NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (June 18, 2014) -- After day three of the 112th Connecticut Amateur, only eight players remain with a chance to have their name etched on the state’s most prestigious amateur title. The championship is being conducted June 16th – 20th on the North and South Courses at Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut.
Conducted by the Connecticut State Golf Association, the Connecticut Amateur Championship 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.
For the eventual champion, Wednesday began the first of three 36-hole days, with players playing their Round of 32 match in the morning, followed by their Round of 16 match in the afternoon. On a day where a tough, swirling wind was the story, eight players managed to successfully navigate their way around the 6,879 yard par-72 layout.
While the Round of 32 matches only produced three upsets based on the seeding, the Round of 16 saw three of the eight matches produce an upset. Among them included both the #1 (Sean Gaudette, Course at Yale) and #2 (Dave Szewczul) seeds falling, both of whom collected decisive victories in their morning matches. The highest remaining seed is Patrick Albanesi of Hartford Golf Club, who shot rounds 73-72—145 in stroke play qualifying to grab the #3 seed.
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