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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Morris comes from behind to win 11th Palmer Cup

Blake Morris (above) birdied the fourth sudden-death playoff hole to win the 11th Russell C. Palmer Cup amateur tournament at CC of Waterbury. Morris, a member at CC of Waterbury, outlasted John Flaherty (TPC River Highlands).
Monte Mullen (TPC River Highlands) was also in the sudden-death playoff, but bogeyed the first hole. First- and second-round leader Ray Floyd Jr. skied to a 78 and finished fourth.
Check out the complete final results courtesy of the CSGA.
 Below, Morris holes the winning putt.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Floyd, Jr. leads at Palmer Cup

Floyd, Jr., leads Palmer Cup: Ray Floyd, Jr. of Innis Arden Golf Club fired a 2-under-par 67 to hold the first-round lead at the 11th Palmer Cup at CC of Waterbury.

Floyd Jr., the son of the former successful PGA and Champions Tour golfer by the same name, holds a two-stroke lead over Zach Zaback and Monte Mullen, both of whom play out of TPC River Highlands. Zaback and Mullen shot even-par 69.

John Flaherty, also of TPC River Highlands, is alone in fourth place after shooting a 71. Ben Day (New Haven CC) is in a group of five golfers tied for fifth place 4-over 73, six shots behind Floyd, Jr.

Leishman, Oosthuizen, Weir coming to Travelers Championship next month

Former champion Marc Leishman was one of four golfers announced on Tuesday as committments to the Travelers Championship, set to be played June 19-22 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

Ex-major champions Louis Oosthuizen and Mike Weir, along with Brendon Todd, who won his first tournament this past weekend at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, are also committed to being in next month's field.

Leishman's first and only victory on the PGA Tour was the 2012 Travelers Championship (pictured above). Currently 62nd in the Official World Golf Rankings, Leishman has three top-10 finishes on tour this season, including a tie for third at the Nelson Championship.

Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, is ranked 38th and will be making his second appearance at the Travelers, tying for 47th in 2012. Weir went 15 years in between appearances, missing the cut both times. The 2003 Masters champion, Weir finished second last week to Todd, who also missed the cut in his two previous appearances at TPC River Highlands.