WATERTOWN — The Watertown Golf Club hosted the annual Connecticut Junior Amateur last week and a local youngster participated in it. Chris Pieper, who lives in Woodbury, made it to the second round of the tournament before losing to Connor Goode of Glastonbury, by a score of 1-up.
Pieper shot two under par on the back nine and consistently out-drove his opponent. Goode used an exceptional short game to pull out the victory.
The lead was Goode 1-up as they approached the short, but tricky, 17th hole.
Pieper nearly drove the green on the hole and after a fine pitch shot, made a 15-foot putt for birdie.
But Goode would not give up the lead as he made a 12-foot birdie putt of his own.
On hole 18, Goode missed the green with his approach, but managed to get up and down for his par. Pieper had just missed a birdie try from 12 feet.
Pieper will head to the Junior World Championships in San Diego, Calif., this week. He plays out of the TPC at River Highlands.
Another area golfer in the tournament was Nathan Erdtmann of Roxbury, who plays out of the Highfield Club in Middlebury.
Erdtmann, who attended Holy Cross, lost to Sebastian Beaver of Salem, by a score of 3 and 2.