AROUND THE HORN: Hunter Men’s Club gets Progressive; Dunn Complex hosting state softball all-star games

AROUND THE HORN: Hunter Men’s Club gets Progressive; Dunn Complex hosting state softball all-star games

MERIDEN — Fresh from his title defense at the George Hunter, Brett Zimmerman teamed with his dad, Les Zimmerman, and Nick Raissis and Ed Woronick to win this weekend’s Carolina Progressive at Hunter Golf Course.

The quartet combined on a 5-over-par 144.

Brett Zimmerman led the way, ringing up three birdies on the back nine en route to a round of 74. Les Zimmerman came in with a 77.

The Zimmermans, Raissis and Woronick won by two strokes ahead of Joe Diaz, Alex Newton, P.J. Morgan and Terry Slowther. Diaz and Slowther both carded 79s as their team finished with a 7-over 146.

Diaz and Co. tied for low net at 16-under 123, but also wound up second in that department, too. Winning on a match of cards was the team of Kevin LeMay, Albert Flores, Frank Sims and Jeff Gagne.

Morgan Wooding, Kurt Moller, Jim Canning and Eric Newhard came in at net 15-under.

In the Carolina Progressive, players picked their own teams, but the combined handicap had to be at least 30.

The format called for one best ball gross and net of the foursome on the par 5's, two best balls gross and net on the par 4's and three best balls gross and net on the par 3's.

With the completion of the Progressive, Diaz and Zimmeran are now tied for the lead in season points at 190.

Katz corners cup

at Wallingford CC

WALLINGFORD — Another eagle landed at Wallingford Country Club this weekend.

Using an 8-iron, T.J. Katz aced the 165-yard 16th hole on Saturday.

The hole-in-one was witnessed by James Birney, Jim Bartolotta and Mike Porto.

Dunn hosting

All-Star games

MERIDEN — The Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s senior all-star games and junior select games play this week.

Plainville is hosting the baseball games Tuesday and Wednesday. Meriden’s Dunn Sports Complex has the softball contests on Monday and Tuesday.

Cheshire’s Kristine Drust is coaching one of the Class LL/L senior teams that will play Monday at Dunn at 7:30 p.m.

Her roster includes two of her Cheshire players, pitcher Bri Pearson and catcher Trinadey Santiago, as well as Maloney pitcher Milytza Perez. Southington outfielder Nicole Greco and pitcher Julia Panarella will play on the opposing team.

Tuesday’s junior select games at Dunn will feature Sheehan’s Jenna Cyr in the Class M/S game at 4:45 p.m. Maloney’s Madison LaValle, Southington’s Kate Griffin and Cheshire’s Grace Lurz play in the Class LL/L game at 7:30 p.m.

The baseball All-Stars include Maloney’s Kam Hartenstein, Cheshire’s Ryan Scialabba and Southington teammates Dante D’Amore and Devan Bade.

They play in Tuesday’s senior all-star doubleheader that starts at 4:30 p.m. at Plainville.

Southington’s Vincent Borghese and Lyman Hall’s Justin Hackett play in Wednesday’s junior select game at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the baseball games are $5.

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