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James Wins 12 & Under Copper Hill Junior Tournament

Lodge takes First Place in 6-9 Year Old Division

EAST GRANBY, Conn. (June 26, 2012) - Benjamin James of Milford, Conn. fired an impressive one-under-par 35 in the 10-12 Year Old Division within the 12 & Under Junior Tournament today at Copper Hill Golf Club, which was also the recipient of the 2012 Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award for their many endeavors including their work with junior golfers in Connecticut. James, 9, had two birdies and one bogey on the day to take first place honors. Coming up closely behind in second place was Finn Boynton, 12, also of Milford, Conn. who shot an even-par 36 with two birdies on the day.

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TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am Takes a Brief Pause

Small Storm Cell Moves through Southwick

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (June 25, 2012) - After a short one hour delay in starting times this morning, the TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am #4 takes a second brief hiatus for a quick moving thunderstorm through southwest Massachusetts. Currently, six teams are in the clubhouse with 31 teams still yet to finish. All but the final four teams have teed off in the fourth event of the Mohegan Sun Pro-Am Series.

 

Click here for the leaderboard from today's event.

 

Glastonbury Hills Junior Open RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, August 21

Updated 11:03 AM

**Glastonbury Junior Open cancelled for June 25**

 

The new date for the Glastonbury Junior Open is Tuesday, August 21. Participants MUST WITHDRAW online by Monday, July 2 for a full 100% refund. If a participant withdraws after next Monday, they will be entitled to 90% of their entry fee up to Wednesday, August 15. Normal no show policy applies within 5 day window of the event.

 

PGA TOUR Professionals Conducting Junior Clinics TODAY

Attend One of the Five Clinics Today at 2:00 PM

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (June 20, 2012) - The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation announced that they will again be sponsoring the appearances of PGA TOUR professionals at area courses to conduct junior golf clinics during Travelers Championship week. This year, five Travelers Championship PGA TOUR Professional Junior Clinics will be held at five PGA Professional staffed golf facilities, all taking place simultaneously at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 20.
 
This year, the following facilities were selected to participate:
 
70 Lyman Road, Middlefield, CT 06455                          (860) 349-6031
 
289 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107           (860) 521-3156
 
51 Randeckers Lane, Kensington, CT 06037                   (860) 229-6100
 
Stanley Golf Course
245 Hartford Road, New Britain, CT 06053                     (860) 827-8570
 
91 North Street, Hebron, CT 06248                              (860) 646-3437
  
Each site will host a 30-minute junior golf clinic followed by a 15-minute autograph session from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM. All clinics are open to the public.
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Travelers Championship Open Qualifier Underway

Current Low Leader in with 65

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (June 18, 2012) - The Travelers Championship Open Qualifier is currently underway at Gillette Ridge Golf Club to determine which players of 65 will capture the four spots into the PGA TOUR event, the Travelers Championship, later this week. With 43 players reported, the current leader Patrick Reed, of Houston, Tex., sits at seven-under-par 65.

 

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Reed, Petrovic, Hazen, Carbone Qualify for Travelers Championship

Six-Under-Par on Back Nine Helps Reed Capture Lead Honors

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – Patrick Reed (pictured) of Houston, Texas, Tim Petrovic of Austin, Texas, James Hazen of Miller Place, N.Y., and Michael Carbone of Brewster, Mass. all qualified for the Travelers Championship during the Open Qualifier at Gillette Ridge Golf Club today. Reed fired a miraculous seven-under-par, 65 finishing the last seven holes, six-under-par, to lead the Open Qualifier field. Petrovic, with one bogey and six birdies on the day, had consistency and his father, Bob Petrovic, on his side to shoot a five-under-par 67. Bob Petrovic was a past employee at Gillette Ridge and was able to guide his son around the course just 24 hours after Father’s Day.
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Top 51 Advance to Monday's Travelers Championship Open Qualifier

An Ace Helps Bigley Earn First Place Honors

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (June 13, 2012) - The Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier held today at Gillette Ridge Country Club earned the top 51 finishers a place in the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier on Monday, June 18. Scores in the qualifying group ranged from 69, three-under-par, to 81, nine-over-par, in very tough and wet conditions. The medalist of the day,Bryan Bigley of Schenectady, N.Y., could not have done it without his hole-in-one ace on the par 3, 163 yard fourth hole. Two birdies and a bogey on top of that left him at three-under on the day, better than the other 83 in the field. Jason Thresher of West Suffield, Conn. finished at two-under par in sole second place. Geoffrey Sisk of Marshfield, Mass., Justin Martinson of Avondale, Penn., and Brandon Parker of Auburn, Mass. all finished at one-under-par 71 for third place.

 

Another notable advancing to the Open Qualifier on Monday is 2011 Boys Junior Connecticut PGA Champion, Monte Mullen of Farmington, Conn. Mullen fired a reasonable eight-over-par, 80 to make his way in.

 

The Travelers Championship Open Qualifier on Monday will host over 60 amateurs and professionals hoping to punch one of the four tickets into the Travelers Championship, June 20-24, 2012.

 

Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier Today at Gillette Ridge

Field of 80 vying for 50 Spots into Open Qualifier on Monday

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (June 13, 2012) - The Travelers Championship Pre-Qualifier is underway today at Gillette Ridge Golf Club where a field of 80 including 24 amateurs play for a chance to make it into the Travelers Championship Open Qualifier on Monday, June 18. The top 50 finishers including ties will advance to the Open Qualifier Monday where only the top four finishers will then make it in to the Travelers Championship, June 20-24.

 

Among the 24 amateur players is Monte Mullen of Farmington, Conn. and our 2011 Boy's Junior Connecticut PGA Champion.

 

Click here for full results throughout the day.

 

PGA PROFESSIONALS: Register NOW for Section PGA Championships

ALL THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

16th Connecticut PGA Professional Championship

August 13-14, 2012, Wampanoag Country Club

Registration closes 5:00 PM, Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Register Here

 

61st Connecticut Senior PGA Professional Championship (qualifier only)

August 28, 2012, The Club at River Oaks

Registration closes 5:00 PM, Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Register Here

Special Note: Must register through the section for the Senior Championship; register for qualifier only through the PGA of America.

 

National Car Rental Connecticut PGA Assistant Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF

September 4, 2012, Bull's Bridge Golf Club

Registration closes 5:00 PM, Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Register Here

 

Marrello Fires 68 in Golf Max/Golf Pride Pro-Senior Am

Eagle on the Par-5 Second Helps in Early Start

WATERFORD, Conn. (June 4, 2012) – Fran Marrello, PGA Active Member, cards a three-under-par 68 in the Golf Max/Golf Pride Pro-Senior Am today at Great Neck Country Club. After a solid par on the first, Marrello eagles the par-5 second. Two birdies and a bogey with all pars in between rounded out Marrello’s round of 68 in the individual professional contest. Host PGA Professional, Kevin Shea and Adam D'Amario of Indian Hill Country Club finished tied for second with even par 71.

 

Shea and Great Neck Country Club amateurs Bill Dillon, Jim O'Reilly, and Jim O'Neill took first place honors in the gross/net team competition with a whopping 16-under-par 126. Marrello and amateur partners, Joe Commendatore, Rick Azzara, and Mark Poulin finished in second with ten-under-par 132.

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