Wethersfield’s Patrick Hallisey is headed to Boston College this fall to further his education and play golf. He spent the summer honing his craft and dominating golf’s junior division before heading north to join the Eagles.
Hallisey, who attended Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, shot a 1-under par to capture the American Junior Golf Association Championship at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. He trailed by three strokes going into the final round, but used a handful of birdies to erase the deficit and defeat Brent Ito in a sudden-death playoff. The tournament featured 96 kids from all over the world.
The Boston-bound 18-year-old was also victorious at the Danbury Amateur Golf Championship last month at Richter Park Golf Course. He won that tournament in similar fashion, sinking an 18-foot putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
Hallisey future may be golf, but he also played hockey as a youth and was part of the elite a cappella group, Crimson 7, at Kingswood Oxford. The former Wyvern vocalist now joins four other Connecticut graduates on Boston College’s golf squad. He will help a team that placed 12th at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship this past season.
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