Match Play starts Weds. at Connecticut State Amateur
Uconn golfer John Flaherty
Uconn golfer John Flaherty

OLD LYME, CONN. (June 16, 2015) -- John Flaherty of Glastonbury, Conn. made the biggest move of today's 2nd round at the Connecticut State Amateur with a 66 that vaulted him atop the leaderboard. The soon to be University of Connecticut senior carded a total of 8 birdies including 5 on the front nine (his back nine). Flaherty will have plenty of momentum going into match play against the 32nd seed Philip Perry.

1st round leader Zack Zaback, who is a teammate of Flaherty, had a very solid 2nd round going until an unfortunate triple bogey on the 18th hole. Nonetheless, Zaback is in a good position heading into match play as the 3rd overall seed and will face Clark Robinson in the first round. The defending champion will definitely be a player to keep an eye as the matches progress.

The first round will begin tomorrow at 7:30am with the 2nd round taking place immediately following the first.

ABOUT THE Connecticut Amateur

The Connecticut Amateur Championship is one of the nation’s oldest state amateur golf championships and is one of 19 championship tournaments conducted by the Connecticut State Golf Association. 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.

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