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Wilson Holds Narrow Player of the Year Lead

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (October 3, 2013) - With only two tournaments left that have MGA Player of the Year points on the line, it's looking like a two-man race to decide this year's Jerry Courville Sr. Award winner. It's also one of the closest races in recent years. 

Pat Wilson of Panther Valley and Max Buckley of Westchester have separated themselves from the rest of the pack in the Polo Golf points standings.

RELATED: Full Player of the Year Standings

Wilson, who captured the Met Amateur at Stanwich, has accumulated 820 points from 10 events. His latest third place finish at the Boff Invitational (60 points) was crucial in giving himself a slight cushion. 

But Buckley, winner of three events this summer, is right on Wilson's heels with 760 points. 

The final event in which both players are eligible to receive points is the Nassau Invitational (Oct. 4-6). The last time the race came down to the Nassau was in 2010 when Joe Saladino trailed Evan Beirne by 21 points heading into the event. Saladino ended up winning it, earning 75 points and his second consecutive Player of the Year title. 

Here's how their individual point breakdowns stack up: 


Richardson Invitational Quarterfinalist 30
U.S. Open LQR 50
NYC Amateur 2nd 75
NJSGA Amateur 7th 65
Ike  T7 70
Mittelmark T10 10
NJSGA Open 7th/2nd low am/on-site cut 90/25/20
Met Amateur Winner 275
Met Open SQR/on-site cut 20/30
Boff Invitational 3rd 60
  Total 820



U.S. Open LQR 50
NYC Amateur Winner 100
Ike Runner Up/SQR 175
Mittelmark Winner 100
WGA Open 3rd/3rd low am/on site cut 100/10/10
Arcola Cup Winner 75
Met Amateur SQR/on-site qualifying 15/60
Met Open SQR/on-site cut 20/30
Boff Invitational 10th 15
  Total 760


Final POY points eligible events: 

Nassau Invitational (Oct. 4-6)

U.S. Mid-Amateur (Oct. 5-10)

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