Semifinals set at Metropolitan Amateur
David Pastore
David Pastore

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. (August 1, 2014) — Reigning "Ike" champion David Pastore battled it out with stroke-play medalist Dylan Newman, forcing the match to 19 holes in the quarterfinals of the Metropolitan Amateur.

Pastore, who was recently low amateur at the Connecticut Open, will face Sam Bernstein in the semifinal, who also saw his quarterfinal match go 19 holes to defeat Ryan Snouffer.

On the other side of the match play bracket, Matt Lowe defeated Harrison Shih of Alpine 5-and-4 in the only quarterfinal match that did not require extra holes.

Lowe will face two-time Metropolitan Golf Association Player of the Year Joe Saladino in the semifinals. Saladino won his quarterfinal match in 19 holes against Steven Zyschowski.

Saturday’s semifinal matches will begin at noon, with the final match following on early Sunday morning.

ABOUT THE Metropolitan Amateur

The competition is open to male Amateur members of MGA Member Clubs who have a current USGA Handicap Index of 5.0 or less and to those exempted by the MGA Committee. All entrants are subject to the MGA Rules and Regulations. Format of play: 18 hole sectional qualifying round. Qualifiers play 36 hole on-site qualifying round, determining 16 players for match play.

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