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The Remy Cup Matches

Junior Team Matches - Connecticut Section versus New England PGA Sections

Named in honor of Jim Remy, past president of the PGA of America from the New England PGA Section, the 4th annual Remy Cup Matches will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at GreatHorse in Hampden, Mass. In 2015, twelve (12) Connecticut Section PGA Junior members will be selected to represent and compete against members of the New England Section PGA Junior Golf Association members. The Connecticut Section PGA Junior Team won the 3rd Remy Cup with a score of 4 to New England’s score of 2. Congratulations to the team and to the entire Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association for a truly outstanding season!


2015 Remy Cup Team      
Angela Garvin 2019   Feeding Hills, Mass.
Mia Grzywinski 2019   Farmington, Conn.
Noah Peterson 2017   E. Longmeadow, Mass.
Matthew Stafford 2016   West Suffield, Conn.
Carter Swanson 2016   Hebron, Conn.
Rasmey Kong 2015   North Haven, Conn.
Jake Avery 2017   Avon, Conn.
Nick Piersall 2017   Portland, Conn.
Thomas Durkin 2017   Suffield, Conn.
Austin Rupp 2017   Suffield, Conn.
Tyler Hahn 2018   Avon, Conn.
PJ Gehris 2017   South Windsor, Conn.


Connecticut PGA junior team rallies for tie, retains Remy Cup Matches competition title against New England PGA

HAMPDEN, Mass. (September 12, 2015) Special From Russ Held; MassLive

Great golf.  Great weather.  Great finish.  And all at GreatHorse.


The fourth Remy Cup Matches were decided by the last putt on the final hole of competition Saturday, an effort that allowed the Connecticut Section PGA junior team to retain the title. Team Connecticut rallied for a 9-9 tie against a fellow 12-player team from the New England PGA, needing only to split the available points to keep the cup.


"This is such a great event and the venue today is just phenomenal,'' said NEPGA professional Jim Remy, for whom the matches are named. The Connecticut PGA team, which includes golfers from Western Massachusetts, had won the first three annual competitions.


The outcome boiled down to a par made at the 18th hole by Noah Peterson of East Longmeadow. Peterson, who works in the bag room at the private Hampden club, needed only a two-putt from 20 feet to secure enough the final two points for the host squad.


"It was fun to have that chance here, I like the team format,'' said Peterson, who competed at the matches for the second time. The teams were represented by its top 10 boys and top two girls on their respective section junior Players of the Year points rankings.


Peterson won the Connecticut Section Junior Boys Player of the Year honors this summer, while Angela Garvin of Feeding Hills won her third straight girls honor. "This is so fun, it's my third year but it still takes a little getting used to because we don't play in many team events,'' said Garvin, a third-time participant who Sunday competes at the regional finals for the national Drive, Chip & Putt Championships.

 The Connecticut PGA's "victory'' keeps the cup local before the New England PGA hosts the 2016 event.


"It has a Ryder Cup feel, for sure,'' Connecticut PGA junior golf director Sally Sohn said. "The kids love to be on Team Connecticut. They like the uniforms. They are representing something special and they all know each other so well. We have great team spirit.''


Peterson and teammate Tyler Hahn won 2.5 of a possible three points to secure the tie. Three points were at stake for each of the six matches. Single points were awarded for a win in the four-ball (front nine), foursomes (back nine) and overall (all 18 holes). Connecticut trailed 8-1 after completion on the first three matches, before Carter Swanson and Jake Avery Avery and Matt Stafford and Peter Gehris teamed to win 5.5 of the next six points. Peterson and Hahn then finished it off, needing only a halve at the 18th hole cap the rally.


Points leaders for Team New England included three-point sweeps by Nick Cummings and Dillon Brown and Julia Ford and Lauren Thibodeau.


Click here for a look at the full leaderboard.


The competition was named in honor of Remy, past president of the PGA of America and general manager and director of golf at Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, Vt. Remy became the first PGA of America President from the New England Section. He served that role in 2009-10.


"When they names something after you . . . it's an unbelievable honor and at least I'm still kicking,'' Remy said.


GREATHORSE: The club, formerly known as Hampden Country Club, re-opened this spring after nearly three years of renovations that have totaled close to $50 million . . . The Antonacci family purchased the club at auction during the winter of 2012 . . . On-course re-design work was led by Brian Silva . . . The 26,000 square-foot clubhouse, designed in "mountain rustic style,'' sports majestic, westward views of the Pioneer Valley . . . Par played at 71, as the scheduled par-4 18th hole is currently playing as a 200-yard par 3 . . . The competition marked the first outside tournament hosted by the private club . . . Boys yardage played at approximately 6,600 and the girls teed it up at 5,500 on Saturday.

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