Little Linksters Event Results from Willow Brook Golf Course
Doyle, Goldberg, and Wright emerge victorious
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (July 6, 2015) – The second Connecticut Section Junior Golf Association Little Linksters tournament was held Monday at Willow Brook Golf Course, attracting nearly forty junior golfers in the 5-7, 8-9 and 10-12 year-old age groups for the nine-hole event.
Matthew Doyle of Madison, Conn. posted an impressive round of 31 (+1) to win by three-strokes in the 10 – 12 age division. Matthew’s round included two birdies, which helped distance him from a three-way tie for second place at 34 (+4) between Ethan Kalk of South Glastonbury, Conn., Jack Hall of Avon, Conn., and Cole Hahn of Avon, Conn.
Owen Goldberg of West Hartford, Conn. narrowly emerged from the 8 – 9 age division with a 32 (+2). Three-straight birdies on holes seven, eight and nine helped Owen edge Luke Stennett (33, +3) who finished in second. This is Owen’s second Little Linksters victory of the season, his first having come at Minnechaug Golf Club.
Frederick Wright of West Hartford, Conn. won the 5 – 7 age division with a round of 42 (+12) that included three pars.
Congratulations to Matthew, Owen and Frederick on their victories at Willow Brook Golf Course. The next Little Linksters tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 at Copper Hill Golf Club.
WILLOW BROOK GOLF COURSE HOSTS FINAL CONNECTICUT DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT LOCAL QUALIFIER
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (July 6, 2015) – Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying wrapped on Monday in the Connecticut Section PGA at Willow Brook Golf Course. 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 be held at The First Tee of Connecticut on July 19, 2015.
The top three finishers in each age/gender division include: Jackson Stiles, Ryan Willey, and Tyler O’Connor in the Male 7-9 Division; Bailey Downes, Victoria Guerrero, and Catherine Chadwell in the Female 7-9 Division; David Cho, Cole Banning, and Luke Stennett in the Male 10-11 Division; Meghan Jeroszko, Annie Dai, and Olivia Pace in the Female 10-11 Division; Connor Quinn, Mikey Corduff, and Kyle St. Pierre in the Male 12-13 Division; Meghan Mazumdar, Alexandra Fox, and Connie Dai in the Female 12-13 Division; Melek Israel, Tommy Dallahan, and Jack Hogan in the Male 14-15 Division; Haley Mentz, Ashley Edwards, and Raegan Olson in the Female 14-15 Division.
Jason Liu and Angela Garvin repeat as Junior Connecticut PGA Champions
Duo First to Accomplish Feat Since 1977-1978
MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (July 2, 2015) –Jason Liu and Angela Garvin dominated the field at Lyman Orchards Golf Club to repeat as champions of the Junior Connecticut PGA Championship, becoming the first duo to successfully defend their respective titles since Cara Andreoli and Ron Mac in 1977 and 1978.
Liu of Windsor, Conn. ran away with the Boys Division title with stellar rounds of 71-69 (140, -3) on the Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones Courses. After opening his second round with an even-par front nine, Liu closed in style with a bogey-free back nine that included three birdies. Over his two rounds, Liu amassed an impressive eleven birdies over thirty-six holes.
In a tight race for second, Tim Rotermund of Madison, Conn. carded rounds of 76-73 to finish at six-over, 149, narrowly edging Aaron Montgomery of Lakeville, Conn. (79-72, 151, +8) and Rasmey Kong of North Haven, Conn. (78-73, 151, +8).
Garvin (Feeding Hills, Mass.) displayed precise golf throughout the championship to distance herself in the Girls Division. With rounds of 77-74 on the Jones and Player Courses, Garvin finished seven strokes clear of the field at 151, +8. Her consistent play proved to be critical, as over the thirty-six holes Garvin did not card a score worse than bogey on any hole for the championship.
Sydney Stengel of Morris, Conn. posted rounds of 80-78 (158, +15) to edge Maisie Filler of Bloomfield, Conn. (80-79, 159, +16) for second place in the Girls Division. Stengel closed strong with pars on her final five holes at the Player Course to narrowly edge Filler.
Garvin continues her impressive run of golf this week, adding the Junior Connecticut PGA Championship to her title at The Ledges Junior Open. Both Garvin, class of 2019, and Liu, class of 2017, will have opportunities to three-peat at next year’s 41st Junior Connecticut PGA Championship.
Thank you to General Manager Jason Beffert, Head Golf Professional Dan Valk, Superintendent Darren Wondolowski and the staff at Lyman Orchards for their first-rate hospitality.
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.
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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 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.
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.