AROUND THE HORN: Best-of-3 city final starts Wednesday; Farms, Hunter women crown club champs; Lions, Boys & Girls Club slate golf outings

AROUND THE HORN: Best-of-3 city final starts Wednesday; Farms, Hunter women crown club champs; Lions, Boys & Girls Club slate golf outings

MERIDEN — The City Series youth baseball championship between South Meriden and Ed Walsh is going to be settled by a best-of-three series that opens Wednesday night at Habershon Park.

Game 2 is Thursday and Game 3, if necessary, will be Friday night. All games are at Habershon Park starting at 5:30 p.m.

South Meriden and Ed Walsh advanced to the finals by defeating 2018 city champ Jack Barry in pool play over the weekend. Ed Walsh beat Jack Barry 9-5 on Friday, while South Meriden eliminated the defending champs 12-1 on Sunday.

In between, on Saturday, Ed Walsh edged South Meriden 5-4.

Pac pockets Hunter crown

MERIDEN — Jeanne Pac shot a 168 over 36 holes to claim the 2019 Hunter Women’s Golf League championshp.

Mary Galati took the President’s Cup for low net on a match of cards with a 140.

In the Championship Flight, M.J. Petretto had the low gross with a 170, while Lisa Bishop claimed low net at 143.  

The First Flight was won by Myra Reynolds (gross 189) and Alice Schilling (net 146). Second Flight winners were Carol Thorpe (gross 200) and Mariel Albee (net 140).

In the closest to the pin competition that accompanied the tournament, Myra Reynolds landed 5 feet, 1 inch from the hole on No. 6. Mariel Albee was 14½ feet away on No. 11.

Gesseck, Brown claim Farms finals

WALLINGFORD — The 2019 club champions have been crowned at The Farms Country Club.

Ron Gesseck captured the Men’s A Flight title by defeating William Simione 4 & 3 in a 36-hole championship match.

All other finals were 18-hole matches, though both the Women’s A Flight and Men’s B Flight went to a 19th hole. Winning 1 Up were Kerry Brown over Jane Kampf and Ken Perry over Tom Bergeron.

The Women’s B Flight was also decided 1 Up. There, Cheryl Melillo edged Lauren Sandor.

In the C Flights, Leo Rider topped Jeff Radziunas 3 & 1 and Sally Grave bested Holly Harte 3 & 2.

Lions Club slates annual golf outing

MERIDEN — The 23rd annual Meriden Lions Club Golf Classic is on the calendar for Thursday, Sept. 12 at Tunxis Country Club in Farmington.

The 18-hole scramble tournament features hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the pin contests and includes lunch on the course and a banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Shotgun start is 11 a.m.

To play, be a sponsor or donate a raffle prize, contact Dave Lohman at 203-927-3375 or visit

Boys & Girls Club golf event Sept. 5

MERIDEN — The Boys and Girls Club of Meriden’s 29th annual Golf Tournament plays Thursday, Sept. 5 at Hunter Golf Club.

The tournament, sponsored by Westaff and the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Association, benefits the approximately 1,700 youth the club serves each year.

Sponsorships are available. Golfing starts at 9 a.m.

Advance registration is being taken at Click on “Golf 2019” on the home page

For further information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 203-235-8185 or email