Dave Szewczul of Tunxis Plantation Country Club used an even par (72) in the final round to secure a two shot victory in the 29th Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship, his second victory in as many weeks.
Brent Dietz of Cedar Knob GC and Doug Noble of Wampanoag CC share the overnight lead after firing matching scores of two under-par 70 on day one of the 29th Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship.
The 29th Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship is under way at Wampanoag Country Club. Follow the action all day as the state's best mid-amateurs look to make an early move.
Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford, Conn. has been selected as host of the 29th Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship. The club has previously hosted both the Connecticut Amateur and Open each a remarkable six times.
History of the Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship
The Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship is open to bona fide members of a CSGA club who are twenty five years of age and over by the start of the tournament. The tournament was first held at Shennecossett Golf Course in 1988, where Daniel Hendrickson captured the championship on his home course. Since its inception, the tournament has been won by many of the states top amateur competitors, including Bill Hermanson (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2001) and Jeff Hedden (2002, 2005, 2006, 2009).
In 2015, Chet Hrostek of the Golf Club at Oxford Greens shot rounds of 74-71-74--219 and edged six-time reigning Senior Player of the Year Dave Szewczul on the first playoff hole to capture the 28th Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship at Bull's Bridge Golf Club.
The 2016 Connecticut Mid-Amateur will mark the first Mid-Amateur hosted at Wampanoag Country Club. The club, which opened for play in 1924, has previously hosted six Connecticut Open Championships, six Connecticut Amateur Championships, and two Connecticut Women's Open Championships.
Course Set-Up: Wampanoag Country Club will be set up at approximately 6,610 yards and will play to a par of 36-36--72.
History: Wampanoag Country Club is a classic 18-hole championship golf course built in 1924 and designed by the world-renowned architect, Donald Ross. The course course offers the finest quality Bent Grass greens, fairways lined by gorgeous mature trees, Kentucky Bluegrass rough and flowing fescue grasses. It is known for its fast, yet true putting surfaces and the strategic placement of its bunkers, ponds and creeks located throughout the course.
Schedule of Events: 54-hole stroke play championship. All players will play 18 holes on Monday, October 3rd. The low 36 players including ties will advance to rounds two and three to be played on Tuesday, October 4th. The lowest 54 hole total will be declared the champion.