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The state’s best amateurs and professionals will head to a founding club of the CSGA for this year’s Connecticut Open. Brooklawn Country Club will be hosting its sixth Connecticut Open, second most all time to New Haven Country Club's seven. When Brooklawn last hosted the Connecticut Open, twenty years ago, Connecticut Section PGA member Mike Colandro finished at a six under par to claim his second Open title.
Over the past thirteen years the Conn. Open has been dominated by one golfer, Kyle Gallo. Gallo, a professional playing out of Hop Meadow Country Club, won his fourth Conn. Open at Country Club of Fairfield in 2010. In this timespan he also has three runner-up finishes and a number of top ten performances.
Monday, July 25, 2011
First Round, 18 Holes
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Second Round, 18 Holes
The low 40 players including ties will advance to the final round on Wednesday, July 27th. Starting times will be reassigned following the cut based on scores with the leaders teeing off last.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Final Round, 18 Holes
The lowest 54 hole total will be declared the champion. In the event of a tie, a hole-by-hole playoff will begin immediately following conclusion of all rounds.
- A record 495 golfers applied to play in this year’s championship. 56 of those players were exempt and the remaining 439 golfers competed for the 60 spots plus ties that were available at the five CSGA qualifying sites. The Championship Proper field is 129.
- The youngest player in the 2011 field is 17 year old Jack Ayers. The oldest player in the 2011 field is 67 year old William Lee.
- The first Connecticut Open Championship was contested in 1931 at The Course at Yale and won by Henry Ciuci.
- This year's event will mark the sixth Connecticut Open Championship being held at Brooklawn Country Club. Here are the host years and winners: 1935 – John Golden; 1938 – Eddie Burke; 1958 – Richard Siderowf; 1973 – Richard Siderowf; and 1991 – Mike Colandro.
- The lowest 54 hole winning score for a Connecticut Open is 200. This was shot by Ken Green in 1992 at Ridgewood Country Club and Kyle Gallo in 2010 at the Country Club of Fairfield.
- 11 people have successfully defended their Connecticut Open Championship: Nick Cook, Kevin Giancola, Ed Sabo, Doug Dalziel, James Becker, Richard Siderowf, Don Hoenig, Harry Nettelbladt, Frank Stazzowski, Leo Mallory, and John Golden
- Kyle Gallo and John Golden have won the most Connecticut Open Championships with four each. John Golden captured the title a record four years in a row from 1932-1935.
- Jeff Hedden was the last amateur to win the Championship- 2008 at Round Hill Club
- New Haven Country Club has hosted the most Connecticut Open Championships with seven (1934, 1939, 1949, 1956, 1969, 1985, 2002).
- The longest any champion has ever gone between winning two Connecticut Open Championships is 14 years (Richard Siderowf: 1959, 1973).