August 2016

Altschuls take home 27th MGA Father & Son Net title

NORTH CALDWELL, N.J. (August 15, 2016) - Dick Altschul of Rockleigh and Sean Altschul of Preakness Hills tallied an 8-under 63 net score on Monday at Green Brook Country Club to earn the top spot at the 27th MGA Father and Son Net Tournament.

Area's best competing in the U.S. Amateur

UPDATE (August 18, 2016; 7:00 p.m.) - Play in the 116th U.S. Amateur Championship came to a close for Cameron Young of Scarborough, N.Y., on Thursday evening as he was defeated by Australian Curtis Luck in the Round of 16 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

The First Tee programs from Plainfield West, Essex County visit MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (August 10, 2016) – The First Tee programs of Plainfield West and Essex County traveled to MetLife Stadium for the summer’s second MGA/MetLife Youth Clinic.

Locals competing in U.S. Senior Open

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (August 10, 2016) - The 37th U.S. Senior Open Championship takes place August 11-14 at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. Several Met Area professionals are among the competitors, all having earned their way into the field from the Sectional Qualifying Round at Upper Montclair Country Club on June 29.

Qualifying concludes for 101st Met Open

GALLOWAY, N.J. (August 9, 2016) - Qualifying for the 101st Met Open Championship concluded Tuesday at Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, N.J.  A total of 15 competitors advanced from the original field of 114. Two-time Ike champion Mike Ballo, Jr. of Woodway earned medalist honors on the day with a round of 3-under 68.

Wall co-medalist as MGA finishes 2nd in Williamson Cup

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (August 8, 2016) - Jack Wall of Brielle, N.J., carded two rounds of 1-over 72 at Bellevue Country Club on Monday to earn co-medalist honors and lead Team MGA to a second place finish in the 53rd Williamson Cup, a junior team competition between 11 different golf associations throughout the Northeast and Canada. Related: Results

Hagestad claims 114th Met Amateur Championship in 38 holes over Ethan Ng

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 7, 2016) – The final match of the 114th Met Amateur Championship provided a thrilling finish Sunday at Country Club of Fairfield, as Stewart Hagestad of Deepdale outlasted Ethan Ng of Fiddler’s Elbow in 38 holes, claiming the title with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 second hole.

Hagestad and Ng to square off in finals

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 6, 2016) – Stroke-play medalist Stewart Hagestad of Deepdale will face off against recent Carter Cup champion Ethan Ng of Fiddler’s Elbow in the finals of the 114th Met Amateur Championship on Sunday, after both claimed victories in semifinal play on Saturday at Country Club of Fairfield.

Semifinals set at 114th Met Amateur

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 5, 2016) – The semifinals of the 114th Met Amateur Championship are set, as stroke-play medalist Stewart Hagestad of Deepdale, Dawson Jones of Jumping Brook, Kieran Purcell of Essex County and Ethan Ng of Fiddler’s Elbow each won a pair of matches at Country Club of Fairfield to continue their runs in the MGA’s oldest championship.

Quarters underway at Met Am

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 5, 2016) - The Quarterfinal round of the 114th Met Amateur Championship is now underway at Country Club of Fairfield, following Friday morning's play in the Round of 16. Related: Scoring