Kyle Nolin of Tallwood Country Club captured the 31st Connecticut Public Links Championship on Tuesday, shooting rounds of 72-72-144 for an even-par total and a two-stroke victory at Lyman Orchards Golf Club.
The final round of the 31st Connecticut Public Links Championship is under way at Lyman Orchards Golf Course in Middlefield, Conn. Follow the action all day with live scoring & results at CTPublicLinks.com
Chris Meinke of Longshore Golf Course was the lone player to break par on day one of the 31st Connecticut Public Links Championship, firing a round of one under-par 71 to grab the overnight lead.
On August 8th and 9th, the Jones Course at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, Connecticut will welcome the state's top public golfers for the 31st playing of the Public Links Championship.
History of the Connecticut Public Links Championship
The Connecticut Public Links Championship is the final CSGA major of the tournament season. The Public Links Championship honors the true spirit of public golf and is open to Connecticut amateur golfers who, since January 1st of the current year, have been bona fide public-course players, and who hold a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 9.0.
After a multi-year hiatus from competitive golf and a host of close calls and near misses, Chet Hrostek of the Golf Club at Oxford Greens made a triumphant return to the winner’s circle by winning the 2015 Public Links Championship. Hrostek shot rounds of 69-70--139 and defeated Greg Horvath of Manchester Country Club with a birdie on the first playoff hole.
The 2016 Connecticut Public Links will mark the third CSGA major championship contested at Lyman Orchards Golf Club, having previously hosted the Connecticut Public Links in 1987 and 2005.
Course Set-Up: The Jones Course at Lyman Orchards Golf Club will be set up at approximately 6,614 yards and will play to a par of 36-36--72
History: The Jones Course at Lyman Orchards was constructed in 1969 and designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The facility, which is owned by the Lyman family and sits adjacent to the orchards, also consists of a Gary Player designed course and an Apple Nine short course.
Schedule of Events: 36-hole stroke play championship. All players will play 18 holes on Monday, August 8th, with the low 30 players and ties will advance to the final round on Tuesday, August 9th. The lowest 36 hole total will be declared the champion.