Mike Martin Leads 70th Senior Connecticut PGA Championship

MADISON, Conn. (August 30, 2021) – Mike Martin of Tashua Knolls Golf Course shot a one-under par 69 today at Madison Country Club and leads the 70th Senior Connecticut PGA Championship going into tomorrow’s final round. The 2018 champion had three birdies and two bogies in a round he described as one where he managed himself pretty good.

“I got lucky on a few holes where my drives went right but I had clear shots to the green,” he said. “I believe my turning point was on hole 12 where I had to play sideways after a poor drive. I managed to save bogey.”

Jason Gobleck of the Golf Center at Lyman Orchards, is one shot behind Martin after posting and even par round of 70. Gobleck is currently leading the Connecticut Section PGA Senior Player of the Year points list.

Joe Cordani (Hop Meadow CC), Bob Mucha (Edgewood GC – Southwick, Mass.), and Jan Wivestad (Crestbook Park GC) are tied for third and four back after posting 73s.

The top four finishers entered into the 33rd Senior PGA Professional Championship qualifier (a contest within the Section Senior Championship), will qualify to play at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on October 21-24, 2021.

The final round gets underway at 8:00 AM tomorrow. Martin, Gobleck, and Cordani tee off in the last group at 9:21 AM.

The Section Senior Championship is sponsored in part by the PGA TOUR and the Korn Ferry Tour.

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1   Mike Martin        Tashua Knolls GC                  33-36--69 -1
 2   Jason Gobleck      Golf Center at Lyman Orc          36-34--70 E
 T3  Joe Cordani        Hop Meadow CC                     37-36--73 +3
 T3  Bob Mucha          Edgewood GC                       34-39--73 +3
 T3  Jan Wivestad       Crestbrook Park GC                37-36--73 +3
 6   Fran Marrello      PGA Life Member                   38-36--74 +4
 T7  Paul Barnsley      Race Brook CC                     38-37--75 +5
 T7  Robert Bigonette   H. Smith Richardson GC            37-38--75 +5
 T7  Ron Dellostritto   Fairways Golf Range and Pro Shop  37-38--75 +5
 T7  Bart McCarthy      Oak Ridge GC                      37-38--75 +5
 T7  Jack McConachie    PGA Life Member                   40-35--75 +5
 T12 Tim Gavronski      Shuttle Meadow CC                 37-39--76 +6
 T12 Philip Krick       Mohegan Sun GC                    35-41--76 +6
 T12 Kevin Shea         Great Neck CC                     37-39--76 +6
 15  Jim Alexander      Great River GC                    38-39--77 +7
 T16 Ciaran Carr        Wintonbury Hills GC               39-39--78 +8
 T16 John Riordan       Longmeadow CC                     35-43--78 +8
 T18 Bobby Brown        Tashua Knolls GC                  40-39--79 +9
 T18 Dave Cook          Pomperaug GC                      37-42--79 +9
 20  Dave Giacondino    Tradition GC -Wallingford         41-39--80 +10
 21  John Nowobilski    PGA Life Member                   39-42--81 +11
 22  Frank Carta        Madison CC                        43-39--82 +12
 23  Patrick Aldrich    PGA Member                        45-38--83 +13
 24  Ronnie Pfaefflin   Norfolk CC                        38-46--84 +14
 25  John Klug          Mill River CC                     44-41--85 +15
 26  Michael Myszkowski Stonington CC                     45-41--86 +16
 T27 Mike Gramelis      PGA Life Member                   40-47--87 +17
 T27 Bobby Powell       First Tee of CT                   47-40--87 +17
 29  Ted Perez          East Mountain CC                  40-49--89 +19


 WD  Billy Downes       GreatHorse                    
 WD  Mickey Hawkes      Hawkes GV