The CSGA Links Volume 4 Issue 6 October, 2016 - Page 16

CHAMPIONSHIPS 29TH Connecticut Mid-Amateur A fter breaking through to pick up his first piece of CSGA hardware since 2014, 2010 Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame inductee Dave Szewczul of Tunxis Plantation Country Club began the final round of the 29th Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championship just one stroke behind the lead. After firing a 69 (-3) in round two on the 6,610 yard, par-72 layout, Szewczul wasted no time in the final round, carding two birdies in his first three holes to take the lead. His final round included a total of three birdies, offset by a bogey at the 11th, and a double bogey at the 18th. Starting on hole #2 in the final round, Szewczul’s late double bogey on his 17th hole put him back into a tie with Dietz. “I didn’t know how I stood all day, a double bogey is never good, but I knew that I was playing well, and that someone else would have to play well, I was hoping that the double bogey would not derail me,” said Szewczul. Despite the late blunder, Szewczul was able 16 | CSGA Links // October, 2016 Dave Szewczul, Tunxis Plantation Country Club