Havemeyer Invitational: Abbondandolo tops Berman for title
10 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Havemeyer Invitational Golf Tournament, Southward Ho Country Club

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (May 10, 2014) -- Dan Abbondandolo rolled past Hal Berman to win the 2014 Havemeyer Invitational at Southward Ho.

In the final match, Abbondandolo toppled Berman, 5-and-4 to win the prestigious title filled with many of the New York and Long Island area's top players.

Defending champion Joe Saladino lost to the champion in Saturday's semifinal round, 3-and-2. In his run to the final, Abbondandolo also beat Dave Segot (19 holes) and Brandon Davis (3-and-2) after taking the No. 7 seed in stroke-play qualifying.

Berman, the No. 12 seed, knocked off Todd Kozlowsky (2-and-1), Mark Reilly (7-and-6) and Matthew Esposity (1-up) to reach the finale.

The Havemeyer Invitational is a regional event played on an A.W.Tilinghast design that was bailed out by Horace Havemeyer during the Depression era.

ABOUT THE Havemeyer Invitational

Regional event played on Southward Ho, a A.W. Tilinghast-designed course that was bailed out by Horace Havemeyer during the Depression era. Since 1951, the Havemeyer Invitational has attracted top metropolitan region amateur golfers to compete at Southward Ho in a three day event. 18 hole qualifier establishes match play contestants in both championship and senior divisions.

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