The Connecticut PGA Open Starts Monday on the Jones Course at Lyman Orchards Golf Club

In Just its Second Year, the Championship is hosting 126 competitors from 13 states.

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (August 14, 2022) – The Lyman Orchards Golf Club is set to host the Connecticut PGA Open tomorrow on its Jones Course.

Jack Lyman, then President of Lyman Orchards, hired golf course architect Robert Trent Jones in the mid-1960s to help transform the family-owned farm that was established in 1741. Opened to rave reviews in 1969, the golf course continues to be one of the best in Connecticut.

Meanwhile, in just its second year, the Connecticut PGA Open has attracted a field of 126 players. Most of the players, 67 of them, are from Connecticut, while 59 hail from 12 other states.

In all, there are 93 golf professionals and 33 amateurs entered this year and vying for $24,500 in prizes.

The unique 36-hole Stroke Play format has three divisions (Regular – 49 and under; Senior – 50+; and Women). There will be NO CUT after the first round. The overall champion will be the competitor with the lowest 36-hole score regardless of the division they are in, and from which set of tees they are playing.

Prizes, however, will be earned only through respective division results.

Defending Champion Fletcher Babcock from Danielson, Conn., recorded rounds of 65 and 71 last year at Gillette Ridge Golf Course for an 8-under par 136 total and a two-shot margin of victory over runners up Jim Becker and Max Theodorakis.

Fletcher begins his title defense on Monday with an 8:33 AM starting time off hole number one, and is joined by Michael Sweeney (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) and Sunny Kim (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)

The par 72 Jones Course will play at 6,967 yards for the Regulars; 6,528 for Seniors; and 5,820 for Women.

The 2022 tournament is sponsored by Mohegan Sun and the PGA TOUR’s Korn Ferry Tour.

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