Six NYS Teams Represented at 5th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball
BANDON, O.R. (Update: May 28, 2019) – None of the teams representing the Empire State advanced past the first two rounds of stroke play during this week’s 5th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.
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Kyle Roy and Connor Salanger put together the best performance out of the six NYS teams. The duo shot a 67 and 70 to finish at 137, two strokes under the cut line. Jimin Jung and Jud Langille finished close behind them at 139 (69 and 70).
James Scorse and Shawn Baker came in at 140. Jonathan Farber and Kyle Ritchie, as well as Jordan Kaplan and Steve Tarulli, finished at 143. Rounding up the New Yorkers were Matthew Meyer and Dave Staudinger, who finished at 151.
BANDON, O.R. (May 24, 2019) – Eleven New York golfers will travel across the country to compete in the 5th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, May 25-29, at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon.
The six teams include James Scorse of Churchville and Shawn Baker of Rochester, Jimin Jung of Briarcliff Manor and Jud Langille of Ossining, Kyle Roy of Tampa, Florida (Syracuse native) and Connor Salanger of Camillus, Matthew Meyer of Pelham and Dave Staudinger of Rye, Jonathan Farber of Plainview and Kyle Ritchie of Garden City, and Jordan Kaplan of Plainview and Steve Tarulli of Rockville Center.
The golfers will compete on two different courses at Bandon Dunes: The Old Macdonald Course and the Pacific Dunes Course. The Old Macdonald Course is setup at 7,037 yards and will be played to a par of 71. The Pacific Dunes Course is setup at 6,666 yards and will be played to a par of 70.
Sectional qualifying took place at 50 sites between August 27, 2018 and March 18, 2019. In total, 128 sides (256 players) from around the country will compete for the top spot in the upcoming competition.
Baker of Oak Hill Country Club and Scorse of Stafford Country Club qualified at the Crag Burn Golf Club in East Aurora last September. The duo captured medalist honors with a score of 66. This will be Baker’s first U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Scorse played in the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., but did not qualify through to match play. He won back to back New York State Men’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships with partner J.P. Kircher at Ravenwood Golf Club in 2011 and 2012. He also won the 2013 and 2016 NYS Men’s Mid-Amateur Championships and the NYS Men’s Amateur Championship in 2005.
Jimin Jung and Jud Langille of Trump National Golf Club Westchester qualified at the Lyman Orchards Golf Course in Middlefield, Conn. last August. The pair were medalists with a score of 66. Both players competed in the NYS Junior Amateur at Seven Oaks last season, where Jung finished tied in 7th and Langille tied for 11th. They will be among the youngest in this year’s championship field, with 16-year-old Langille being the fourth youngest, and Jung the fifth.
Kyle Roy, a Syracuse native who resides in Tampa, Fla., and Connor Salanger of Tuscarora Golf Club qualified at the Crag Burn Golf Club in East Aurora, N.Y. last September with a score of 67.
Kaplan of Pine Hollow Country Club and Tarulli of Hempstead Golf Course qualified at the Garden City Country Club in Garden City, N.Y. last October with a score of 64. This is the first U.S. Amateur Four-Ball appearance for both golfers.
Matthew Meyer and Dave Staudinger of Winged Foot Golf Club qualified at the Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, N.Y. last October with a score of 65.
Jonathan Farber of Tam O'Shanter Golf Club and Kyle Ritchie of Garden City Country Club qualified at the Garden City Country Club in Garden City, N.Y. last October. The pair were medalists with score of 60.Schedule of EventsSaturday, May 25 (18 holes, stroke play)Sunday, May 26 (18 holes, stroke play)Monday, May 27 (Round of 32, match play)Tuesday, May 28 (Round of 16/quarterfinal matches)Wednesday, May 29 (Semifinals/Championship match)
Tee Times for Round 1 & Round 2
|TEAM||RD 1 TEE TIME / COURSE||RD 2 Tee Time / Course|
|Jordan Kaplan & Steve Tarulli||7:00 AM / Old Mac||10:24 AM / Pacific Dunes|
|Shawn Baker & James Scorse||8:48 AM / Old Mac||12:12 PM / Pacific Dunes|
|Jud Langille & Jimin Jung||9:48 AM / Old Mac||1:12 PM / Pacific Dunes|
|Matthew Meyer & Dave Staudinger||10:24 AM / Old Mac||7:00 AM / Pacific Dunes|
|Kyle Ritchie & Jonathan Farber||11:12 AM / Old Mac||7:48 AM / Pacific Dunes|
|Kyle Roy & Connor Salanger||9:48 AM / Pacific Dunes||1:12 PM / Old Mac|
Sara Stanley, NYSGA Communcations Intern