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Tournament Preview: 115th Connecticut Amateur Championship

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On June 19th – 23rd, one of the oldest amateur events in the country heads to Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, Conn. for the 115th Connecticut Amateur Championship presented by Kota Solutions. Founded in 1976, this will mark the first time that Tashua Knolls Golf Course has hosted the Connecticut Amateur Championship. The club has previously hosted the 2001 Connecticut Public Links Championship and the 2011 Father & Son Championship, in addition to numerous CSGA and USGA qualifiers.

About the Course: Tashua Knolls Golf Course is a 27-hole facility with the original 18-holes designed by Al Zikorus and built in 1976. An additional 9-hole Executive course was designed by Michael Zikorus and built in 2004. In 2012, a complete bunker renovation was undertaken, transforming the course into one of the top public facilities in the state.

A Tournament 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.

By the numbers: By Friday afternoon, one of the 118 players in the field will be holding the Connecticut Amateur trophy, having endured one of golf’s sternest tests to capture the title. The winner will have played a total of eight rounds of golf and approximately 144 holes in five days.

 

Schedule of Events: All players will play 18 holes on Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th. The low 32 players will advance to match play, culminating with a 36-hole final on Friday, June 23rd.

Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th– Stroke Play Qualifying
Wednesday, June 21st - Round of 32 (AM) and Round of 16 (PM)
Thursday, June 22nd - Quarterfinals (AM) and Semifinals (PM)
Friday, June 23rd - Finals (36-Holes)

Social Media:
In addition to full championship coverage on our website at csgalinks.org and CTAmateur.com, players and spectators can join the conversation using the hashtag #CTAmateur.

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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.