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Joe Saladino wins LI Amateur

     Joe Saladino put all of his experience to use in a dramatic 36-hole final match to win the Long Island Amateur, 2 and 1, over 16-year-old Clancy Waugh.

       Saladino seemed comfortably ahead after the morning session at Tam O'Shanter Club in Brookville. He was 4 up. He extended that to 5 up early in the second round. But Waugh, who plays...

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Joe Saladino vs. Clancy Waugh in LI Am final

        Joe Saladino of Huntington has won the Long Island Amateur (in 2007) among his many other titles and honors in golf. He was the Met Player of the Year in 2010, having won the Nassau Invitational and Havemeyer Memorial, qualified for the U.S. Amateur and reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Mid-Amateur (losing to Phil Mickelson's brother).

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Saladino goes 41 holes on final day of Ike

Joe Saladino of Huntington shot 66 through the first 18 of his 41 holes Tuesday in one of the most dramatic finishes in the 56-year history of the Metropolitan Golf Association’s Ike Championship. Saladino, the defending MGA player of the year, made par on his 36th hole to force a playoff . He lost to Tommy McDonagh of Connecticut on the fifth extra hole at Somerset Hills in Bernardsville,...

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Huntington's Saladino wins the Richardson

Amateur Joe Saladino of the Huntington Country Club.

(Credit: Newsday / Joseph D. Sullivan)

Joe Saladino of Huntington is like every other Northeast golfer in that he found it a joy just to compete after a long winter. He is more than a little different, though, in that he finished 2010 at the top and began 2011 the same way.

Only a few months after he collected trophies as the Metropolitan Golf Association and Long Island Golf Association Player of the Year, Saladino earned another...

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Tee times for U.S. Open qualifier

            Joe Saladino of Huntington, who won the season-opening Richardson Invitational run by the Long Island Golf Association Saturday, will be among 144 golfers in the local Long Island U.S. Open qualifier. It will be held all day Wednesday at Glen Head Country Club.            The...

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Johnnies go pro in other sports, too

Keegan Bradley is proving that when there is talk about a St. John’s player going pro, it doesn’t necessarily mean the NBA draft. Bradley, a recent star for the Red Storm golf team, last week tied for ninth at the Valero Texas Open. It was his second top-10 finish in his first few months on the PGA Tour.

Bradley, 24, is a Vermont native and nephew of LPGA Hall of Famer Pat Bradley....

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Joe Saladino LI, Met Area player of the year

         Joe Saladino of Huntington was named Long Island Golf Association Player of the Year Wednesday, completing his sweep of local postseason honors. Earlier this month, Saladino won the Player of the Year Award from the Metropolitan Golf Association. He won the Havemeyer and Nassau Invitationals (setting a course record in the...

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Saladino wins Nassau Invitational, clinches player of year

  Joe Saladino if Huntington won the Nassau Invitational Sunday, finishing the two-round event at 3-under par 137 at Nassau Country Club. He was two strokes better than runnerup Dara Lernihan of Ireland in the amateur tournament that dates back to 1897 and has been won by Walter Travis and Tommy Armour.      Saladino entered the tournament in s somewhat close...

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Joe Saladino shoots 63 at Nassau Country Club

     A big week for Joe Saladino. He played really well during the U.S. Mid-Amateur at Atlantic GC (and the Bridge), making it through stroke play and winning two matches before losing to Phil Mickelson's brother in round three.

        He entered the Nassau Invitational at venerable Nassau Country Club in hopes of earning MGA Player...

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Mickelson defeats Saladino, 3 and 1

      Joe  Saladino played well this morning, but he couldn't make enough birdies to overcome the lead built yesterday evening by Tim Mickelson. And Mickelson held on to win the Round of 16 match, 3 and 1, at the U.S. Mid-Amateur at Bridgehampton's Atlantic Golf Club.

        It ended a solid week for Saladino, the Huntington...

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