The CSGA Links Volume 6 Issue 4 August 2018 - Page 17

ue L ike Watson v. Nicklaus at Turnberry, or Stenson v. Mickelson at Troon, they’ll be talking about VanDer- Laan v. Swift at New Haven Country Club in the 84th Connecticut Open for years. Or at least until one of them wins his first PGA Tour event. Twenty-two-year old John VanDerLaan, after tying the Connecticut Open’s single-round record with 62 on Day One, shot his second 66 of the week, reached 16 un- der par and broke the Open record of 200 by six. And yet walking up the 54th and final hole, he led by only one over CJ Swift, who would shoot 67-196, a CSGA Links // August 2018 17