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MGA Boys At Bedford

BEDFORD, N.Y. (August 15, 2013) – The round of 16 at the MGA/MetLife Boys Championship has completed at the Bedford Golf & Tennis Club in Bedford, N.Y. Three matches needed extra holes before a winner would prevail, including Brent Ito of Ardsley, N.Y. who came back from a 4 hole deficit at the hands of Sam Goldenring of Florham Park, N.J. to move on to the second round.

Ryan Rodriguez of Highland Mills, N.Y. defeated Andrew Peter Bower of Summit, N.J. in a playoff as well. Neither player held a lead greater than one-hole, and after Bower birdied the 18th to force a playoff Rodriguez closed the match with a par on the first playoff hole. Aidan McDermott of Pleasantville, N.Y. and Jim Smoot Jr. came down to the wire as well. Like Bower, Smoot birdied the 18th hole after putting his approach shot to three feet but it was McDermott who was victorious on the first playoff hole.

Other victorious players number one seed Bear Carlson of Kattonah, N.Y. (2 & 1 over Prescott Butler of Locust Valley, N.Y.), Christian Cavaliere of Kattonah (6 & 5 over Sean Copeland of New Paltz, N.Y.), John Driscoll III of Ridgewood, N.J. (2 UP over Isaac Gorenstein), Addison Cilimi of Waccabuc, N.Y. (6 & 5 over Jake Trotta of Harrison, N.Y.), and James McHugh of Rye, N.Y. (8 & 7 over Christopher Gotterup of Little Silver, N.J.).

Play continues this afternoon at Bedford as the quarterfinalists get set to play for the 45th MGA/MetLife Boys Championship trophy. Live hole-by-hole scoring is available for all afternoon matches.

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