Hall Wins 1st CCR Invitational

By THAD BROWN | tbrown@wroctv.com

Published 06/08 2014 12:13AM

Updated 06/08 2014 12:29AM

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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