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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pastore leads Connecticut Open after two rounds




Dave Pastore (pictured above) played in the final group to finish off Tuesday’s second round of the Connecticut Open. His final-hole heroics guaranteed a spot in today’s final round.

Pastore birdied his final hole to shoot 5-under 65 and take a one-shot lead into the final round at Rolling Hills Country Club. Pastore, a Greenwich resident, sits at 4-under 136.

“I had eight one-putts in a row there,” Pastore said. “It’s one (round) I won’t forget for awhile.”

There are 11 players within five strokes of the lead. Three of them trail by one: Adam Rainaud, Frank Bensel and Jason Caron. Two of them share of the course record (Rainaud and Bensel) and Bensel and Caron are former champions.

“Somebody will have a good round. I hope it ends up being me,” said Rainaud, who shot a 64 Tuesday to tie the record.

Pastore and Rainaud are in the final group at 10:30 a.m. today while Bensel and Caron are in the penultimate pairing at 10:21 a.m.

John Jackopsic and first-round leader Mike Ballo Jr. are two shots behind Pastore. Four strokes behind sits four-time champion Kyle Gallo at even-par 140.

read the rest of the story of nhregister.com.



Connecticut Open
(at Rolling Hills CC)
Second round

Dave Pastore (Oak Hills Park GC), 71-65-136; Adam Rainaud (Black Hall Club), 73-64-137; Frank Bensel (Norwalk), 70-67-137; Jason Caron (Stamford), 69-68-137; John Jackopsic (Gillette Ridge GC), 73-65-138; Mike Ballo Jr. (Woodway CC), 68-70-138; Peter Ballo (Woodway CC), 71-68-139; Kyle Gallo (Tallwood CC), 71-69-140; Sam Bernstein (Course at Yale), 72-69-141; Jeff Evanier (EClub of New Haven), 71-70-141; ; Evan Grenus (TPC River Highlands), 71-70-141; Zach Zaback (TPC River Highlands), 70-71-141; Evan Beirne (New Haven CC), 75-67-142; Jason Clark (CC of Farmington), 72-70-142; Brian Gaffney (Darien), 69-73-142; John Flaherty (TPC River Highlands), 69-73-142

Other area scores
Nathan Pereira (New Haven CC), 73-73-146; William Street (New Haven CC), 74-72-146; Jerry Courville Jr. (Stratford), 75-71-146; Ryan Leahey (Orange), 76-70-146; Eric Dietrich (Cheshire), 73-76-149; Tim Buczak (Madison CC), 75-74-149; Tom Gleeton (Cheshire), 73-76-149; Pat Lynch (Laurel View CC), 76-73-149; Brian Carlson (Clinton CC), 75-75-150; Ben Conroy (Lyman Orchards GC), 77-73-150; Mike Martin (New Haven), 76-75-151; Zach Sommers (Oxford Greens GC), 82-69-151; Greg Palmer (Cheshire), 78-77-155; Jim Hanlon (Farms CC), 80-77-157; Jeff DelRosso (Cheshire), 79-79-158; Jim St. Pierre (Shelton), 81-78-159; Rasmey Kong (Course at Yale), 81-78-159; Dave Zeid (New Haven CC), 83; George Komoroski (Grassy Hill CC), 80-86-166; Camile Collier (Course at Yale), 84-83-167.

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