NJPGA FALL FINALE
ALEX BEACH LOOKS TO CLAIM HIS FIRST NJPGA MAJOR
West Caldwell, NJ - Assistant PGA Professional from Ridgewood Country Club, Alex Beach (pictured above), leads after round 1 of the Fall Finale in his pursuit to win his first Major Championship in the New Jersey PGA Section. Beach carded a 4-under par, 67, to lead the field heading into the final two rounds. Right on his heels posting a 3-under par, 68, is the 2015 OMEGA NJ Section Player of Year Brett Jones. Rounds 2 & 3 will be contested on Tuesday, October 6th at Mountain Ridge CC.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNING TEAM FROM ARCOLA CC!
NEW JERSEY PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
SEPTEMBER 22ND-24TH - THE RIDGE AT BACK BROOK
STUDER GETS UP & DOWN FOR PAR ON 54TH HOLE TO CLAIM CHAMPIONSHIP
Thursday, September 24, 2015, Ringoes, NJ – Head PGA Professional at Metedeconk National Golf Club, Brent Studer, claimed the NJPGA Professional Championship for the third time in his career (1998, 2008 & 2015) with an up and down for par on the 54th hole of the tournament. Brent had it firing on all cylinders early in his final round posting a 2-under par 34 on the front nine to take a 2-shot lead over Dave McGovern (Brooklake CC) heading into the final 9 holes of the championship. Studer had a slight hiccup on holes 15 & 16 making a bogey and double bogey giving McGovern a glimpse of hope once again to claim his 1st major. This stretch all led to the final par 5, 18th hole, in which McGovern, with a wedge from the fairway, left it an inch short for an eagle forcing Studer to get up and down for par to take the John Clancy Trophy once again. Brent's 3-day total was 3-under par, 213.
Along with Brent Studer the following PGA Professionals will be representing the NJPGA Section in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship which will be held next June at the Turning Stone Resort –
Dave McGovern (Brooklake CC)
PGA Jr League Golf - Royce Brook Golf Club Advances to the Championship
PGA Professional, Anthony Latham, and his team from Royce Brook Golf Club are heading to the PGA Junior League National Championship for the 3rd time in 4 years. Please CLICK HERE to view the official press release.
McDONALD & MASCIA CAPTURE ASSISTANT PRO AM @ SPRING BROOK CC
L-R: Tony Mascia & Jim McDonald
Monday, September 28th, Morristown, NJ - PGA Assistant Professional from Manasquan River GC and his amateur partner Tony Mascia capture the 2015 Assistant Pro Am Presented by GolfMax/GolfPride & Lawley Insurance. The 2-man team fired a combined gross & net total of 6-under par 134 which was 3-shots clear of second place. McDonald also took 1st place in the individual professional division with an even par, 70 on his own ball.
Only 1 Omega Assistant Player of the Year Points event remains before the top 30 Assistants will be invited to compete in the Assistant Players Championship at Crestmont CC, which is the final major of the year.