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Berridge wins New York State Men’s Amateur Championship

Posted 8/12/22

New York State Men’s Amateur Championship first-time winner Charlie Berridge, of Wykagyl Country Club, broke the record of lowest total score in the championship’s history with a 14-under …

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Berridge wins New York State Men’s Amateur Championship

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New York State Men’s Amateur Championship first-time winner Charlie Berridge, of Wykagyl Country Club, broke the record of lowest total score in the championship’s history with a 14-under performance in the four-round event at Onondaga Golf & Country Club that ended Thursday.

The Westchester native went into the final 36 holes at 7-under, tied with RaNic Golf Club’s Nic Whittaker. Berridge pulled one stroke ahead after round three on Thursday morning, recording seven birdies in the process. Brook-Lea Country Club’s Jason Lohwater fired a third round 66 to make it tight heading into the fourth and final round in the afternoon.

Lohwater entered the fourth round one stroke back of Berridge but took the lead after he birdied hole 3 and Berridge bogeyed hole 2. Lohwater’s had a double bogey on the par-3 eighth and would never regain the lead.

Berridge, who is a member of the University of California men’s golf team, chalked up four birdies on the back nine to pull away and win the championship by three strokes. He fired a 270 and broke the record by Dominic Bozzelli that stood for 10 years.

Three local golfers made the cut after the first two rounds. Jack Angelucci of Yahnundasis Golf Club was tied for 13th with a total score of 285. Ryan Borruso of Teugega Country Club tied for 37th with a score of 295. Joel Jakubowicz of Yahnundasis was 46th with a score of 306.

The 20 golfers with the lowest scores (and ties) earned an exemption to next year’s championship, which will be held at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle.

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