Orange, Connecticut (August 3, 2023) – The team of Jason Denker and Jordan Levitt (Rockrimmon CC) fired a 5-under 66 at Race Brook Country Club to capture the 86th Mixed Team Championship by three shots.
Playing in the Chapman Format and beginning on the par-4 opening hole Denker and Levitt got off to a lightning quick start with four birdies in their first five holes. A fifth birdie on the 169-yard par-3 ninth saw the tandem turn in a bogey-free 5-under 31.
“We put a good number up there today,” said 16-year-old Jordan Levitt. “Jason hit some bomb drives and made some great putts and I was able to take care of quite a few of the approach shots. I think the combination worked well.”
The stellar play continued on the back nine with birdies falling on the 518-yard par-5 10th and the 305-yard par-4 13th as the duo reached 7-under. Despite a couple of blemishes on the way in the torrid start was more than enough to seal the victory.
“We excelled as a team,” explained Jason Denker, a retirement estate planner. “It was great to complement each other’s games. Jordan gave me a lot of good looks (for birdie). That is the beauty of this format. If I hit a nice drive and then she is so good with her irons and she puts me on the green we are going to have a lot of good looks. It was almost stress-free for the entire day.”
Second place was shared by Kate Hong (Greenwich CC)/Matt Williams (Boston GC) along with Laniah Moffett (EClub of Connecticut)/Will Lord (Suffield CC) at 2-under. Three teams tied for fourth place with an even-par finish. The teams included Kenna and Jackson Roman (Shuttle Meadow CC), Catherine McEvoy (Innis Arden GC)/Jeffrey Santilli (EClub of Connecticut), and Charlotte and Ben Daughan (EClub of Connecticut).
In the Net Division, Diane McCauley/Kyle Crosby (EClub of Connecticut) earned the title finishing 6-under. Jackie Cahill/Laurence Gormley (Pine Orchard CC) were second at 5-under, Rachelle Campbell/Carl Guzzardi (Windham GC) were 4-under in third while Amy St. Pierre/Leonce Bedard (EClub of Connecticut), Elaine and Richard Corris (Grassy Hills CC), Jen Holland/James A. Caturano (Lyman Orchards GC), and Levitt/Denker all shared fourth at 3-under.
About the Connecticut State Golf Association
The Mixed Team Championship is one of 20 championships conducted by the Connecticut State Golf Association. The CSGA 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.