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
Four Announced as 2011 Connecticut Section PGA Professional Hall of Fame Inductees
Master PGA Professional Don Gliha to be Inducted on November 20
CROMWELL, Conn. – As a part of the PGA Pro-Officer evening program at TPC River Highlands, four PGA members were announced to as the 2011 inductees into the Connecticut Section PGA Professional Hall of Fame. Joining the elite group is Henry Bontempo, Wally Cichon, Don Gliha, and Joel Smith.
Henry Bontempo, PGA was an instrumental Connecticut Section leader in the 1940’s and the 1950’s while also establishing both the Western Massachusetts Tea Party and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of our Section. He was a runner up in the 1952 Connecticut PGA Championship and had many memorable matches and life experiences along side Bobby Jones.
Austin and Kemmling Take Home the Win in the PGA Pro-Junior Invitational
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 18, 2011) – The Course at Yale proved a challenging test for the 75 Junior Golf Association Members and 25 PGA members playing in the 2011 PGA Pro-Junior Invitational. Eric Austin of Northford, Conn. and Julia Kemmling of Berlin, Conn. were able to rise above the conditions and shoot low. Austin finished with a one-over 72 with one eagle and one birdie on the card. Kemmling initially finished tied with Alyssa Lyon of Easton, Conn. after both firing a ten-over 81 taking the tournament to a playoff.