AROUND THE HORN: Fun Run ready for Summer ’22; senior title decided at Hunter; women stage Member-Member; Timberlin hosting Amateur

MERIDEN — The Meriden Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Summer Fun Run series kicks off this Wednesday, June 22 at the Platt High School track.

The races, which are free of charge, continue for nine weeks every Wednesday through August 17.

Race time is 6:30 p.m. There is a 3-mile race down the Linear Trail to Dossin Beach and back, as well as a 3/4-mile kids’ run at the track.

For details, contact race director Fred Bucchieri at 203-895-9292.

Adamowicz takes Hunter senior crown

MERIDEN —  John Adamowicz charged back with a second-day round of 75 to shoot a 153 and capture Flight 1 of the Senior Men’s Club Championship at Hunter Golf Course this weekend.

Adamowicz topped Doan Nguyen, who also shot 153, on a match of cards. Les Zimmerman and Chad Bourdreau were eight strokes back at 161.

Flight 2 winner Bill Butler shot a 169 to edge Robert Hill by two strokes. Aldo Dagostino, with a 182, captured Flight 3 by one stroke ahead of Morgan Wooding, who took the low net title at 147.

Nguyen won low net in Flight 1 at 141. P.J. Morgan’s 143 was low net in Flight 2. 

While the seniors decided their championship this weekend, Hunter players under the age of 50 engaged in “The Whippersnapper.” Geoffrey Dzubin took the crown with a gross 78, two strokes to the good on Joe Diaz and Mike Monopoli. Spencer Wedge was in the hunt at 82.

Low net was carded by Jason Tsangarides with a 73. Tim Redican was second at 75.

Also at Hunter, in the 2-Man Best Ball Tournament on June 12, Diaz and Wedge teamed for a two-stroke victory in Flight 1 with a 4-under round of 67. Dzubin and Chuck Stupakevich came in at 2-under 69.

John Roche and Nick Thoma were triumphant in Flight 2 with a 73, one stroke up on Chris Brockett and Michael Comen. A round of 78 won Flight 3 for Michael Buccilli and Frank Sims. Jason Aylward and Michael Merrigan shot 79.

Hunter women stage Member-Member

MERIDEN — Jeannie Pac and M.J. Petretto combined on a round of 78 to win the Hunter Women’s Golf Club’s annual Member-Member Tournament.

Pac and Perretto won going away. Runners-up Marian Michnowicz and Kathy Page were nine strokes back at 87. Linda Remmington and Trish Holewa placed third at 88.

Low net went to Linda Falis and Nancy Sattler, who carded a 64.

Two teams were two strokes back at net 66: MaryAnn O’Neal-Mary Galati and Thea Gambardella-Gwen Glaviano. O’Neal and Galati took second on a match of cards.

In side contests, Carol Thorpe was closest to the pin on Hole 6. Pac took the prize on Hole 11.

Timberlin tees up amateur tourney

BERLIN — Timberlin Golf Club is now taking registrations for its 2022 Timberlin Amateur Championship, slated for Sunday, July 3.

All flights are open to anyone with a USGA handicap. Deadline to register is June 29 at (Code is timberlinam2022.)

Entry fee is $36 for the Championship Flight and $21 for the A, B and C Ladies Flights. Greens fees and cart fees are not included.

Format is 18-hole stroke play. A tie will be broken by a sudden-death playoff.

The three women’s flights will be divided evenly by handicap index. Net flight participants may sign up as a single, twosome, threesome, or foursome.



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