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Friday, June 3, 2011

More celebrities coming to Travelers Championship

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton, Academy Award-winning actor Joe Pesci, actor Luke Wilson, six-time National Sportscaster of the Year Chris Berman, reality TV and wrestling star Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Hall of Fame College Basketball coach Jim Calhoun were among the celebrities announced for the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am on June 22 at TPC River Highlands.
Additional fan favorites include Baseball Tonight host Karl Ravech, University of Connecticut Associate Head Basketball Coaches Chris Dailey and George Blaney and alum Kevin Ollie who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association.
The tournament will once again welcome WFAN Sports Talk Radio host Mike Francesa for a live broadcast of his show, Mike’d Up: Francesa on the FAN from 1–6 p.m. on the clubhouse patio. Following the radio broadcast, Eddie Money during the first night of the REACH Concert Series.

Here is the complete list of announced celebrities:
Bill Belichick, Head Coach New England Patriots
Chris Berman, ESPN
George Blaney, UConn Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Michael Bolton, Singer/Songwriter
Jim Calhoun, UConn Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Chris Dailey, UConn Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Randy Edsall, Former UConn Head Football Coach
Doug Flutie, Former NFL Quarterback and Heisman Trophy Winner
Bode Miller, Olympic gold medal skier
Shannon Miller, Olympic gold medal gymnast
Rob Morrow, Actor
James Naughton, Actor
John O’Hurley, Actor
Joe Pesci, Actor
Karl Ravech, ESPN
Ozzie Smith, Baseball Hall of Famer
Andre Tippett, Pro Football Hall of Famer

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lintz wins CT Women's Open

Jordan Lintz, the teaching pro at Great River Golf Club in Milford, beat Liz Caron on the seocnd hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the 13th Connecticut Women's Open at The Golf Club at Oxford Greens.
Lintz used to play on both the LPGA Tour and Futures Tour before turning to teaching. Caron used to be Liz Janangelo, a four-time winner of the Open (2003-06) who played on the LPGA and Futures Tour as well before also turning to teaching this year at Rockrimmon CC in Stamford.

For a recap of Wednesday's story check it out here

Here is a 2009 story on Jordan Lintz when she first arrived at Great River.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More on CT Women's Open

Here are some scores from Tuesday's opening round at Oxford Greens GC

1 Elizabeth Caron, Greenwich, CT Even 37 35 72
2 Sue Ginter, Ridgefield, CT +2 37 37 74

T3 Jordan Mary Lintz, Milford, CT +3 38 37 75

T3 Karen Davies, Carefree, Az +3 35 40 75

T5 Julie Peluso, Clifton, New Jersey +4 37 39 76
T5 Lynn Valentine, East Lyme, CT +4 41 35 76
T5 Tracy Djerf, Mattapoisett, MA +4 38 38 76
T5 Sarah Sideranko, New Britain, CT +4 39 37 76
T5 Alison Wright, Farmville, VA +4 37 39 76
T10 Wendy Modic, Stamford, CT +5 38 39 77
T10 Cindy Reeves, Bedford, NY +5 39 38 77
T10 Susan Bond, Hope Valley, Rhode Island +5 37 40 77
T10 Jill Briles-Hinton, Glen Allen, VA +5 37 40 77
T14 Susan Choi, Natick, MA +6 37 41 78
T14 Teri Hjelte, Greenwich, CT +6 38 40 78

T16 Kelly Whaley, Farmingotn, CT +7 41 38 79

T16 Ellie Dutch, Moodus, CT +7 41 38 79
T16 Marjorie Jones, New York, NY +7 42 37 79
T16 Mia Landegren, Bridgewater, CT +7 39 40 79
T16 Margaret Kirsch, North Port, Fl +7 41 38 79
T16 Jillian Fraccola, Manlius, NY +7 39 40 79
T16 Chawwadee Rompothong, New Haven, CT +7 40 39 79

T23 Amanda McPhee, Winchester, Massachusetts +8 40 40 80

T23 Katherine Partridge, Bloomfield, CT +8 40 40 80

T23 Monique Thoresz, White Plains, NY +8 39 41 80

T23 Shari Lindsey, Lakewood Ranch, Florida +8 41 39 80

T23 Dana Harrity, North Hampton, NH +8 39 41 80

Slattery wins Walter Lowell Tournament

Ed Slattery of Candlewood Valley CC finished with 32 points in the stableford system format to win the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament at Clinton CC.
Frank Leja, of the Evergreen Golf Center finished second with 27 points, followed by John Paesani of Norwich GC (26 points) and William Street of New Haven CC and Joe Mongillo of Hop Meadow CC tied for fourth (25 points).

1 Ed Slattery Candlewood Valley CC 35-31--66 32
2 Frank Leja Evergreene Golf Center 31-38--69 27
3 John Paesani Norwich GC 34-36--70 26
T4 William Street New Haven Country Club 36-34--70 25
T4 Joe Mongillo Hop Meadow CC 33-37--70 25
6 Ron Dellostritto Wethersfield CC 38-33--71 24
T7 Bob Kay Tumble Brook CC 37-35--72 22
T7 Fran Hoxie Washington Golf Club 36-36--72 22
T9 Gary Sassu Chippanee GC 37-35--72 21
T9 Paul Miller Newtown CC 35-37--72 21
T9 Patrick Aldrich Sharon CC 35-39--74 21
T9 Greg Farland Quaboag 35-37--72 21
T13 Ian Marshall Watertown Golf Club 37-38--75 20
T13 Darren Falk Black Hall Club 35-37--72 20
T13 John Cook Manchester CC 38-35--73 20
T13 Kevin Shea New London CC 36-36--72 20
T17 E.J. Altobello Tekoa CC 38-36--74 19
T17 Mickey Hawkes Hawkes Golf Vehicles LLC 36-38--74 19
T17 Jim Hanlon The Farms CC 37-36--73 19
T20 Mike Messner TPC River Highlands 39-36--75 18
T20 Paul Barnsley Race Brook CC 39-36--75 18
T20 Fran Marrello Canaan Country Club 37-36--73 18
T20 Mike Gramelis Golf Galaxy- Milford 41-34--75 18

Caron leads at CT Women's Open

You may not recognize the name - it is the former Liz Janangelo - but Elizabeth Caron can still play some pretty good golf.
Caron shot a even-par 72 to lead by two shots over Sue Ginter heading into Wednesday's final round of the Connecticut Women's Open at Oxford Greens GC.
Caron, a West Hartford native, got married to Jason Caron over the winter and after a second year on the LPGA Tour, decided to stop competing professionally and become a teaching pro at Rock Rimmon CC in Stamford. Caron, a former four-time champion (2003-06) made seven birdies in Tuesday's opening round.
Ginter, the 2007 champion, will be in the final group at 11:40 a.m. along with Jordan Mary Lintz of Great River GC in Milford (75).