Trevor Randolph <br>(NJGA Photo)</br>
Trevor Randolph
(NJGA Photo)
SCARSDALE, NY (June 20, 2016) -- Every year the Hochster Memorial is a grueling test of golf. The tournament is one of the Majors of Amateur Golf and the 36-hole tournament played at Quaker Ridge Golf Club is always played in one day. This year it was Trevor Randolph who survived the test and captured the title finishing even-par.

Randolph, who recently won his third New Jersey Mid-Amateur in the last four years, combined rounds of 71-69 to finish three shots better than Jamie Rivarola at 3-over.

In his 1-over first round, Randolph was able to roll in five birdies as he overcame two bogeys and a pair of double-bogeys. When the final 18 was concluded Randolph was tied with Gen Nagai atop the leaderboard.

The second round saw Randolph get off to a much better start, as he birdied the first two holes of the round to move to 1-under for the tournament. He did give both shots back, with another double-bogey on the sixth before rebounding with a birdie on the ensuing hole. With his third birdie on his side, Randolph was able to turn in 1-under 34 and even-par for the event.

On the back nine, Randolph got off to a slow start with two bogeys on the first three holes but again he was able to recover. The run started on No. 13 with a birdie and then continued with another birdie on the next hole. Following two pars, Randolph reached 1-under with his sixth birdie of the round on No. 17. By that time, the New Jersey resident had done more than enough to separate himself from the field and a final hole bogey didn't prove costly.

Second place finisher Jaime Rivarola, shot rounds of 73-70 and made a late run with three birdies in a row on holes 14-16, but it proved to be to little to late. Brian Komline finished at 5-over and in third while three other players were 9-over and tied for fourth.

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ABOUT THE Hochster Memorial

One day, 36 hole invitational played at Quaker Ridge in honor of William Rice Hochster – a founding member of the club and its first president. It was Hochster who hired A.W. Tillinghast -- then little- known in design circles -- to design the course. The tournament's past champions list includes Frank Strafaci, Willie Turnesa, and Jess Sweetser, as well as Dick Siderowf. More recently U.S. Mid-Am winners George Zahringer, and Ken Bakst have claimed multiple Hochster titles.

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