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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rainaud wins Lowell tournament

Adam Rainaud, an assistant pro at the Black Hall Club in Old Lyme, shot a 4-under par 68 Tuesday to win the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament at Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam.

Rainaud, who is coming off a runner-up finish in the Spring Stroke Play event two weeks ago, finished with 27 points in the modified Stableford event. Tony Kelley, Glenn Carlson, Ian Marshall, and Brian Gehan scored a total of 75 points to win the team competition.

The respective division winners were: Brent Paladino (Connecticut State Golf Association), Augusta National Division; Kevin Shea, Great Neck CC, 24 points; Kevin Giancola, Golf Quest, St. Andrews Division; and Tony Kelley, Wyckoff CC, Whistling Straits Division.

Richter Park GC in Danbury won the 2015 Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award, given annually since 2001 to a public course in the Connecticut Section for its dedication and promotion for the sport.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Reed, Donald to play in Travelers Championship

Patrick Reed, Luke Donald and Branden Grace are the three latest golfers who have committed to this year's Travelers Championship June 25-28.

Reed, ranked 15th in the latest world golf rankings, makes his fourth straight trip to TPC River Highlands. Among his four PGA Tour wins includes the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He also played on the U.S. Ryder Cup team last fall.

This is the first appearance at the Travelers for Donald, the former No. 1 ranked player and a multiple-time member for Europe on the Ryder Cup team. Donald is currently ranked 65th. Grace is also making his first appearance. He has six European Tour victories and a No. 37 world ranking to his credit.