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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Senior Match Play Championship

Dave Szewczul, Tunxis Plantation def. Nick Bogannam, Patterson 5 and 4
William Lee, Yale def. Bob Carroll, Wampanoag CC 3 and 2
Jim Tierney, Richter Park GC def. Larry Bolduc, Long Hill 6 and 5
Rick Lawrence, Ridgewood CC def. James Curtis, Clinton CC, 1 up
Szewczul vs. Lee; Tierney vs. Lawrence.

Hedden wins NE Amateur by 6

Jeff Hedden from the Black Hall Club in Old Lyme followed up a 6-under-par 64 in the third round with an even-par 70 in the final round, good enough to win the 82nd New England Amateur championship Wednesday by six shots over Massachusetts' Richy Werenski at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, R.I.
Hedden, who posted a four-round total of 13-under 267, trailed Peter Williamson of New Hampshire by two shots heading into Wednesday's 36-hole final. Williamson went 72-76 in his final two rounds to finish at 279, 12 shots behind Hedden. Brad Velois of Metacomet CC finished third at 4-uner 276.
Former Yale University golfer Tom McCarthy shot a 67 in the final round to finish in sixth place at 280. Ryan Leahey of Orange Hills CC tied for seventh place at 282. Reigning state amateur champion Tommy McDonagh withdrew after a third-round 77.

CT Section PGA Hall of Fame selections

The Connecticut Section PGA Professional Hall of Fame will have four new members this fall.

To see who the inductees are, click here

Vartelas misses cut at US Junior Amateur

Geoff Vartelas, a Cromwell resident and senior-to-be at Xavier High School, came up 1 shot short of qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur tournament Tuesday played at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
Vartelas shot 76-77-153 to come up 1 stroke short..

Tiger, caddie part ways

Tiger Woods continues to make off-the-course news as he and his longtime caddie, Steveie Williams, have gone their seperate ways.

Read the statement on Tiger's website here

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hedden still 2 back at N.E. Amateur

Jeff Hedden of the Black Hall Club in Old Lyme shot a 3-under-par 67 to stay 2 shots behind Peter Williamson of New Hampshire after two rounds of the 82nd New England Amateur Tuesday at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, R.I.
Williamson is at 9-under-par 131 midway through the tournament. Rich Werenski of Massachusetts is tied with Hedden at 7-under. Reigning state amateur champion Tommy McDonagh (Shorehaven GC) is in fourth place at 137, 6 strokes behind Williamson.
Former Yale University golfer Tom McCarthy shot a 67 to stand at 141 with 36 holes left to play today. Ryan Leahey of Orange Hills CC is at 142.
Second round
Peter Williamson, N.H., 64-67--131
Jeff Hedden, Black Hall Club, 66-67--133
Richy Werenski, Mass., 66-67--133
Tommy McDonagh, Shorehaven GC, 70-67--137
Scott Congdon, Mass., 69-69--138
Philip Smith, Mass., 67-71--138
Kevin Josephson, Stanley GC, 68-71--139
Cameron Wilson, Shorehaven GC, 68-71--139
Branden Chicorka, eClub of River Valley, 69-71--140
Mike Calef, Mass., 69-71--140
Andy Mai, Eclub of New Haven, 71-70--141
Doug Clapp, Mass., 70-71--141
Cody Paladino, Weathersfield CC, 68-73--141
Tom McCarthy, Twin Hills CC, 74-67--141
Darren Corrente, R.I., 71-70--141
Matt Sterling, R.I., 70-71--141
Matt Bianchini, Mass., 68-73--141
Douglas Parigian, Mass., 72-69--141
Colin Brennan, Mass., 69-72--141
Peter Ballo, Woodway CC, 70-71--141
Brian Ahern, Wampanoag CC, 71-70--141
Joe Toland, N.H., 75-67--142
Andy Drohen, Mass., 68-74--142
Ryan Leahey, Orange Hills CC, 69-73--142
Matt Smith, Quinnatisset CC, 72-70--142
Nick Torrance, Lake of Isles GC, 69-74--143
Jonathan Pannone, R.I., 73-70--143
Paul Quigley, R.I., 72-71--143
Tyler Cooke, R.I., 71-72--143
Charlie Blanchard, R.I., 70-73--143
Joe Cunningham, Mass., 71-72--143
Brad Valois, R.I., 73-70--143
Benjamin Spitz, Mass., 71-72--143
Dave Jones, Connecticut National GC, 70-73--143
Hunter Stone, Mass., 70-74--144
Tim Tunstall, Mass., 75-69--144
DJ Lantz, N.H., 72-72--144
Kevin Quinn, Mass., 73-71--144
Frank Vana, Jr., Mass., 73-71--144
Herbie Aikens, Mass., 76-68--144


The pairings for the Senior Match Play Round of 16 Wednesday at Gillette Ridge GC
7:30 a.m.: Dave Szewczul (Tunxis Plantation), 73; Ray Underwood (Washington), 79
7:40: James O’Neill (New London), 77 vs. Nick Bogannan (Patterson), 78
7:50: Larry Bolduc (Long Hill), 76 vs. Jim P. Brennan, Timberlin, 79
8:00: Bill Torza (Timberlin), 76 vs. Jim Tierney (Richter Park), 79
8:10: Jim Ransford (Glastonbury Hills), 75 vs. Rick Lawrence (Ridgewood), 79
8:20: James Curtis (Clinton), 77 vs. Dick Weigold (Torrington), 78
8:30: William Lee (Yale), 76 vs. Michael Natale (East Mountain), 79
8:40: Bob Carroll (Wampanoag), 77 vs. Pat Deluca (Yale), 79

Chamberlain leads NE Women’s Amateur

Mary Chamberlain of South Dennis, Mass., shot a second-round 75 to maintain a 2-shot lead heading into today’s final round of the 55th New England Women’s Golf Association Championship at Shuttle Meadow CC in Kensington.
Chamberlain has a two-round total of 145. Katie Partridge of Bloomfield also shot a 75 and is 2 shots behind Chamberlain. Ali Prazak (Tiverton, R.I.) and Pam Kuong (Wellesley, Mass.) are tied for fourth at 149.
Mim Schreck is the next-highest player from the state (Fairfield), tied for 12th at 157. Lisa Fern-Boros is the top area golfer, tied for 21st at 162.
1 Mary Chamberlain, South Dennis, MA 70-75--145
2 Katie Partridge, Bloomfield, CT 72-75--147
T3 Ali Prazak, Tiverton, RI 75-74--149
Pam Kuong, Wellesley, MA 76-73--149
5 Cortney Tilley, Plaistow, NH 76-74--150
T6 Kristen MacDonald, Billerica, MA 75-77--152
Samantha Morrell, No Kingstown, RI 77-75--152
T8 Mary Gale, Worcester, MA 74-81--155
Tara Watt, North Conway, NH 81-74--155
T10 Amy Dickison, Rowley, MA 77-79--156
Kristen Garabedian, Lake St. Catherine, VT 73-83--156
T12 Joanne Catlin, Ashburnham, MA 82-75--157
Lisa Anderson, Middleton, MA 83-74--157
Mim Schreck, Fairfield, CT 78-79--157
15 Georgia Peirce, Boston, MA 77-81--158
T16 Elise Lemons, Upton, MA 78-81--159
Flora Weeks, VT 82-77--159
Reggie Parker, Ekwanok CC, VT 81-78--159
T19 Ellie Dutch, Moddus, CT 81-79--160
Keely Levins, Rutland CC, VT 83-77--160
T21 Faith Jenkins, NH 85-77--162
June Conti, CT 77-85--162
Lisa Fern-Boros, Shelton, CT 76-86--162
T24 Alyssa Scheyd, Berlin, CT 82-81--163
Dana Harrity, North Hampton, NH 85-78--163
Debbie Johnson, Stamford, CT 84-79--163
Jeanne Tingo, CT 80-83--163
Mikayla Sheary, Simsbury, CT 81-82--163
Myra Macmillan, Fairfield, CT 84-79--163
T30 Kibbe Reilly, Providence, RI 80-84--164
Nicole Yatsenick, Waterbury, CT 82-82--164
T32 Cindy Perkins, Nashua, NH 82-83--165
Donna Harris, Avon, CT 84-81--165
Jen Holland, Branford, CT 77-88--165
T35 Christine Gagner, N Oxford, MA 80-86--166
Jean Sennett, West Hartford, CT 85-81--166
Kelly Birch, Ridgefield, CT 81-85--166
Nicole Coffey, Bristol, CT 80-86--166
39 Elisabeth Beloin, CT 83-84--167
T40 Ann Newman, West Hartford, CT 89-79--168
Elizabeth Walker, Marlboro, VT 84-84--168
Penny Jones, Wilton, CT 81-87--168

Monday, July 18, 2011

Williamson leads at NE Amateur

Peter Williamson of New Hampshire is the current leader by 2 shots late in the opening round of the 82nd New England Amateur being played at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, R.I. Williamson shot a 6-under-par 64.
Jeff Hedden of the Black Hall Club is tied for second place at 4-under 66. Kevin Josephson of Stanley GC and Cody Paladino of Timberlin GC are in a large group tied for fifth place at 2-under 68.
Ryan Leahey of Orange Hills CC is tied for 11th at 1-under 69. Reigning state amateur champion Tom McDonagh is at even-par 70.
The field will be cut to the low 40 players and ties after Tuesday's second round. The final 36 holes will be played Wednesday.