Hop Brook golf championship tees off

NAUGATUCK — Despite an opening weekend muddled by thunderstorms, the Hop Brook golf championship is underway and most of the top seeds advanced in first-round action Aug. 5.

The first round was originally set for Aug. 4, but heavy rain forced the course’s closure for that day. The quarterfinals are set to be played, weather-permitting, on Sunday. The finals were originally scheduled for Aug. 19 before weather altered the schedule, and the rest of the tournament schedule is to be announced.

Here are the results of first-round action:

Championship flight: No. 1 Nick Tribanas def. No. 16 Pete Gallino, 5 and 4; No. 2 Ray Martino def. No. 15 Steve Slekis, 4 and 3; No. 3 Jesse Cyr def. No. 14 Jim Russo, 9 and 8; No. 4 Jerry Russo def. No. 13 Mark Magas, 3 and 2; No. 5 Jason Rizk def. No. 12 Vic Chernesky, 1 up; No. 6 Scott Thomas def. No. 11 Ryan Murphy, 4 and 2; No. 7 Steve DeMatteo def. No. 10 Gabe Amador, default; No. 8 Dave Leroy def. No. 9 George Lockwood, 2 and 1.

First flight: No. 1 Bob Stabile and No. 2 Mike Fox earned byes; No. 3 Manny Tribanas def. No. 14 Doug Palomino, 4 and 2; No. 4 Sam Molnar def. No. 13 Keith Ljungquist, 2 and 1; No. 5 Billy Testone def. No. 12 Gary Stabile, 1 up; No. 11 Larry Testone def. No. 6 Paul Rotatori, 6 and 5; No. 7 Mike Murphy def. No. 10 Paul Rokas, 2 and 1; No. 8 Brandon Sweet def. No. 9 Joe Pisco, 6 and 5.

Second flight: No. 1 Paul Padilla earned a bye; No. 2 Billy Klisus def. No. 15 Ryan Hunt, 5 and 4; No. 3 Dale Sweet def. No. 14 Joey Tribanas, 5 and 4; No. 13 Ron Wallace def. No. 4 Joe Bahme, 5 and 4; No. 12 Herb Grandpre def. No. 5 Joe Tribanas, 4 and 2; No. 11 Ron Swierbitowicz def. No. 6 Tom Gronau, default; No. 7 Charlie Fredericks def. No. 10 Tom Gaffney, 5 and 4; No. 9 Ully Hilse def. No. 8 Joe Cantillion, 5-4.

These quarterfinal matches are set to be played Sunday:

Championship flight: Tribanas vs. Leroy; Russo vs. Rizk; Martino vs. DeMatteo; Cyr vs. Thomas.

First flight: Stabile vs. Sweet; Molnar vs. Testone; Fox vs. Murphy; Tribanas vs. Testone.

Second flight: Padilla vs. Hilse; Wallace vs. Grandpre; Klisus vs. Fredericks; Sweet vs. Swierbitowicz.