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Bleile, Platt, and Stevens Capture Wampanoag CC One Day Titles

From left to right Craig Platt, Eric Bleile, and Richard Stevens.

West Hartford, Connecticut (June 3, 2024) – On one of the hottest days of the year so far Eric Bleile, Craig Platt, and Richard Stevens captured titles at the Wampanoag Country Club One Day Tournament sponsored by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop.

Final Results

With a 4 under 68, Eric Bleile put together the round of the day to win the Tettelbach Gross Division. Bleile began his day with a birdie on the opening hole and never looked back on his way to a three-stroke victory over Chris Maxwell (-1).

In addition to his birdie on No. 1 Bleile, who bogeyed just twice, birdied three more times and added an eagle on the 488-yard par-5 4th.

The Tettelbach Gross Division top five was rounded out by Keven Slyne (E) in third while Rammi Hazzaa and Jeffrey Delucia shared fourth at 1 over.

In the Siderowf Gross Division Craig Platt and Richard Stevens finished 1 over to share the title.

Platt, the 2022 Senior Match Play winner, was 3 over through 14 holes but rallied late with birdies on Nos. 15 and 16. Platt had an additional birdie on No. 6 to go against two bogeys and a double bogey.

Stevens had an up-and-down round and was as low as 3 under at one point but struggled down the stretch. The two-time Connecticut Senior Amateur winner birdied the 1st but double-bogeyed the par-3 third. Following two pars Stevens reeled off four birdies in a five-hole stretch between Nos. 6-11 to climb up the leaderboard. However, two bogeys and a double-bogey late in the round saw Stevens fall back into a tie for the top spot.

Stuart Goldstein and John Svetz shared third at 2 over with Bill Hermanson and Tony Susi one shot further back in a tie for fifth at 3 over.

The title in the Tettelbach Net Division was shared by Mike Breen and John Swaney at 5 under. Bleile and Adam Pogorzelski tied for third with 4 under showings while Sam Vannalith was 2 under in fifth.

In the Siderowf Net Division, Steven Jordan captured the crown with a 7-under tally that was two shots better than runner-up Thomas Lakrum (-5). David Bucci and Svetz (-4) shared third just ahead of Tom Derienzo, Kevin Pasternack, and Bob Fliss in a fifth-place tie at 2 under.

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