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New Jersey PGA Insider

August 2016 Issue










Pictured - Nick Mullen & Brandon Holden


Wayne, NJ – The annual Assistant Professional Pro Am was held at Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne NJ this season and the event had a great turnout with 34 teams.  Taking first place in the team event was Baltusrol Golf Club Assistant Professional, Brandon Holden, and his amateur partner Nick Mullen.  The duo of Holden & Mullen came in with a Combined Net & Gross total of 12-under par, 132, edging out the team from Upper Montclair Country Club by one-stroke.  Brandon had an impressive round on his own ball as well as he finished in 3rd place in the individual professional event with a 2-under par, 70.


Tying in 1st place in the professional division were Marc Issler (Toms River CC) & Jim McDonald (Manasquan River GC) who both fired 3-under par rounds of 69.


Congratulations to our winning team and thank you to our host in Preakness Hills CC!

Team Results

Individual Professional Results

Brian Mackey Goes Low in Final Round of the Met Open


Pictured: Brian Mackey

Old Westbury, NY - Last year's National Car Rental Assistants Champion and White Beeches Assistant Professional Brian Mackey shot a final round 67 to finish in a tie for sixth at 5-over in the Met Open.


The 31-year-olds score was the lowest among New Jersey Section Professionals who competed at the Met Open this week. Eight players from the Section made the cut. 


Ridgewood Country Club's Alex Beach, who finished in a tie for 37th last year, jumped nearly 400 points up in the Player of the Year and Turnpike Cup race after tying for 11th place with a 7-over 217. 


Player of the Year Standings


New Jersey Professionals In The Final Round


T6 Brian Mackey 215 +5
T11 Alex Beach 217 +7
T19 Tyler Hall 218 +8
T33 Bill Britton  223 +13
T37 Jim McGovern 224 +14
T56 Frank Esposito 227 +17
T56 Mike Burke 227 +17
T69 Bill Hook 232 +22



Results | Photos


Mendham, NJ – Matthew Barr (Somerset Hills CC) wins the Assistant Stroke Play Event with a 3-under par score of 69.  The Assistant Professional at SHCC recently transferred into the NJ Section this year from The Country Club in Massachusetts and is finding some success in the Assistant Professional Division.   Barr has posted a top 25 in the Assistant Spring Championship at Ridgewood CC and a Top 10 in the Assistant Championship at Canoe Brook earning him some valuable OMEGA Assistant Player of the Year Points.  Currently, Matthew sits 24 on that list which would earn him a spot in the Assistant Players Championship this fall at Navesink CC.

Full Results

OMEGA Assistant Player of the Year

McKeon and Hickey Win Pro-President Championship at Trump-Bedminster



Bedminster, NJ - Spring Lake Golf Club’s Matt McKeon and Jim Hickey fired an 8-under 64 to finish with a two-stroke victory over Mike Burke and Scott Tesser of Montammy Golf Club to win the 2016 EZ-Go Pro-President Championship at Trump-Bedminster.




McKeon and Hickey made eight birdies and an eagle on their round. This is McKeon’s second team victory of the year, winning the National Car Rental Pro Scratch Championship at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in July.


Pro President Results


Travis Deibert and Joel Moore at The Ridge at Back Brook successfully defended their Pro Governor title with a 5-under 67, one shot clear of Plainfield Country Club’s Scott Paris and Dean Criares. North Jersey Country Club’s Chris Dachisen and John Rondi rounded out the top three with a 3-under 69.


Pro Governor Results


Dylan Malafronte of TPC Jasna-Polana Wins Assistant Championship by 4 Strokes

L-R Vincent Kabaso (Sponsor), Craig Smith (Morris County GC), Dylan Malafronte (TPC Jasna Polana), Tyler Hall (Upper Montclari CC) & Rich Terga (Mt. Ridge CC)

Summit, NJ - Dylan Malafronte, an Assistant PGA Professional at TPC Jasna-Polana, captured the National Car Rental Assistant Championship at Canoe Brook with a 36-hole total of 10-under par, 134.  Malafronte, who made the switch from Tampa, FL to  New Jersey this past year, will lead his new section along with 6 other Assistant Professionals (see below) this October at the PGA Gofl Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.

1st - Dylan Malafronte (TPC Jasna Polana) 10-under par, 134
2nd - Tyler Hall (Upper Montclair CC) 6-under, 138
3rd - Rich Terga (Mountain RIdge CC) 4-under, 140
4th - Tyler Aynes (Montclair GC at Rock Spring) 3-under, 141
5th - Craig Smith (Morris County GC 2-under, 142
6th - Jeff Maines (Montclair GC) 1-over, 145
T 7th - Brian Mackey (White Beeches GCC) 2-over, 146


The event is also the qualifier for the Assistant Match Play at Madison Golf Club this September which includes a field fo 32 Assistant Professionals (10 Exempt & 22 Qualifiers).  Click Here to View the 22 Qualifiers



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