Jessica Carafiello birdied three of her final four holes to capture her first Connecticut Women’s Open title at Round Hill Club. Carafiello posted rounds of 69-71—140 for a two under par total, edging Elizabeth Breed by two strokes.
The leaders are on the course for the final round of the 18th Connecticut Women's Open Championship is under way at Round Hill Club in Greenwich, Conn. Follow the action with live scoring and results.
Jessica Carafiello of Innis Arden Golf Club sits alone atop the leaderboard at the 18th Connecticut Women’s Open Championship after posting an impressive two under-par 69. Carafiello holds a 3-stroke lead over Lynn Valentine and Ashli Bunch.
On May 31st, seventy-four of the top female competitors from New England and beyond will begin their quest to capture the 18th Connecticut Women's Open Championship at Round Hill Club.
History of the Connecticut Women's Open Championship
The Connecticut Women's Open Championship is open to any amateur or professional female golfer and is the CSGA's only championship that is open to non-residents of Connecticut. The event has a rich history of produing champions, and past winners include Liz Caron, former LPGA Tour Professional, and Suzy Whaley, PGA and LPGA Professional. The tournament has a $4,000 guaranteed prize for the low professional.
In 2015, Megan Khang of Rockland, Massachusetts shattered the record books with rounds of 65-64--129 at the Golf Club of Avon for her third Connecticut Women's Open title. Khang won by nine strokes over Ashlan Ramsey of Greenville, South Carolina, who captured low professional honors.
The 2016 Connecticut Women's Open Championship will be hosted at the Round Hill Club for the first time in the event's history. This will mark Round Hill Club's second CSGA major championship, having previously hosted the 2008 Connecticut Open Championship. The club was also host to the stroke play portion of the 2002 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
Course Set-Up: The Round Hill Club will be set up at approximately 5,736 yards and will play to a par of 35-36--71.
Eligibility: The Connecticut Women's Open is open to any amateur or professional, regardless of residency, that is female at birth. Amateurs must have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 12.0.
Schedule of Events: 36-hole stroke play championship. All players will play 18 holes on both Tuesday, May 31st and Wednesday, June 1st. The lowest 36 hole total will be declared the champion. In the event of a tie, a hole-by-hole playoff will begin immediately following conclusion of all rounds.