September 2015

MGA Carey Cup Team Announced

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 30, 2015) – The outstanding 2015 MGA championship season will come to a close with the biennial Governor Hugh L. Carey Challenge Cup, October 19-21, when six MGA amateurs will face the Golfing Union of Ireland at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J.

Trevor Randolph Earns First MGA Victory at 9th MGA Mid-Am

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (September 29, 2015) – Trevor Randolph of Arcola notched his first-ever MGA victory at the 9th MGA Mid-Am Championship on Tuesday, as his 1-under 69 in the final round at Nassau Country Club earned him a one-shot win.

Ervasti Leads Mid-Am after 6-under 64

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (September 28, 2015) – Sleepy Hollow’s John Ervasti fired a 6-under 64 in the opening round of the 9th MGA Mid-Amateur Championship, Monday at Nassau Country Club. His 64 matches the low round in the tournament’s history, and earns him a two-shot lead entering Tuesday’s final round.

Karger Holds Early Lead at 9th Mid-Am

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (September 28, 2015) -- The morning wave of play is complete at the 9th MGA Mid-Amateur and a familiar name holds the early lead, as 2013 champion Michael Karger of Century fired a 4-under 66 in his opening round at Nassau Country Club.

Vannelli Endures Playoff to Repeat at Senior Masters Tournament

WESTFIELD, N.J. (September 24, 2015) – It took four playoff holes, but Ron Vannelli of Forsgate defended his championship in the 4th Senior Masters Tournament, defeating Steve Rose at Echo Lake Country Club with a birdie three on the par-4 third. The playoff was the first in the tournament’s young history.

Met Area Represented in U.S. Senior Amateur

UPDATE (September 29, 2015 - 12 p.m.) - The run for Met Area players in the 59th U.S. Senior Amateur at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., has come to an end, as both George Zahringer and Thomas Hyland were defeated in their Round of 32 matches.

9th Mid-Am Set to Take Place at Nassau

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 23, 2015) – The 9th MGA Mid-Amateur Championship is heading to Nassau Country Club on September 28-29, when the Met Area’s best amateurs over the age of 35 will compete over 36 holes of stroke play to decide a winner. The field of 70 was invited based on top finishes in MGA and Met Area events.

Remembering Yogi Berra

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 23, 2015) - Yogi Berra will not only be rembered for his legendary baseball career, but also for his passion for the game of golf. A longtime member at Montclair Golf Club, Yogi discovered a way to give back through the game and started the Yogi Berra Celebrity Golf Classic, held annually at Montclair since 1990.

Senior Masters Tournament takes on Echo Lake, Thursday

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 21, 2015) – The fourth MGA Senior Masters Tournament is set for Thursday, September 24 at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield, N.J. The MGA’s youngest championship features 63 amateurs aged 65 and over with handicaps of 10.0 or less competing over 18 holes of stroke play.

MetLife Success Story: Kaitlyn

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 18, 2015) - Seventeen year old Kaitlyn “Cat” Cramer is not a novice to working in golf administration. Having just completed her third summer as a GOLFWORKS intern for the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association, Cat reflects on all that she has learned and recounts stories of working in the WMGA offices and being exposed to the game of golf for the first time.