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35th Connecticut Senior Open

Shennecossett Golf Course to host for 20th consecutive year

The 2017 Connecticut Senior Open is scheduled to be played on Monday and Tuesday, July 17 and 18, at Shennecossett Golf Course. This will be the 35th playing of the Connecticut Senior Open and 20th consecutive competition played at Shennecossett Golf Course. Registration will open on March 1st and is first come first serve. For more information click on the REGISTER NOW button.

Eric Egloff of Sandy Spring, Maryland fired rounds of 69-71 to win his first Connecticut Senior Open on July 18-19, 2016 at Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton, Connecticut.


  2017 Exemption List
Bill Hermanson (a), 3 Jack Bracken (a), 3
Bob Kearney, 3, 4 John Ellitot, 2
Eric Egloff, 1 John Gentile, 1
Charlie Moore, 1 Ken Green, 2
Craig Kealey, 1 Kevin Foster (a), 1
Dave Pernell, 1 Kevin Giancola, 2, 5, 6
David Jones (a), 3 Larry Bolduc (a), 3
David Szewczul (a), 1 Lloyd Fisher, 1
Bob Meheran, 2 Mal Galletta, 1     
Don Hoenig, 1     Mark Toscano (a), 3
Paul Lejuene, 2 Carl Pederson (a), 4
Doug Dalziel, 1     Baker Maddera, 4
Duane Haley (a), 1    Mike Grigely, 1
Michael Mercier (a), 3 Vincent Scarpetta (a), 3
Frank Eaton, 1     Tom Brett (a), 3
Frank Guerrera, 1     Ralph Salito, 1
Mark Vassalotti (a), 3 Tom Gorman (a), 1
Jack McConachie, 1 Tom Joyce, 1
James Becker, 1 Tom Lupinacci, 1
Jerry Courville, 1, 2 William Dober (a), 4


Exemption Codes

(1) Previous Overall Champion
(2) Top 10 professional finish in 2016 championship
(3) Top 10 amateur finish in 2016 championship
(4) Age group champions from 2016 championship



2016 Eric Egloff 141 69-72 Shennecossett Golf Course Bob Kearney
2015 Jim Becker 138 67-71 Shennecossett Golf Course Dave Jones
2014 Jerry Courville 136* 68-68 Shennecossett Golf Course Michael Mercier
2013 Kevin Foster (a) 138 69-69 Shennecossett Golf Course Kevin Foster
2012 Jim Becker 138 68-70 Shennecossett Golf Course David Jones
2011 Lloyd Fisher 137 71-66 Shennecossett Golf Course David Szewczul
2010 David Szewczul (a) 140* 69-71 Shennecossett Golf Course David Szewczul
2009 Jerry Courville 144* 68-76 Shennecossett Golf Course David Szewczul
2008 John Gentile 140 69-71 Shennecossett Golf Course Greg Karakashian
2007 Ralph Salito 141* 70-71 Shennecossett Golf Course David Szewczul
2006 Mike Grigely 138 70-68 Shennecossett Golf Course David Szewczul
2005 Craig Kealey 137 69-68 Shennecossett Golf Course David Szewczul
2004 Kevin Foster (a) 68   Shennecossett Golf Course Kevin Foster
2003 John Gentile 141* 69-72 Shennecossett Golf Course Joe Polizzano
2002 Tom Joyce 143 71-72 Shennecossett Golf Course Charles Claffey
2001 Jack McConachie 138 68-70 Shennecossett Golf Course Paul Novak
2000 Tom Joyce 142 68-74 Shennecossett Golf Course Dave Stilson
1999 Mal Galletta 136 67-69 Shennecossett Golf Course Jack Bracken
1998 Tom Lupinacci 141 68-73 Shennecossett Golf Course John McCormac
Format changed from an 18-hole to 36-hole event
1997 Tom Gorman (a) 69   Torrington Country Club Tom Gorman
1996 Frank Eaton     The Farms Country Club James W. Sullivan
1995 Frank Eaton 69   The Farms Country Club Paul Veneziano, Sr.
1994 Doug Dalziel 73   The Farms Country Club Leonard Napoli
1993 Charlie Moore     The Farms Country Club Raymond Paradise
1992 Dave Pernell 71   The Farms Country Club Roger LaFluer
1991 Charlie Moore     The Farms Country Club Reg Zurinskas
1990 Charlie Moore 70   The Farms Country Club Don Madden
1989 Harold LaChioma 72   The Farms Country Club Larry North
1988 Don Hoenig 71   Wethersfield Country Club Dom Audia
1987 Don Hoenig       Bruce Hayes
1986 Frank Guerrera     Heritage Village Country Club Dom Audia
1985 Don Hoenig       Ben Costello
1984 Duane Haley 73   Farmington Woods Country Club Duane Haley
1983 Ed Rubis 73     Frank D’Addabbo

 *won in a playoff













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By: Sam Dostaler, Connecticut Section PGA Publicist

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