20 Jun

Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am and Javier Colon Concert Highlight Wednesday

The 2012 Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am was yet again another crowd pleaser. Local and national celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment gathered at TPC River Highlands to tee it up alongside PGA TOUR professionals.

The celebrity field included actor Bill Murray, singers/songwriters Javier Colon and Michael Bolton, ESPN’s Chris Berman and Karl Ravech, WWE superstar Booker T, UConn Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma, UConn Associate Men’s Basketball coach George Blaney, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Doug Flutie, NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett, University of Hartford Women’s Basketball coach Jennifer Rizzotti, Quinnipiac Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tom Moore and Assistant Scott Burrell, actor James Naughton, sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, in addition to UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel.

With a score of 52, J.B. Holmes’ team of Bill Murray, Scott Burrell and Ahmad Rashad took first place. Bo Van Pelt’s team consisting of Rich Rosenthal, George Blaney and Tom Moore came in with 53 for a second place finish. In third place was Rory Sabbatini’s team with David Rowland, Robert Postma and Tracey Picker.

Javier Colon who teed it up with Bubba Watson this morning stayed late to play in the PowerStation Events Concert Series. Colon played to an enthusiastic crowd who kept the action going after the golf had ended.

The opening round of the 2012 Travelers Championship begins Thursday morning with starting times beginning at 6:50 a.m. Tickets are available at TravelersChampionship.com

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