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Junior Golf TOUR Kicks Off at Glastonbury Hills

SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (June 25, 2014) - Alex Manner of Rocky Hill, Conn., took home the Boys 16-18 Division trophy at the first Junior TOUR tournament of the season at Glastonbury Hills Country Club by scoring a 4-over-par, 76. Manner's round was anchored by a score of even par on the front nine and 5 pars on the back nine. 15 year-old, Peter Gehris of South Windsor, Conn., fired a 2-over 74 to claim the low-round of the day. A lot of excitement came yesterday on the par 3, 18th hole as Wethersfield, Conn., native Christopher Ayers made an ace to finish his day. In the Girls Division, the 2013 player of the year, Angela Garvin of Feeding Hills Mass., captured her first victory of the season by shooting an 82. James Ballato of Pawcatuck, Conn., and Jenna Fahey of Enfield, Conn., both claimed victories in the 9-hole event.
  

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The Golf Center at Lyman Orchards Hosts Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (June 21, 2014) – Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying continued today in the Connecticut Section PGA at The Golf Center at Lyman Orchards. 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 overall finishers in each division will move on to the sub-regional qualifier, which will be at The First Tee of Connecticut on July 30, 2014. 

 

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The Travelers Championship at The First Tee of Connecticut Host First Connecticut Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier

CROMWELL, Conn. (June 19, 2014) – 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 30, 2014.  

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Janzen, Allred, Turnesa, and Saavedra Qualify for the Travelers Championship

OLD LYME, Conn. (June 16, 2014) – Lee Janzen of Jupiter, Fla., Jason Allred of Scottsdale, Ariz., Marc Turnesa of Jupiter, Fla., and Sebastian Saavedra of Olavarria, Fla., all qualified for the Travelers Championship during the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier at Black Hall Club today. Janzen led the field after firing a five-under-par, 66, and finishing with four birdies in the final five holes. Allred played a consistent, bogey-free round and finished tied for second place at a four-under-par, 67. Turnesa, also tied for second place, recorded seven birdies for the day.
  

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Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Registration Now Open

Connecticut Section PGA will host five local qualifiers

Drive, Chip and Putt Championship registration is now open for young golfers hoping to earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals.
   

This youth golf development initiative will again include boys and girls ages 7-15 who will compete in separate divisions in four age categories. In only its second year, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will nearly triple the number of local qualifying spots, expanding to more than 50,000 playing opportunities at 256 host sites throughout all 50 states during the months of May, June and July. Top performers at the local level will advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers in August and September, respectively. The top 80 performers – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2015 Masters.
  
The Connecticut Section PGA Drive, Chip and Putt schedule is as follows:
    

 Event Name Date Facility
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #1 Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Travelers Championship at The First Tee of Connecticut
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #2 Saturday, June 21, 2014 Golf Center at Lyman Orchards
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #3 Wednesday, July 2, 2014 The Ranch Golf Club
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #4 Wednesday July 9, 2014 Goodwin Park Golf Course
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier #5 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Fox Hopyard Golf Club
Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-Regional Qualifier Wednesday, July 30, 2014 The First Tee of Connecticut

  

 

 

70 Players Fighting for Four Spots in Travelers Championship

Open Qualifier to be Held on Monday, June 16, 2014

SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (June 14, 2014) – The Connecticut Section PGA announced today a field size of 70 competitors for the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier. The competition will be contested over 18-holes, at Black Hall Club in Old Lyme, Conn., on Monday, June 16, 2014. The four low qualifiers will advance into the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., on June 19-22, 2014.
  

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Stanley Golf Course Selected to Host Travelers Championship PGA TOUR Clinic

To Be Held on June 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM

NEW BRITAIN—Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Commission Chairman Matthew Cannata, and Vice Chairman Patrick Dorsey announced today that Stanley Golf Course has once again been chosen to host the Travelers Championship PGA Tour Clinic. This is the fifth year that the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation, Travelers Championship, and PGA Tour have selected Stanley Golf Course as a location to host the Clinic.
  
The Clinic will take place on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 3:00p.m. The golf clinic is free and no registration is required. The clinic will run for approximately a half an hour with a 15 minute autograph session afterwards.

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Top 46 Advance to the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier

Etimos and Pastore Claim Medalist Honors at Pre-Qualifier

OLD LYME, Conn. (June 12, 2014) – With a record size field, the Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier was held today at Black Hall Club in Old Lyme, Conn. The top 46 finishers are eligible to advance into the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier.
  
Amateurs, Greg Etimos of East Islip, N.Y. and David Pastore of Greenwich, Conn., tied at two-under-par, 69, for the medalist honors for the Pre-Qualifier. Brandon Parker of Auburn, Mass., Daniel Balin of Rockville, M.D., and Billy Walthouse of Longmeadow, Mass., all tied for third place with a one-under-par, 70.
  

 

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The Masters Tournament, USGA and PGA Announce Expansion of Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Into All 50 States

Local Qualifying Event to be Held at the Travelers Championship at The First Tee of Connecticut on June 17, 2014

Cromwell, Conn. (June 10, 2014) – After an incredibly successful inaugural year of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association (USGA) and the PGA of America have announced its expansion into all 50 states.
  
Approximately 17,000 youngsters had opportunities to qualify in the first year, which began with local qualifying at courses throughout the country and continued with regional qualifying. The winners from the boys and girls divisions in each of the four age divisions earned a trip to Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters Tournament. 

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Record Field Size at the Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier

Top 40 Advance to Open Qualifier

SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (June 9, 2014) – The Connecticut Section PGA announced today a record field size of 140 for the Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier. The competition will be held at Black Hall Club in Old Lyme, Conn., on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
  
The Pre-Qualifier will be contested over 18-holes, with the top 40 and ties advancing to the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier on Monday, June 16, 2014, also at Black Hall. There, the advancing players will be joined by exempt players, including: 2014 PGA TOUR, Web.com, Champions Tour, PGA TOUR Latin America, and PGA TOUR Canada, and former PGA TOUR members from 2010-2013. In the Open Qualifier, four spots will be earned to compete in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., on June 19-22, 2014.

 

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