Zach Zaback of TPC River Highlands put on a storied performance en-route to defeating Corey Birch of Silver Spring CC by a score of 9 & 7 in the finals of the 114th Connecticut Amateur presented by Kota Solutions.
The final match of the 114th Connecticut Amateur Championship between Corey Birch and Zach Zabck is under way at Wethersfield Country Club. Follow the action with live hole-by-hole scoring throughout the day.
Corey Birch of Silver Spring CC (right) and Zach Zaback of TPC River Highlands (left) each won their semifinal match Thursday afternoon to advance to the 36-hole final of the 114th Connecticut Amateur presented by Kota Solutions.
After day three of the 114th Connecticut Amateur presented by Kota Solutions, only eight players remain with a chance to have their name etched on the state’s most prestigious amateur title.

 

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History of the Connecticut Amateur Championship

The Connecticut Amateur Championship is the oldest event conducted by the CSGA and is one of the nation's oldest state amateur golf championships. The challenging format tests the state's best amateur golfers over two rounds of stroke play to determine the low thirty-two match play qualifiers. Two rounds of match play each day culminate in a thirty-six hole final to crown the top amateur player in Connecticut.

The first winner of the Connecticut Amateur was Thomas L. Cheney. Since Cheney's innaugural victory, past champions have included Robert M. Grant, whom the medalist honor is named, and current PGA tour player, J.J. Henry.

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The 2017 Connecticut Amateur will mark the first time that the state's top amateurs will come to Tashua Knolls Golf Course to crown a champion. The club, which was founded in 1976, has previously hosted the 2001 Connecticut Public Links Championship and the 2011 Father & Son Championship, in addition to numerous CSGA and USGA qualifiers.

Course: Founded in 1976, Tashua Knolls Golf Course celebrated its fortieth anniversary this past year. The original 18-hole layout designed by Al Zikorus measures 6,540 yards and a par of 72 from the championship tees. True to Zikorus’ style of architecture, the course features winding and undulating fairways matched with a difficult set of contoured greens that will prove challenging for the competitors.

A First: The 2017 Connecticut Amateur will mark the first time in the one hundred and fifteen year history of the championship that a champion will be crowned on a public golf course. The tournament was conducted at Shennecossett Golf Course in 1922, 1923 and 1926, which was a private course at the time, and was conducted Lake of Isles in 2007, which utilized both the private and the public courses.