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Long Island golf courses and golfers mixed with a splash of PGA and other pro tours.

Three LIers make U.S. Mid-Am

Steve Tarulli of Rockville Centre shot par 71 at Aspetuck Valley Country Club in Weston, Connecticut Wednesday, and Chris Clarke of East Hampton and Brad Rock Jr. of Plainview shot 72 and 73, respectively, to qualify for the U.S. Mid-Amateur.            They were among five players who made it through a sectional qualifier for the national championship...

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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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Hogarth impressed by Smith

     Tim Hogarth had this to say about Nathan Smith's 5-under par round in the morning, during which Smith went 5 up and essentially decided the final match in the U.S. Mid-Amateur at Atlantic Golf Club: "That was one of the best rounds I've ever seen. He played phenomenal.:

            Hogarth added that he was...

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Nathan Smith 5 up after 18


            When Nathan Smith laced a perfect iron shot through howling wind (gusts of 30 miles per hour this morning) and watched it land right near the hole on the par-5 18th, his opponent, Tim Hogarth, said, "Now you're just showing off!"

            It turned...

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Three matches in one day at Mid-Am


         Let's play three.

         Not even Ernie Banks ever did what the semifinalists at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship did on Wednesday at Bridgehampton's Atlantic Golf Club. They had to finish the Round of 16 in the morning, advance to the quarterfinals at midday and go on to the semifinals...

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Mickelson's Masters dream ends


          How cool would it have been for all golf fans, especially those in the Mickelson family, if Phil, the defending Masters champion, could have played next April with his brother Tim? At least a practice round would have been hot stuff.

             Tim had a shot at...

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Golfers on the move at 4:28


         After nearly 4 1/2 hours of waiting through biblical caliber weather, golfers in the U.S. Mid-Amateur are on the move, heading in carts to the holes they were playing when play was suspended at 12:06....

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Play suspended at 12:06


          "Dangerous conditions" were cited as the reason for stopping play in the U.S. Mid-Amateur at 12:06 p.m. But even if there hadn't been thunder at that point, they would have had to pull the golfers off the course by now. It is really pouring out here at Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton.


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