Gerard Connolly of the Nassau Players Club shot 4-under-par 68 and was the medalist at Middle Bay Country Club Tuesday in a Long Island qualifier for the 108th Met Amateur Championship. Others who qualified included 2010 Met Senior Amateur champion Steve Rose of Fresh Meadow, DePaul University golfer Michael Furci of Sayville and 14-year-old Matt Lowe of Farmingdale.

Xander McDonald-Smith of Rockaway Park shot 6-under-par 65 at Long Island National in Riverhead Tuesday to lead the Lessing's American Junior Golf Association Classic. The AJGA is a national tour for junior players. The final round is today.


Friends of Mercy Medical Center will hold its 29th Annual Golf Classic July 26, at a new location, Cherry Valley Club, Garden City. Honoree will be Stephen McLoughlin, vice president of Command Financial in Manhattan and past president of the Friends. Call 516- 705-2622 . . . The Second Annual Brendan and Liam Shanahan Foundation Golf Outing, raising funds for families who have chronically and terminally ill children, will be July 26 at Bellport Country Club. Visit . . . The Lt. John Clancy/Firefighter Jimmy O'Shea Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing will be July 29, at Rock Hill Golf and Country Club, Manorville. Call 631-278-5021 or visit

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