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Boggini Sets the Pace at 2012 Mid-Amateur

Glen Boggini of Twin Hills Country Club has a one-shot lead after the first round of the 25th Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship, as Hop Meadow Country Club in Simsbury proved to be a challenging test on Monday. Only two players among the field of 122 managed to break par on the 6,915 yard, par-72 course, with Boggini’s 70 leading the way. He recorded five birdies, three bogeys and ten pars to complete his round at 2-under par.

At 1-under par 71, Brian Ahern of Wampanoag stands alone in second place as the only other player to break par. Three players, Steve Wagner (CC of Farmington), Ronald Soccoli, Jr. (Black Hall Club), and former winner Dave Szewczul (Tunxis Plantation CC) recorded even par rounds of 72. Defending champion, Raymond Floyd, Jr. is five strokes back after shooting 75.                      .   

The CSGA Mid-Amateur brings together the top amateur golfers in the state who are at least 25 years old and hold a handicap index not exceeding 6.4. After Monday’s round the field was reduced to the low 39 and ties.  The cut came at 77 and yielded a total of 50 golfers who will play 36 holes on Tuesday to complete the 54-hole championship. Play begins at 8:00am with the final round set to begin at 1:00pm. There is no charge for admission, and spectators are welcome.

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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.