WEST CALDWELL, NJ (June 8, 2005) -- Mark McGowan of the Montclair Golf Club today became the 104th New Jersey State Golf Association Amateur Champion, shooting a four round total of 288 (4 over par) at the par 71, 6970 yard Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell. McGowan, 37 of Roseland, completed his stellar feat in capturing the Edwin M. Wild Championship trophy, shooting 72 and 75 in today’s third and fourth rounds, besting fellow Montclair Golf Club member Michael Deo who finished second, firing a four day total of 291.
The 2004 Champion, Allan Small of Fairmount, placed in impressive third, including his hole in one during Monday’s first round on the 155 yard 7th hole. The low 20 finishers in this year’s Championship will be exempt from qualifying for the 2006 NJSGA Amateur Championship, which will be held at the Deal Golf and Country Club in early June.
For complete results, click on the tournament linkd above (amateurgolf.com membership required).