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Match Play Championship

Manchester Country Club to host 27th edition of the Connecticut Section PGA Match Play Championship

The 2017 Connecticut Section PGA Match Play Championship will be hosted by Manchester Country Club in Manchester, CT. Manchester C.C. opened in 1917 and is celebrating 100 years of operation in 2017. John Cook, PGA and his exceptional team are very excited and proud to host this years event. For more information click on the Register Now button.

In 2016 Fran Marrello captured his 9th Match Play Championship at Brownson Country Club in Shelton, Ct. Fran defeated Dave Dell of Springfield Country Club 2&1 in the 18 hole final.





2016 Fran Marrello 2&1 Dave Dell Brownson Country Club
2015 Jordan Gosler 3&2 Kevin Shea Goodwin Park Golf Course
2014 Adam Rainaud 4&3 Billy Street New Haven Country Club
2013 Billy Street 2 up Ron Dellostritto Indian Hill Country Club
2012 Fran Marrello 2&1 Tony Kelley Clinton Country Club
2011 Kevin Giancola 4&3 Tom Gleeton Race Brook Country Club
2010 Paul Barnsley 6&5 Greg Farland Crestview Country Club
2009 Ian Marshall 1 up Frank Leja Wallingford Country Club
2008 Fran Marrello 4&3 Tony Kelley Wethersfield Country Club
2007 Kevin Giancola 5&4 Ron Dellostritto Bull's Bridge Golf Club
2006 Mike Martin 3&2 Tony Kelley Bull's Bridge Golf Club
2005 Jim St.Pierre 5&4 Fran Marrello Gillette Ridge Golf Course
2004 Kevin Giancola 4&3 Mickey Hawkes TPC at River Highlands
2003 Kevin Giancola 5&4 David Dell TPC at River Highlands
2002 Mike Martin 6&5 Fred Kolakowski TPC at River Highlands
2001 Michael Porter 19 holes Bob Mucha TPC at River Highlands
2000 Tom Gleeton 2&1 Ralph Salito New Haven Country Club
1999 Mike Martin 2&1 Mike Carney Race Brook Country Club
1998 Bob Mucha 3&2 Tom Gleeton Country Club of Waterbury
1997 Fran Marrello 4&3 Ralph Salito Hop Meadow Country Club
1996 Fran Marrello 1up John Paesani Suffield Country Club
1995 Fran Marrello 5&4 David Dell Wethersfield Country Club
1994 Fran Marrello 4&3 Kris Smith TPC at River Highlands
1993 Mickey Hawkes   Alan Menne TPC at River Highlands
1992 Fran Marrello      
1991 No Championship
1990 Fran Marrello 6&5 Jack McConachie Farmington Woods Country Club



Defending Champion 1 Exemption Jordan Gosler 
Pro-Am Series, Low Professional 1 Exemption each (5 Total) Geno Giancola, Kevin Giancola, Adam Rainaud
Connecticut PGA Championship 3 Exemptions Adam Rainaud, Fran Marrello, Kevin Giancola
Spring PGA Stroke Play 2 Exemptions Kyle Bilodeau, Adam Rainaud
Senior Connecticut PGA Championship 2 Exemptions Paul Barnsley, Mike Martin
Assistant Connecticut PGA Championship 3 Exemptions Adam Rainaud, Chris Tallman, Tim Buczak
Pro-Assistant Championship 2 Exemptions (1 for each champion) Adam Rainaud, Andrew Campbell
Connecticut Senior Open 2 Exemptions Dave Dell, Paul Barnsley
Walter Lowell PGA Tournament 5 Exemptions (1 for the overall champion and each division winner) Billy Downes, EJ Altobello, Kyle Bilodeau, Kevin Giancola, Tony Kelley
Host PGA Professional 1 Exemption Paul Ryiz
Pro-Junior Championship` 1 Exemptions Zac Stennett
*Awarded on a match of cards


Steve Madison and Adam Rainaud Team to Win Season Closing Del Kinney Pro-Pro Championship

By: Sam Dostaler, Connecticut Section PGA Publicist

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (October 24, 2016) – On Monday the Connecticut Section PGA held its season ending tournament, the Del Kinney Pro-Pro Championship, played this year at the Donald Ross designed Wampanoag Country Club. Playing on a windy, cold day Steve Madison and Adam Rainaud took home the title after surviving a three-team one-hole playoff.   


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Ballo/Trimboli Team Wins 2016 PGA Pro-Scratch

Winner Determined by Playoff

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (October 18, 2016) – 36 holes was not enough to determine the 2016 Lake of Isles PGA Pro-Scratch winners on an unusually warm October day at Lake of Isles, however the duo of Peter Ballo of Old Oaks and TJ Trimboli of Shorehaven GC outlasted their competition and won the event on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. Ballo and Trimboli teamed up to card a birdie on the hole to claim first place.


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Ron Dellostritto and Adam Rainaud Win PGA Professional Golf League

Marshall and Kay Finish Second

WATERTOWN, Conn. (October 6, 2016) – The season long PGA Professional Golf League championship round was held at the Watertown Golf Club. You could not have asked for better fall weather and course conditions were superb.


The team of Ron Dellostritto of Wethersfield Country Club and Adam Rainaud of Black Hall Club paired to shoot a brilliant 6-under-par 65 to elevate them to the top of this year’s standings.

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Adam Rainaud Captures Connecticut PGA Professional Championship

Rainaud Earns Berth in 50th PGA Professional Championship

By: Sam Dostaler, Connecticut Section PGA Publicist


SOUTH KENT, Conn.  (October 4, 2016) – Adam Rainaud of Old Lyme, Conn., winner of the Connecticut PGA Professional Championship, October 4, 2016 at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club will lead three Section PGA Professionals to compete in the 50th PGA Professional Championship, June 18-21, 2017, at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.



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Ellington Ridge Country Club Bilodeau and Brennan Win the PGA Pro-Am Championship presented by Mohegan Sun at Mohegan Sun Golf Club

Black Hall Club Dominates Lady Division

BALTIC, CONN. (September 28, 2016) – Mohegan Sun Golf Club was the host for today’s PGA Pro-Am Championship presented by Mohegan Sun, which played challenging on this windy fall day.


The team from Ellington Country Club, consisting of Kyle Bilodeau, PGA and amateur partner Drew Brennan, posted a 2-under, 70 to finish with a one stroke victory. over second place finishers Ed Slattery, PGA and Todd Schaller of Candlewood Valley Country Club, Adam D’Amario, PGA and Manny DaSilva of Indian Hill Country Club, and Donny Kirkpatrick, PGA and Sean Hilario of Wampanoag Country Club.


In the ladies gross and net division Black Hall Club’s Adam Rainaud, PGA and Laura Pirruccello dominated both contests. In the senior gross contest PGA Apprentice, Zac Stennett and Rob Bartha of Tallwood Country Club

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Fran Marrello Wins 26th Connecticut PGA Match Play Final

Marrello's Victory is his 9th Connecticut PGA Match Play Championship

SHELTON, Conn. (September 22, 2016) – On the third and final day of the 26th Connecticut PGA Match Play Final sponsored by OMEGA and the PGA TOUR, Fran Marrello of Canaan Country Club and Dave Dell of Springfield Country Club battled for victory, however, it was Marrello coming out on top, defeating Dell 2 and 1. The competitors began all square after the first hole, but it was Dell who won the second hole, putting him 1 up. It wasn’t until the fourth hole where Marrello birdied while Dell bogeyed to bring the match back to all square. Marrello took his first lead of the day with a par on the 192-yard par-3 fourth hole, carding a par to better Dell’s bogey. Marrello never looked back from there, and began to pick up the pace throughout the rest of the round.

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Paul Barnsley captures the 65th Senior Connecticut PGA Championship

By: Sam Dostaler, Connecticut Section PGA Publicist


WATERBURY, Conn. (September 7, 2016) – After beginning the final round of the Senior Connecticut PGA Championship at the Country Club of Waterbury two-strokes behind, Paul Barnsley of Race Brook Country Club matched the low round of the tournament with a 2-under 67 to finish 2-under-par overall and ahead by one.


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Adam Rainaud Continues Spectacular Play; Wins 2016 National Car Rental Connecticut PGA Assistant Championship

Rainaud earns fourth consecutive Connecticut PGA Assistant Championship (68-69-137)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 30, 2016) – Adam Rainaud of Black Hall Club captured his fourth consecutive and sixth overall Connecticut PGA Assistant Championship at H. Smith Richardson Golf Club on Tuesday. Rainaud continued his impressive play just as he has all summer long, putting together rounds of 68-69-137 in the one-day, 36-hole stroke play competition. With the win, Rainaud has qualified for the the 40th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship will be contested Oct. 27-30, 2016, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Rainaud’s win also follows last week’s Connecticut PGA Championship held at Keney Park Golf Course, where Rainaud also claimed a first place victory.

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Adam Rainaud Claims Second Connecticut PGA Championship

By: Sam Dostaler, Connecticut Section Publicist


HARTFORD, Conn. (August 24, 2016) – Just minutes after claiming his second Connecticut PGA Championship Adam Rainaud called his win "redemption".


One year ago Rainaud of Black Hall Club stood on the 17th hole of his final round at Wethersfield Country Club with a two-stroke lead and looking for his second consecutive Connecticut PGA Championship. However, Rainaud found trouble off the tee and he ended up triple-bogeying the hole as Kevin Giancola claimed his fifth tournament title.


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Eric Egloff (-1) Comes From Behind to Win 2016 Connecticut Senior Open

Bob Kearney (+5) wins low amateur division

GROTON, Conn. (July 19, 2016) – Eric Egloff fought through a whirlwind of competition on Tuesday afternoon to win the 2016 Connecticut Senior Open at a very testy Shennecossett Golf Course. The Sandy Spring, Md. resident put together rounds of 69-72-141 to win the 34th Connecticut Senior Open.


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