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Rodriguez and Carlson Face Off For Championship

BEDFORD, N.Y. (August 16, 2013)Two more matches have been completed this morning and the championship match is set for the 45th MGA/MetLife Boys Championship at the Bedford Golf & Tennis Club in Bedford, N.Y. The final match will feature Ryan Rodriguez of Highland Mills, N.Y. and Bear Carlson of Katonah, N.Y.

Rodriguez, who reached the round of 16 in the Met Junior earlier this season at Fairview Country Club, used back-to-back birdies on the back nine to boost confidence and momentum, ultimately beating James McHugh of Rye, N.Y. 4 and 2.

Carlson, who knows the Bedford slopes very well, had a thrilling comeback over Brent Ito of Ardsley, N.Y. Down three holes with four to play, Carlson came back to force a playoff before winning on the second playoff hole. Carlson points out to his birdie on 15 as the turning point. “I made an unbelievable 30-foot birdie on 15 and after that I knew that I could do it,” he said.

The championship match tees off at 11:45 a.m. Live scoring and shot-by-shot tracking is available at

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