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NJSGA Edges WGA for Stoddard Trophy Matches Title

Stoddard Trophy

RYE, N.Y. (July 2, 2019) -- Deciding a victor came down to the very end in the 2019 Stoddard Trophy Matches at The Apawamis Club, as the New Jersey State Golf Association squad took a slim 20-19 edge over the hosting Westchester Golf Association to claim the title. Long Island tallied 15 points on the day to round out the scoring in the triangular match format.

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New Jersey led the way following the morning foursomes matches, tallying seven points to Westchester's six and Long Island's five. Thomas La Morte of Knickerbocker and Ryan Davis of New Jersey National led the way in the morning, winning both of their foursomes matches to two points.

In the afternoon, results from singles matches kept the competition close, with New Jersey and Westchester both earning 13 points, allowing New Jersey to take the one point victory.

The Stoddard Trophy Matches pit amateur golfers from Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester against one another in an exciting one-day, triangular Ryder Cup-style team competition. The format includes six three-way foursomes (alternate shot) matches in the morning followed by 12 three-way singles matches in the afternoon.

The competition was first played in 1922 and is held in high regard by each association and its team members, with amateurs savoring the chance to compete in the historic event. New Jersey owns the lead in the competition, having now won 42 times to Westchester and Long Island's 24 apiece.

2019 Stoddard Trophy Teams:

Long Island New Jersey Westchester
Ken Bakst, Friar's Head Jay Blumenfeld, Mountain Ridge Gray Barnes, Centennial
Daniel Abbondandolo, Brookville Thomas Collins, Essex County Christian Cavaliere, Mahopac
Colby Anderson, Nassau CC Ryan Davis, New Jersey Nat'l Nick Dilio, Links at Union Vale
Russ Aue, Nassau Players Sam Goldenring, Brooklake Jim Graham, Winged Foot
Prescott Butler, Piping Rock Chris Gotterup, Rumson Nathan Han, MGA eClub - Hudson Valley
Brett Cooper, Seawane Thomas Guy, Eligo Michael Karger, Century
Jonathan Jeter, Nassau Players Danny Harcourt, Shackamaxon James McHugh, Rye GC
Alexander Kang, Harbor Links Tom Hyland, Little Mill Matt Minerva, Jr., Hudson National
Bryan Pendrick, Mill River Thomas La Morte, Knickerbocker James Nicholas, Westchester CC
Ben Pirro, Long Island National Chester Patterson, Darlington John Schob, Winged Foot
David Prowler, Bethpage State Park Jack Skirkanich, Rumson Brad Tilley, Sleepy Hollow
Will Rand, East Hampton Troy Vannucci, Little Mill Ned Zachar, GlenArbor
Dave Segot, Nassau Players    
Jay Sessa, Cherry Valley    
Christopher White, Garden City GC