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Spieth hits magical shot out of the bunker to win Travelers Championship in playoff

He may have led from the start of the tournament but it took a tremendous shot out of the bunker on the first playoff hole to lift Jordan Spieth to win the Travelers Championship Sunday before a raucous crowd at the Tournament Players Club at River Highlands in Cromwell. Spieth beat hard-charging Daniel Berger, whoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Spieth finishes strong with 3 birdies in final 4 holes to maintain lead at Travelers

With his third round winding down, Jordan Spieth had bogeyed two consecutive holes at No. 13 and No. 14 at Saturday’s Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlanders here in Cromwell. But the 23-year-old youngster didn’t flinch. He had three birdies on the final four holes including a 20-foot birdie at the 18th hole to postContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Spieth maintains one stroke lead at Travelers at the midway point

Jordan Spieth followed up Thursday’s career-best opening round score on the PGA Tour with another solid round of golf Friday here in Cromwell at the Travelers Championship to remain in first place, one stroke ahead of Troy Merritt and Patrick Reed. Wesley Bryan and Daniel Summerhays are two strokes back with a two-round total ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Knox faces tough field in quest to defend his title at Travelers

CROMWELL, June 20 – Five of the top 15 golfers in the world are in Cromwell this week for the Travelers Championship including No. 3 Rory McIlroy and No. 4 Jason Day. Jordan Spieth (6) and Justin Thomas (12) are each in the top 15. Paul Casey is 16th and Patrick Reed is 17th. “Whoever winsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Zaback, former Farmington High golfer, earns chance to play at Travelers

ELLINGTON, June 19 – Former Farmington High golfer Zach Zaback, 23, shot a five-under-par 67 to earn a spot in this week’s Travelers Championship open qualifying tournament on Monday at Ellington Ridge. He was one of four golfers to qualify for the PGA Tour event at the qualifier. It will be Zaback’s first appearance inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Seasons of growth for Avon and Canton girls golf teams

It was a season of growth for the Avon High and Canton High girls golf teams this spring. The Falcons, led by junior Katie O’Brien, finished at the .500 level for the first time since 2014. With a young team, Canton snapped a 40-match losing streak dating back to 2014 with a pair of victoriesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Deadline to register for annual Migli benefit golf tournament in Avon is Friday

AVON – The Avon High Booster Club will be hosting the 24th annual Richard Migli benefit golf tournament on Monday, May 15, at the Golf Club of Avon. All proceeds from the event directly benefit Avon student athletes by funding purchases of equipment, resources and two Dick Migli scholarships. Sports fans from the community are invitedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby’s Chase Skrubis honored with a Good Sport Award at Gold Key dinner

SOUTHINGTON, April 30 — For the 76th time on Sunday, the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance presented four Gold Keys to men who have excelled in athletics and have been inspirational leaders, coaches and teachers. Bloomfield’s Dwight Freeney, a 13-year NFL veteran who played in the Super Bowl in February with the Atlanta Falcons, long-time Farmington HighContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Szewczul wins state Mid-Amateur title as Griffin fades in third round

WEST HARTFORD, Oct. 4 — Dave Szewczul of Tunxis Plantation Country Club used an even par (72) in the final round to secure a two shot victory in the 29th Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship, his second victory in as many weeks. Szewczul, who captured the Connecticut Senior Amateur last week, used seven birdies throughout the dayContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Liucci earns top 7 finish at Connecticut state amateur tournament

SOUTHBURY, Aug. 17 — Defending champion Catherine McEvoy will be heading to Michigan State shortly as the two-time Connecticut Women’s Amateur golf champion. McEvoy fired a final round 71 for a three round total of 218 (-1) and a six stroke victory at the 51st Connecticut Women’s Amateur golf tournament. The state’s most prestigious women’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading