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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kelley wins 81st Connecticut PGA

Tony Kelley of Wyckoff Country Club parred the first sudden-death playoff hole to win the 81st Connecticut PGA Championship Wednesday at Ellington Ridge Country Club.
Kelley trailed Kyle Bilodeau (Race Brook CC) by two strokes heading into the final round. Both tied at 2-under 214 through three rounds of regulation. Bilodeau bogeyed the first sudden-death hole.
This is the fifth CT PGA win for Kelley and his fourth at Ellington Ridge CC.

1   Tony Kelley      Wyckoff                       70-74-70--214 -2
 2   Kyle Bilodeau    Race Brook CC                 70-72-72--214 -2
 3   Jordan Gosler    Manchester CC                 70-76-76--222 +6
 T4  Fran Marrello    PGA Life Member               71-76-76--223 +7
 T4  Ralph Salito     The Club at River Oaks        75-72-76--223 +7
 T4  Ed Slattery      Candlewood Valley CC          72-74-77--223 +7
 T7  Willi T7  Mike Gramelis    Golf Galaxy-  Milford         69-79-76--224 +8
 9   Stephen Madison  Golf Club of Avon             75-79-71--225 +9
 10  Tom Gleeton      CC of Waterbury               73-75-78--226 +10
 11  Casey Roan       Shennecossett GC              72-80-75--227 +11
 T12 Greg Farland     Quaboag                       79-75-74--228 +12
 T12 Adam D'Amario    Indian Hill CC                79-73-76--228 +12
 T12 Michael Bechard  Ludlow                        74-77-77--228 +12
 15  Dave Dell        Springfield CC                73-82-74--229 +13
 T16 Mark Farrell     H. Smith Richardson GC        73-82-75--230 +14
 T16 Mike Devlin      Elmcrest                      79-75-76--230 +14
 T16 Ron Dellostritto Wethersfield CC               76-76-78--230 +14
 T16 Mike Martin      Clubs To Go                   77-74-79--230 +14

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Szewczuk wins CT Senior Amateur

Dave Szewczul, of Tunxis Plantation Country Club shot a 1-over-par 72 Tuesday to win the 67th Connecticut Senior Open Championship by three shots over Dave Blovish (Ellington Ridge C) at The Golf Club of Avon.

Szewczul finished with a two-round total of 4-over 146. Tom Scarrozzo of Blue Fox Run GC finished third at 150, followed by Michael Stecyk (Oronoque Village CC) at 151. Lou Stone of New Haven CC was tied for seventh at 153.


Kyle Bilodeau, an assistant pro at Race Brook Country Club, was one of just two players to shoot an even-par 72 at Ellington Ridge CC. That round gave him a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the 81st Connecticut PGA Championship.

Bilodeau is at 2-under 142 through two rounds, followed by Tony Kelley (Wyckoff CC) at 144. Ed Slattery (Candlewood Valley CC) and Jordan Gosler (Manchester CC) are both tied for third at 2-over 146, four shots behind Bilodeau. Mike Gramelis of Golf Galaxy in Milford led after the first round, but skied to a 79 on Tuesday, putting him in a tie for seventh place at 148.   1 Kyle Bilodeau Race Brook CC 70-72--142 -2

2 Tony Kelley Wyckoff 70-74--144 E

T3 Ed Slattery Candlewood Valley CC 72-74--146 +2

T3 Jordan Gosler Manchester CC 70-76--146 +2

T5 Ralph Salito The Club at River Oaks 75-72--147 +3

T5 Fran Marrello PGA Life Member 71-76--147 +3

T7 Tom Gleeton CC of Waterbury 73-75--148 +4

T7 Mike Gramelis Golf Galaxy- Milford 69-79--148 +4

9 William Street New Haven Country Club 77-73--150 +6

T10 Mike Martin Clubs To Go 77-74--151 +7

T10 Michael Bechard Ludlow 74-77--151 +7

T12 Tim Quirk Longmeadow Country Club 79-73--152 +8

T12 Adam D'Amario Indian Hill CC 79-73--152 +8

T12 Ron Dellostritto Wethersfield CC 76-76--152 +8

T12 Frank Leja Campbell's Golf Center 74-78--152 +8

T12 Casey Roan Shennecossett GC 72-80--152 +8

T17 Patrick Aldrich Sharon CC 77-76--153 +9

T17 Jon Cote Dick's Sporting Goods 75-78--153 +9

T17 Jonathan Banas Ellington Ridge CC 74-79--153 +9

T20 Mike Devlin Elmcrest 79-75--154 +10

T20 Greg Farland Quaboag 79-75--154 +10

T20 Paul Brown Southington Country Club 77-77--154 +10

T20 Stephen Madison Golf Club of Avon 75-79--154 +10

T20 Mike Carney Watertown GC 72-82--154 +10

T25 Mickey Hawkes Hawkes Golf Vehicles LLC 82-73--155 +11

T25 Kevin Shea Great Neck CC 77-78--155 +11

T25 Bob Sparks Fairview Farms GC 76-79--155 +11

T25 Mark Farrell H. Smith Richardson GC 73-82--155 +11

T25 Dave Dell Springfield CC 73-82--155 +11

T30 Larry Thornhill Alling Memorial GC 79-77--156 +12

Monday, September 24, 2012

Gramelis leads 81st Connecticut PGA Championship

Mike Gramelis of West Haven and Golf Galaxy in Milford shot a 3-under-par 69 to take a one-shot lead over three golfers  after the first round of the 81st Connecticut PGA Championship Monday at Ellington Ridge Country Club.

Jordan Gosler (Manchester CC), Kyle Bilodeau (Race Brook CC), and Tony Kelley (Wyckoff CC) all shot 2-under-par 70 to finish 1 stroke behind Gramelis. Former winner and PGA Life Member Fran Marrello is in fifth place after a 1-under 71 and Mike Carney of Watertown GC, another former champion, is tied for sixth at even-par 72.

1   Mike Gramelis    Golf Galaxy-  Milford         34-35--69 -3 
 T2  Jordan Gosler    Manchester CC                 36-34--70 -2 
 T2  Kyle Bilodeau    Race Brook CC                 35-35--70 -2 
 T2  Tony Kelley      Wyckoff                       35-35--70 -2 
 5   Fran Marrello    PGA Life Member               35-36--71 -1 
 T6  Mike Carney      Watertown GC                  38-34--72 E  
 T6  Casey Roan       Shennecossett GC              35-37--72 E  
 T6  Ed Slattery      Candlewood Valley CC          35-37--72 E  
 T9  Dave Dell        Springfield CC                38-35--73 +1 
 T9  Tom Gleeton      CC of Waterbury               35-38--73 +1 
 T9  Mark Farrell     H. Smith Richardson GC        37-36--73 +1 
 T12 Frank Leja       Campbell's Golf Center        35-39--74 +2 
 T12 Ciaran Carr      Wintonbury Hills GC           37-37--74 +2 
 T12 Jonathan Banas   Ellington Ridge CC            38-36--74 +2 
 T12 Michael Bechard  Ludlow                        39-35--74 +2 
 T16 Nick Rykoski     Tradition GC -Wallingford     40-35--75 +3 
 T16 Ralph Salito     The Club at River Oaks        38-37--75 +3 
 T16 Stephen Madison  Golf Club of Avon             38-37--75 +3 
 T16 Ralph DeNicolo   PGA Life Member               38-37--75 +3 
 T16 Jon Cote         Dick's Sporting Goods         37-38--75 +3 
 T16 Chris Martinez   Golf Club of Avon             39-36--75 +3 
 T22 Jeff DelRosso    Prospect Golf Driving Range   37-39--76 +4 
 T22 Ron Dellostritto Wethersfield CC               42-34--76 +4 
 T22 Bill Rosenblum   Hickory Ridge                 37-39--76 +4 
 T22 Bob Sparks       Fairview Farms GC             38-38--76 +4 

Hermanson leads Senior Amateur

Bill Hermanson of the Black Hall Club shot a 1-over 72 to take a 1-shot lead after the opening round of the Connecticut Senior Amateur at the Golf Club of Avon.

Dave Blovish (Ellington Ridge CC) and Craig Dubois (QWintonbury Hills GC) are tied for second at 2-over 73 and Dave Szewczul (Tunxis Plantation CC) is fourth after a 74. Dave Zeid of New Haven CC is tied for fifth with a 4-over 75 and Lou Stone (New Haven CC) and James Klapper (Clinton CC) both shot 76.