The CSGA Links Volume 4 Issue 6 October, 2016 - Page 26

ONE DAY TOURNAMENTS Cashman, Flowers Win 15th Al Acker One Day Championship F or the 15th consecutive year, the CSGA ended its championship Season with the One Day Championship. Renamed the “Al Acker One Day Championship” in memory of the King of the One Day’s himself, the 15th playing was nothing short of exciting. Contested on the 6,562 yard, par 71 Donald Ross design in Groton, Connecticut, the Al Acker One Day Championship serves as the final event on the One Day series schedule. Players can earn their invitation to compete in the final event by recording a top-five finish in any of the CSGA’s thirteen One Day tournaments throughout the season. In the Tettelbach (under fifty-five) Division, Chris Flowers of H. Smith Richardson Golf Course edged Brent Dietz of Cedar Knob Golf Course on the first playoff hole to capture the victory. Both Flowers and Dietz turned in a score of two under-par 69 to send the event to a playoff. Flowers edged Dietz with a par on the first playoff hole to capture his first victory of the season. Flowers recorded two eagles to go along with a birdie and three bogies during his round. “I came into today’s round with a ‘finish strong’ attitude,” said Flowers, who will begin working as a PGA apprentice this winter. “I got off to a bad start, but when I made eagle on my 6th hole, I picked up momentum and played solid golf the rest of the way. Fortunately, I made the par putt on the first playoff hole to win.” In the Siderowf (fifty-five and older) Division, Edward Cashman of the Middlesex Eclub captured his fourth win of the season, with a three under-par score of 68. Cashman used three birdies and an eagle to offset just two bogies during his round. Cashman bogied his second hole of the day on the par-4 11th, but was able to quickly bounce back, recording a birdie and eagle on the back 9. Cashman edged out Bruce Kraczkowsky of Blue Fox Run Golf Course by two for the title. In the Tettelbach Net Division Tom Dowd of Topstone Golf Course captured the title with a round of six under-par 65. With the win, Dowd earned his second title of the 2016 One Day season. Tom Hurd of Great Neck Country Club captured his third win of the 2016 One Day season by also turning in a six under-par 65. The Connecticut State Golf Association would like to thank all of the golf clubs who hosted tournaments this season, and the golfers and volunteers who helped make 2016 another successful year for participation in the CSGA One Day Tournament Series. 26 | CSGA Links // October, 2016