GOLF: Platt’s Cessario lands Meriden junior crown; Sheehan’s Dellipaoli lands top-10 finish in Division II

MERIDEN — For all the Canadian wildfire smoke in the sky, for all the buzz and fury over the LIV-PGA merger, there has been clarity on area golf courses.

Platt junior Tyler Cessario is the new Meriden junior champion and Sheehan senior Drew Dellipaoli is a top-10 player in CIAC Division II.

Cessario unseated reigning Meriden champ Dylan Miller of Maloney by one stroke as the second round of the Meriden Junior Championship was played Tuesday afternoon at Hunter Golf Course. Cessario finished with a 79 on Hunter’s par-71 layout.

Meanwhile, up at Fairview Farms in Harwinton, Dellipaoli carded a 77 at the CIAC Division II Tournament to place eighth.

Dellipaoli’s round capped a solid two days for area golfers in the CIAC tournaments. In the Division I tourney on Monday at Tallwood Country Club in Hebron, Cheshire captured the team title behind A.J. DePaolo’s runner-up round of 71.

Miller shot a 76 at Tallwood, good for eighth place.

The Maloney senior returned to Hunter on Tuesday to defend his Meriden junior crown. He and Cessario were tied for the first-round lead after shooting 39’s on the front nine in the regular-season finale between Meriden’s high schools on May 24.

For the second round, players moved to the back nine, and that’s where Cessario broke the tie with a 40 to Miller’s 41.

Platt sophomore Will Berthiaume took third at 87. 

Maloney senior Nathan Camire shared low round of the day with Cessario with a 40. That finished Camire in fourth at 88, one stroke ahead of his brother Brady.

Platt senior Gabe Handley came in at 94.

At Fairview Farms, Daniel Hand won the team title with a collective 306 and Holden Sullivan of RHAM took the individual crown with a round of 72.

Sheehan (379) and Lyman Hall (384) placed 13-14. 

Ben Shoshani added a round of 87 for the Titans. Lyman Hall got scoring from Connor Zukowski (93), Cam Kaplan (96), Matt Corso (97) and Drew Zukowski (98).


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