Town of Greenwich, Joe Felder Jr. Golf Tournament Showcases Young Talent

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First time in the history of the Joe Felder Jr. Golf Tournament – a 3 way tie between Lyla Miller, Lucy Barratt and Amy Barratt all scoring 66 in the girls age 10 to 13 in 9 holes. Credit: Lisa Bologna

By Ryan Bologna

The 13th Joe Felder Jr. Golf tournament at the Griff golf course was held on Wednesday, July 30th.

Greenwich Independent Insurance and The Redmen Association of Greenwich sponsored the event. Joe Felder, the director of the event was happy so many young people participated and he had a plan that paid off. This tournament will always be held on the last Wednesday of July to avoid kids having vacations scheduled on the date. Overall it was a fun day with great golfing weather.

There were different groups for the kids. There was boys age 14-17 18 holes, boys age 10-13 18 holes, boys age 10-13 9 holes, girls age 14-17 18 holes, and girls age 10-13 9 holes. Winner of the boys age 14-17 for 18 holes Derek Sudell who shot 76 said, “It was fun to go out there and play with my teammates, although I don’t think I played as well as I could have I still enjoyed playing.” Derek is a member of the Greenwich High School Golf Team and also said, “It’s my last year being able to do this it’s good to go out with a win after tying for first last year.”

Winner of the Girls age 14-17 for 18 holes Alexandra Sazhin who shot 79 said, “The conditions were great out there today and I want to thank the staff for making this possible.”

She also took some advice from Derek Sudell that helped her out on the course.

Christopher Dunn who shot 42 and won the group for age 10-13 9 holes said, “I’m glad the weather was so good today because last year we had to play through rain.”

It was Christopher’s third year doing the tournament and he has been golfing since around 7-8 years old, he goes to Stanwich School.

Ben Ropiak shot a 74 and won the group for ages 10-13 for 18 holes. The most interesting finish of the day was in the girls age 10-13 9 holes group. All three golfers Lyla Miller, Lucy Barratt and Amy Barratt tied at 66.

Everyone had a good time at the tournament and everyone is looking forward to next year.

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Sudell brothers Tyler, Derek and Steven. Contributed, courtesy Lisa Bologna.

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Joseph Sicliano, Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Greenwich presents top award to Christopher Dunn, who shot the lowest score for the boys age 10 to 13 at 9 holes. Photo courtesy Lisa Bologna

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Greenwich Independent Insurance President Ric Wellington congratulates all of the golfers. Photo courtesy Lisa Bologna

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Alexandria Sazhin accept award for the girls age 14 – 17 18 holes. Contributed photo, Lisa Bologna

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Benjamin Ropiak is awarded the trophy for boys ages 10 – 13 18 holes. Contributed photo, Lisa Bologna.

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Joe Felder congratulates Derek Sudell, winner of the award for boys ages 14 – 17 18 holes. Photo courtesy Lisa Bologna

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Derek Sudell, rising senior at GHS and member of the GHS golf team accepts top award at the Jr. Town Tournament. Photo courtesy Lisa Bologna.

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