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2nd MGA Senior Masters Tournament Ready For Action at The Apawamis Club

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 27, 2013) –The Metropolitan Golf Association’s youngest championship, the Senior Masters Tournament, is set for its second playing on Monday, September 30 at the acclaimed Apawamis Club in Rye, N.Y. Seventy-five amateurs aged 65 and over (with a Handicap Index not exceeding 10.0) will compete in the 18-hole stroke play competition to determine the top super senior in the Met Area.  

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No club has been the site of more MGA championships than Apawamis, who will host their 20th with the Masters. Laid out over typically rugged and hilly Westchester terrain, the course, which will play to a par 72 of 6,158 yards, is extremely tight, demanding accuracy off the tee as a first prerequisite for scoring well.

Headlining the field is 2005 MGA Player of the Year Ron Vannelli of Forsgate. Vannelli, winner of the ’05 Met Am and two MGA Senior Ams (’08, ’12), is playing in his first Masters having just turned 65 in April. He’ll be paired with last year’s winner Bob Howe of Winged Foot, who shot a 1-over 71 at the Country Club of Fairfield to win by four strokes.

Three-time (’03, ’05, ‘10) MGA Senior Amateur champion Stephen Rose of Fresh Meadow should also be in the mix for the trophy. Rose had a strong showing earlier this year at the MGA Senior Am, where he finished T3. 

Gerald Garber of Lake Success and Bill Sherry of Dutchess are both returning to the Masters after sharing second place in 2012. Television star and frequent MGA senior competitor Maury Povich of Century will also be competing at Apawamis.

Other notable players teeing it up include 2000 MGA Senior Amateur winner Ned Steiner of Mountain Ridge, ’04 MGA Senior Am winner 

Douglas Vergith of St. George’s, John Baer of Century, Donald Hendler of Meadow Brook, Jay Green of Manhattan Woods, Pat Mucci of Mountain Ridge, and Mark Mulvoy of Apawamis.


Players are paired in foursomes and will tee off in a shotgun format beginning at 1 p.m. The MGA will utilize 3-hole scoring stations throughout the golf course, and volunteers will record the scores for each group as they pass through six checkpoints.

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