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LIGA Places Third In Stoddard Trophy Matches

FAIRFIELD, CT (June 30, 2022) –The LIGA placed third in the Stoddard Trophy Matches at Fairfield Country Club, on Thursday afternoon. The Westchester Golf Association placed first while the New Jersey State Golf Association finished second. Westchester totaled 22 points, while New Jersey took 18 and Long Island took 14.

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After the morning matches the NJSGA led by 2.5 points over the LIGA, with Westchester comfortably in last position. New Jersey finished the session with 8.5 points, Long Island with 6 and Westchester with 3.5. The combinations of Wall and Vannucci, Randolph and DeJohn, and O’Neill and Ekert each grabbed two full points for the NJSGA.

Westchester made an incredible push during the afternoon singles matches, erasing a 5-point deficit to capture the Stoddard Trophy and thwart another win for the New Jersey State Golf Association. Westchester took X points in the afternoon, allowing them to not just win the trophy, but comfortably take it home.

The afternoon singles matches were largely controlled by Westchester, while New Jersey and Long Island put together comparable showings. The WGA won 18.5 points in the round. The LIGA won the fewest afternoon matches, totaling 8 points.

The Stoddard Trophy matches feature amateur golfers from New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester against one another in a Ryder Cup-style team competition. The format includes foursomes (alternate shot) matches in the morning, followed by singles matches in the afternoon.

Long Island’s 2022 Team

-Andre Chi

-Ben Mitchell

-Dan Abondandalo

-Darin Goldstein

-Dave Boccia

-Dave Scialabba

-Jonathan Farber

-Michael Auerbach

-Peicheng Chen

-Prescott Butler

-Ryan Hom

-Sam O’Hara

-Tyler Gerbavsits