The 48th Julius Boros Challenge Cup Matches will be held at New Haven Country Club, in New Haven, Conn. Thursday, May 16, 2019. This is a co-sponsored event that pits PGA Professionals versus amateurs from the Connecticut State Golf Association. All players participate in both individual and team matches. In 2018, the Connecticut State Golf Association team had some solid play from all of their participants and were able to end the Connecticut PGA’s 6-year winning streak with a 36 1/2 to 26 1/2 victory. Each team fields 14 players.
The team format is match play four-ball with the front nine worth one point; back nine worth one point; and the overall result worth one point. The individual matches follow the same format. The teams compete for the Julius Boros Trophy, donated by Boros, the former PGA and U.S. Open champion who hailed from Connecticut. The PGA holds a 34-13 match record over the CSGA. The members of the professional team qualify to play by finishing among the top eight (8) in section PGA Player of the Year point standings and the top two (2) seniors in the section Senior PGA Player of the Year point standings. Also joining the team are the reigning Connecticut PGA Champion, the PGA Professional from the host club, and two (2) captain’s selections.
Ralph Salito is the PGA Team captain.