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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

109th Connecticut Amateur update

Former Yale University standout golfer Tom McCarthy won his first two matches to reach the semifinals of the 109th Connecticut State Amateur Wednesday at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton.
McCarthy, who graduated last month, defeated Masayuki Kobayashi in the opening round, then took down the medalist, John Murphy, in the second round. McCarthy will play Greg Reilly in the first quarterfinal at 8 a.m.
Sam Bernstein, a rising sophomore at Yale, also advanced to the quarterfinals, including a win over veteran Dave Szewczul in the second round. He will face Curtis Loop.
In other quarterfinals, defending champion Bernie D'Amato will face former Amateur champion Tommy McDonagh and Devon O'Rourke will face Matt Smith. The semifinals will follow.

109th Connecticut Amateur
(at Rolling Hills CC)
Round of 32
John Murphy (Brooklawn CC) def. Chet Hrostek (Richter Park GC), 7 and 5; Tom McCarthy (Twin Hills CC) def. Masayuki Kobayashi (Tumble Brook CC), 3 and 2; Greg Reilly (CC of Darien) def. Ben Hunter (Sterling Farms GC), 3 and 2; David Pastore (E-Club of Fairfield) def. Peter Ballo (Woodway CC), 6 and 4; Tommy McDonagh (Shorehaven GC) def. Brian Ahern (Wampanoag CC), 1-up; Chris DeLucia (Norwich CC) def. Brendan Lemp (Wampanoag CC), 19 holes; Bernie D'Amato (Fairchild Wheeler GC) def. Jeff Hogan (Watertown GC), 2 and 1; Ryan Leahey (Orange Hills CC) def. Phil Perry (Black Hall Club), 1-up; Branden Chicorka (River Valley CC) def. Devin O'Rourke (CC of Darien), 21 holes; John Jackopsic (Gillette Ridge GC) def. Tom Scarrozzo (Blue Fox Run GC), 1-up; Max Adler (Sterling Farms GC) def. Alex DiClemente (Fairview Farms CC), 3 and 1; Matt Smith (Quinnatisset CC) def. Nick Leibowitz (Ridgewood CC), 2 and 1; Matt Dziubina (Race Brook CC) def. Cody Paladino (Wethersfield CC) 4 and 3; Curtis Loop (New Canaan CC) def. KJ Camera (Ellington Ridge CC) 5 and 4; Dave Szewczul (Tunxis Plantation CC) def. Ed Hilario (Norwich GC), 4 and 3; Sam Bernstein (Course at Yale) def. Kevin Josephson (Stanley GC), 2 and 1.
Round of 16
McCarthy def. Murphy 2 and 1; Reilly def. Pastore, 1-up; McDonagh def. Delucia 4 and 3; D'Amato def. Leahey, 1-up; O'Rourke def. Jackopsic, 19 holes; Smith def. Adler, 3 and 2; Loop def. Dziubina, 3 and 2; Bernstein def. Szewczul 5 and 4.
Today's quarterfinals
McCarthy vs. Reilly, 8 a.m.; McDonagh vs. D'Amato, 8:10; O'Rourke vs. Smith, 8:20; Loop vs. Bernstein, 8:30

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