Matt Doyle advances to state Junior Amateur quarterfinals

Hand's Matt Doyle tees off on the 16th hole at Race Brook Country Club in Orange in May.

Hand’s Matt Doyle tees off on the 16th hole at Race Brook Country Club in Orange in May.

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Matt Doyle remains alive in his title defense at the 80th Connecticut Junior Amateur.

Doyle won his first two matches on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals at Watertown GC. Doyle (Madison CC) defeated Cody Brook (Tumble Brook CC) and Will Lord (Suffield CC), respectively. He will face Luke Stennett in the quarterfinals Thursday morning.

Stennett, out of Twin Hills CC, eliminated Brett Chodos (New Haven CC) in the Round of 16.

Vasily Konachenkov (Wallingford CC), Jackson Roman (Shuttle Meadow CC), Connor Goode (Glastonbury Hills CC), Elias Kennon (Golf Performance Center), Bennett Ostern (Hop Meadow CC) and Sebastian Beaver (Salem GC) all advanced to the quarterfinals.

The semifinal round will follow on Thursday afternoon. The final will be held in Friday morning.

80TH CONNECTICUT JUNIOR AMATEUR

(at Watertown GC)

Round of 32: Conner Quinn (Madison CC) def. Christian Yanovitch (unattached), 2-up; Vasily Konachenkov (Wallingford CC) def. Charlie Duffy (Tashua Knolls GC), 3 and 2; Ben Boyd (Tumble Brook CC) def. Will Gregware (Farmington Woods GC), 3 and 2; Jackson Roman (Shuttle Meadow CC) def. Jacob Lindsay (Shuttle Meadow CC), 2 and 1; Matt Doyle (Madison CC) def. Cody Brew (Tumble Brook CC), 4 and 3; Will Lord (Suffield CC) def. Oliver McGovern (unattached), 19 holes; Brett Chodos (New Haven CC) def. Alex Elia (Silver Spring CC), 2-up; Luke Stennett (Twin Hills CC) def. Tom Ostberg (unattached), 4 and 3; Connor Goode (Glastonbury Hills CC) def. Jack Bosworth (unattached), 19 holes; Chris Pieper (TPC River Highlands) def. Tyler Donnellan (Greenwich CC), 5 and 4; James O’Connor (Westchester CC) def. Chad Ruggiero (Burning Tree CC), 1-up; Elias Kennon (unattached) def. Charlie Dolan (Glastonbury Hills CC), 3 and 2; Bennett Ostern (Hop Meadow CC) def. Jack Chung (Greenwich CC), 3 and 2; Owen Ramee (Bulls Bridge GC) def. Will Lodge (unattached), default; Ben Loomis (CC of New Canaan) def. Garrett Brown (Hartford GC), 1-up; Sebastian Beaver (Salem GC) def. Nathan Erdtmann (Highfield Club), 3 and 2.

Round of 16: Konachenkov def. Quinn, 4 and 2; Roman def. Boyd, 4 and 2; Doyle def. Lord, 3 and 2; Stennett def. Chodos, 7 and 6; Goode def. Pieper, 1-up; Kennon def. O’Connor, 3 and 2; Ostern def. Ramee, 8 and 7; Beaver def. Loomis, 7 and 6.

Quarterfinals: Konachenkovs vs. Roman; Doyle vs. Stennett; Goode vs. Kennon; Ostern vs. Beaver.