Bruce Kraczkowsky of Blue Fox Run Golf Course knocked off four-time champion Dave Szewczul to capture the 10th Senior Match Play Championship presented by Lincoln Motor Company.
Day two of the 10th Senior Match Play Championship concluded with only four players left with a chance to capture the title. Bruce Kraczkowsky, Bill Hermanson, Tom Brett and Dave Szewczul each won their respective quarterfinal matches.
Scott Newman of Wampanoag CC fired the low round of the day, an even-par score of 72 that earned him medalist honors at the 10th Senior Match Play Championship presented by the Lincoln Motor Company.
The stroke play portion of the 10th Senior Match Play Championship is under way at Hop Meadow Country Club in Simsbury, Conn. Follow live as 92 players vie for a coveted 16 spots in match play.
History of the Connecticut Senior Match Play Championship
The Connecticut Senior Match Play Championship is open to bona fide members of a CSGA club who are fifty five years of age and over by the start of the tournament. The tournament, which is the first of two majors for senior golfers on the CSGA schedule, challenges competitors with a round of stroke play to determine the low sixteen match play qualifiers followed by two rounds of match play each day that culminate in an eighteen-hole final match. The tournament was first held at the Connecticut Golf Club in 2007, where Bill Torza of Stanley Golf Course captured the title over Shawn McLoughlin, 5 & 3.
In 2015, Bill Hermanson of Black Hall Club captured his first Senior Match Play title, defeating defending champion Dave Szewczul of Tunxis Plantation Country Club in the final match. Hermanson, who was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 2012, would go on to capture his first Dick Siderowf Senior Player of the Year title.
The 2016 Connecticut Senior Match Play Championship will be hosted at Hop Meadow Country Club for the first time in tournament history.
Hop Meadow Country Club has hosted numerous CSGA championships and qualifiers, most notably the 1995 Connecticut Amateur, the 1999, 2005, 2012 and 2014 Connecticut Mid-Amateur, and the 2009 and 2011 Russell C. Palmer Cup.
Course Set-Up: Hop Meaodw Country Club will be set up at approximately 6,350 yards and will play to a par of 36-36--72
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