Groton, Connecticut (September 11, 2023) – With the best round of his career, a 7-under 64, Frank Geiger won the Siderowf Gross Division at the Shennecossett Golf Course One Day Tournament presented by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop. Meanwhile, in the Tettelbach Open Division Dillon Grant and Jamie Sheltman shared the title with matching 3-under 68s.
Dillon Grant, who shared the title at the Shennecossett GC One Day last year as well, played his way to the top of the leaderboard with a four birdie, one bogey round. Even through his first four holes Grant birdied Nos. 5, 6, and 9 to make the turn in 3-under 33. On the back nine Grant, playing in the first group of the day, cooled off a bit with a bogey on No. 12 however a birdie on the 500-yard par-5 18th secured his share of the title.
Jamie Sheltman continued his stellar playing of late picking up his third One Day win in the last month. Sheltman had an up-and-down start to his day with a birdie on No. 3, a double-bogey on the difficult par-3 fourth, and then a birdie on the fifth. However, from the fifth hole on it would be nothing but steady golf.
A birdie on the par-5 eighth moved Sheltman into the red where he would remain the rest of the day as he played the final 14 holes in a flawless 4-under. On the back nine Sheltman birdied No. 10 and then needing an eagle to win on the closing par-5 he just missed resulting in a birdie that shared the title.
Jonathan Roy and Rammi Hazzaa shared third at 1-under while Uttdom Sowinkong, David Lane, and Patrick Griffin finished even-par to tie for fifth.
In the Siderowf Gross Division Frank Geiger ran away with the title firing a career-best 7-under 64. After playing in the first round of the New England Senior Amateur at Fox Hopyard Golf Club in the morning Geiger made the trip to Shennecossett GC arriving in time for the final tee time of the day. It was a trip that was well worth the effort.
1-over after a bogey on the par-3 fourth Geiger, who has had five additional top-five One Day finishes this year, caught fire beginning with his first birdie of the day on the ensuing hole. His birdie on the par-4 fifth would be the start of an 8-under sprint to the finish that was comprised of eight birdies in his final 14 holes.
A distant eight shots back in second place was John Herbert (+1) with Shawn McLoughlin (+2) in third place while Eric Litke and Bruce Kraczkowsky shared fourth at 3-over.
In the Tettelbach Net Division Grant finished in first place with a 5-under showing. Second place was taken by a trio of players at 4-under including Matt Gaieski, Matthew Spindler-Virgin, and Rammi Hazzaa. Richard Strickley and Sathscia Sowinkong shared fifth at 3-under to round out the top five.
Leading the way in the Siderowf Net Division were Nick Snyder, Greg Pansa, and Geiger all at 8-under with Peter Czuchra (-6) in fourth and Gregory Larocque (-4) in fifth.
Note: The CSGA would like to thank Shennecossett Golf Course head professional Todd Goodhue and his staff for a fantastic day!
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.