(January 26, 2023) – With the second half of the college season set to begin here is a look at the top-performing Connecticut players and teams from the first half of the year.
Ben Carpenter (Yale, So.) – The 2022 Connecticut Amateur winner had his best finish, a tied for eighth showing, at The Macdonald Cup.
Matt Doyle (Elon, So.) – This fall Doyle finished eighth at the JT Poston Invitational and third at the Grandover Collegiate.
Maisie Filler (Florida, Jr.) – This fall Filler continued her impressive career for the Gators with a second-place showing at The “Mo” Morial Invitational. Recently Filler was invited to compete in the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur.
Chris Fosdick (Virginia, Jr.) – The two-time Connecticut Amateur winner recorded his best finish at the Hamptons Intercollegiate where he tied for seventh.
Ben James (Virginia, Fr.) – For James, it was a stellar start to his collegiate career. He began his freshman campaign with a win at the Streamsong Invitational and then he won again at the Hamptons Intercollegiate. James also recorded a third-place showing.
Sarah Houle (William & Mary, Gr.) – Granted an extra year of eligibility due to Covid-19 Houle is continuing her fantastic career at William & Mary. The native of Newtown never finished outside the top 5 in three events. Her best finish was a second-place showing at the Elon Invitational.
Will Lodge (Yale, Fr.) – The freshman splashed onto the scene with a strong fall season. Lodge, the winner of the 2022 Connecticut Junior Amateur, finished T3 at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial, tied for second at The Macdonald Cup, and T5 at the Hamptons Intercollegiate.
Meghan Mitchell (Appalachian State, Jr.) – Two-time Connecticut Women’s Amateur winner Meghan Mitchell placed 12th at the Aggie Invitational.
Jackson Roman (Loyola University Maryland, So.) – A semifinalist at the 2022 Connecticut Amateur, Roman played in three fall events recording his best finish, a T18 showing, at the Hamptons Intercollegiate.
Jack Woods (Bryant, Jr.) – In four events Woods racked up three top-10 finishes. His best showing was a T4 at the Hartford Hawks Invitational.
Albertus Magnus (M) – The Falcons racked up four wins in the fall while also finishing second at the GNAC Championship.
Eastern Connecticut (M) – In the fall the Warriors won four times and earned a spot in the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships.
Hartford (M) – The Hawks played in four events in the fall with their best finish coming in their first event of the year. Playing in the Ryan Lee Memorial Collegiate at Shuttle Meadow CC Hartford tied for sixth.
Hartford (W) – The highlight of the fall season for the Hawks was a fourth-place showing at their own Hartford Hawks Women’s Invitational.
Fairfield (M) – The Stags captured the Sacred Heart Fall Classic.
Fairfield (W) – At the Hartford Women’s Invitational Fairfield shared the title.
Quinnipiac (W) – The Bobcats saved their best for last earning a second-place showing at the Navy Invitational to close out their fall season.
Sacred Heart (M) – A strong fall for Sacred Heart included wins at the Ryan Lee Intercollegiate and at the Sacred Heart Fall Classic.
Sacred Heart (W) – It was a three-win fall for the Pioneers. They captured the titles at the Delaware State Invitational, the Quinnipiac Classic, and the Sacred Heart Fall Classic.
Trinity (M) – In five events Trinity only finished worse than fourth once.
UConn (M) – Highlighted by a third-place finish at the Hartford Hawks Invitational the Huskies finished in the top five three times in five events.
Yale (M) – The defending Ivy League champions had a strong fall season with two second-place finishes, a third-place finish, and a fourth-place finish.
Yale (W) – It has been an impressive start to the season for the Bulldogs. In four events they have a win at the Princeton Invitational to go along with a second-place, and a fifth-place finish.
About the Connecticut State Golf Association
The Connecticut State Golf Association functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 60 Championships, Qualifiers, and One Day Tournaments throughout the year.