Mike Miller won the 109th Met Amateur 3 & 1...

Mike Miller won the 109th Met Amateur 3 & 1 over Sam Bernstein.

Down two holes to Sam Bernstein after 18 holes of the 36-hole match play final of the MGA's Amateur Championship, 19-year-old Mike Miller went on a run for the ages.

During a nine-hole stretch from No. 5 through No. 13 on the day's second round of 18, Miller was an astounding 8 under par, turning a 3-down deficit into a 4-up advantage.

Miller, playing out of the Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, closed out the match, 3 and 1, to win the 109th Met Amateur Sunday at the Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley. Miller won the Met Junior championship in 2010 and he also was a semifinalist in this event last year.

"I've never had a stretch like that in a match, never," Miller said. "The hole looked like a jar. Everything went in."

Bernstein, also 19 and playing out of Century CC in Purchase, could only tip his cap.

"Obviously, you want to win, but I said at the beginning of the day that I just wanted to go out there and play well, and if he was going to beat me, let him actually beat me rather than me give it to him. And that's how it worked out," Bernstein said. "I mean, 8 under through nine holes, it's tough to even imagine that, so you just have to tip your hat to him. If you have to lose, it's tough to lose to someone better than Mike."

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