NEW HAVEN, June 28 – It was a tale of two different rounds of golf for Avon High’s All-New England golfer Tyler Hahn at the 42nd annual Connecticut PGA Junior Championship tournament at Yale Golf Course.
On Tuesday, Hahn was on a roll with five birdies and a pair of bogeys to lead the field with an opening round two-under-par 68. He was the only golfer to shoot under par in the first round.
Things didn’t go so well on Wednesday for Hahn, who had six bogeys and a pair of double bogeys with a second round score of 83 to finish tied for 23rd with a 151. Hahn finished nine shots off the winning pace set by Suffield’s Austin Rupp, who won with a 142 (72-70) in a playoff over Jonathan Elkins of South Deerfield, Mass.
2017 Connecticut PGA Junior Championship
At New Haven
Individual results – 1. Austin Rupp, Suffield 72-70, 142 at Yale Golf Course; 2. Jonathan Elkins, South Deerfield MA, 74-68, 142; 3. Jason Liu, Windsor 75-68, 143; 4. Jonathan Pieper, Woodbury 76-68, 144; Alexander Gu, Darien 73-71, 144; Sathscia Sowinkong, Wallingford, 70-74, 144; 7. Mac Mahoney, West Hartford, 72-73, 145; 8. Chris Fosdick, Middlefield, 75-71, 146; Justin Matthew, Rocky Hill 73-73, 146; Brendan Fagan, Unionville, 70-76
Other area players
t14. James Bosworth, Simsbury, 75-74, 149; t19. Colby Norton, Harwinton 72-78, 150; t23. Tyler Hahn, Avon, 68-83, 151; t50. Kevin McDonough, Simsbury, 79-80, 159; t56. Kevin Zipp, Farmington, 76-85, 161; t62. Cole Hahn, Avon, 78-88, 166