series Event #3
NEWINGTON, Conn. (June 28, 2011) - The Chicopee Country Club team, led by PGA Professional Tom DiRico turned in a 15-under par, combined gross and net score of 129 today, to win the Nike Golf PGA Pro-Am Series Event #3 at Indian Hill Country Club. DiRico and amateur partners Jim DiRico, Jay DiRico, and Mike Trombley collected $999 in prize money and gift certificates.
First Hole in One of the Junior Golf TOUR Season
TRUMBULL, Conn. (June 28, 2011) - Joseph Catalina, 17 year old of Wolcott, Conn., arrived at Tashua Knolls for his 8:06 tee time just like any other Junior Golf TOUR tournament. After bogeying the par-5 first hole, Catalina came back with a four for par on the second. Catalina then teed off with an 8 iron on the 151 yard par-3 keeping his putting in his bag and a smile on his face. Congratulations Joseph!
Junior Golf TOUR Season begins at Ellington Ridge
ELLINGTON, Conn. (June 28, 2011) – The Junior Golf TOUR kicked off the exciting tournament season on a beautiful day at Ellington Ridge Country Club yesterday for the Camera Memorial Tournament. A field of 140 competed in the 18-hole event where Elizabeth DiVincentis of Durham, Conn, two time defending champion and 2010 Player of the Year, won the Girls 13-18 division shooting a five-over 77 with two birdies on the day. Mike Steinberg of West Hartford, Conn. took his first championship title home in the Boys 13-18 division shooting a two-over 74 with three birdies on the day.
Paesani Qualifies for Second Straight U.S. Senior Open
HAMILTON, N.Y. (June 27, 2011) – John Paesani from Norwich Golf Course fired a 4-under-par 68 at Colgate University’s Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton, New York to qualify for the 2011 U.S. Senior Open. Paesani made five birdies and just one bogey and was co-medalist with Champions Tour Member Steve Pate and PGA Tour Member Willie Wood.
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Eight PGA TOUR Members Conduct Junior Clinics at Area Golf Facilities
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (June 23, 2011) - The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation sponsored PGA TOUR members to administer junior clinics at courses around the section yesterday. Eight Travelers Championship PGA TOUR Professional Junior Golf Clinics were held in spite of the rain. A big thank you goes out to the fantastic eight PGA TOUR members who participated.
$15,000 Raised by JGA Members to Play with the Pros
CROMWELL, Conn. (June 23, 2011) – On Tuesday the front nine at TPC River Highlands, the site for the Travelers Championship, was filled with smiling boys and girls as they played with some of the best golfers in the world. Our very own Junior Golf Association members raised total of $15,000 during the Birdies for Charity fundraiser to have a chance to be in the 36 junior golfer field to play a nine hole scramble with PGA TOUR Members. The top sixteen money raisers in the JGA won a spot in the event with seven others chosen at random for participating in the fundraiser. A total of 70 JGA Members participated to raise the $15,000 where 100% go directly to the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation to fund junior, minority, and special needs golf initiatives.
Four Tie at Five Under to Qualify for the Travelers Championship
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (June 20, 2011) – Christopher DeForest of Cottekill, NY, Lee Janzen of Orlando, FL, John Merrick of Reston, VA, and Joe Ogilvie of Austin, TX, all shot a five-under par 67 at Gillette Ridge G.C. to qualify for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands this week. Eleven PGA TOUR members, ten amateurs, and 62 other professional golfers teed it up in hopes of winning one of the four spots into the Travelers Championship which started Thursday.