Met Open Presented By Callaway Records

AGE
Oldest Winner

56 years, 9 months – Jack Patroni, 1964
 

Youngest Winner
21 years, 5 months – Johnson Wagner, 2001
21 years, 6 months – John Stoltz, 2005

SCORING
Lowest Score, 18 Holes:
62 – Timothy Hegarty, 2008, CC of Fairfield
63 – Pete Cooper, 1951, Forest Hill
63 – Rick Hartmann, 1998, Creek
63 – Joe Horowitz, 2011, Sleepy Hollow
64 – Craig Wood, 1940, Forest Hill
64 – Jack Burke, 1949, Metropolis
64 – Bob Watson, 1958, Metropolis
64 – Larry Rentz, 1990, Westchester
64 – Mike Diffley, 1991, Hollywood
64 – Brian Lamberti, 2004, Hudson National
64 – John Stoltz, 2005, Old Westbury
 

Lowest First Round
62 – Timothy Hegarty, 2008, CC of Fairfield
63 – Pete Cooper, 1951, Forest Hill
64 – Craig Wood 1940, Forest Hill
 

Lowest Second Round
63 – Joe Horowitz, 2011, Sleepy Hollow
64 – Jack Burke Jr., 1949, Metropolis
64 – Bob Watson, 1958, Metropolis
64 – Larry Rentz, 1990, Westchester
64 – Mike Diffley, 1991, Hollywood
64 – John Stoltz, 2005, Old Westbury
 

Lowest Final Round (54-Hole
Tournament)

63 – Rick Hartmann, 1998, Creek
64 – Brian Lamberti, 2004, Hudson National
65 – Mark Brown, 1999, Tuxedo
65 – Robert Gage, 2011, Sleepy Hollow
65 – John Stoltz, 2011, Sleepy Hollow
 

Lowest Third Round (72-Hole
Tournament)

65 – Jerry Pittman, 1968, Inwood
66 – Macdonald Smith, 1931, Crestmont
 

Lowest Final Round (72-Hole
Tournament)

65 – Olin Dutra, 1932, Lido
65 – Jimmy Wright, 1965, Woodmere
 

Lowest 36-Hole Score
130 – Craig Wood, 1940, Forest Hill
132 – Larry Rentz, 1990, Westchester
133 – Mike Diffley, 1991, Hollywood
133 – Ryan McCormick, 2012, Plainfield
 

Lowest 54-Hole Score (54-Hole Tournament)
203 – Rick Hartmann, 1998, Creek
204 – Larry Rentz, 1990, Westchester
204 – Bruce Zabriski, 1993, Quaker Ridge
 

Lowest 54-Hole Score (72-Hole Tournament)
198 – Craig Wood, 1940, Forest Hill
204 – Wes Ellis, 1960, Ridgewood (N.J.)
204 – Jerry Pittman, 1965, Woodmere
 

Lowest 72-Hole Score (72-Hole Tournament)
264 – Craig Wood, 1940, Forest Hill
 

Lowest Last 36 Holes
132 – Pete Cooper, 1951, Forest Hill
132 – Larry Rentz, 1990, Westchester
133 – Olin Dutra, 1932, Lido
133 – Bruce Zabriski, 1993, Quaker Ridge
 

Lowest 54 Holes by Amateur
206 – Johnson Wagner, 2001, Bethpage (Black)
209 - Cameron Wilson, 2013, Old Westbury
 

Lowest 72 Holes by Amateur
289 – Chet Sanok, 1952, Winged Foot (West)
 

Largest Margin of Victory
(In 54-Hole Tournament)
12 strokes – Bruce Zabriski, 1996
5 strokes – Johnson Wagner, 2002
 

Largest Margin of Victory
(In 72-Hole Tournament)
12 strokes – Al Mengert, 1960
11 strokes – Craig Wood, 1940
 

Largest Lead After 18 Holes
5 strokes – Macdonald Smith, 1925
4 strokes – Jim McGovern, 1987
 

Largest Lead After 36 Holes
7 strokes – Larry Rentz, 1990
6 strokes – Alex Smith, 1909
 

Largest Lead After 54 Holes
(In 72-Hole Tournament)

9 strokes – Al Mengert, 1960
 

Largest Comeback By Winner
Over Final 18 Holes

8 strokes – Don Massengale, 1972
7 strokes – Danny Balin, 2012
6 strokes – Jim Albus, 1970
6 strokes – Mike Burke Jr., 1997
6 strokes – Mark Brown, 1999
5 strokes – Olin Dutra, 1932
5 strokes – Rick Hartmann, 1998
 

Highest Last Round By Winner
83 – Marty O’Loughlin, 1922, Lido
 

Highest Winning Total (54-Hole Tournament)
216 – Bill Britton, 1979, Plainfield
 

Highest Winning Total (72-Hole Tournament)
309 – Marty O’Loughlin, 1922, Lido

CHAMPIONS
Most Wins

4 – Alex Smith (1905, 1909, 1910, 1913)
3 – Macdonald Smith (1914, 1926, 1931)
3 – Walter Hagen (1916, 1919, 1920)
3 – Mark Brown (1999, 2013, 2016)
3 – Wes Ellis (1957, 1961, 1963)
3 – Darrell Kestner (1982, 1983, 1995)
 

Players to win in Consecutive Years
Walter Hagen (1916, 1919*, 1920) *no competitions 1917-1918
Alex Smith (1909-1910)
Jimmy Hines (1937-1938)
Martin Bohen (1976-1977)
Darrell Kestner (1982-1983)
Bobby Heins (1988-1989)
Johnson Wagner (2001-2002)
 

Wins by an Amateur
1952 – Chet Sanok, Winged Foot (West)
1967 – Jerry Courville Sr., Winged Foot (West)
1985 – George Zahringer III, Mountain Ridge
1987 – Jim McGovern, Winged Foot (West)
2001 – Johnson Wagner, Bethpage (Black) 
2003 – Andrew Svoboda, Metedeconk 
2005 – John Stoltz, Old Westbury

 

Home Club Pro Winners
Alex Smith – Wykagyl, 1909
Jack Burke – Metropolis, 1949
 

Second Place to First in Consecutive Years
Paul Runyan – 1933-1934
Claude Harmon Sr. – 1950-1951
Wes Ellis – 1960-1961
Jimmy Wright – 1968-1969
George Bullock – 1979-1980
Bruce Zabriski – 1995-1996
Mike Burke Jr. – 1996-1997
Rick Hartmann – 1997-1998
 

Winners of Met Open and
PGA Championship

Tommy Armour, Jack Burke Jr., Olin Dutra,
Doug Ford, Walter Hagen, Henry Picard,
Paul Runyan, Gene Sarazen, Jim Turnesa
 

Winners of Met Open and
Met Amateur in the Same Year

1985 – George Zahringer III
2001 – Johnson Wagner
2002 – Johnson Wagner
 

Winners of Met Open and Met Amateur
Bill Britton, Mike Burke Jr., Jerry Courville Sr.,
Jim McGovern, Andrew Svoboda, Johnson
Wagner, George Zahringer III
 

Winners of Met Open and
Ike in the Same Year

1967 – Jerry Courville Sr.
2002 – Johnson Wagner
 

Winners of Met Open and Ike
Jerry Courville Sr., Mike Diffley, Andrew
Giuliani, Johnson Wagner, George Zahringer III
 

Winners of Met Open and U.S. Open
Tommy Armour, Olin Dutra, Johnny Farrell,
Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Gene
Sarazen, Alex Smith, Craig Wood
 

Winners of Met Open and New York
State Open in the Same Year

1992 – Mark Mielke
1999 – Mark Brown
2012 – Danny Balin

MISCELLANEOUS
Most Top 5 Finishes
10 – Johnny Farrell
10 – Willie MacFarlane
9 – Jimmy Wright
9 – Jim Albus
 

Most Top 5 Finishes by an Amateur
4 – George Zahringer III
3 – Cameron Young
2 – Frank Strafaci
2 – Jerry Courville Jr.
 

Most Top 10 Finishes
14 – Johnny Farrell
13 – Willie MacFarlane
12 – Jim Albus
 

Most Top 10 Finishes by an Amateur
8 – George Zahringer III
 

Most Times as Low Amateur
9 – George Zahringer III
6 – Chet Sanok
 

Youngest Low Amateur
15 years, 9 months – Cameron Wilson, 2008
17 years, 7 months – Sam Bernstein, 2009
18 years, 3 months – Jess Sweetser, 1920
18 years, 3 months – Cameron Young, 2015
18 years, 4 months – Jerry Travers, 1905
 

Longest Time Between Wins
Mark Mielke (1992 - 2008)
Mark Brown - 14 years (1999 - 2013)
 

Most Times Host Club
7 – Winged Foot (1933, ’52, ’61, ’67, ’87, 2002, '15)
5 – Plainfield (1957, '63, '79, '97, 2012)