Groton — Garet Griffin embraces any challenge that comes his way. He's not intimidated by being a Division III player competing in a summer baseball league loaded with Division I talent. "You've got to love it," Griffin said. "You've got to beat the best to be the best. ... It's a big jump. You've got to always have that chip on your shoulder to be better every day. If they see me as the D-III guy and take me lightly, I'll feed off of that."
Groton — Approaching the 18th green holding a two-shot lead, John Elliott figured something goofy had to happen to prevent him from closing out his first Connecticut Senior Open golf title. Then Billy Downes miraculously chipped in from a green-side bunker for an eagle and Elliott missed a potential match-sealing birdie putt to force a playoff at Shennecossett Golf Course. Elliott congratulated Downes, saying: "Great job. I'm probably going to lose. I'm used to losing playoffs."
The two old friends will have plenty of time to catch up on Tuesday. Elliott, Downes and Robin Byrd of Satellite Beach, Fla., will play in the final threesome after all shooting a 4-under 67 to earn a share of the top spot after Monday's first round. The Connecticut Senior Open teed off for the 20th straight summer at Shennecossett Golf Course and 35th time overall. The field was whittled down to the lowest 72 scores plus ties after Monday's first round. The cut line was above 75.
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