Andrew Franz of Ridgefield Golf Course made an improbable comeback to win the 75th Connecticut Junior Amateur, defeating Matt Bornstein of Silver Spring Country Club on the 20th hole of the final match.
The final match of the 75th Connecticut Junior Amateur Championship between Andrew Franz and Matt Bornstein is under way at Watertown Golf Club. Follow the match with live hole-by-hole scoring.
Andrew Franz, 17, of Ridgefield Golf Course and Matt Bornstein, 17, of Silver Spring Country Club each won their semifinal match Wednesday afternoon to advance to the finals of the 75th Connecticut Junior Amateur.
The quarterfinals are set and only eight players remain with a chance to capture the 75th Connecticut Junior Amateur Championship at Watertown Golf Club presented by Cobra Puma Golf and Golf on the Green.
History of the Connecticut Junior Amateur Championship
The Connecticut Junior Amateur Championship presented by Cobra Puma Golf and Golf on the Green is open to all Connecticut junior golfers who have not reached their nineteenth birthday by the start of the event. The challenging format tests the state's best junior golfers over a single round of stroke play to determine the low thirty-two match play qualifiers. Two rounds of match play each day culminate in an eighteen-hole final to crown the top junior player in Connecticut.
About COBRA PUMA GOLF: Cobra Puma Golf is a leading golf brand that designs and develops superior-quality golf equipment as well as stylish, high-performance golf apparel, footwear and accessories. Formed in 2010, they have some of the world’s top golf talent on staff, including Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Lexi Thompson, Johan Edfors, Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace. For more information, visit their website at CobraPumaGolf.com.
About GOLF ON THE GREEN: Golf on the Green's main purpose is to offer golfers the ability to work on their game and keep their game sharp during the winter months. For those who want to improve their game and take lessons, the winter months are a great time to focus on fundamental changes. For more information, visit their website at GolfOnTheGreenCT.com.
The 2017 Connecticut Junior Amateur will be held at Watertown Golf Club for the sixty-second time, the most by any Connecticut club. Since 1952, Watertown Golf Club has hosted the Junior Amateur all but two years (1959 and 1978).
Course Set-Up: Watertown Golf Club will be set up at approximately 6,423 yards and will play to a par of 36-35--71.
Schedule of Events: