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Drew Brennan, James Lawler Ellington Ridge CC One Day Winners

Drew Brennan (left) and James Lawler (right) earned victories in the Ellington Ridge CC One Day.

Ellington, Connecticut (May 28, 2024) – On a day when red was a popular color Drew Brennan and James Lawler emerged victorious at the Ellington Ridge Country Club One Day Tournament sponsored by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop.

Playing on his home course Drew Brennan fired a 2 under 70 to earn a one-shot victory in the Tettelbach Gross Division. Brennan came out of the gates quickly birdieing three of the first seven holes to jump out to a 3 under start.

Final Results

With the tone set for the day Brennan was in cruise control for the remainder of the day birdieing one more time for a total of four against just two bogeys.

John Casella (-1) finished in second place, Jack Snyder also playing on his home course was third at even par with Chris Maxwell in fourth at 2 over. Three players – Dave Dell, John Murphy III, and Stephen Mikulski – all tied for fifth at 3 over.

In the Siderowf Gross Division, James Lawler stole the show with a 3 under 69 that was highlighted by a 4 under 32 on the back nine. 1 over at the turn Lawler birdied five times on the second nine with his final hole birdie proving to be the difference maker.

Lawler birdied six times overall against three bogeys. The birdies for Lawler came on Nos. 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 18.

Ellington Ridge CC members Tim Heaney and Dave Olender along with Bill Hermanson shared second at 2 under while Craig Platt and Dave Jones were T5 at 1 under.

In the Tettelbach Net Division Adam Mazzadra (-2) took home the title finishing a pair of shots in front of Dell and Casella both of whom were even par. Brennan, Ellington Ridge CC member John Sawka, and Adam Pogorzelski were all T4 at 1 over.

Leading the way in the Siderowf Net Division was James Kmietek at 5-under with Lawler in second thanks to a 4-under showing. Olender and Ekstrom tied for third at 1 under with Heaney, Michael O’Neill, David Bucci, Bruce Kraczkowsky, Stephen Young, Hermanson, and Tom Cutone all posting even par 72s to share fifth.

About the Connecticut State Golf Association

The Connecticut State Golf Association functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 60 Championships, Qualifiers, and One Day Tournaments throughout the year.