One of my all-time favorite courses has been chosen by the Metropolitan Golf Association to host the Mid-Amateur, one of the leading tournaments on the roster of the New York metro area golf organization. Anglebrook Golf Club, a 10-year-old gem in Lincolndale, NY, will host the two-day event in 2013.
The MGA Mid-Amateur is a 36-hole stroke-play invitational for the area's best amateurs aged 35 years and older. A field of 80 or so begin the tournament, but the field is reduced to the low 40 and ties for the second day.
Last year's event was won by Tuxedo Country Club member Michael Reardon, who shot 69-72-141 at Hudson National, where the slope of 146 is just slightly higher than Anglebrook's 143. Bayonne Golf Club hosts this year's tournament, with The Creek ('09), GlenArbor ('10 and another of my favorites), and Essex County Country Club ('11) coming up.
This is the second time the MGA tapped Anglebrook:
"Following our experience at the 2007 U.S. Amateur sectional qualifying round, it became obvious that the challenge, the beauty and the location of Anglebrook made it a perfect site for our Mid-Am."Anglebrook General Manager Matt Sullivan says the club is honored to join the list of prestigious sites chosen by the MGA for one of its premiere events.
--Gene Westmoreland, MGA Tournament Director
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