WATERTOWN, July 10 – Two Avon High golfers won a match at the 77th annual Connecticut Junior Amateur golf championships but were eliminated in the round of 16.
Avon’s Michael Hanratty and Tyler Hahn were among 32 golfers that advanced from qualifying on Monday into the match play portion of the Connecticut State Golf Association tournament at the Watertown Golf Club.
Hanratty and Hahn each shot a two-over-par 73 in qualifying. Avon’s Jake Avery and Cole Hahn each shot a nine-over-par 90 and did not qualify for match play.
In the round of 32, Hanratty beat Tyler Woodard of Lyman Orchards, 5 and 3 (leading by five holes with three to play) while Tyler Hahn beat Jack Kane of Brownson Country Club, 2 and 1 (leading by two holes with one hole left to play).
In the round of 16, Justin Matthews of the Connecticut PGA Junior Golf eliminated Hanratty in 19 holes while Matthew Doyle of Madison Country Club eliminated Tyler Hahn, 2 up (won by two holes).
The last Avon golfer to win the Connecticut Junior Amateur championship was J.P. Mandly in 1941. The most recent local golfer to win the Junior Amateur was Monte Mullen of the Country Club of Farmington in 2010.