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Liu, Lowe to play back-to-back at Open qualifier

Matt Lowe of Farmingdale High School reads the

(Credit: James Escher)

Two of Long Island’s male teenage sensations, Jim Liu of Smithtown and Matt Lowe of Farmingdale, will play in back-to-back twosomes in the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Tournament June 4.

Liu, a former U.S. Junior Amateur champion and member of the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team will play the first of his two rounds on the South Course of Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J. at 7 a.m. A high...

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Defending champ Jim Liu advances at U.S. Junior Amateur

Defending champion Jim Liu of Smithtown rallied after a 78 in the opening round of stroke play and shot 70 on Tuesday to qualify for the match play phase of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Bremerton, Wash. Liu will play Nicolo Galleti of Clayton, California Wednesday at 2:39 Eastern Time.

It appears that Matt Lowe of Farmingdale also qualified, although that has not been finalized...

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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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Babylon's Reilly readies for next steps

Mark Reilly, 16, of Babylon is planning an ambitious schedule this season. In fact, he made sure he didn’t have an offseason, moving upward by heading south in late November. He finished second among 126 top teenage golfers at the George Holliday Memorial Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Reilly, whose father Mike is the pro at Peninsula Golf Club in Massapequa, shot 3-under par through...

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Lowe's comments on first MGA win

             Matt Lowe of Farmingdale won the Metropolitan Golf Association/Met Life Boys Championship Friday, defeating David Lee-Tolley of New York City, 7 and 6. Lowe, then 13, was the youngest entrant in the country for the 2009 U.S. Open qualifying process and won the Nassau high school title this year as an eighth grader. “I...

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Matt Lowe wins Met Boys title


       Matt Lowe of Farmingdale swept the first five holes of his match, making two birdies in that stretch, and went on to close out David Lee-Tolley of New York, 7 and 6, to win the Metropolitan Golf Association/Met Life Boys Championship at Bedford Golf & Tennis Club....

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Matt Lowe in final of MGA Boys Championship


            Matt Lowe of Farmingdale has reached the final match of the 42nd MGA/Met Life Boys Championship at Bedford (N.Y.) Golf & Tennis Club. Lowe, who came into prominence last year when he was 13 and was the youngest entrant in the nation for the U.S. Open qualifying process, jumped out quickly against David Lee-Tolley...

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Matt Lowe makes semifinals of Met Boys Championship


      Matt Lowe of Farmingdale, who won the Nassau County High School title this year as an eighth grader, won two matches Thursday and advanced to the semifinal round Friday of the MGA Met Life Boys Championship in Bedford, N.Y.

        Lowe beat Ryan Rose of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., 4 and 2, then defeated Matthew...

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