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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gallo wins fourth CT Open

Kyle Gallo didn't go low Wednesdsay afternoon, but his 1-over-par 71 at The Country Club of Fairfield was good enough to win the Connecticut Open by 3 shots over Evan Beirne.

Gallo birdied the 10th hole, then parred his final eight holes. No one got closer than 2 shots. It was the fourth CT Open title for the 35-year-old Gallo. He won his other events in 1998, 2000 and 2004. He also pocketed $10,000.

Beirne, an amateur and a member at New Haven CC, playing in the second-to-last-group, made six birdies to get within 3 shots. His only mistake was a double bogey at the fifth hole. It is his best finish in the Open.

Two other amateurs, Tim Kane and Cody Paladino, finished third and fourth, respectively.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gallo leads by 6 after second round

Cody Palladino posted a 2-under-par 68 to get to 5-under for the tournament, but still six shots behind Kyle Gallo after two rounds of the Connecticut Open at The Country Club of Fairfield. Gallo is at 11-under 129 through 36 holes.

Palladino and Gallo are both Berlin residents. They will be paired in the final group.

Evan Beirne, Bobby Gage and Branden Chicorka are all at 3-under par with one round left - eight shots behind Gallo. Gage will be in the final threesome.

Gallo widens lead at CT Open

Kyle Gallo from Hop Meadow CC in Simsbury shot a 6-under-par 64 to move to 11-under 129 for the tournament in the second round of the Connecticut Open at Country Club of Fairfield.

Through the morning wave of players, Gallo, 35, leads by 8 over Evan Beirne of New Haven CC and Bobby Gage (Candlewood Valley CC), last year's runner-up. Both players are at 3-under 137.

Cody Palladino of Timberlin GC and Brian Murphy of Brooklawn CC both shot 67 in their opening round Monday and are on the golf course now, trying to cut into Gallo's big lead.

Green withdraws from Connecticut Open

Ken Green did not show up for his 8:10 a.m. second round tee time Tuesday morning at Country Club of Fairfield, therefore withdrawing from the Connecticut Open.

Green, 52, shot a 4-over-par 74 in Monday's opening round. He plays with a prosthetic right leg, a result of an RV accident that killed his brother, girlfriend and dog in June of 2009.

Green, a member of the Champions Tour, was in pain Monday and said following his round he was not sure if he could make it through the tournament.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gallo leads Connecticut Open

Kyle Gallo of Hop Meadow Country Club in Simsbury fired a 5-under-par 65 to lead by two shots following the opening round of the 76th Connecticut Open at the Country Club of Fairfield.

Gallo is trying to win the Open for the fourth time. He won it the last time the event was played at CC of Fairfield 10 years ago. He was paired with Ken Green, the current Champions Tour player who now plays with a prosthetic right leg as a result of an RV accident nearly 14 months ago.

That accident, in which Green was driving, took the life of his brother, girlfriend and dog. Green shot a 74 and was in pain during his round. He was hoping to make it back for Tuesday's second round.

Cody Palladino and Brian Murphy each shot 67 to trail Gallo by two. Evan Beirne and Dave Szewczul are another shot back, tied for fourth place.

Paladino, Murphy co-leaders at CT Open

A pair of young amateurs, Cody Paladino (Timberlin GC) and Brian Murphy (Brooklawn CC) both posted 3-under-par 67s to share the lead at the midway point of the first round of the Connecticut Open at the Country Club of Fairfield.
Dave Szewczul (Tunxis Plantation CC) is one back after a 68. 2008 CT Open champion Jeff Hedden leads six golfers tied at 1-under 69, 2 shots back of the leaders.
Among the afternoon golfers includes Ken Green, the Champions Tour player from Danbury who now plays with a prosthetic right leg as a result of an RV accident. Also playing is Ivan Lendl, the former pro tennis star.