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86th Connecticut Open Championship

Tournament Info

2020 Exemptions

Ridgewood Country Club | August 3-5, 2020

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EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

1) Past CT Open Champions 

2) CT Amateur Champions of the past 5 years (2016-2020)

3) The top 15 finishers and ties in the 2019 CT Open Championship.

4) New England Amateur Champion(s) of the past 3 years (2017-2019)

5) 2020 CT Amateur Runner-Up

6) Champions of the following Championships: 2019 Mid-Amateur, 2019 Senior Amateur, 2019 Public Links, 2020 Russell Palmer Cup, 2020 Junior Amateur,  2020 Senior Match Play and 2020 CT Senior Open

7) Players who succesfully qualified for the 2020 US Open

8) Top ten (10) players in 2019 Dick Tettelbach Player of the Year point rankings

9) Top ten (10) Professionals in the 2019 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, Public Links, Sr. Amateur, Sr. Match Play, Palmer Cup, & Junior Amateur

10a) Director of Golf/Head Professional of the following 2020 USGA Qualifiers conducted by the CSGA: U.S. Open, U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur, U.S. Senior Amateur, U.S. Senior Women's Amateur, U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball

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

* Exempt Players MUST meet eligibility criteria & apply by the closing deadline

** Director of Golf/Head Professional exemptions are not transferrable

*** Exempt players in category 1 will remain eligible regardless of residency or membership in the CSGA

 

EXEMPT PLAYERS

Name Category
Fletcher Babcock
Peter Ballo
Mike Ballo, Sr.
Paul Barnsley
Marc Bayram
Alex Beach
James Becker
Jason Beffert
Frank Bensel
Bobby Benson
Jeff Beyer
Kyle Bilodeau
Steve Birkmeyer
Glenn Carlson
Jason Caron
Frank Carta
Ben Conroy
Nick Cook
Joe Cordani
Jeff Curl
Doug Dalziel
Adam D'Amario
Ben Day
Richard Dowling
Michael Downey
Seth Egnasko
Jeff Evanier
Justin Foster
Kyle Gallo
John Gentile
Kevin Giancola
Michael Gilmore
Tom Gleeton
Ken Green
Patrick Griffin
Jim Hanlon
Zack Happy
Rick Hayes
Jeff Hedden
Bill Hermanson
Ben James
Paul Kelly
Donny Kirkpatrick
Rasmey Kong
Mike Laganza
Frank Leja
Jason Loomis
Denny Lyons
Steve Madison
Kevin Mahaffy
Fran Marrello
Mike Martin
Jack McConachie
Blake Morris
Chandler Morris
Gary Murphy
John Paesani
Cody Paladino
John Parsons
Paul Pastore
Jack Powers
Adam Rainaud
Jay Rice
Ed Sabo
Joshua Salah
Kevin Shea
James Sheltman
Richard Siderowf
Wayne Smyth
Steve Sokol
Jim St. Pierre
Austin Straub
William Street
CJ Swift
Christopher Tallman
Max Theodorakis
Jason Thresher
Peter Tomlinson
John VanDerLaan
Michael Vanderlaan
John Verrengia
Jeremy Vitkauskas
Brendan Walsh
Jim West
Chris Wiatr
Jerome Yochum
Zach Zaback
 
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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.