Live From: 70th MGA Public Links
HAMBURG, N.J. (July 6, 2017) -- A par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff secured the 70th MGA Public Links Championship title for Alex Kang of Harbor Links, Tuesday, at Ballyowen Golf Club, after Kang and 2016 champion Michael Miranda of Bethpage fired matching 36-hole totals of 1-under 143.
The playoff began on the par-four 7th—Ballyowen’s most difficult hole—where both competitors carded bogeys. Continuing on the par-four 8th, Kang found the heart of the fairway and placed his approach to 10 feet. Miranda, meanwhile, found the left fairway bunker off the tee and faced a birdie putt from the opposite side of the green. He wouldn’t get down in two, and Kang safely tapped in his par for the win.