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CSGA Captures Seventh Consecutive Julius Boros Challenge Cup

Bob Murphy, Jr. (left) and Glen Boggini (right) combined to earn 8.5 points.

Kensington (May 9, 2024) – For the seventh straight year the Connecticut State Golf Association has defeated the Connecticut Section PGA to capture the Julius Boros Challenge Cup.

Playing the event for the first time in its 53-year history at Shuttle Meadow Country Club, the CSGA had success across the board earning a 51.5-20.5 victory to extend their record long winning streak.

“I’m so proud of each of the members of our team,” said eighth-year team captain Roger Everin. “There were a lot of unknowns this year, a new venue, and only eight returning players from last year. Before the matches as a team, we talked about how you can’t win by yourself, but only as a team. And that’s what they did.”

Photo Gallery I Final Results

On a cloudy and at times breezy yet warm day all eight CSGA teams earned at least three points with the tandem of Ben Conroy and Kyle Bilodeau leading the way earning the full complement of nine points.

The CSGA also received strong performances from Glenn Boggini and Bob Murphy, Jr. (8.5 points), Rick Hayes and Mike Kennedy (7.5 points), Rick Dowling and Anthony Guerrera (7.5 points), Brad Tilley and Shane Bacon (7 points).

“We have a lot of experienced and talented players who are very comfortable in these kinds of events,” said Everin. “They support each other and believe in themselves and each other.”

The Connecticut Section PGA, which still holds a commanding 34-19 overall lead in the series, was led by the team of CJ Konkowski and Brad Lusenhop who earned six points while Jan Wivestad and Jason Gobleck earned five points

Scoring for the CSGA was rounded out by Peter Tomlinson and Adam Friendman (5 points), Dave Jones and Bill Hermanson playing in his 39th Julius Boros Challenge Cup (4 points), Ben Day and Jamie Sheltman (3 points).

About the Associations

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.

The Connecticut Section PGA is one of 41 sections chartered that together comprise the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA of America). There are a total of 350 golf professionals affiliated with the section (292 PGA Members and 58 Registered Apprentices). These professionals are employed at over 175 PGA Recognized Golf Facilities throughout the region.