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Golfers Enjoy 2022 Bob McKee Classic Tournament

Conard alumni golfers, back row, from left: Bob Stich (Class of 1969), Carl Johnson (Class of 1999), James MacGilpin (Class of 1998), Jordan Tirone (Class of 2006), John Kirkutis (Class of 1987), James Redman (Class of 2008), Marco Pizzoferrato (Class of 1992), Nick Macca (Class of 2005), Bruce Backus (Class of 1964), John Gormley (Class of 1994), John Hanley (Class of 1966), Justin Crawford (Class of 1999), Nelson Ward (Class of 1998). Front row, from left: Conor Tracy (Class of 1996), Rob Cersosimo (Head Coach: 1984-13), Matt Cersosimo (Class of 1996), Devon Pencz (Class of 2016), Jack Kennedy (Class of 2022), Peter Langevin (Class of 2022), Jonathan Esposito (Class of 2011), Griffin O'Connell (Class of 2022), John Souza (Class of 1984). Alumni missing from photo: Chris Glowack (Class of 1984), John Kaschak (Class of 2003), John Molyneaux (Class of 2005), Michael Campitelli (Class of 2009). Courtesy photo

The 2022 Bob McKee Classic, which benefits the football program at West Hartford’s Conard High School, was held on Aug. 13 at Simsbury Farms.

From left: John Kirkutis (Class of 1987), James MacGilpin (Class of 1998), Dr. Doug MacGilpin (Team Doctor: 1978-16), Dr. Bruce Backus (Class of 1964). Courtesy photo

By Ronni Newton

Sixty-seven golfers – including 24 Conard High School football alumni – hit the links at Simsbury Farms on Aug. 13, 2022, for the Seventh Annual Bob McKee Classic, a golf tournament held to honor the former coach and namesake of Conard’s Robert McKee Stadium.

McKee, who died at age 95 in December 2017, launched the football program at Conard when the school opened in 1957, and was head coach until his retirement in 1983. McKee was succeeded as Conard’s head coach by his son-in-law, Rob Cersosimo, who was succeed by his son and current head coach, Matt Cersosimo in 2014.

The annual tournament began in 2014, but was not held due to COVID-19 in 2020, and remained on hiatus in 2021. Volunteers Megan Cersosimo, Kimberly Esposito, Josh Greenberg, and John Quaglia were instrumental to the great success of this year’s event, organizers said.

Tournament Winners

Low Gross: (Winning Score = 61)
Ted Jednorowicz
Jake Jednorowicz
Jonathan Esposito
Jack Flattery

Low Net (Winning Score = 46)
Bob Stich
Liz Stich
Brendan Stich
Jim Giarnese

Closest To The Pin:
Female Winner: Cindy Ahern (5’3”)
Male Winner: John Souza (5’1”)

Long Drive
Women: Liz Stich
Men: Jonathan Esposito

From left: Carl Johnson (Class of 1999), Jerry Gray, John Hanley (Class of 1966). Courtesy photo

From left: Justin Crawford (Class of 1999), Rob Whitten, Mary Whitten-Crawford, Nelson Ward (Class of 1998). Courtesy photo

From left: Gary Alford (Conard wrestling coach), Noiel Fontaine, John Souza (Class of 1984), Joe Chapel. Courtesy photo

From left: Samantha Kradas, Assistant Basketball Coach (Class of 2012), Heather Buck (Assistant Basketball Coach), Laurie Cersosimo, Head Basketball Coach (Class of 2001), Makaila Sinclai. Courtesy photo

From left: John Quaglia (Assistant football coach), Josh Greenberg (Assistant football coach). Courtesy photo

From left: Tim Cimini, Assistant lacrosse coach (Class of 2008), Conor Tracy, Assistant lacrosse coach (Class of 1996), Max Pace (Class of 2008), Ben Digel (Class of 2008). Courtesy photo

From left: Nick Macca (Class of 2005), Rob Cersosimo (Head Coach: 1984-13), Jordan Tirone (Class of 2006), John Molyneaux (Class of 2005), John Kaschak (Class of 2003). Courtesy photo

From left: Jimmy Bennett (Assistant football coach), Andrew Rosa (Assistant football coach), Ron Wziontko (Assistant football coach: 2004-16), Devon Pencz, Assistant football coach (Class of 2016). Courtesy photo

From left: Mike McCarthy (Assistant football coach), Brian McCarthy, Matthew Au, James Redman, Assistant football coach (Class of 2008). Courtesy photo

From left: Kyle Egress, Lewis Tamaccio (Class of 1996), Ken Mangini, Sean Page. Courtesy photo

From left: Jason Lussier (Assistant football coach), D.J. Kelly, Jay Lucas, Tim Feshler (Assistant football coach). Courtesy photo

From left: Marco Pizzoferrato, Assistant Coach: 2000-01 (Class of 1992), John Gormley (Class of 1994), Matt Morin. Courtesy photo

From left: Jonathan Esposito (Class of 2011), Jake Jednorowicz, Ted Jednorowicz, Jack Flattery. Courtesy photo

From left: Micahel Campitelli, Assistant Coach: 2016-17 (Class of 2009), Danielle Campitelli (Class of 2013), Tyler Almonte, Rob Ciotto. Courtesy photo

From left: Griffin O’Connell (Class of 2022), Peter Langevin (Class of 2022), Jack Kennedy (Class of 2022), Chris Faherty. Courtesy photo

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