Quintana Wins in Playoff, Whaley Three for Three on JGT
Record High Temperature and Field Size Make for a Challenging Competition
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (July 18, 2012) – Over 190 members of the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association made their way up to Massachusetts today hoping to beat the heat that lingered in the Constitution State. No such relief was found as temperatures skyrocketed nearing 97 degrees for The Ranch Junior Open, the final Junior Golf TOUR (JGT) event hosted in Massachusetts for the 2012 season. In the boys’ competition, however, Brendan Quintana (2012) of West Simsbury, Conn. found a way to stay cool teeing off toward the heat of the day and eventually taking first place honors. Both Quintana and Richard Hanson (2013) of Plainville, Conn. fired one-under-par, 71, forcing a sudden death playoff. The first hole, a short 480-yard par 5, was birdied by both Quintana and Hanson their initial rounds, warranting a birdie in the playoff where Quintana was able to pull out the win with his seventh birdie of the day. David Szewczul (2013) of Farmington, Conn. finished in sole third place, two strokes behind the pair, with a one-over-par, 73 on the day.
Kamireddy, Whaley Take First Place Honors in PGA Pro-Junior Invitational
Marrello Fires Five-Under-Par 66 in Individual Pro Competition
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 16, 2012) – For the second year, The Course at Yale proved to be a challenging and humbling test for many Junior Golf Association Members playing in the PGA Pro-Junior Invitational. However, one boy and one girl stood above the rest. Jenn Whaley (2012) of Farmington, Conn. wins her second straight event by shooting a three-over-par, 74. Coming in second place with five birdies on the day is Lisa Calcasola (2013) of Longmeadow, Mass. with a five-over-par, 76. Rounding out the top three is Alyssa Lyon (2014) of Easton, Conn. with a nine-over-par, 80, also good for first place in the girls 13-15 age division.
Nicholas Kamireddy (2013) of Preston, Conn. began his round on hole 18 today, arriving at his last hole, the par 4, 17th sitting at two-under-par. After being taken out of position on the hole, Kamireddy finished with a double bogey, 6 thinking he may have just lost the tournament. However, his astounding play earlier in the day gave him the score he needed to win his first ever Junior Golf TOUR event by a margin of two with an even par, 71. AJ Cooney (2013) of Northford, Conn. took second place honors with his two-over-par 73, his best score of the year.View More
Veteran Members, Leigh & Whaley Take Frank Kringle Junior Tourney
Garvin Wins Fourth 9-Hole Event of the Year
WESTFIELD, Mass. – Boys and girls of the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Association (JGA) traveled to the northern most event of this year’s summer Junior Golf TOUR for the Frank Kringle Junior Tournament at East Mountain Country Club today. Long time JGA Member, Jason Leigh (2012) of Northfield, Conn. snagged his first 18-hole overall boys victory by firing his best score ever on the TOUR a one-under-par, 70. Leigh will attend Cedarville University in the fall and looks to improve as he has the last three years on the TOUR. In 2010, Leigh’s average 18-hole score was 89 strokes moving to an average of 83 in 2011. Finishing three-strokes behind Leigh in second place was Brendan Quintana (2012) of West Simsbury, Conn. carding his best round of the season, a two-over-par, 73.
Becker Stays Consistent to Win 30th Connecticut Senior Open
PGA Members, Kelley & Marrello Tie for Second
Defending Champion Lloyd Fisher Leads Fourteen Former Champions Entered in 30th Connecticut Senior Open
Historic Anniversaries for Shennecossett G.C. and the Connecticut Senior Open
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Winner, Winner: Walthouse and Whaley Capture Junior Connecticut PGA Championship
Exciting Finishes in Both Boys’ and Girls’ ChampionshipsWATERTOWN, Conn. (July 3, 2012) – The final round of the Junior Connecticut PGA Championship came to an end with Billy Walthouse (2013) of Longmeadow, Mass. and defending champion, Kelly Whaley (2015) of Farmington, Conn. taking first place honors. Walthouse and K. Whaley are used to standing in the winners’ circle together after winning the season ending, Jack Kelly Junior Tournament of Champions together last September. Now, they will both travel to Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., July 31-August 3, 2012, for The PGA of America’s flagship junior event, the Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Heritage Food Service Group.
Crowded at the Top in the Junior Connecticut PGA Championship
Thibodeau, Hill, Grenus atop Boys’ Leaderboard; Whaley Sisters Dominate Girls’ LeaderboardWATERTOWN, Conn. (July 2, 2012) – Many of the state’s most talented junior golfers descended on the Country Club of Waterbury (WB) and Watertown Golf Club (WT) today for round one of the 37th Junior Connecticut PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Heritage Food Service Group. With the first round of play in the books, Michael Thibodeau (WT), 2012 of Ellington, Conn. fired a one-over-par 72 to hold sole first place in the Championship. Thibodeau is the only junior who played Watertown Golf Club today that is in the top-six on the boys’ leaderboard.
Hill & Grillo Squeak Out Close Victories in Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open
Grillo Makes up for Slow Start, Hill Stays Consistent
BERLIN, Conn. (June 28, 2012) – Eddie Hill (2013) of Watertown, Conn. and Marissa Grillo (2014) of Avon, Conn. take respective first place honors in Ryan Lee Memorial Junior Open today at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin, Conn. This Junior Golf TOUR event comes after the tragic loss in 2011 of Ryan Lee, who saw Timberlin Golf Club as his home away from home. Family and friends not only took the day to celebrate his life, but to also enjoy Timberlin the way he would have wanted them to.
In the boys’ overall division, Hill finishes at one-over-par, 73 carding three birdies on the day, good enough for the victory over second place finisher Tyler Noske (2013) of Coventry, Conn. who finished three-over-par at 75. Earlier this year, Noske is also the 2012 New England Boys High School Golf Champion.View More
Junior Golfers Prepare for Connecticut Junior PGA Championship
Kelly Whaley Looks to Defend Title
Green Woods C.C. & Wyckoff C.C. Emerge Victorious in Mohegan Sun TaylorMade-adidas Pro-Am
Northampton C.C. Wins Gross Division, Five Tie for First in Net Division