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Birch, Reilly near the top of the leaderboard at CT Open golf

There are nine holes of golf remaining in the second round and it’s been a mixed bag of results for the current and former FCIAC stars in action at the 82nd Connecticut Open Championship at Woodway Country Club.

Ridgefield’s Corey Birch and New Canaan’s Greg Reilly, Jr., are the headliners, as each is under par for the first two days.

Birch, who plays out of Silver Spring Country Club, shot an even-par 71 in the first round, and is 4-under through nine holes of the second round. He started the afternoon on the front nine and birdied four of the last six holes to get to 4-under, which places him second overall.

Cody Paladino of Wethersfield Country Club tops the leaderboard at 6-under par, which includes a 4-under 67 in round one. He is 2-under through nine holes in the second round.

Reilly, who plays out of the Country Club of Darien, has completed two rounds and is currently in seventh place with a 1-under 141. He shot a 2-under 69 in the first round and a 1-over 72 in the second round.

Former Trinity Catholic standouts Michael and Peter Ballo are also having strong tournaments. Both golfers play for the Woodway Country Club.

Michael Ballo is through two rounds and is tied for 11th at 1-over par. He shot 71 and 72 for a 143.

Peter Ballo is also 1-over, and has nine holes to play in the second round. He shot a 1-over 73 in the first round and is even in the second round.

Danbury’s Max Theodorakis of Ridgewood CC is tied for 20th at 3-over par. He had a 2-over 73 in the first round and is 1-over through nine holes in the second round.

Greenwich’s Paul Pastore of the Middlesex Eclub is tied for 32nd place at 6-over. He shot a 3-over 74 in the first round and is 3-over through nine in the second round.

New Canaan’s C.J. Swift of Great River Golf Club is 8-over with nine holes to play in the second round. He was 4-over with a 75 in the first round.

Other golfers who have completed 36 holes include New Canaan’s Justin Clark (77-74-151), Ridgefield’s Jonathan Spicci (83-77-160), and Darien’s Bobby Osborn (80-92, 162).

Peter Ballo surveys the ninth green during the second round of action in the 82nd Connecticut Open championship Tuesday ay Wooday Country Club. — Dave Stewart/HAN network photo