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Richard Dowling Captures 115th Connecticut Amateur

Richard Dowling of Shelton, Conn. captured the 115th Connecticut Amateur Championship on Friday, defeating Evan Grenus on the 36th hole at Tashua Knolls Golf Course.

Follow Live: Final Match of the 115th Conn. Amateur

Richard Dowling and Evan Grenus are on the course for the final match of the 115th Connecticut Amateur Championship. Who will take home the state's most prestigious amateur championship trophy?

Scoring & Results

2017 Connecticut Amateur
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Final Results
Day Five Story
Match Play Bracket Stroke Play Results

Quick Facts

Host Club: Tashua Knolls Golf Course
Address: 40 Tashua Knolls Lane, Trumbull, CT 06611
Phone: 203-452-5186
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Par & Yardage: Tashua Knolls Golf Course will be set up to play at a total of 6,540 yards and a par of 72.

Course: Founded in 1976, Tashua Knolls Golf Course celebrated its fortieth anniversary this past year. The original 18-hole layout designed by Al Zikorus measures 6,540 yards and a par of 72 from the championship tees. True to Zikorus’ style of architecture, the course features winding and undulating fairways matched with a difficult set of contoured greens that will prove challenging for the competitors.

A First: The 2017 Connecticut Amateur will mark the first time in the one hundred and fifteen year history of the championship that a champion will be crowned on a public golf course. The tournament was conducted at Shennecossett Golf Course in 1922, 1923 and 1926, which was a private course at the time, and was conducted Lake of Isles in 2007, which utilized both the private and the public courses.

Tournament Information

Entries Close: Thursday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Handicap Limit: Amateur Golfers with a CSGA Handicap Index of 6.4 or less

Age Limit: No Age Limit

Field Size: Approx. 120 in Championship Proper

About the Tournament: The Connecticut Amateur Championship is the oldest event conducted by the CSGA and is one of the nation's oldest state amateur golf championships. The challenging format tests the state's best amateur golfers over two rounds of stroke play to determine the low thirty-two match play qualifiers. Two rounds of match play each day culminate in a thirty-six hole final to crown the top amateur player in Connecticut.

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About the CSGA

The CSGA functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 50 Championships, Qualifiers and One-Day Tournaments throughout the year, in addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members and 181 member clubs. As a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, The First Tee, the Connecticut PGA, and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.