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Dolph Wins 2023 Long Island Mid-Am

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (September 6, 2023) – Colin Dolph of Nassau Country Club claimed the 2023 Long Island Mid-Amateur Championship presented by JBA Awards in a playoff on Wednesday.

"It is an incredible feat to win a tournament anywhere means a lot. I have been playing LI am stuff since I was eight or nine. And it feels even better to get a win on my home course," said Dolph. 

Dolph defeated Bryan Pendrick of Meadow Brook Club and Ryan Hom of North Hempstead Country Club in a playoff on the 19th hole on his home course of Nassau Country Club. Dolph carded five birdies in round two on his way to a 68 and a share of the lead, earning a spot in the playoffs.

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In the playoff, played on hole 1, Dolph was the only player to hit the fairway off the tee. A great drive left him just a wedge into the green. With both competitors also missing the green, Dolph two-putted his way to victory with a par.

"All I was thinking about was keep applying pressure. I would have loved to make birdie, but par ended up being enough," added Dolph. 

Dolph started the day in contention after shooting a 73 in round one. After a par-par start, Dolph gave one back on the third hole. He would bounce back with a bogey on the fourth hole, followed by two more birdies on seven and nine for a 1-under 34. The back had a similar start with a bogey on the long par-3 10th. Birdies on the 12th and 16th followed this to finish 1-under on the back and a 2-under 68 total. Dolph's 68 would be the day's low round and earned him a spot in the playoff.

Finishing in a tie for second was Pendrick and Hom. Hom, who had a share of the lead after round one, carded three birdies and five bogeys, including one on the last that landed him in the playoff. Pendrick shot an opening round 72. He carded a second-round 1-under par 69 that saw birdies four holes, three of which were on the back to climb on the leaderboard and earn a spot in the playoff. 

Sam Horowitz of Inwood Country Club, Jack Casler of Garden City Country Club, Brett Cooper from the Seawane Club, and Michael Auerbach from Bellport completed the top five.