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Connecticut State Golf Association
Steward of Connecticut Golf Since 1899
Connecticut State Golf Association


Nicole Yatsenick Rallies to Win CWGA Championship

Nicole Yatsenick,17, who attends the Taft School in Watertown and plays out of the Country Club of Waterbury won the Connecticut Women's Golf Association Championship at Wethersfield Country Club when she made a 3-foot birdie putt on the 37th hole (No. 1), the first of sudden death, to defeat Myra Macmillan.

Yatsenick rallied from a 5-down deficit after 14 holes to win her first state title over Macmillan, of Oronoque CC in Stratford.

In the semifinals, Yatsenick, , defeated Mimi Schreck of Oronoque 3 and 2, and Macmillan beat Nicole Coffey of ESPN and Pequabuck GC-Bristol, 6 and 5.

In the 18-hole Founders Cup final, Priscilla Wargo of Heritage Village CC in Southbury edged Jill Tryon of Hartford Golf Club 1 up. In the semifinals of the Founders Cup, Jill Tryon beat Joyce Curran of Heritage Village CC-Southbury 1 up, and Priscilla Wargo beat Carol Galbraith of Hartford GC, 2 up.

Robin Bickerstaff, CWGA Major Tournament Chairperson, Nicole Yatsenick, the 2011 Connecticut Women's Golf Association Champion, and Penny Jones CWGA President

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About the CSGA

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.