(May 16, 2023) – At the Indian Hill Country Club One Day Tournament presented by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop Rich Marino and Mark Vasington emerged victorious.
Competing on his home course Marino carded a 1-under 71 to win the Tettelbach Open Division. On two different occasions Marino got as low as 3-under before he gave shots back on each of the last two holes. Overall Marino birdied four times and bogeyed three times.
Rammi Hazzaa and Shaun Sullivan shared second at 1-over, Bret Lawrence (+2) was fourth while the 3-over duo of Scott Johnson and Corey Jones shared fifth.
In the Siderowf Gross Division playing before the winds picked up Vasington fired a 4-under 68 to win by one shot over Ken Parisi (-3). Vasington, who has finished inside the top six in four One Day Tournaments this year, played a steady 1-under 35 front nine with one birdie and the rest pars.
However, on the back nine he caught fire. Following two pars to start the side he birdied No. 12 and then after a bogey on the 13th he eagled the 482-yard par-5 14th. A string of pars followed as Vasington played his way to the house.
Brian Geary and Steve Robinson tied for third at level-par while James Brennan was fifth at 1-over.
Claiming the title in the Tettelbach Net Division was Marino with a 3-under tally. Hazzaa (-1) was second while five players were even-par in third. The group included Johnson, Lawrence, Walter Keuchkerian II, Jones, and Sullivan.
Leading the way in the Siderowf Net Division were Vasington and Steve Robinson with 4-under 68s. Brennan and Parisi at 3-under shared third. One shot further back was Nick Snyder and Rick Jusko in fifth.
The shot of the day belonged to Sam Vannalith. Playing the 214-yard downhill par-3 17th the Country Club of Farmington member landed his 3-hybrid short of the hole and watched as it bounced twice and then into the cup for his first career hole-in-one.
A close runner-up for the shot of the day came courtesy of Tom Frechette. On the 323-yard par-4 second Frechette nearly hit his drive out of bounds but it stayed in play and set the stage for his hole-out eagle from 143 yards.
Note: The CSGA would like to thank Indian Hill Country Club head professional Wayne Smyth and his staff for a great 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.