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By Marian on 6/26/2014 10:39 AM
Pastore played through some hot and humid conditions to win the 59th Metropolitan Golf Association "Ike" Stroke Play Championship.

The 22-year-old recent Virginia graduate birdied four of his first seven holes on the more difficult front nine at Montclair Golf Club and shot 3-under-par 67 for a 2-under 208 and a four-shot victory.

The top finish by a New Jerseyian came from Bridgewater’s Brian Komline, who tied for third at 213. Komline, 40, closed with 71, but he lamented a second-round 73 during which he five-putted the par-3 seventh for a triple-bogey.

"I played, let’s say, five good nines, and one terrible nine," said Komline, who won the 2010 State Amateur here on the difficult greens of Montclair. "And that nine holes cost me the tournament."

Haworth teen Thomas La Morte rallied Tuesday to crack the top 10 and earn an exemption to this year’s MGA Amateur and next year’s Ike. La Morte is 18 years old. 

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By Marian on 6/26/2014 10:27 AM
Frank Esposito Jr. and Jim McGovern, two of New Jersey's top playing professionals, both qualified for this summer’s PGA Championship by finishing in the top 20 at the PGA Professional National Championship.

Esposito, 51, who has won numerous NJ tournaments and also plays on the Champions Tour, closed with 3-under-par 69 on Wednesday to climb to fourth at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is the head golf professional at Brooklake Country Club. Esposito shot a four-round, even-par 288, finishing two shots behind the medalist, Michael Block.

McGovern, 49, head PGA golf professional at White Beeches G&CC in Haworth and last year’s State Open runner-up, tied for 16th. McGovern parred his final six holes on the 7,286-yard course for a 75 and 5-over 293.

McGovern is a former PGA Tour player who has competed four times at the PGA Championship, most recently in 1996. He made his only cut in 1993, tying for 22nd. Esposito competed in one PGA Championship, in 2008, and did not make the cut.

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By Marian on 6/3/2014 10:38 AM
The New Jersey State Golf Association is instituting two new Player of the Year Awards, joining the annual men’s Player of the Year, which has been awarded since 2002.

The new POY awards are Women’s Player of the Year and men’s Senior Player of the Year. All three awards recognize the state’s top amateur performers. All three POY Awards are sponsored by Donnelly Construction of Wayne, N.J.

“We are an all-encompassing golf organization and we felt it was necessary to recognize the top players in their respective areas,” said Mike McAneny, NJSGA Tournament Director. “It made sense to recognize the top woman and senior to join the top men’s Player of the Year award.”

All three of the NJSGA Player of the Year awards will be presented on October 23 at the association’s annual Celebration of Golf Dinner at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.

“Both the senior events and the women’s event have grown in popularity. These Player of the Year awards promote interest and competition,” McAneny...
By Marian on 6/1/2014 8:53 PM

Stacy Lewis claimed her 10th career LPGA Tour win with a six-shot victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. Lewis shot a final-round 67 to push her three-day total to 16-under par, one shot shy of the tournament record. Fellow American Christina Kim finished runner-up at 10-under par.
Lewis is projected to take over the No. 1 ranking in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking. 

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