Mike Martin and Mark Farrell Lead Senior Connecticut PGA Championship after Round One

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (August 12, 2019) – Defending Champion Mike Martin of Tashua Knolls Golf Course and Mark Farrell of H. Smith Richardson Golf Course each shot 1-under par 69 today at Yale Golf Course. Martin and Farrell take a one-stroke lead into tomorrow’s final round in the 67th Senior Connecticut PGA Championship.

Fran Marrello of Canaan Country Club is a six-time champion who shot 70 and is in third place alone. Kevin Giancola of Golf Quest and four-time champion Jack McConachie of Oronoque Country Club each shot 72.

The top four finishers if properly entered advance to the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship, on October 3-6 at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas.

The final round starting times tomorrow are moved up to 7:00 AM and will go off both tees.


Round 1 Results

T1  Mark Farrell     H. Smith Richardson GC         34-35–69 -1

T1  Mike Martin      Tashua Knolls GC               34-35–69 -1

3   Fran Marrello    Canaan CC                      33-37–70 E

T4  Kevin Giancola   Golf Quest Family Sports Cntr  35-37–72 +2

T4  Jack McConachie  Oronoque CC                    33-39–72 +2

6   Jeff DelRosso    Prospect Golf                  36-37–73 +3

7   Bob Mucha        Edgewood GC                    36-38–74 +4

T8  Dan Benedetti    Springfield CC                 36-39–75 +5

T8  Joe Cordani      Hop Meadow CC                  36-39–75 +5

T8  Jim Hanlon       The Farms CC                   37-38–75 +5

T11 Ted Perez        East Mountain CC               37-39–76 +6

T11 Ronnie Pfaefflin Norfolk CC                     39-37–76 +6

T13 Jim Alexander    H. Smith Richardson GC         37-41–78 +8

T13 Archie Cart      Troon                          36-42–78 +8

T13 Dave Cook        Pomperaug GC                   36-42–78 +8

T13 Ron Dellostritto Wethersfield CC                38-40–78 +8

T13 Mike Gramelis    PGA Life Member                38-40–78 +8

T13 John Klug        Mill River CC                  35-43–78 +8

T13 John Riordan     Longmeadow CC                  37-41–78 +8

T13 Kevin Shea       Great Neck CC                  39-39–78 +8

T13 John Vitale      GolfTEC – West Hartford        36-42–78 +8

T22 Bobby Downes     Wilbraham, Country Club o      39-40–79 +9

T22 Bob Sparks       Fairview Farm GC               40-39–79 +9

T22 Jan Wivestad     Crestbrook Park GC             37-42–79 +9

T25 Rick Fleury      The Ledges GC                  42-38–80 +10

T25 Dave Giacondino  Brownson CC                    40-40–80 +10

T25 Jim Tennant      PGA Life Member                40-40–80 +10

28  Dan DiRico       PGA Life Member                37-44–81 +11

T29 Patrick Aldrich  Connecticut Section PGA        41-43–84 +14

T29 Kent Dunn        Yale Golf Course               43-41–84 +14

31  Bobby Powell     First Tee of CT                41-45–86 +16


WD  Billy Downes     GreatHorse

WD  Tom Gleeton      CC of Waterbury

WD  Paul Ryiz        Brownson CC

DQ  Philip Krick     Mohegan Sun GC