Zach Zaback of TPC River Highlands shot rounds of 66-74-67--207 at the Country Club of Waterbury for an even-par total and a six stroke victory at the 13th Russell C. Palmer Cup.
Zach Zaback of TPC River Highlands grabbed the overnight lead at the 13th Russell C. Palmer Cup, shooting a round of three under-par. The 2014 CSGA Player of the Year holds a two stroke lead over a trio of players at 68.
Day two of the 13th Russell C. Palmer Cup is under way at the Country Club of Waterbury. Follow the action with live scoring as the state's top amateurs look to make a move up the leaderboard.
On Monday, May 23rd, 96 of the state's top players will begin their quest for the 13th Russell C. Palmer Cup. Among them is Benjamin Day (above), the 2015 Russell C. Palmer Cup Champion.
History of the Russell C. Palmer Cup
Named for Russell C. Palmer, former CSGA Executive Director (1986-1995) and inductee into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame (1997), the Palmer Cup is the Connecticut Stroke Play Championship. Mr. Palmer’s numerous accomplishments include establishing the use of GHIN throughout CSGA member clubs and initiating the purchase of the “Connecticut Golf House” which for 25 years served as the home of the CSGA and the Connecticut Section PGA.
In addition to his work with the CSGA, Mr. Palmer was a member of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, a past president of the International Association of Golf Administrators, and a past president of the Hartford Golf Club. He was also active in the United States Golf Association where he served as a member of the Museum Committee and as a rules official for several United States Amateurs, Opens and Senior Opens.
The 2016 Russell C. Palmer Cup, the 13th annual, will mark the eighth time that the Country Club of Waterbury has hosted the event. In addition to hosting the Palmer Cup, the CC of Waterbury has also hosted ten Connecticut Amateur Championships and the 2005 Connecticut Open Championship.
Course Set-Up: The Country Club of Waterbury will be set up at 6,558 yards and will play to a par of 35-34--69.
Architect: The club was originally founded in 1899 and the present Championship course was designed and completed in 1929 by renowned architect Donald Ross.
Schedule of Events: 54-hole stroke play championship. All players will play 18 holes on Monday, May 23rd. The low 39 players including ties will advance to rounds two and three to be played on Tuesday, May 24th. The lowest 54 hole total will be declared the champion.