Zaback, former Farmington High golfer, earns chance to play at Travelers

Former Farmington High and UConn golfer Zach Zaback qualified for the Travelers’ Championship on Monday.

ELLINGTON, June 19 – Former Farmington High golfer Zach Zaback, 23, shot a five-under-par 67 to earn a spot in this week’s Travelers Championship open qualifying tournament on Monday at Ellington Ridge. He was one of four golfers to qualify for the PGA Tour event at the qualifier.

It will be Zaback’s first appearance in Cromwell at the Travelers.

Zaback graduated from UConn in 2016 and won three collegiate tournaments including the 2014 New England Division I championship. He has won the Connecticut State Amateur championship twice in the last three years in 2016 and 2014.

At Farmington, he played golf for four years with the Indians and was a three-time All-State selection.

As a senior in 2012, Zaback won the Central Connecticut Conference championship and finished third in New England. He also played soccer at Farmington where he helped the Indians win a state championship in 2010.

Zaback went pro this year and has been playing on the PGA Tour Latino America. His best finish was a tie for 14th at the Essential Costa Rico Classic in May when he shot a career-low round of 65.

The Travelers Championship begins Thursday. Zaback lives in Cromwell and plays out of the TPC River Highlands.

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