Nicholas' Defend Father and Son Title
RIVER VALE, N.J. (August 8, 2017) – Forty seven father and son teams competed this year at the 67th MGA Father and Son Championship at Edgewood Country Club. At the end of the day Stephen Nicholas and James Nicholas of Westchester Country Club defended last year’s title with an impressive round of 8-under 64.
The duo got off to a hot start with a birdie on their first hole of the day, setting the tone en route to an outward nine of 4-under 32. Highlighting their first nine holes was an eagle on the par-four 16th that played 333 yards. James drove the green while Stephen drained the putt in the Pinehurst format.
The father and son duo continued the strong play on the inward nine, carding five birdies while only making one bogey. Their performance on the day left them two shots clear of the closest competitors in the field.
Finishing in second were Jay Card and Jay Linn Card Jr. Gardiners Bay with a round of 6-under 66. Rounding out the top three was the duo of Craig Maerki of Bethpage State Park and Jack Maerki of Wheatley Hills with a round of 4-under 68.
In the pro division, Pat DeLuca of MGA eClub Westchester/Fairfield and Evan DeLuca of Bayonne took home the victory thanks to a steady round of even par 72.
A low net winner was also awarded, with Jeff Robinson and Buddy Robinson of Echo Lake leading the way with a 16-under 56.
Edgewood played to a par-72 at 6,328 yards.