The birdie capped a two-under par 70 for Dietz, who was playing at Richter Park for just the second time and first for this tournament. He entered the final round four shots off the lead but birdied three straight holes to surge ahead midway through the round. It was pretty cool I have to say for sure. Defending champion Ned Zachar also had a chance from a similar position but his effort was just short of the cup, just missing out on a playoff. A gust of rain overtook the 18th green as Zachar was lining up the shot.
29th Annual Danbury Amateur
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The 26th annual Danbury Amateur takes place this weekend and features a stacked lineup of many accomplished golfers from far and wide, including a handful of former champions. Defending champion Chet Hrostek , who shot a over the two days last year, is back to defend his title. With the exception of last year, Busse has played in every Danbury Amateur since its inception, and he captured the trophy in Busse, who has lived in Danbury his whole life, has seen the tournament diversify over the years. It might give a little bit of an advantage to the locals.
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Schedule Update The schedule has been updated to move the Senior Club Championship to the end of September. We don't need no stinking rules!!!
But the golfers who participated in the 29th Danbury Amateur Saturday and Sunday braved the elements to fire low scores to cap another successful tournament. When the hot sun set on the final pairing of the second round, it was Danbury native Howie Busse who won the tournament. With his number one fan alongside the 18th green, Busse won the tournament with a , two shots ahead of Jason Wilson Y, was the first to congratulate him once the win was secure.