Matthew Sita of Nassau Country Club defeated defending champion Bill Van Orman in an extra hole to reach the quarterfinal round Wednesday in the Long Island PGA Championship at the Mill River Club.
Sita will play Rick Hartmann of Atlantic Golf Club, the 2009 champion who defeated David Head of Laurel Links, 1-up, this afternoon.
Host pro Mark Mielke also advanced with a 4 & 2 win over John Gatta of Middle Bay. He will face Sean Farren of The Creek, a 19-hole winner over Sean Quinlivan of Piping Rock.
Mike Meehan of Pine Hollow, who beat Larry Refvik of Hempstead 2 & 1, will play against Matt Dobyns of Deepdale, a 3 & 1 winner over Rob Corcoran of Poxabogue.
Rob Gick of Sands Point, a 3 & 2 winner over Brookville’s Len Bush, will face Scott Wise of Rockaway Hunting Club, a 2 & 1 winner over Scott Ford of North Hills.