Four-Ball Titles Awarded at Morris County, Spring Brook
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (October 15, 2018) – Champions were crowned Monday in both the 42nd MGA/MetLife Men’s Four-Ball Championship and 34th MGA/MetLife Women’s Four-Ball Championship, as play took place at Morris County Golf Club and Spring Brook Country Club concurrently for the two events. A joined reception and awards ceremony concluded the day at Spring Brook.
Jason Borak Sylvan and Alex Ma of Village Club of Lake Success took home top honors for their net 7-under 63 at Morris County, earning a three-shot win over Eligo Club’s Matthew Alberti and William Eke. The duo began play on the fourth hole in the shotgun start and quickly recorded a net birdie to set the tone for the round. While a bogey followed, the pair kept a clean card the rest of the way, posting seven more birdies en route to the victory.
Chris Lambrou and Nick Lambrou of Salisbury carded the top gross round of the day, firing a 1-under 69. The pair kept miscues to a minimum, making just one bogey to a pair of birdies on Nos. 1 and 10.
At Spring Brook, a playoff was needed to decide the net victor as Susan Canarick and Janet Mazza of Glen Cove and Sharon Nightingale and Sharon Kennedy of Redding—both pairs serving as past champions—both carded net 5-under 67s. In the playoff, Canarick and Mazza clinched the victory, making a net birdie on the par-3 9th hole as players watched from the clubhouse balcony. The championship is Canarick and Mazza’s third victory (2014, 2015).
EWGA – Long Island members Patrice Franco and Yong Park also posted a 5-under net round, but elected to take the top gross prize behind their 4-over 76. The duo bested the field by three shots, earning the gross title for the fourth consecutive year.
The popular events—formerly known as “Net Team” championships—were rebranded in 2014 as MGA/Met Life Four-Ball Championships with all proceeds benefitting the MGA Foundation. In 2017, the two championships were brought together at Westchester Country Club, beginning a new tradition of playing the championships concurrently.