Zach Zaback of TPC River Highlands defeated Kevin Josephson of Country Club of Farmington, 1-Up to win the 112th Connecticut Amateur Championship.
The Finals of the Connecticut Amateur Championship between Kevin Josephson and Zach Zaback is being broadcast with Live Shot-By-Shot Tracking. Follow the Match Live!
Kevin Josephson, 24, of the Country Club of Farmington and Zack Zaback, 20, of TPC River Highlands, each won their semifinal match Thursday afternoon to advance to the 36-hole final of the 112th Connecticut Amateur Championship at Lake of Isles.
Friday will mark the first time for both Josephson and Zaback in the finals of the Connecticut Amateur Championship. Hear from the finalists on how they won their semifinals, and their plan for the final match.
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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. In 2013, Cody Paladino of Wethersfield Country Club defeated Peter Ball of Woodway Country Club, 3 and 1.
The 2014 Connecticut Amateur will mark the first time that the state's top amateurs have come to Lake of Isles to crown a champion. The club, which opened for play in 2005, has also previously hosted the Connecticut Open Championship in 2007.
Course Set-Up: The Championship will be contested on both the North Course and South Course at Lake of Isles. Both courses will be set-up at approximately 6,700 yards and will play to a par of 36-36--72.
Architect: The course was designed by famed architect Rees Jones, who has completed designs and re-designs for many of the PGA Tour's best courses including Baltusrol, Bethpage, Congressional and Hazeltine.
Awards: Lake of Isles is annually recognized as one of Connecticut's top courses. Listed below are a few of its many accolades:
Golfweek: First in Connecticut, Best Courses You Can Play 2010, Named #1 Public Course in Connecticut