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The winning foursome in the Post #13 American Legion Golf Tournament, with the Commander’s Cup, left to right: Ted Rytna, Daryl Stevens Post Commander Ronald P. Coderre, team captain Michael Vassar and Jimmy Stevens.  The foursome posted a 13 under par score of 58. Courtesy photo.
The 2nd American Legion Post #13 Golf Tournament raised $14,500 in net profit for community programs sponsored by the post.
There were 26 foursomes teeing up at Connecticut National Golf Course.
“Thanks to the large field of golfers, the support of our major and tee sponsors we were able to realize our largest net profit in the two years of the event.  This tournament continues to put us in a financial position where we are able to provide scholarships, programs and special projects in the Putnam community,” said Post #13 Commander Ronald P. Coderre.
On the course a mere one stroke separated the top three foursomes in the field.  The winning foursome of Michael Vassar, Daryl and Jimmy Stevens and Ted Ratyna posted a 13 under par score of 58 on the par 71, 5913-yard Connecticut National layout.  The winners shot 29-29-58 with four birdies and an eagle on the front and birdies on seven of the nine holes on the back.  In addition to individual trophies, the winners received the Commander’s Cup, which they’ll maintain in their possession for one year.
Second place by virtue of matching cards was the group of Tom Auclair, Marc Allard, Paul Leduc and George Dumas.   They posted a score of 29-30-59.  The third slot went to the Gerardi Insurance foursome of Eric Quinn, Matt Desaulnier, Andy Crowley and Bryan Maker.  They carded a 27-32-59.
The co-ed team competition title went to the foursome of Donna Coderre, Charles Boivin, Brian Streczala and Ron Desrochers.  In winning the mixed field event they post a six under par 65.
Closest-to-the pin winners were Ron Desrochers (4th Hole); Andy Crowley (7th); Nicholas Cote (9th); Ron Coderre (11th); and Butch Hansen (15th).  Joe Lindley of Thompson walked off with the 50/50 drawing prize.
The Post honored Jo-Ann Chenail of bankHometown with an American Legion certificate of appreciation.  bankHometown was the this year’s tournament sponsor.  The Major sponsors were Fluid Coating Technology, G-Seven Catering Company, Gerardi Insurance Services and RPC Associates.  
Funds raised will assist in supporting the Boys State program, a scholarship to a Putnam High School student and a veteran at Quinebaug Valley Community College, Americanism programs at Putnam Elementary School, TriTown American Legion Baseball, and the high school oratorical contest.  The proceeds will also support the flag project on the WWI Veterans Memorial Bridge on Pomfret Street and the “Hometown Hero” banner project.
Members of the tournament committee included Rick and Dee Carnahan, Quinn, Charlie Leach, Victor Kratz, Brian Maynard, Roger Franklin, Chas MacKenzie, Earl Rosebrooks, Vassar, and Alan and Jo-Anne Joslin.
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