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Locust Valley's R.J. Nakashian among Mid-Am leaders

R.J. Nakashian's entry form says he is from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. But honestly, he is a Long Islander. He grew up in Locust Valley, worked at Piping Rock Club in the bag room and went to Locust Valley High School. Today he shot par 72 at Atlantic Golf Club and put himself in good position to make the cut Sunday at the U.S. Mid-Amateur.

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Mark Mulder's shoulder forces him out of Mid-Am

            Probably the biggest name in the U.S. Mid-Amateur at Atlantic Golf Club and the Bridge in Bridgehampton had to withdraw. Mark Mulder, a 20-game winner for the Athletics who once beat Roger Clemens in a postseason game at Yankee Stadium, had to pull out because of a shoulder problem, a U.S. Golf Association official announced. Mulder’s...

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Joe Saladino shoots 66, tops Mid-Am qualifier

 

          Joe Saladino of Huntington considers himself fortunate to have been able to, as he put it, get right back on the horse after a tough loss in the U.S. Amateur last week. In fact, he said he used it as education and motivation, that defeat after he led by two with two holes to play.

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