Abbondandolo Claims Sarazen at Fresh Meadow
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (Oct. 24, 2018) -- Dan Abbondandolo of Brookville won his second Gene Sarazen Memorial Invitational Championship at Fresh Meadow Country Club behind a 3-under-par 137 over 36 holes. Abbondandolo shot even-par 70 in the first round under cold, windy conditions where temperatures hovered in the mid-30s. He beat that by three shots in warmer conditions for the final round. The win is Abbondandolo's second in the championship, having won in 2016 as well.
Yale University senior James Nicholas of Westchester Country Club and Deepdale came in second, four shots back, while recent Richardson champion Jay Card III of Gardiner's Bay finished third at 143. Jim Graham of Winged Foot and recent Richardson Senior champion Jay Sessa of Cherry Valley were co-winners among seniors, sharing the new Macdonald Smith Cup.