Met Amateur Records

AGE
Oldest Winner

57 years, 4 months – Ron Vannelli, 2005
 

Oldest Finalist (Non-Winner)
54 years, 4 months – John Ervasti, 2009
 

Youngest Winner
16 years, 10 months – Cameron Wilson, 2009
 

Youngest Finalist (Non-Winner)
16 years, 8 months - Ethan Ng, 2016
16 years, 11 months – Bill Harmon,
1967

CHAMPIONS
Most Championships
7 – Frank Strafaci (1938, 1939, 1945,
1946, 1947, 1950, 1954)
6 – Robert Gardner (1958, 1960, 1961,
1962, 1963, 1964)
5 – Jerry Travers (1906, 1907, 1911,
1912, 1913)
5 – Dick Siderowf (1968, 1969, 1970,
1974, 1989)
5 – George Zahringer III (1982, 1984,
1985, 1986, 1987)
 

Most Consecutive Championships
5 – Robert Gardner (1960-64)
4 – George Zahringer III (1984-87)
3 – Jerry Travers (1911-13)
3 – Frank Strafaci (1945-47)
3 – Dick Siderowf (1968-70)
 

Most Times in Final
8 – George Zahringer III
7 – Jerry Travers
7 – Frank Strafaci
7 – Robert Gardner
 

Most Times Runner-up
4 – Jerry Courville Sr. (1969, 1971, 1972, 1977)
4 – Jeff Thomas (1981, 1983, 1988,
1992)
3 – Joseph Gagliardi (1949, 1953, 1954)
3 – George Zahringer III (1979-80,
1989)
 

Longest Span Between Wins
23 years – John Baldwin (1967 to 1990)
 

Home Course Winners
1907 – Jerry Travers, Nassau Country
Club
1914 – Oswald Kirkby, Englewood GC
1944 – Eddie Driggs, Sleepy Hollow
Country Club
1945 – Frank Strafaci, Garden City GC
1954 – Frank Strafaci, Garden City GC
1958 – Robert Gardner, Knoll Golf Club
1984 – George Zahringer III, Deepdale
Golf Club
 

Winners of Met Amateur and Met
Open in the Same Year

George Zahringer III – 1985
Johnson Wagner – 2001 & 2002 (won
Met Open as a professional in ’02)
 

Winners of Met Amateur and Ike in
the Same Year

Robert Kuntz – 1955
Thomas Goodwin – 1956
Paul Kelly – 1959
Robert Gardner – 1960, ’62 & ’63
James E. Fisher – 1966
Michael Muehr – 1992
Jerry Courville Jr. – 1997
Johnson Wagner – 2002
David Pastore – 2014
 

Winners of Met Amateur and U.S.
Open

Jerome Travers
 

Winners of Met Amateur and U.S.
Amateur

Findlay Douglas, George Dunlap Jr.,
H.M. Harriman, Jess Sweetser, Jerome
Travers, Walter Travis, Willie Turnesa
 

Winners of Met Amateur and U.S.
Mid-Amateur

Ken Bakst, Jerry Courville Jr., Stewart Hagestad, George Zahringer III

MATCH PLAY
Largest Margin of Victory, 36-Hole Final

11 & 10 – Findlay Douglas d. C.H. Seely, 1901
11 & 10 – Walter Travis d. F.A. Marsellus, 1902

Largest Margin of Victory, 18-Hole Match
9 & 8 – Willie Turnesa d. Ken Smith, Round 1, 1948

Largest Margin of Victory, 36-Hole Match
15 & 14 – George Burns III d. Jerry Sachs, semifinals, 1972
 

Longest Match, 36 Holes
39 holes – Robert Gardner d. John Humm, 1963
38 holes – Stewart Hagestad d. Ethan Ng, 2016
38 holes – Ron Vannelli d. Patrick Pierson, 2005
38 holes – Robert Gardner d. Ralph Johnston, 1964
38 holes – Willie Reekie d. John Anderson, 1926
38 holes – Charles Seely d. Jerry Travers, 1908
 

Longest Match, 18 Holes
26 holes – Ted Vallo d. Andy Zazzali, Round 1, 1970
24 holes – Eddie Driggs d. Maurice McCarthy, quarterfinals, 1926
24 holes – Arthur Cohen d. Joe McBride, Round 2, 1952
 

Most Matches Won
53 – Ray Billows
50 – Frank Strafaci
 

Best Match-Play Winning Percentage
(minimum 10 matches)

.936 – Robert Gardner (44-3)
.848 – Jerry Travers (39-7)
.820 – Frank Strafaci (50-11)
 

Most Consecutive Match Victories
30 – Robert Gardner, 1960-1964
16 – George Zahringer III, 1984-1987

STROKE PLAY
Most Times Medalist
4 – Walter Travis (1902, 1908-09, ‘14)
4 – George Zahringer III (1981, 1982, 1984, 1987)
 

Lowest Medalist Score, 36 Holes
125 – Stewart Hagestad, 2016
132 – Jerry Courville Jr., 1996
133 – Tom Yellin, 2005
134 – Alex Edfort, 2011
134 – Brian Komline, 2012
 

Largest Margin of Medalist
10 strokes – Stewart Hagestad, 2016
9 strokes – G.P. Tiffany, 1910
9 strokes – George Dunlap, 1932
8 strokes – Johnson Wagner, 2001
 

Lowest 18-Hole Round in On-Site Qualifying
61 – Stewart Hagestad, 2016
64 – Jerry Courville Jr., 1996
64 – Hans Albertsson, 2010
64 – Matt Mattare, 2012
64 – Stewart Hagestad, 2016
65 – Tom Yellin, 2005
65 – Patrick Pierson, 2005
65 – Tarik Can, 2005
65 – Kevin Foley, 2005
65 - Conor Casey, 2009
65 - David Weisfield, 2009
65 – Bernard D’Amato, 2010
65 – Mike Miller, 2012
65 – Ryan McCormick, 2012
66 – Andrew Svoboda, 2002
66 – Marc Issler, 2005 & 2007
66 – Michael Deo, 2005
66 – Cameron Wilson, 2010
66 – Alex Edfort, 2011
66 – David Pastore, 2011
 

Lowest 18-Hole Round Under Par
9 under, Stewart Hagestad, 2016
7 under, Conor Casey, 2009
7 under, David Weisfield, 2009
6 under, Jerry Courville Jr., 1996
6 under, Marc Issler, 2007
6 under, Hans Albertsson, 2010
6 under, Mike Miller, 2012
6 under, Ryan McCormick, 2012
6 under, Stewart Hagestad, 2016
5 under, Tom Yellin, 2005
5 under, Patrick Pierson, 2005
5 under, Tarik Can, 2005
5 under, Andrew Svoboda, 2002
5 under, Bernard D’Amato, 2010
5 under, Alex Edfort, 2011
5 under, David Pastore, 2011
 

Lowest 36-Hole Score Under Par
15 under, Stewart Hagestad, 2016
9 under, Marc Issler, 2007
8 under, Alex Edfort, 2011
8 under, Jerry Courville Jr., 1996
8 under, Brian Komline, 2012

MISCELLANEOUS
Most Times Host Club
8 – Nassau Country Club (1900, 1907,
1916, 1927, 1939, 1957, 1963, 1996)
6 – Garden City Golf Club (1899, 1904,
1911, 1921, 1945, 1978)