HARTFORD - Just a week or so after capturing the Danbury Amateur championship with relative ease, Tara Fiscella of Newtown was just one step away from winning the Connecticut Women's Golf Association (CWGA) title and all she had to do was beat Li
HARTFORD â Just a week or so after capturing the Danbury Amateur championship with relative ease, Tara Fiscella of Newtown was just one step away from winning the Connecticut Womenâs Golf Association (CWGA) title and all she had to do was beat Lida Tingley.
Sure, thatâs all she had to do.
But Tingley wasnât a five-time CWGA champion and eight-time Connecticut State Amateur champion for nothing.
So, after 36 holes at the Hartford Golf Club last week, it was Tingley who had come away with a convincing 6-and-5 win.
Fiscella, who won the Danbury Amateur a couple of weeks ago by 11 strokes over Jen Holland, was just two holes down after the morning 18, but Tingley birdied the first hole of the afternoon 18 and then three more on the front nine to take control of the match.
For Fiscella, a member of the Brown University golf team, it was the first time she had gotten past the first round of the CWGA. She made it past the first round this year by winning a two-hole playoff, and then slipped through the second and third rounds to earn a spot in the tournament final against Tingley.
The Massachusetts Open and Connecticut State Amateur remain on the summer schedule. Then itâs off to school.
Fiscella is a 1999 graduate of Newtown High School and was a standout member of the golf team.