Wilson, Buckley, Shih tied for Ike lead
Cameron Wilson
Cameron Wilson

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (June 24, 2013) -- Looking more like an elite summer invitational than a regional association championship, the leaderboard is full at the Ike.

Max Buckley and Cameron Wilson, two of the top players anywhere, sit tied alongside Harrison Shih at the top of the scoreboard after one round of play at Wykagyl Country Club. The trio shot impressive rounds of 3-under 69.

Buckley is a former Southern Methodist golfer and recent winner of the New York City Amateur. Wilson, of course, is a start golfer from Stanford and tied for fifth at last week's Northeast Amateur. Shih recently finished his freshman year at Columbia.

The trio leads another trio tied for fourth place just one shot back. Mark henderson, Matt Mattare and Ryan McCormick all shot 2-under 70 in Round 1.

Walker Cup hopeful Mike Miller, Stu Kaufman and Greg Rohlf are all tied for seventh at 1-under.

Round 2 of the 54-hole championship continues Tuesday.


The Ike tournament was founded in 1953 by Daily News sportswriter Dana Mozley and nurtured through the years by Mozley and former MGA President George Sands. Although always immensely popular, the event suffered during the late 1970s and early ‘80s after The Daily News dropped its sponsorship. In 1986, the MGA (with the financial support of MetLife) purchased the rights to the Ike. With the MGA’s involvement, the event regained its stature and quickly became the area’s premier stroke-play amateur event. The Ike today attracts more entries than any other MGA championship for individuals. The Ike is Open to male golfers who are members of an MGA member club. 54-hole stroke play championship with a cut after the first round.

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