The CSGA Links Volume 6 Issue 4 August 2018 - Page 20

SUPER SENIOR Dale Dirk Outlasts Bracken at Simsbury Farms Wins with birdie on second playoff hole in wilting August heat D ale Dirk of Torrington Country Club shot 71, one under par, and then birdied the second extra hole against Defending Champion Jack Bracken to take the 22nd Super Senior Champion- ship at Simsbury Farms Golf Course. Dirk made a 30-foot, uphill putt on the par-4, 381-yard hole (below) before Bracken missed his attempt from just inside it. The two lefties were the only ones in the field of 76 to bet- ter par on a scorching, 95+ degree day. Bruce Kraczkowsky, Shawn McLoughlin and Terry Ruzzo all shot 72. When it was over a happy Dirk said he was just glad to be out of heat, a sentiment shared by most of the field. “It was tough,” one competitor said, “because I’ve got a few health problems. But then I guess everybody here does.” 20 | CSGA Links // August 2018