Connecticut Mid-Amateur: Olender leads by two
SIMSBURY, CT (August 19, 2014) — David Olender fired a four under-par round of 68 to lead after the first round of the 27th Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship.

Chris Maxwell sits two shots back of Olender in second place heading into the tournament's final day, which consists of 36 holes.

Eighty-two players made their way around the 6,788 yard, par-72 layout at Hop Meadow Country Club. Olender opened his round with an even-par 36 on the front nine that featured an eagle on the par-5 sixth, before making two birdies and his second eagle of the day on the back side.

Olender, who will be looking for his first CSGA championship, had best finish in the event back in 2006 where he finished in a tie for fourth place just four shots behind eventual champion Jeff Hedden.

ABOUT THE Connecticut Mid-Amateur

54-hole stroke play championship. Players must hold an active USGA Handicap Index at a CSGA club not exceeding 6.4, and be at least 25 years of age.

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