Final Four Set for Final Day at the Match Play Championship
Ryan Fountaine (Arcola) will vie for a chance to win the title on his home course as he will take on Travis Deibert (The Ridge) at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning in the NJPGA Match Play Championship.
Fountaine won his quarterfinal match against 2015 finalist, Sam Kang (Essex Golf), 1 up, while Deibert is making his second consecutive appearance in the semifinals after defeating Craig Smith (Morris County), 4 and 3.
On the other side of the draw, Daniel Kinn (Acushnet Company) rolled to a 6 and 5 win against Mark McCormick (Suburban) in the morning Round of 16, and won five of the last six holes in his quarterfinal match against Pat Fillian (Echo Lake) to win, 5 and 3.
Kinn will play Paul Poandl (Bedens Brooks), who defeated Matt McKeon (Spring Lake) in 22 holes.
STUDER & COMPANY FIRE 20-UNDER PAR ON HOME COURSE
Jackson, NJ – Head PGA Professional Brent Studer (Metedeconk National GC) and his amateur team of Tom Hassle, Robert DiLeo and Pete Harnisch punch a ticket to the Pro Am Championship that will be held at Plainfield Country Club in September. On a tough cold rainy Thursday this host team was able to fire a 20-under par Combined Net & Gross team score which cleared second place by 6 shots in the second of 25 NJPGA Weekly Pro Ams. This was the second week in a row that the host club was victorious. Congratulations to our winners!
In the Individual Professional Contest Head PGA Professional at Brooklake Country Club, Dave McGovern, takes 1st place with a 1-over par 73.
BILL HOOK (KNICKERBOCKER CC) EARNS HIS 1ST HEAD PRO TITLE
Congratulations to our Champion Bill Hook and thank you to all of our partners - Cutter & Buck, Mizuno Golf, Bushnell and Golf Professionals of America Players Association.
SARGENTI BIRDIES PLAYOFF HOLE TO WIN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP
Paramus, NJ - The Ridgewood Country Club held the POLO Golf Assistant Spring Championship for the second year in a row on the Barclay's Rotation Course. Claiming the title after birdieing his 1st playoff hole, against Tyler Hall & Evan DeLuca, was Rockaway River Country Club Assistant Professional, Mike Sargenti. Mike has had a great start to the NJPGA Assistant Professional Season as he tied for first in the opening event at Upper Montclair CC and now takes the 1st Assistant Major Championship against a field of 96 players. This hot start gives Sargenti an early lead on the OMEGA NJ Section Assistant Player of the Year Points List.
The tournament is also held in conjunction with the Assistant Season Long Match Play qualifier. The top 32 Finishing Assistant Professionals qualified to play in this Match Play Event that will be competed from the end of March through September at all different facilities around the NJPGA Section.