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Gallagher and Prince Set to Face Off in LI Amateur Finals

JERICHO, NY (June 14, 2023) - Rain was on the forecast today at Meadow Brook Country Club for the 100th Long Island Amateur Championship Presented by Webster Bank. After 2 weather delays, Dylan Gallagher of Montauk Downs Golf Club and Carter Prince of Huntington Crescent Club each won their respective matches to advance to the finals.

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Gallagher competed against Peter Wilson of Meadow Brook Club in the morning, winning 2 up. After a close race on the front nine, Gallagher was able to pull ahead with consecutive birdies on holes 10 and 11. A par on hole 15 won him the hole and secured Dylan’s spot in the Semi Finals.

In the afternoon, Gallagher squared off against Michael McConie of Colonial Springs. He put forth a solid performance, winning the match 6 & 5. Out of the 13 holes played, Gallagher birdied 4 of them. Despite unideal weather conditions, Dylan kept positive. 

“I just kind of weathered the storm, made a couple good putts, a couple good swings and everything worked out.”

Gallagher is keeping that mindset up, going into tomorrow’s finals with a strong strategy. 

“I’m just gonna stick to my game. I know I have the talent to win and I know whoever I’m playing against has the talent to win so it’s gonna be a hard-fought 36 holes, but I’m ready to go.”

Carter Prince of Huntington Crescent Club also will be moving on to the finals. In the Quarter Finals, Prince beat out Thomas Finn of Nassau Country Club. The match went down to the 18th hole, with Prince ultimately winning 1 up.

For the Semi Finals, Prince’s opponent was Erik Carlstrom of Nassau Country Club. Despite having to come in for 2 weather suspensions Prince continued to play strong and pull out a victory.

“It was tough to get momentum but overall I handled it well. I hit a good tee shot on four and right after that we came in for a long break. After that we came out for four more holes and I won three of them, so I did well. I was happy with how I handled it.”

Focus was the key that led Prince to success today. He says, “removing yourself from the situation in between shots and then refocusing is really important because it can get very mentally taxing. 18, 36, 36 and then 36 tomorrow. There can be some long days, but I love it.”

Gallagher and Prince tee off at 7:30 AM tomorrow for the first 18 holes of the 36 hole final.