Wilton Wahoos Head to Nationals; Rolling Hills Hosts CT Open
Two big sports stories for Wilton:
Wilton Y Wahoos send 37 swimmers to YMCA Summer National Championships: Pictured at the Y’s 50-meter pool are members of the Wahoo men’s and women’s swim teams, who will be competing at the 2014 YMCA Long Course National Swimming and Diving Competition held July 28-August 1 at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis Natatorium.
About 1,500 swimmers from 130 YMCA teams throughout the country participate in the meet, with over 200 volunteers assisting. The Wahoos hold multiple national championships for both long and short course competitions. The Summer Nationals meet runs Monday – Friday with preliminaries at 8:30 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m.. Follow the Wahoos through the live feed of the meet on www.ymcaswimminganddiving.org.
Front row (Left to right): Samantha Cheruk, Kiersten Daly, Maggie Kauffeld, Connor Rainey, Stephen Holmquist, Sam DeLise, Stefan Garbee, Brenna Nimkoff, Emma Kauffeld, Sophie Hayes, Dakota Meyer, Mira Patel, Courtney Gilroy.
Middle row: Alyssa Storino, Emma Holmquist, Ky-lee Perry, Tommy Kealy, Ed Stolarski, Bobby McDowell, Max Dolan, Noah Cheruk, Chelsea Pond, Verity Abel, Samantha McStocker, Elizabeth Sargent
Top row: Head Coach Randy Erlenbach, Jake Kealy, Lexo Walker, Ben Nussbaum, Hugo Sykes, Dillon DiGuglielmo, Robby Giller, Sam Stewart, James Mostofi, Jack Lynch, Erik Ryan, Brooke Hendee, Ian Rainey
Rolling Hills Country Club hosts the CSGA CT Open: For the first time in the 80-year history of the championship, Wilton’s Rolling Hills Country Club will host the CT State Golf Association Connecticut Open on July 28-30.
Spectators are welcome and admission is free. Parking is available at the Ambler Farm soccer fields parking lot just past Ambler Farm on Hurlbutt Street.
Rolling Hills Country Club, established in 1961, is located on property that was once part of the historic Ambler Farm. This sprawling parcel of land is distinguished by its scenic rolling hills, which inspired the club’s name. The course was originally designed by Alfred Tull in 1960 and was renovated by Roger Rulewich in 2002.
The Connecticut State Golf Association awarded Rolling Hills Country Club with the 2011 Distinguished Club Award in honor of its 50th anniversary and longtime support of the association as a member in good standing and host of competitions. In addition, Rolling Hills Country Club’s head golf professional, Ray Ford, was honored by the Metropolitan PGA with the Patriot Award in 2013 for his work raising funds for The Folds of Honor Foundation through two successful Pro-Ams.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Monday, July 28: First Round, 18 Holes
Tuesday, July 29: Second Round, 18 Holes
Wednesday, July 30: Final Round, 18 Holes
Tee times are scheduled from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 12:30–2:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The low 40 players (including ties) will advance to the final round on Wednesday, July 30 beginning at 7:30 a.m..
Rolling Hills Country Club features an 18-hole championship golf course, a six-lane swimming pool, eight tennis courts, a 300-seat ballroom, casual and formal member dining rooms, two outdoor patios and a bar/lounge. An expansive renovation project completed in 2009 has modernized and updated the clubhouse making it one of the premier country clubs in the area. The 80th Connecticut Open will mark the fifth CSGA major championship hosted by Rolling Hills Country Club.