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Connecticut Completes Tri-State Matches

Bob Murphy Jr. tallied 5.5 points in the final day singles and 14.5 points overall (David Colt Photography)

Brewster, Massachusetts (October 13, 2021) – Team Connecticut did all they could to scratch and claw their way back into the mix at the 87th Tri-State Matches. Following a slow start on Tuesday morning Connecticut finished second in each of the next two sessions but the early deficit ended up being too big to overcome.  

Led by 5.5 points from Bob Murphy Jr. (14.5 points overall) Connecticut amassed 46 points in the Wednesday morning singles but it wasn’t nearly enough as Massachusetts rattled off a 60 point session on their way to a come from behind victory. For Massachusetts, it was their 16th win in the last 17 Tri-State Matches.

Singles Results I Photo Gallery

Massachusetts entered the last day at Cape Cod National Golf Club trailing Rhode Island by three points but rallied in a big way. All 16 players on the Massachusetts roster earned at least one point with Doug Clapp earning the maximum six points. Three other players including 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur winner Matt Parziale won five points.

Overall Massachusetts tallied 111 points while Rhode Island who had been looking for their first title since 2001 posted a 91.5 point total to finish second. Connecticut fought hard but finished in third place with 85.5 points. 

Day One Results

Connecticut also received strong singles performances from Dan Murphy (5 points), Rick Dowling (4.5 points), Dave Jones (4.5 points), and Dick Stevens (4.5 points). 

The 88th Tri-State Matches will head to Rhode Island next year. The course and dates will be announced at a later time. 

Photos courtesy of David Colt Photography

About the Connecticut State Golf Association

The Connecticut State Golf Association 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 60 Championships, Qualifiers, and One Day Tournaments throughout the year.

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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.