Brewster, Massachusetts (October 12, 2021) – Day One of the 87th Tri-State Matches at Cape Cod National Golf Club didn’t go as planned for Connecticut. They got off to a slow start with just 15 points in the morning foursome matches and despite a strong afternoon of foursomes, there is still plenty of catch-up work to be done on Wednesday in the singles matches.
Rhode Island looking for their first win since 2001 will enter the final day of competition in third place with 54 points, Massachusetts winners of 15 of the last 16 Tri-States is second with 51points while Connecticut is third with 39 points.
Led by three teams with 4.5 points Connecticut made a charge in the afternoon but with Rhode Island and Massachusetts continuing to play well very little ground was made up. Connecticut’s 4.5 point performances came from Rick Dowling and Brian Ahern, Dick Stevens and Bob Murphy Jr., Craig Platt and Donal Reilly.
A Connecticut comeback will now hinge on the Wednesday morning singles set to begin at 9 a.m. Click here for the pairings.
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.