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Simsbury tops Conard to win fifth annual Avon Invitational golf tournament

AVON, May 4 – James Bosworth shot a two-under-par 68 and Simsbury placed three golfers among the top 21 finishers to win the fifth annual Avon Invitational at Blue Fox Golf Course Friday.

Bosworth beat Conard’s Matt Chorches by two strokes. A 33 on the back nine helped Bosworth win his first Avon Invitational title.

Simsbury shot a 300 outlasting Conard (306), Avon (309), Berlin (310) and Coventry (315).

Avon had three golfers among the top 15 finishers. Cole Hahn took sixth with a four-over par 74 (34-40) while Michael Hanranty was eleventh with a 75 (37-38). Sam Cuddleback was tied for 14th place with a 76 (36-36).

Tristan Witzal led Canton with an 82 (39-43) and the Warriors didn’t register a team score with just three golfers on the course. They needed at least four.

2018 Avon Invitational
At Blue Fox, Avon
Team results — 1. Simsbury 300; 2. Conard 306; 3. Avon 309; 4. Berlin 310; 5. Coventry 315; 6. Hall 317; 7. Northwest Catholic 320; 8. Glastonbury 321; 9. Wethersfield 322; 10. Farmington 324; 11. Cromwell 330; 12. Manchester 330; 13. Lewis Mills 334; 14. Suffield 334; 15. Granby 375; 16. Northwestern 396; 17. East Granby 430; 18. Litchfield 482; 19. Canton did not score
Individual results
At Blue Fox Run (Par 70)

1 James Bosworth Simsbury 35 33 68
2 Matt Chorches Conard 34 36 70
3 Mac Mahoney Hall 34 37 71
4 Mike Donnelly Wethersfield 36 36 72
5 Kyle Camello Coventry 36 37 73
6 Cole Hahn Avon 34 40 74
6 Luke Carroll Conard 36 38 74
6 Jacob Lindsay Berlin 37 37 74
6 Justin Mathew Northwest Catholic 35 39 74
6 Nate Schmidt Cromwell 37 37 74
11 Michael Hanratty Avon 37 38 75
11 Sean Roncaioli Glastonbury 38 37 75
11 Colby Norton Lewis Mills 39 36 75
14 Jack Bosworth Simsbury 38 38 76
14 Sam Cuddeback Avon 37 39 76
14 Garrett Brown Conard 34 42 76
14 Mike McCarthy Berlin 37 39 76
14 Justin Defina Northwest Catholic 31 45 76
14 Dalton Huyler Manchester 40 36 76
14 Sean Dowd Granby 37 39 76
21 Tommy Dallahan Simsbury 37 40 77
21 John Downes Berlin 37 40 77
23 Kyle Corrigan Coventry 39 39 78
23 Cameron Hosack Glastonbury 38 40 78
23 Jared Papa Farmington 38 40 78
23 Corey Roya Manchester 41 37 78
23 Andrew LeBlanc Lewis Mills 40 38 78

 

 

Other local golfers

Simsbury: 28. Bennett Ostern, 37-42, 79; 32. Kevin McDonough 36-35, 81
Farmington: 32. Connor Palazzo 40-41, 81; 35. Kevin Zipp, 42-40, 82; 39. John Guerrera 40-43, 83; 39. Michael Gregory 42-41, 83
Canton: 35. Tristen Witzgal 39-43, 82; 44. Alex Lederman, 40-44, 84; 87. Jeremy Welcome 48-54, 102
Avon: 44. Tim Frodermann, 45-39, 84; 66. Jack Hall 46-44, 90
Lewis Mills: 66. Jack Stocker 42-38, 90; 71. Kyle Goulet, 41-50, 91, 74. Aaron Pelchar, 46-46, 92
Granby: 77. Eric Cyr 45-50, 95; 84. Andrew Olihan 47-53, 100; 89. Logan Disabella 51-60, 111
East Granby: 75. Seth Carson 45-48, 93; 87. Gordon Hartman 48-54, 102; 92. Noah Leadbetter 59-54, 113; 94. Ryan Trombley, 59-63, 122, 98. Tyler Nardi, 74-68, 142

 

Previous team champions

2017: Suffield 291, Lewis Mills 293, Wethersfield 294

2016: Avon 300, Simsbury 301, Suffield 309

2015: Newington 308, Avon 313, Simsbury 314

2014: Glastonbury 308, Newington 312, Avon 325

Previous individual champions

2017: Tyler Goulet, Lewis Mills, 64

2016: Jake Avery, Avon, 70

2015: Jake Avery, Avon and Zach Mateja, Avon 73

2014: Jake Hedberg, Newington 72

 

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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