Area Players Earn GGP Recognition
2019 Women's Met Amateur champion Ina Kim-Schaad and 2019 MGA Mid-Amateur champion Brad Tilley.
ELMSFORD, N.Y. (November 18, 2019) — Global Golf Post has announced its 7th All-Amateur Teams, with 2019 MGA champions Ina Kim-Schaad of Deepdale and Brad Tilley of Sleepy Hollow standing among a number of Met Area players receiving recognition. In all, 179 players earned spots on men's and women's amateur, mid-amateur, and senior amateur teams.
Related: Global Golf Post All-Amateur Teams
Global Golf Post makes their selections based on World Amateur Golf Rankings, worldwide results and national rankings. Below are the Met Area players earning recognition for their play over the last 12 months.
Talia Campbell - Women's Mid-Amateur, 1st Team
MGA eClub - NYC | New York, N.Y.
Despite limited play on the season, Notre Dame graduate Talia Campbell made a run to the final of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. It was Campbell's first year of eligibility for the Championship.
Tara Fleming - Women's Senior Amateur, 2nd Team
New Jersey National | Jersey City, N.J.
Fleming advanced to the Round of 16 in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur in addition to winning the New Jersey Women's Senior Amateur.
Stewart Hagestad - Men's Mid-Amateur, 1st Team
Deepdale | Newport Beach, Calif.
The 2016 Met Amateur champion and MGA Player of the Year advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Mid-Amateur and made his second Walker Cup appearance, helping the U.S. to a win on foreign soil.
Ina Kim-Schaad - Women's Mid-Amateur, 1st Team
Deepdale | New York, N.Y.
Kim-Schaad won her third Women's Met Amateur title in four years before winning the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur over Campbell by a 3-and-2 margin.
John Pak - Men's Amateur, 1st Team
Royce Brook | Scotch Plains, N.J.
Pak closed his sophomore campaign at Florida State University by winning the Atlantic Coast Conference title. During the summer, Pak finished as runner-up in the Porter Cup. He went 3-0 in the Walker Cup, standing as the only player to go unbeaten.
Brad Tilley - Men's Mid-Amateur, 2nd Team
Sleepy Hollow | Easton, Conn.
Tilley found his form late in the season, winning the New York State, Westchester, and MGA Mid-Amateur titles in an incredible 10-day span. He also made a run to the final of the Nassau Invitational, helped the MGA come from behind and defeat the Golfing Union of Ireland in the 15th Governor Hugh L. Carey Challenge Cup matches and won the Sarazen Invitational to close the year.
Brandon Wu - Men's Amateur Player of the Year
Scarsdale | Scarsdale, N.Y.
The Stanford graduate finished tied 35th and as second low-amateur in the U.S. Open and later earned medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur. The standout summer continued as he competed in the British Open and was part of the victorious U.S. Walker Cup Team.