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KNOB HILL GOLF CLUB CLAIMS THE BEDENS BROOK PRO AM
Skillman, NJ – Lou Kubisa (pictured above) and his amateurs Lenny Bellezza Jr., Brian Herbstman & Frank Mazzaroni win the Pro Am presented by Proximo Spirits and Golf Life Navigators with a combined net & gross total of 16-under par, 128. Andy Brock (Metuchen GCC) and his team took 2nd place with a 15-under total and host pro Paul Poandl and his members from The Bedens Brook Club finished alone in 3rd place with 12-under par.
Lou Kubisa also tied for first place with Knickerbocker’s Ed Whitman with an individual total of 3-under par, 69.
Congratulations to the Knob Hill Golf Club team who now can compete in the Pro Am Championship!
Proximo Spirits (Tin Cup Whiskey) Closest to the Pin Winners:
3 TEAMS TIED AFTER WEATHER DELAYED PRO SCRATCH CHAMPIONSHIP
Gladstone, NJ - Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ hosted another sold out National Car Rental Pro Scratch Championship presented by POLO Golf. Eighty teams (1 PGA Professional & 1 Amateur) teed it up for 36 holes of better ball golf on both the Highlands & Hickory Courses. After the morning wave 3 teams - Olson/Skirkanich,Sumenek/Cronheim & Baker/DeSantis posted 8-under par on the Highlands to lead the Overall Championship. The team of Galan/Rabin posted the low round on the Hickory Course for the morning with a 5-under, 49.
After about an hour of play in the afternoon round thunderstorms rolled through the area causing all play to be suspended for over an hour. The teams were very patient and once the weather cleared the teams were right back at grinding it out to try to claim the 2016 title. Just as darkness came over the property the teams came in from their final 18 holes. Tied atop the leaderboard is David Glenz/Brian Komline (Black Oak GC), Matt McKeon/Jim Barry (Spring Lake GC) & Brad Sumenek/Robert Cronheim (Twin Brooks CC) who all came in with 9-under par, 117. The playoff has been postponed to a later date due to darnkess to determine the Pro Scratch Champion. Stay tuned....
Tyler Hall Wins Second Consecutive NJSGA Open at Galloping Hill
Kenilworth, NJ - Tyler Hall stood on the 18th green following the NJSGA State Open for the second consecutive year holding the C.W. Badenhausen Trophy. Hall, who is Upper Montclair Country Club's Director of Instruction, won back-to-back State Open titles for the first time since Ed Whitman did so in 1995-96.
Hall was the only player in the field to shoot a round in the 60s all three days. The 34-year-old's week included 20 birdies and five bogeys in the 54-hole event. His bogey-free first round 7-under 64 also set the course record at Galloping Hill.
Metedeconk National Golf Club's Brent Studer claimed a solo third finish with a 7-under 206. Ridgewood Country Club's Assistant Alex Beach and Forsgate's Teaching Pro Frank Esposito each finished in a tie for sixth. All three players now stand inside the top 10 for Player of the Year.
Last year, Hall also won the State Open by seven strokes, and only trailed after the first round.
The field began with 134 players and was cut to top 50 and ties for the final round on Wednesday. This was also the first time since 1930 that the State Open held its championship at a public venue.
Devereux and Chowdary Win Boys and Girls Overall Titles at University Open
New Brunswick / Princeton, N.J. - Austin Devereux of Brielle weathered through the second round at Rutgers Golf Course to earn a two-stroke victory over South Orange's Carter Nunez and claim a victory in the boys overall competition at the two-day University Open stroke-play event.
On Tuesday, the 17-year-old was the only player in the field to shoot a round at Springdale Golf Club under 70, when he shot a 6-under 66. Devereux shot a 75 in the second round at Rutgers Golf Course, which is also the home course for the men's and women's golf team at Rutgers University. Nunez had the lowest round among the boy's at Rutgers, shooting a 2-under 69. Jordan Baker, a Alpharetta, GA. resident, finished third overall with a 3-over 146.
Pictured: Girls 16-18 winner, Sayaka Carpenter, left, Tiya Chowdery, 11-15 and overall winner, right.
Tiya Chowdery, a 13-year-old from Montgomery, maintained her first round lead to secure the girls overall title and the girls 11-15 division by three strokes with a 3-over 146. Norwood's Sophia Bae, backed up her 75 on Tuesday at Springdale with a 74 at Rutgers for a 6-over 149. Meher Mankikar, a 14-year-old Bridgewater resident, rounded out the top three in the girls overall and girls 11-15 age division with a 10-over 153.
Boys 11-15: Nunez overcame a two-shot deficit after the first round to win the boy's 11-15 division by seven strokes over Princeton's William Hung. Fifteen-year-old Brandon Wei, and Edmond Broderick of Bayonne each tied for third with a 10-over 153.
Boys 16-18: Overall winner Devereux won by five shots over Baker for the boys 16-18 division title. Alexander Imperatore, who had a top-five finish at the Junior Event at Ramsey Golf and Country Club Monday, finished third with a six-over 149.
Girls 16-18: Sayaka Carpenter of East Brunswick won on the first playoff hole with a par to defeat Mehr Sawant of Holmdel to win the 16-18 division. Jacquelyn Cai of West Windsor had a third place finish with an 80 on Tuesday, and 76 on Wednesday for a 13-over 156.