AROUND THE HORN: Tourney turns on dramatics on 18; Hunter women complete June slate

MERIDEN — This year’s Firecracker Open at Hunter Golf Course indeed saw fireworks. The grand finale was well worth the wait.

With a birdie putt on 18, Brett Zimmerman survived Spencer Wedge’s eagle on the same hole to win by one stroke.

Zimmerman shot an even-par 71. Wedge came in at 72. Terry Slowther was two strokes back in third place at 74.

Zimmerman balanced bogeys on 2, 5 and 15 with birdies on 1, 3 and 18.

Wedge regained his touch after bogeys on 1, 6 and 8 with birdies on 9, 14 and 15. He did double-bogey 13 and bogey 16 before landing the eagle on 18.

In net scoring, Aldo D’Agostino and P.J. Morgan both carded a 69, with D’Agostino winning on a match of cards. Morgan Wooding and Dan Wodatch were both one stroke back at 70.

Hunter women play June slate

MERIDEN — The Hunter Women’s Golf Club got nine tournaments in the books for the month of June. 

Jeanne Pac and Mary Galati were the top performers. Pac posted low gross and Galati low net on three occasions.

Here’s the full rundown:

Mutt/Jeff: (gross) 1st-Jeanne Pac, 2nd-Connie Bird; (net) 1st-Mary Galati, 2nd-Annie Klopp, 3rd-Carol Thorpe.

Uphill: (gross) 1st-M.J. Petretto, 2nd-Jeanne Pac, 3rd-Jennifer Briggs; (net) 1st-Mara Dunleavy, 2nd-Kathy Page, 3rd-Gwen Giaviano.

Best 9: (gross) 1st-Jeanne Pac, 2nd-Mara Dunleavy, 3rd-Bette Slowther; (net) 1st-Kathy Page, 2nd-Sharon Criscuolo, 3rd-Sangsook Cho.

Blind 9: (gross) 1st-Connie Bird, 2nd-Bette Slowther, 3rd-M.J. Petretto; (net) 1st-Mary Galati, 2nd-Kathy Page, 3rd-Fran Beedle.

Odd Holes/Weekly: (gross) 1st-M.J. Petretto, 2nd-Jeanne Pac, 3rd-Myra Reynolds; (net) 1st-Mary Galati, 2nd-Linda Falis, 3rd-Ali Herzog.

Odd Holes/Bi-weekly: (gross) 1st-Jeanne Magyar, 2nd-M.J. Petretto, 3rd-Connie Bird; (net) 1st-Judy Soprano, 2nd-Linda Hipski, 3rd-Chet Mrazik.

Maggie: (gross) 1st-Jeanne Magyar, 2nd-M.J. Petretto, 3rd-Connie Bird; (net) 1st-Judy Soprano, 2nd-Linda Hipski, 3rd-Chet Mrazik.

Low Gross: (First Flight) 1st-Jeanne Pac, 2nd-M.J. Petretto, 3rd-Connie Bird; (Second Flight) 1st-Chet Mrazik, 2nd-Cheryl Perito, 3rd-Gwen Giaviano.

T&F: (gross) 1st-Annie Klopp, 2nd-Myra Reynolds, 3rd-Marian Michnowicz; (net) 1st-Mariel Albee, 2nd-Sharon Criscuolo, 3rd-Cheryl Perito.

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