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Jason Liu and Angela Garvin lead at Junior Connecticut PGA Championship

Both Looking to Repeat as Champions

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (July 1, 2015) – Reigning boys and girls champions Jason Liu and Angela Garvin didn’t allow a morning downpour to deter their quests to repeat at the Junior Connecticut PGA Championship. After morning thunderstorms caused a more than two-hour delay in play, the skies cleared on a beautiful day for more than 120 boys and girls at the Jones and Player Courses at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield.

 

Jason Liu of Windsor, Conn. opened with an even-par, 71, on the Gary Player Course. After opening his round with four-straight birdies, Liu faltered midway but closed strong with birdies on seventeen and eighteen.

 

Liu holds a narrow lead over a tightly bunched field. Playing the Robert Trent Jones Course, Christopher Fosdick of Middlefield, Conn. posted a 74 (+2). Also chasing are Joseph D'Andrea of Litchfield, Conn., Mitchel Nappi of Southington, Conn., Matthew Stafford of West Suffield, Conn., and Charlie Zane of Guilford, Conn., who all shot 74 (+3) on the Player Course.

 

In the Girls Division, Angela Garvin of Feeding Hills, Mass. opened with a 77 (+5) on the Jones Course, finishing strong with pars on her last seven holes. Close behind in a tie for second are Maisie Filler of Bloomfield, Conn., and Sydney Stengel of Morris, Conn. at eight-over, 80.

 

Round 2 tee-times start at 7:00 and spectators are welcome to attend. For more tournament information, please visit:

 

Boys Leaderboard

Girls Leaderboard

Round 2 Tee Times (Jones Course)

Round 2 Tee Times (Player Course)

 

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LYMAN ORCHARDS GOLF CLUB HOSTS SECOND CONNECTICUT DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT LOCAL QUALIFIER

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (June 30, 2015) – Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying continued on Tuesday in the Connecticut Section PGA at Lyman Orchards Golf Club. 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 19, 2015.

 

The top three finishers in each age/gender division include: Frank Bergin, Andrew Crayton, and Andrew Beauton in the Male 7-9 Division; Alexa Colombo, Grace Hall, and Kate Lane in the Female 7-9 Division; James Bergin, Jack Szabo, and Oliver Ramee in the Male 10-11 Division; Kylie Brown, Mia Coppola, and Monica Potkay in the Female 10-11 Division; Tyler Gutsfeld, Christian Luca, and Charlie Stuhr in the Male 12-13 Division; Olivia Wilson, Casey Halliday, and Tess Csejka in the Female 12-13 Division; Jason Brennan, Colin Luca, and Evan Kluge in the Male 14-15 Division; Angela Garvin, Taylor Brown, and Julia Raposo in the Female 14-15 Division.

 

Final Results

 

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Connection Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR Takes on The Ledges Golf Club

Weyman Wins in Playoff, Garvin Dominates

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (June 29, 2015) – The 2015 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR golfers hit the links today at The Ledges Junior Open. A field of 60 boys and girls between the ages of 10-18 participated in 9-hole and 18-hole events at The Ledges Golf Club, a course known for its challenging layout and spectacular views.

 

Benjamin Weyman of Newington, Conn. won the Boys 16-18 age division with a par on the first playoff hole, outlasting Alexander Dahlem of South Glastonbury, Conn., after both golfers tied in regulation at six-over par, 78. Cameron Hosack of Glastonbury, Conn. (75, +3) defeated Jonathan Elkins of South Deerfield, Mass. (76, +4) to win the Boys 13-15 age division.

 

Angela Garvin of Feeding Hills, Mass., the 2014 Player of the Year, returned to the field and dominated the Girls division with an impressive even par round of 72.

 

In the 9-hole divisions, Benjamin Kelley of Portland, Conn. shot a three-over par 39, edging out Cole Hahn of Avon, Conn. (40). Mia Hidalgo of Cheshire, Conn. earned her second title of the 2015 season with a six-stroke victory in the Girls division (46), defeating her younger sister Sydney Hidalgo (52).

 

Congratulations to our division winners Benjamin, Cameron, Angela, Benjamin and Mia. The next Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR event is the Junior PGA Championship, which will be held at Lyman Orchards Golf Club on July 1-2.

 

Final Leaderboard – Boys 16-18

Final Leaderboard – Boys 13-15

Final Leaderboard – Girls 18-Holes

Final Leaderboard – Boys 9-Holes

Final Leaderboard – Girls 9-Holes

 

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Connection Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR Continues at Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open

Peterson Edges Out Simione, Lee Sets Tournament Record

BERLIN, Conn. (June 26, 2015) – The 2015 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR continued its 2015 season with the 5th annual Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open on Thursday and Friday at Timberlin Golf Club. More than 100 boys and girls between the ages of 13-18 competed in the 36-hole event, which was started in memory of former junior golf tour member Ryan Lee.

 

“We’re excited to be able to collaborate with the PGA every year given the infrastructure they have in place,” said Dan Lee, Ryan’s father. “And this year, we have close to a full field. The fact that it’s a two day tournament makes it attractive to the top junior golfers in the area.”

 

Of those top golfers is Noah Peterson of East Longmeadow, Mass. who won the Boys Division with a cumulative score of four-over-par, 148 (74-74). Peterson edged out Christopher Simione of Cheshire, Conn. who shot five-over-par for the tournament (75-74-149).

 

“I hit a lot of greens,” said Peterson about his second round. “And I made some decent length putts down the stretch which always helps.”

 

Carrie-Ann Lee of Kent, Conn. dominated the Girls Division, shooting an impressive four-over-par (73-75-148) to win by 15-strokes over Sydney Stengel of Morris, Conn. (85-78-163). Lee now holds the tournament scoring record for the Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open.

 

“The course conditions were really nice,” said Lee. “And the people were fun to play with. Plus, my putting was better than it usually is, so I’m happy about the whole tournament.”

 

Congratulations to our winners who will be invited to compete in the Jack Kelly PGA Tournament of Champions in early September. The next Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR event is The Ledges Junior Open, held at Ledges GC on June 29.

 

Boys Division Final Leaderboard

 

Girls Division Final Leaderboard

 

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Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR Season Opener at Glastonbury Hills

Palazzo and Filler Emerge Victorious

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (June 24, 2015) – The 2015 Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR kicked off its 2015 season Wednesday with the Glastonbury Hills Junior Invitational. More than 120 boys and girls between the ages of 10-18 competed in 9-hole and 18-hole events on the challenging and immaculately maintained Glastonbury Hills Country Club.

 

Ben Palazzo of Farmington, Conn. won the Boys 16-18 age division on the first playoff hole over Mani Capece of Watertown, Conn., after both golfers tied in regulation at five-over par, 77. Noah Straub of Mystic, Conn. (75, +3) edged out Jonathan Farrell of Feeding Hills, Mass. (76, +4) to win the Boys 13-15 age division.

 

Maisie Filler of Bloomfield, Conn. dominated the Girls 18-hole division, shooting a twelve-over par, 84, to win by eight-strokes over Elizabeth Andrian of Glastonbury, Conn.

 

In the 9-hole divisions, Will Lodge of Darien, Conn. shot a six-over par, 42, to narrowly defeat Benjamin Kelley of Portland, Conn. (43). Mia Hidalgo of Cheshire, Conn. earned a two-stroke victory in the Girls division, as her score of 50 edged out Mia Scarpati of Ridgefield, Conn. (52).

 

Congratulations to our division winners Ben, Noah, Maisie, Will and Mia; the next Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf TOUR event is the Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open, held at Timberlin GC on June 25-26.

 

Boys 16-18 Results

Boys 13-15 Results

Girls 18-Hole Results

Boys 9-Hole Results

Girls 9-Hole Results

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Jon Rahm conducts clinic for CT PGA Junior Golfers

Glastonbury Hills CC welcomes the world #1 amateur and Ben Hogan Award winner

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (June 24, 2015) - Jon Rahm, the #1 amateur in the world and Ben Hogan award winner as the top collegiate golfer, conducted a junior golf clinic Wednesday at Glastonbury Hills CC.

 

Junior golfers and their parents had the fortunate opportunity to interact in a Q&A segment with Jon, a rising senior at Arizona State University, as well as see him hit some shots on the first tee. The Connecticut Section was extremely fortunate to have an up-and-coming player of Jon's caliber at the event, who is best known for:

 

  • Currently ranked #1 in World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • 2015 Ben Hogan Award winner as the top collegiate golfer
  • Finished T-5 at the 2015 Waster Management Open, the best finish by an amateur in a PGA Tour event in more than 5 years
  • Won the 2014 World Amateur, breaking a record held by Jack Nicklaus in the process
  • Won the 2014 Spanish Amateur
  • Won the 2015 NCAA San Diego Regional
  • Has won 8 collegiate events while at Arizona State, trailing only Phil Mickelson and Billy Mayfair in Sun Devil history (has 2 more than Paul Casey)
  • Shot a NCAA Championship opening-round record 61 on May 28, 2013
  • Finished in the top-10 in ten (10) out of twelve (12) college events his junior year
  • Averaged 69.15 through 13 tournaments -- the second-best scoring average in the nation.
  • His 21-under 192 at the 2014 ASU Thunderbird Invitational broke the school's 54-hole final score record and the Thunderbird Invitational record.

 

Thanks again to Jon and best of luck at the Travelers Championship, and many thanks to Scott Knights and the staff at Glastonbury Hills for hosting the event.

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