July 29, 2010

Tune in to the Met Amateur

Starting today, there will be a live broadcast with Bill Meth and Tom Mariam on WVOX 1460 am and WVIP HD3, and on Saturday the Metro Golf Show will broadcast all day. You can also find it on www.wvox.com.

July 22, 2010

Miller Wins Met Junior

-Billy Condon

Mike Miller is the 93rd Met Junior champion! After Stitzer won the 16th, both players hit their tee shots on the green of the par-3 17th. Stitzer was first to putt and came up short, with three feet left for par. Miller also missed his birdie putt and was the first to attempt par. After sinking the par putt, Miller gave a small fist pump and has now secured his first MGA championship.

Stitzer Stays Alive

-Billy Condon

Schuyler Stitzer just made a putt from downtown to win the 16th hole and keep the dream alive. They head to the par-3 17th.

Miller Takes 15

-Billy Condon

Mike Miller is in a good position to win his first MGA championship after taking the 15th hole to extend his lead to 3 up thru 15. Miller two-putted for par while Stitzer missed the green on his second shot and made bogey.

Miller 2 up After 14

-Billy Condon

Here is the recap for holes 6-14. Stitzer's tee shot on 7 went OB and Miller capitalized by winning the hole to go 1 up.

On 8, Stitzer's first shot wound up in a greenside bunker while Miller found the green. After a great out, Stitzer and Miller halved with pars.

The next big moving hole was 10, where Miller found the green in two shots and Stitzer missed the green on his second shot and could not convert the par. Miller 2 up thru 10.

On the downhill par-4 twelfth, Miller chose to hit driver and found the hazard. Stitzer was in the fairway and after both players got on the green, Miller rolled his par opportunity well past the hole. He then conceded the hole to fall back to 1 up over Stitzer.

On 14, Stitzer's tee shot hit the trees on the left and came to rest well behind Miller's drive. Up at the green, Miller lay two and Stitzer three. Miller nearly sank the birdie opportunity and won the hole to go back to 2 up.

Miller Takes the Fifth to Square Match

-Billy Condon

On the par-5 fifth, both players ripped drives down the middle with Miller edging Stitzer by a good 25 yards. Stitzer was first to play and made poor contact with a fairway wood. Miller knocked his second shot on the front left portion of the green.

Stitzer's third shot cleared the green and the bunkers behind it and ended up in the bushes. With Miller needing only two putts for birdie, Stitzer conceded the hole and in doing so, squared the match.

Miller Battles Stitzer in Final at 93rd Met Junior

-Billy Condon

After a grueling three days of heat and golf, the field of 64 at the 93rd Met Junior Championship at Ardsley Country Club has been narrowed down to the final two: Mike Miller and Schuyler Stitzer. Here is a quick recap of the first few holes.

On the first hole of the championship match, Stitzer got up and down from a bunker to save par while Miller three-putted for bogey. Stitzer took a 1 up lead.

Both players came away from the second holes with bogey fours.

On the third hole, Miller finished with a score of four and made par while Stitzer struggled and made bogey. The match went back to all square.

The fourth hole found Miller three-putting again and Stitzer took advantage of the hiccup and made birdie at the 511-yard par 5.

July 8, 2010

Tie at 2-under

-Billy Condon

All of the groups have made the turn and some have even finished their morning 18. We have a three way tie at the top between Alex Edfort, Brian Komline and defending champ Josh Goldstein (pictured). They all shot 2-under 34's on their first nine holes. Goldstein, who is playing with Komline, caught fire with an eagle on 11th, his second hole of the day, and followed that up with two birdies on 13 and 15. Goldstein cooled off towards the end of his nine though with bogeys on the last two holes going into the turn. Komline, meanwhile, is playing steady golf with two birdies and six pars.

Chasing the Public Links Title at Spook Rock

-Billy Condon

A field of 68 public golfers have come to Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y., for the 63rd MGA/MetLife Public Links Championship. Play is under way in the 36-hole event and a number of players have made the turn in red numbers. Some of the top players in the field have yet to turn. Defending champ Josh Goldstein is playing with Ike runner-up Brian Komline (pictured) and are paired together in the last group on one side. Komline, who won the NJSGA Amateur Championship earlier this season, is looking for his first MGA victory.

Players are not only battling the course today but some sticky weather. With high humidity and temperatures around 90, one non-golf related advantage will go to the players who brought a shirt to change into for their final 18 holes.