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Friday, September 25, 2015

Rainaud captures 2nd straight CT Section Player of Year award

Adam Rainaud, an assistant golf pro at the Black Hall Club, has secured his second consecutive Bob Shea Award as the Connecticut Section’s Player of the Year.

Rainaud sealed the Player of the Year race with his victory at the Connecticut PGA Professional Championship at The Ranch Golf Club on Tuesday. Rainaud has compiled a 69.5 stroke average and won six tournaments: the CT PGA Senior/Junior Pro-Pro at Lake of Isles, the Walter Lowell PGA Tournament, the Wampanoag CC PGA Pro-Am, the Assistant Connecticut PGA Championship and the Crumpin-Fox GC PGA Pro-Am.

Rainaud qualified for the PGA Championship last month. In 2014, he qualified for the Travelers Championship.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hermanson captures CSGA Senior Amateur

Bill Hermanson (Black Hall Club) shot a 4-over 76, but it was still good enough to win the 70th CSGA Senior Amateur by two shots at Torrington CC.

Hermanson posted a two-round total of 2-over 146. Mark Vasington (Wampanoag CC) finished second at 4-over 148, followed by Jack Bracken (Hartford GC) at 5-over 149, Shawn McLoughlin (Ridgewood CC) at 6-over 150 and Dave Szewczul (CC of Farmington), also at 150.


Rainaud wins CT PGA Professional Championship

Adam Rainaud birdied the first sudden-death playoff hole to defeat Billy Downes and win the Connecticut PGA Professional Championship Tuesday at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Massachusetts.

Rainaud, an assistant pro at the Black Hall Club in Old Lyme, and Downes (Longmeadow, Massachusetts) both shot 36-hole totals of 4-under-par 140 in regulation. Both have qualified for the 49th PGA Professional Championship, June 26-29, 2016, at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York.

Joining them will be Jim Hanlon from The Farms CC in Wallingford, who finished second at 3-under 141, Fran Marrello from Plymouth (1-over 145) and Brent Paladino from Kensington (1-over 145).

Rainaud finished in the top 20 in the national event this year to qualify for the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. The low 20 players in next year’s event qualify for the PGA July 28-31 at Baltusrol GC in Springfield, New Jersey.

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