Housen, Dolan Teams Tie for First at MGA F&S
Teams will return at a later date for 18-hole playoff
JACKSON, N.J. (June 17, 2008) – The father and son teams of Bob and Chris Housen of Manasquan River and Vinny and Danny Dolan of Baltusrol fired even-par rounds of 72 and finished tied for first place at the 58th MGA Father & Son Championship, played today at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, New Jersey. The teams will return to Metedeconk National at a later date to complete an 18-hole playoff to determine the champion.
Finishing two strokes behind the leaders with rounds of two-over 74 were two teams, Frank and Frank McMahon Jr. of the host club and Bethpage’s Daniel and Stephen Pisani. The Pisani duo also claimed low net honors, which was determined in a match of cards with the McMahon team after both groups carded a net 66. Among the six groups to finish tied for fifth with rounds of three-over 75 were Michael and Ronald Dominici of Oak Hills Park GC and Conor and Ken Malloy of Westchester. Michael Dominici tied for first low amateur honors at the 2007 Met Open Championship
The Father and Son event, begun by the MGA in 1951, is one of the oldest father/son competitions in golf, and is annually one of the most popular events on the MGA calendar. This year, the event was filled to capacity in a matter of days, as father/son teams from across the Met Area looked to compete at one of the most highly regarded private clubs in the Northeast. Metedeconk National is a 27-hole facility that has hosted a Met Open (2003), an Ike Championship (1996), and the inaugural Governor Hugh L. Carey Challenge Cup Matches (1990) between the MGA and the Golfing Union of Ireland.
The MGA Father & Son Championship was conducted in an 18-hole Pinehurst format, with 40 percent of the team’s combined handicap for the net division. The championship featured father/son teams competing for both gross and net prizes. Due to the size of the field, all three nines at Metedeconk National were used.