SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (August 28, 2020) – The section championship of the Connecticut Section PGA, the Connecticut PGA Professional Championship, gets underway on Monday at Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford. There are 50 PGA Professionals competing in the 36-hole championship not only for the title and the 100 OMEGA Player of the Year points; but also for the three advancing spots to compete in the 54rd PGA Professional Championship, April 25-28, 2021, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The section championship has a $20,000 prize purse with an award of $4,000 to the champion.

There are seven past champions in the field: Chris Tallman (2018), Bill Street (2017), Billy Downes (2013), Adam D’Amario (2011), Brian Keiser (2010), Ian Marshall (2007), and Bob Mucha (2000). Tallman (152.50) of Orchards Golf Club (South Hadley, Mass.) and Street (125.00) of Whitney Farms Golf Course (Monroe) are currently the top two on the OMEGA Player of the Year point standings.

Round one gets underway at the 6,610-yard, par 72 Wampanoag course at 8:00 AM. The final round will be played on Tuesday.

The PGA Professional Championship is presented by Club Car and OMEGA. Supporting sponsors are Titleist/FootJoy, NIKE and TaylorMade. Presenting partners are Golf Channel and the PGA TOUR. The 41 Section Championships and the National Championship offer a combined purse of more than $1.5 million.

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The Players

Patrick Aldrich Connecticut Section PGA
Jim Alexander H. Smith Richardson Golf Club
EJ Altobello Springfield Country Club
Marc Bayram Timberlin Golf Club
Dan Benedetti Springfield Country Club
Bobby Brown Tashua Knolls Golf Course
Joe Carlone Torrington Country Club
Josh Carney Manchester Country Club
Dave Cook Pomperaug Golf Course
Adam D’Amario Indian Hill Country Club
Ron Dellostritto Fairways Golf Range and Pro Shop
Jeff DelRosso Prospect Golf
Billy Downes GreatHorse
Peter Egazarian Northeast Performance Institute
Tim Gavronski Shuttle Meadow Country Club
Dave Giacondino Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford
Jason Gobleck Lyman Orchards Golf Club
Jordan Gosler Manchester Country Club
Nathan Grube Travelers Championship
Jim Hanlon The Farms Country Club
Doug Holub Fairchild Wheeler – Red Course
Michael Jezierski Raceway Golf Club
Brian Keiser Longmeadow Country Club
Donny Kirkpatrick Wampanoag Country Club
CJ Konkowski Hartford Golf Club
Philip Krick Jr Mohegan Sun Golf Club
Jason Loomis Great River Golf Club
Kevin Mahaffy Pequabuck Golf Club
Fran Marrello PGA Active Member
Ian Marshall IamGolf LLC
Mike Martin Tashua Knolls Golf Course
Bart McCarthy Oak Ridge Golf Club
Bob Mucha Edgewood Golf Course
Brian Phelps Golf Club of Avon
John Riordan Longmeadow Country Club
Peter Seaman Watertown Golf Club
Nick Segaline Wampanoag Country Club
Kevin Shea Great Neck Country Club
Ed Slattery Green Woods Country Club
Matt Stein GreatHorse
Zac Stennett Twin Hills Country Club
Billy Street Whitney Farms Golf Club
Sean Sweitzer Madison Country Club
Chris Tallman Orchards Golf Club
Milton Torres Crestview Country Club
Bryan Truszkowski Candlewood Lake Club
John Vitale GolfTEC – West Hartford
William Wallis New Haven Country Club
Justin Whipple Country Club of Waterbury
Jan Wivestad Crestbrook Park Golf Course