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Farmingdale's Matt Lowe in final of Met Am event

Farmingdale's Matt Lowe tees off on the 15th

Farmingdale's Matt Lowe tees off on the 15th hole at Bethpage Black during the 2011 Long Island team championships. (June 1, 2011) Photo Credit: David Pokress

Matt Lowe of Farmingdale and the Colonial Springs Golf Club will play for the Met Amateur title today at the Creek Club in Locust Valley after winning his semifinal match yesterday.

He will face Ike champion David Pastore of MGA eClub -- Westchester/Fairfield.

Lowe beat rival and two-time MGA player of the year Joe Saladino of Huntington 2-up. Pastore defeated Sam Bernstein of Century 1-up.

Lowe was one down to Saladino at the turn, but regained the lead on the 13th hole.

"I knew that one down wasn't insurmountable, so I just kept plotting along and I knew with the wind it wasn't going to take a million birdies to win," said Lowe, who had top five finishes at the Ike and Carter Cup. "In the MGA area this event probably means the most to me. I love match play, I love the whole concept of it."

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