Stratford, Connecticut (August 14, 2023) – Jamie Sheltman and Donal Reilly turned in the only under-par rounds of the day on their way to winning the titles at the Mill River Country Club One Day Tournament presented by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop.
Sheltman won the Tettelbach Open Division with a stellar 4-under 66 that included five birdies and one bogey. Even-par after four holes, Sheltman recorded his first birdie on the 344-yard par-4 fifth hole beginning a stretch of 5-under golf between Nos. 5-15. Sheltmans lone bogey of the day came on the difficult par-3 17th however by then he had done more than enough to run away with the title.
Ronald Soccoli was a distant second finishing at 2-over, John Dailey and Kyle St. Pierre tied for third at 3-over while Bryan Fitzgerald and Bret Lawrence shared fifth at 4-over.
In the Siderwof Gross Division 2021 Connecticut Senior Amateur winner Donal Reilly fired a 4-under 66 to earn a five-shot victory over runner-up Dick Stevens (+1).
Reilly birdied seven holes including five during a flawless opening nine 5-under 30. A birdie on No. 10 got Reilly as low as 6-under before he gave a few shots back with three bogeys over the next six holes. A final birdie on the 485-yard par-5 closing hole pushed Reilly back to 4-under for the day.
Michael Byrne and Tom Cutone tied for third at 2-over with Shawn McLoughlin finishing one shot further back at 3-over in fifth.
In the Tettlebach Net Division Sheltman, Matt Gaieski, and John Swaney shared the top spot with 1-under finishes. The top five was rounded out by Soccoli and Walter Keuchkerian II in a tie for fourth thanks to even-par showings.
Leading the way in the Siderowf Net Division was Reilly at 4-under followed by Brian Divito at 3-under in second place and McLoughlin at 2-under in third place. Fourth was shared by Craig Zysk, Byrne, Mark Thomas, and Peter Czuchra at 1-under.
The shot of the day was provided by George Hermann who recorded a hole-in-one on the 146-yard par-3 12th hole. Hermann, who used a six-iron to record the ace, grew up caddying at Mill River CC from the time he was 10 years old until he graduated from high school. Ironically his hole-in-one came on a hole that didn’t exist during his tenure as a caddy at the club. The hole was added as a result of course renovations.
Note: The CSGA would like to thank head professional John Klug 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.