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Card defeats Goldstein to win Richardson Memorial
Sewane Golf Club (LIGA photo)
Sewane Golf Club (LIGA photo)

HEWLETT, N.Y. (Oct. 21, 2018) – Long Islander Jay Card III walked away with the Richardson Memorial title on Saturday after taking down Darin Goldstein. The two went 15 holes in the final match at the Sewane Club before Card won, 4 and 3.

Card is a former High Point University golfer who frequents Long Island amateur golf events. He has been a caddie at National Golf Links and is a talented musician who can play seven instruments. Goldstein qualified for last month’s U.S. Mid-Amateur, made match play, but had to concede his first-round match because of a back injury.

On Saturday, Card immediately went down to Goldstein when Goldstein made birdie on the par-4 first. Card squared it with a birdie on No. 3, but Goldstein eagled the par-5 sixth to go 1 up again.

The match ultimately turned in Card’s favor in the middle of the match when he won four consecutive holes from Nos. 7-10. Card went 4 up and dormie at No. 14 and won on the next hole.

Earlier in the week, Goldstein and Card tied for third in stroke-play qualifying with 3-over 75. Card won his first two matches on the 18th hole before getting through his semifinal match with a 4-and-3 win over Craig Brewer.

A year ago in this event, Card went down in the semifinals after taking finalist Brett Cooper to a 20th hole.

Senior Masters Division co-medalist Jay Sessa won his third (and second consecutive) title in that division when his co-finalist withdrew from the final match because of a scheduling conflict.

ABOUT THE Richardson Memorial

Event honors William Richardson, legendary New York Times golf writer. Regional field plays on a Devereaux Emmet golf course that has been restored to his original vision. 18 hole qualifier establishes match play brackets.

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