Three current Central Connecticut golfers and two alumni are among the field of 125 golfers competing at the 115th Connecticut Amateur presented by Kota Business Solutions being held June 19th-23rd. The event teed off on Monday and is being held at the 6,540 yard, par-72, Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, CT. The opening round was suspended and will continue Tuesday morning.
PHOTO GALLERY (Day 1)
There were four qualifiers held around the state, with two of them being won by CCSU golfers. Incoming CCSU freshman Nick Piersall shot a +4 (76) in the opening round. Piersall qualified by winning the qualifier at Shuttle Meadow. Drew Aitken, a sophomore in the fall at CCSU, won the state qualifier at The Windham Club. He shot a +4 (76) in the first round on Monday.
Arthur Ouimet, who will be a sophomore in the fall, qualified at Shuttle Meadow. He shot an opening-round 74 to finish the first round at +2.
Two Blue Devil alumni are also competing. Dave Szewczul, a past champion in the event, finished the first round among the top 10 on the leaderboard after shooting a -1 (71). Monte Mullen is also among the field of 125 golfers.
The field of golfers will be trimmed to the top 32 following play on Tuesday. The low thirty-two players will advance to match play and it will take five wins in match play for the eventual champion to claim the Connecticut Amateur trophy.