Hall Wins 1st CCR Invitational

Hall Wins 1st CCR Invitational

Beats Chris Agostinelli in final match
Gavin Hall checked another box on his list of Rochester golf accomplishments. 

Hall handled Chris Agostinelli 3 and 2 in the final match of the Country Club of Rochester Invitational Saturday afternoon. It was Hall's first win in the CCR Invite. 

Agostinelli made a long birdie on the 8th to square the match, but found trouble on 9 and 10 which allowed Hall to win both holes with pars. 

Each player won a hole midway through the back nine, leaving Hall 2-up for his second shot to the par-5 15th. He got a monster break. 

The shot was left and ticketed for the hills on the short side of a green that sloped sharply away. It would have been a nearly impossible up and down. However, the ball kicked off those hills 90 degrees right and ended up on the green. A two-putt birdie gave Hall a 3-up lead with three holes to play. Each player conceded a bogey on the par-3 16th to close the match. 

It was Hall's first event in Rochester after a freshman year at Texas that he felt could have gone better. The CCR offered a stern test to start the summer. 

"I played Adam Condello which is a great player, John Kircher, Andrew Lane and then (Agostinelli), one of the strongest members here," Hall said. "It wasn't an easy match. I don't think I had one easy match which is how I want it. Its just fun."

Hall will tee it up again next week at the Monroe Invitational. 
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