Velardi is top amatuer

Rob Guerrera

The best amateur golfer in the state of Connecticut can be found right here at Quinnipiac University. Sophomore Steve Velardi earned that honor in June at the Connecticut State Golf Association Amateur Championship at Patterson Golf Club in Fairfield, CT.

Velardi’s victory atones for a collapse in last year’s tournament final that left the Hamden resident pining for a second chance.

“That’s all I’ve thought about ever since [last year]