Newington, Connecticut (May 19, 2021) – On a perfect day for golf the One Day Tournament Series presented by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop rolled through Indian Hill Country Club where Eric Bleile captured the Tettelbach Open Division.
Bleile put together a five birdie, three bogey round to post a 2-under 70 that was good enough for a one-shot victory over runner-up Rammi Hazzaa (-1). The front nine was relatively quiet for Bleile with a birdie on the par-5 1st and a bogey on the 6th for an even-par 36 on the side. On the back nine Bleile, who tied for fifth at the Public Links last year, caught fire. Beginning with a birdie on the 10th he played Nos. 10-16 in 3-under with three birdies and one bogey. Bleile did falter with a bogey on the 17th but a par on the final hole was enough to secure the victory.
Glen Boggini and Henry Ricketts shared third at 2-over while Chet Hrostek and Jamie Sheltman tied for fifth at 3-over.
In the Siderowf Division it was Dave Jones winning for the third time in five events. The 59-year-old sparked his round with an eagle on the par-5 opening hole before giving a shot back on the 3rd hole to eventually turn in 1-under 35. On the back nine Jones turned on the afterburners carding four consecutive birdies on Nos. 13-16 to jump to 5-under. Jones did slip up with a bogey on the 17th but his previous work was good enough to sign for an impressive 4-under 68.
Two-time reigning Dick Siderowf Senior Player of the Year Dave Szewczul took second at 2-under, Bob Murphy was third at level par, 2020 Senior Amateur winner Dick Stevens was 1-over in fourth while the 2-over Rick Malafronte was fifth.
In the Tettelbach Net Division Hazzaa and Joe Weber shared first at 4-under, Ricketts was 2-under in third while Brian Finnigan, Bleile, and Ryan Wessendorf tied for fourth at 1-under. Pacing the Siderowf New Division was the 2-under Rich Kowal, one shot ahead of Jay Nickse and Jones in second place at 1-under. The top-five was rounded out by Bill Wininger, Szewczul, and Rick Jusko in a tie for fourth at even-par.
Notes: We want to extend a thank you to Indian Hill Country Club head professional Wayne Smith. The venue was in excellent condition and the players enjoyed Casa Mia the on-site full-service restaurant…140 players competed making Tuesday’s tournament the largest One Day field of the year to date.