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2021 Exemptions

Country Club of Darien | July 26-28, 2021

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EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

1) Past Connecticut Open Champions (eligible regardless of residency or membership in the CSGA) 

2) Connecticut Amateur Champions of the past 5 years (2017-2021)

3) The top 15 finishers and ties in the 2020 Connecticut Open Championship.

4) New England Amateur Champion(s) of the past 3 years (2018-2020)

5) 2021 Connecticut Amateur Runner-Up

6) Champions of the following events: 2020 Russell C. Palmer Cup, 2020 Connecticut Mid-Amateur, 2020 Connecticut Senior Amateur, 2020 Connecticut Public Links, 2020 Connecticut Senior Match Play, 2021 Russell C. Palmer Cup, 2021 Connecticut Senior Match Play, 2021 Connecticut Junior Amateur and 2021 Connecticut Senior Open

7) Players who succesfully qualified for the 2021 US Open

8) Top ten (10) players in 2020 Dick Tettelbach Player of the Year point rankings

9) Top ten (10) Professionals in the 2020 CT PGA & MET PGA Player of the Year standings

10) Director of Golf/Head Professional of the following 2020 CSGA Championships and qualifying sites: Open, Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Women’s Open, Women’s Amateur, Public Links, Senior Amateur, Senior Match Play, Palmer Cup & Junior Amateur.  (These exemptions are not transferrable)

10a) Director of Golf/Head Professional of the following 2020 USGA Qualifiers conducted by the CSGA: Open, Junior Amateur, Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior Amateur, Amateur Four-Ball and Women’s Amateur Four-Ball.  (These exemptions are not transferrable)

11) Country Club of Darien will receive 2 exemptions to be used at their discretion

* Unless otherwise note, exempt players MUST meet eligibility criteria & apply by the closing deadline

 

EXEMPT PLAYERS

Name Category

Ayers, Christopher

Ballo, Peter

Ballo, Sr., Mike

Barnsley, Paul

Bayram, Marc

Becker, James

Bensel, Frank

Benson, Bobby

Bina, Carey

Bray, Richard

Brown, Bobby

Campbell, Andrew

Carlson, Glenn

Caron, Jason

Carta, Frank

Casey, Patrick

Clark, Patrick

Conroy, Ben

Cook, Nick

Crawford, Michael

Curl, Jeff

Dalziel, Doug

Day, Benjamin

Dowling, Rick

Downey, Michael

Evanier, Jeff

Fosdick, Christopher

Friedman, Adam

Gage, Bobby

Gallo, Kyle

Gavronski, Tim

Gelderman, Geoff

Gentile, John

Giancola, Kevin

Gilmore, Michael

Gosler, Jordan

Green, Ken

Griffin, Patrick

Hanlon, Jim

Hedden, Jeff

Keiser, Brian

Kelly, Paul

Kenney, Chris

Kirkpatrick, Donny

Kong, Rasmey

Konkowski, CJ

Lyons, Denny

Mahaffy, Kevin

Marrello, Fran

Martin, Mike

McConachie, Jack

Morris, Blake

Mucha, Bob

Muller, Cory

Murphy, Daniel

Paesani, John

Paladino, Cody

Parsons, John

Pastore, Paul

Pyne, Casey

Rainaud, Adam

Rice, Jay

Roche, Connor

Sabo, Ed

Seaman, Peter

Shea, Kevin

Sheltman, James

Siderowf, Richard

Smythe, Wanye

Sokol, Steve

St. Pierre, Jim

Stevens, Richard

Straub, Austin

Street, William

Szewczul, Dave

Tallman, Christopher

Talwar, Saptak

Theodorakis, Max

Thresher, Jason

Treen, Andy

VanDerLaan, John

Vroman, Scott

Walsh, Brendan

West, Jim

Wivestad, Jan

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Founded in 1899, the CSGA is the country's oldest state golf association and, as an Allied Golf Association of the USGA, provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. In addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members at 181 member clubs, the CSGA conducts more than 85 days of competition throughout the year for golfers of all ages, genders, and skill levels. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, Connecticut Section PGA, Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale, LPGA-Amateur Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, and The First Tee of Connecticut.