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Brian Ahern Wins 15th Russell C. Palmer Cup

Brian Ahern, Wampanoag CC, held off Rasmey Kong and Andrew Sciarretta to capture his fourth CSGA major championship.

Jackson Fretty Takes Overnight Lead

17-year-old Jackson Fretty's three-under par 68 leads after round one at the 2018 Russell C. Palmer Cup

Storylines from the 15th Russell C. Palmer Cup

Ninety-six of Connecticut’s best amateur golfers will begin play on Monday, May 21st at the Country Club of Farmington in hopes of capturing the 15th Russell C. Palmer Cup.

Scoring & Results

15th Russell C. Palmer Cup
May 21-22 | CC of Farmington
Final Results

Quick Facts

Host Club: Country Club of Farmington
Address: 806 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: (860) 677-1681
Website: Click here to view »

Par & Yardage: Country Club of Farmington will be set up to play at a total of 6,426 yards and a par of 71.

Named for Russell C. Palmer, former CSGA Executive Director (1986-1995) and inductee into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame (1997), the Palmer Cup is the Connecticut Stroke Play Championship. Mr. Palmer’s numerous accomplishments include establishing the use of GHIN throughout CSGA member clubs and initiating the purchase of the “Connecticut Golf House” which for 25 years served as the home of the CSGA and the Connecticut Section PGA.

In addition to his work with the CSGA, Mr. Palmer was a member of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, a past president of the International Association of Golf Administrators, and a past president of the Hartford Golf Club. He was also active in the United States Golf Association where he served as a member of the Museum Committee and as a rules official for several United States Amateurs, Opens and Senior Opens.

Tournament Information

Entries Close: Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Handicap Limit: 6.4

Age Limit: None

Field Size: Limited to 99 players

About the Tournament: 54-hole stroke play championship. All players will play 18 holes on Monday, May 21st. The low 39 players including ties will advance to rounds two and three to be played on Tuesday, May 22nd. The lowest 54 hole total will be declared the champion.

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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.