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Longmeadow Takes Top Honors in Taylormade-adidas PGA-Pro Assistant Championship

All Three TPC Teams Finish Strong

MADISON, Conn. (August 7, 2012) - Head PGA Professional, Tim Quirk and Assistant Professional, Steve Alminas of Longmeadow Country Club fire a six-under-par, 64 to win the Taylormade-adidas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship at Madison Country Club. Three TPC River Highlands teams consisting of Bill Whaley, Ryan Harbour, Larry Antinozzi, and John Richeson also sprinkle the leadboard finishing tied for sixth at three-under-par or better.


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First for Dong, Second for Grillo

Lee Improves by 18 Strokes for Third Place

TRUMBULL, Conn. – Nathaniel Dong (2016) of Glastonbury, Conn. did not originally have winning on his mind when he began the Don Miklus Memorial Junior Championship yesterday. However, after carding a two-under-par round of 70, good enough for a share of the lead, he quickly shifted his focus. Not even a freshman in high school, Dong has tried to have fun the last two days and not necessarily focus on his score. That is a tactic that has served him well firing an astounding four-under-par, 68 today for a total of six-under-par, 138 and his first Junior Golf TOUR victory, a Championship none-the-less. Holding a share of the lead to start the day was Jacob Henny (2013) of Norwalk, Conn. who finished with a two-over-par second round and an even par total of 144. In a close third place with a one-over-par 145 total was Walker Lohrey of West Simsbury, Conn. and Nick Hedden (2012) of Waterford, Conn. View More

Defending Champions Sit Atop Leaderboard in Miklus Junior Championship

TRUMBULL, Conn. (August 6, 2012) – 2011 Champions, Jacob Henny (2014) of Norwalk, Conn. and Marissa Grillo (2014) of Avon, Conn. lead the 36-hole Don Miklus Memorial Junior Championship after round one today at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, Conn. Henny was looking forward to this year’s event after winning last year and was uneasy about his game due to an injury early in the season. He started off slow but was able to birdie hole 7, 8, and 9 to finish with a two-under-par, 70 tied for the lead. With six birdies on the day, Nathaniel Dong (2016) of Glastonbury, Conn. shares the two-under- par lead with Henny. “That’s how many birdies I mike in about 10 rounds,” jokes Dong. Henny, happy with his round today, is looking forward to round two.
In the girls’ overall division, Grillo fires an eight-over-par 80 after two double-bogeys on the day a looks to improve in round two. She is followed by Barbara Wilson (2012) of East Lyme, Conn. who is just three strokes back from the lead.


The Don Miklus Memorial Junior Championship is presented by U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling, Inc. and supported by Prize Possession and PING.
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Whaley & Dietrich Dominate Delayed Cas Coscina Memorial Junior Championship

Lucky Number Six-Stroke Victories in both Girls' and Boys' Divisions

 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (August 1, 2012) – Yet again, we’re talking about Jenn Whaley (2012) of Farmington, Conn. and Eric Dietrich (2013) of Cheshire, Conn.; today’s Champions in the Cas Coscina Memorial Junior at Stanley Golf Course. Recently, both Whaley & Dietrich have "stepped up their (golf) game" in Junior Golf TOUR events including the Torrington Rotary Junior Classic, which they both won on Monday. Whaley, who will begin her freshman year Quinnipiac University in just over three weeks, wins her fifth event of the season out of just seven entered. Mind you, in the two events she did not win, she finished in sole second place.


Whaley fired a very impressive two-over-par, 75 today for a 79-75-154 total of eight-over-par in the two-day Championship. Whaley, who was five-over-par after just six holes thanks to two bogeys and a triple-bogey on the par-four sixth, took relief in a loud train-like weather alarm suspending play this afternoon. It seemed as though she was able to regroup, returning to the golf course to finish the final twelve holes three-under-par and clinch the Championship title. In the final group with her today was Gabrielle Martin (2017) of Madison, Conn. (78-82-160) and Nikki Liucci (2012) of Canton, Conn. (80-82-162) who finished in second and third places respectively.

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Round One Complete in 36-Hole Cas Coscina Memorial Junior Championship

Domogala & Dietrich Lead Boys' Division, Martin Leads Whaley by One in Girls' Division

NEW BRITIAN, Conn. (July 31, 2012) - The Second Annual Cas Coscina Memorial Junior Championship first round was held today at Stanley Golf Course under cloudy, looming skies. Unlike many of this year's Junior Golf TOUR events, the rain held off giving junior golfers a much needed break from scorching hot temperatures. Derek Domogala (2013) of Middlebury, Conn. and Monday's Torrington Rotary Junior Open Champion, Eric Dietrich (2013) of Cheshire, Conn., found their way to the top of the boys' division leaderboard both at even par, 72. In the girls' division, Gabrielle Martin (2017) of Madison, Conn. fires a five-over-par, 78 to lead four-time 2012 Junior Golf TOUR Champion, Jenn Whaley (2012) of Farmington, Conn. going into the final 18-holes tomorrow.


The Cas Coscina Memorial Junior Championship is presented by U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling, Inc. and is supported by Prize Possessions.


Tomorrow's tee times can be found here.


Crumpin-Fox Club Wins PGA Pro-Officer

Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Announced

WATERBURY, Conn. – The Country Club of Waterbury was the perfect picturesque venue for the PGA Pro-Officer today. PGA Professional from across the Connecticut Section PGA played host to their facility Officers for a fun stableford event. Coming in first place was the team from Crumpin- Fox Club, Head PGA Professional, Mike Zaranek (18 points) and officer, Tim VanEpps (26 points) for a total of 44 points and the victory good for a total of $400. Host PGA Professional, Tom Gleeton (23 points) and Country Club of Waterbury President, Al Castaldi (20 points) finished just one point behind in second place with a total of 43 points. In third, was the team from Tashua Knolls comprised of Head PGA Professional, Bobby Brown (18 points) and officer, Ron Dray (22 points) for 40 points total. Full results can be found here.
The Connecticut Section PGA Hall of Fame Committee also announced the newest inductees for 2012. Each year, over 30 distinguished PGA Professionals of the Connecticut Section are considered for this great honor. The Hall of Fame Committee is comprised of PGA Professionals, Walter Lowell, Gary Reynolds, and Frank Selva, who, since the Hall of Fame’s inception in 2008, complete the research needed to honor these individuals. A total of 19 PGA Professionals have been inducted since 2008.
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Rivard and Hawkes defeat Mother Nature for Victory in Wethersfield Junior Open

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (July 23, 2012) – As the sun set over Wethersfield Country Club, the Junior Golf TOUR was just coming to an end due to severe thunderstorms that swept into the area this morning causing a 2 hour 40 minute tournament delay. The junior golfers patiently waited for the storm to roll through so the tournament could roll on. In the boys’ overall division, Nathaniel Dong (2016) of Glastonbury, Conn. was an early bird today in the very first 7:30 AM tee time who’s round was interrupted by the inclement weather. Dong found himself three over par after seven holes but was able to birdie both 17 and 18 to fire a one-over-par, 72 to tie for the low 18-hole score.


Grenus & Sheary Card Best Rounds of Season for Fairview Farm Victory

HARWINTON, Conn – In the fifth Junior Golf TOUR event of the year, Evan Grenus (2014) of Glastonbury, Conn., solidifies his first win of the season with a one-under-par, 71 in the boys’ 18-hole division of the Fairview Farm Junior Classic. Just two weeks earlier in the Junior Connecticut PGA Championship, Grenus found himself in a five person playoff for the Championship. Following a bogey on the first playoff hole, Grenus was eliminated but was not discouraged by his performance as evidenced today. One stroke behind with an even par 72, Hunter Byram (2014) of Coventry, Conn. has his best finish of the season. View More

Quintana Wins in Playoff, Whaley Three for Three on JGT

Record High Temperature and Field Size Make for a Challenging Competition

 SOUTHWICK, Mass. (July 18, 2012) – Over 190 members of the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association made their way up to Massachusetts today hoping to beat the heat that lingered in the Constitution State. No such relief was found as temperatures skyrocketed nearing 97 degrees for The Ranch Junior Open, the final Junior Golf TOUR (JGT) event hosted in Massachusetts for the 2012 season. In the boys’ competition, however, Brendan Quintana (2012) of West Simsbury, Conn. found a way to stay cool teeing off toward the heat of the day and eventually taking first place honors. Both Quintana and Richard Hanson (2013) of Plainville, Conn. fired one-under-par, 71, forcing a sudden death playoff. The first hole, a short 480-yard par 5, was birdied by both Quintana and Hanson their initial rounds, warranting a birdie in the playoff where Quintana was able to pull out the win with his seventh birdie of the day. David Szewczul (2013) of Farmington, Conn. finished in sole third place, two strokes behind the pair, with a one-over-par, 73 on the day.


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Kamireddy, Whaley Take First Place Honors in PGA Pro-Junior Invitational

Marrello Fires Five-Under-Par 66 in Individual Pro Competition

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 16, 2012) – For the second year, The Course at Yale proved to be a challenging and humbling test for many Junior Golf Association Members playing in the PGA Pro-Junior Invitational. However, one boy and one girl stood above the rest. Jenn Whaley (2012) of Farmington, Conn. wins her second straight event by shooting a three-over-par, 74. Coming in second place with five birdies on the day is Lisa Calcasola (2013) of Longmeadow, Mass. with a five-over-par, 76. Rounding out the top three is Alyssa Lyon (2014) of Easton, Conn. with a nine-over-par, 80, also good for first place in the girls 13-15 age division.


Nicholas Kamireddy (2013) of Preston, Conn. began his round on hole 18 today, arriving at his last hole, the par 4, 17th sitting at two-under-par. After being taken out of position on the hole, Kamireddy finished with a double bogey, 6 thinking he may have just lost the tournament. However, his astounding play earlier in the day gave him the score he needed to win his first ever Junior Golf TOUR event by a margin of two with an even par, 71. AJ Cooney (2013) of Northford, Conn. took second place honors with his two-over-par 73, his best score of the year.

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