OLD LYME, CONN. (June 17, 2015) -- Day three is in the books at the 113th Connecticut State Amateur played at the Black Hall Club in Old Lyme, Conn. The first round of match play showed how quickly things can change from strokeplay to match play as 6 of the top 10 seeds were knocked out including the #1 seed John Flaherty and the #2 seed Paul Pastore.
Zack Zaback is the highest remaining seed left in the field at #3. The defending champion escaped his first round opponent Clark Robinson by winning the 18th hole with a bogey. However, Zaback had no problem with his 2nd round opponent, winning comfortably 5&3. He will continue his title defense against Nick Torrance of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Torrence is a recent graduate of Jacksonville University and has twice made it to the round of 16 in the Connecticut State Amateur.
The quarterfinal matches will be played on Thursday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. with the semifinal matches following Thursday afternoon. The championship will conclude on Friday with a 36-hole final.
ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Connecticut Amateur Championship is one of the nation’s oldest state amateur golf championships and is one of 18 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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