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Teams of Giuliano-Hilario, Boggini-Ekstrom Win Manchester One Day

Manchester, Connecticut (September 13, 2021) – On a gorgeous mid-September day the teams of Tim Giuliano/Shawn Hilario and Glen Boggini/Dan Ekstrom walked away with the titles at the Manchester Country Club (Four-Ball) One Day Tournament presented by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop

Playing in the Tettelbach Open Division Giuliano and Hilario lapped the field firing a stellar 12-under 60 to finish six shots ahead of the next closest finisher. Giuliano and Hilario started their day with a strong front nine turning in 4-under 32 highlighted by Giuliano’s eagle on the par-5 3rd. However, their strong front nine was only a precursor for what was to come on the back nine. 

Giuliano, kick started the side by holing out for an eagle on the 299-yard par-4 10th and then left the rest to Hilario. A winner earlier this year at the Wampanoag CC One Day, Hilario recorded a remarkable six birdies in the next seven holes from Nos. 11-17 on the way to a team score of 8-under 28 on the second side. Their 8-under tally on the back nine alone would have been good enough to win the title on Monday. 

Chris Maxwell/Anthony Salvador finished second at 6-under, Jack Snyder/Ken Brennan took third at 5-under while Pat Griffin/Drew Brennan and Mike Huelsman/Josh Ingham finished 4-under to share fourth. 

In the Siderowf Division Ellington Ridge Country Club members Glen Boggini and Dan Ekstrom teamed to shoot a 4-under 68 to win by one shot over two other teams. The birdies for Boggini and Ekstrom came on Nos. 3, 4, 7, and 15. 

Michael Byrne/Rob Bartha and Dave Jones/Tony Susi shared second at 3-under with Mike Fitzpatrick/Gregg Tortora and Tim Stilson/Peter Defazio finishing 2-under in a tie for fourth.

Leading the way in the Tettelbach Net Division were Giuliano/Hilario at 9-under followed by the 7-under David Kramer/Keith Salamon in second while Geoff Dzubin/Mike Delissio, Huelsman/Ingham, and Maxwell/Salvador shared third at 5-under. 

Tim Stilson/Peter Defazio won the Siderowf Net Division with an 8-under 64, Richard Zanini/Rick Swan and Mike Lazzara/Peter Czuchra were tied for second at 7-under while five teams shared fourth with a 4-under tally. The fourth place group includes Boggini/Ekstrom, Mike Fitzpatrick/Gregg Tortora, Bill Wininger/Tom Hurd, Dominic Maselli/Scott Marshall, and Byrne/Bartha.

Note: The CSGA wants to thank Manchester Country Club Director of Golf Jordan Gosler 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.