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April 29th, 2013 – One of the largest fields in the history of the CSGA One Day Series gathered at the Country Club of Waterbury for the second CSGA One Day Tournament of the 2013 season. A full field of 162 players made their way around the challenging Donald Ross layout despite cool temperatures and wind that made it feel closer to Winter than Spring.
Despite the elements, Mark Vasington of Wampanoag Country Club posted a phenomenal round of even-par 69, low round for the tournament, to capture the Siderowf Division by three shots over Robert Barnes of the Course at Yale. Vasington’s round featured three birdies in the first nine holes (#3, #8 and #9), and posted a 2-under par 33 heading to the 10th tee. He would go on to make two bogey’s and seven par’s on his way to the clubhouse, and his steady play proved to be more than enough for the victory.
In the Tettelbach Division, Tom Medlin of Clinton Country Club shot a four over par round of 73 to capture the title by two shots over Kurt Battey of Fox Hopyard Golf Club. Medlin’s round was virtually the opposite of Vassington’s, starting out four over par through his first eight holes. A birdie at the par-5 ninth helped propel him to a very steady back nine of eight pars and a lone bogey.
Net Division Winners included Alden Foss of Stonybrook Golf Course, who captured the Tettelbach Net Division with 65 (-4), and Raymond Ronzitti of Sleeping Giant Golf Course, who captured the Siderowf Net Division with a round of 66 (-3).
In addition, the One Day Tournament provided a unique preview for the upcoming Russell C. Palmer Cup, which will be hosted by the Country Club of Waterbury in just a few short weeks on May 20th and 21st. The CC of Waterbury is no stranger to hosting the state’s top players, having played host to ten Connecticut Amateur Championships, the 2005 Connecticut Open and four Russell C. Palmer Cup Championships. If today’s scoring is any indication of how the course will play, getting off to a great start will be crucial. Holes #1, #2 and #5 played as the three hardest holes on the course, each averaging more than a shot over par. The eventual winner will also have to take advantage of Hole #9, the lone par-5 on the par 69 layout, which played as the easiest hole and saw five eagles and thirty-five birdies.
With their wins, Richard Malafronte, Lou Stone, Alden Foss, and Rich Kowal now lead their respective divisions in the One Day Player of the Year Race, sponsored by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop. New for 2013, the One Day Player of the Year and Runner-Up in each division will be awarded merchandise certificates at Chris Cote’s Golf Shop in Portland, Connecticut. Players will accumulate points based on their finish in individual One Day Tournaments throughout the season.
About the CSGA One Day Tournament Series: CSGA One Day tournaments are a great opportunity for CSGA handicap holders to experience a professionally administered state-wide event. These popular events are conducted at some of the premier public golf courses in the state. One Day Tournaments allow golfers of all ages and abilities to participate in a casual and fun atmosphere with incredible prizes at an affordable price. All events are open to any golfer who holds an active handicap index from a CSGA member club. For more information, visit our website at csgalinks.org.