New Jersey State Am: Michael Deo By 1

CHATHAM, NJ (June 4, 2009)--Thirty-two year old Michael Deo of High Bridge Hills claimed his first career NJSGA Amateur Championship, finishing with a four round total of 291 (three-over par) at the par 72, 6777 yard Fairmount Country Club in Chatham. Deo finished one stroke better than a hard-charging Mike Meisenzahl of Little Mill Country Club, who pressed Deo’s lead with efforts of one-over and even par in the third and fourth rounds respectively. Meisenzahl, twenty-one years of age from Medford and a student at James Madison University, finished two strokes ahead of defending Champion Tom Gramigna of Tavistock and Kyle Hartlaub of Canoe Brook.

Deo, a resident of Berkeley Heights, had been a four-time second place finisher in the NJSGA Amateur years (1997, 1999, 2005, and 2006). Strong, consistent play over the three days was Deo’s key to victory on the rain-softened Hal Purdy layout. Deo now possesses a ten-year exemption into the Amateur Championship and will hold the Edwin M. Wild Championship Trophy for the ensuing year.

Following is a listing of the full Championship results:

Michael Deo, High Bridge Hills G.C., 71-72-75-73--291
Mike Meisenzahl, Little Mill C.C., 71-76-73-72--292
Thomas Gramigna, Tavistock C.C., 79-72-73-70--294
Kyle Hartlaub, Canoe Brook C.C., 75-73-76-70--294
Robert E. Cronheim, Twin Brooks C.C., 77-69-76-73--295
Marc Issler, Woodlake C.C., 76-77-69-74--296
Jordan Gibbs, Bedens Brook Club, 71-76-73-76--296
Jay Blumenfeld, Mountain Ridge C.C., 70-79-75-73--297
Anthony Martire, Seaview G.R., 76-76-77-69--298
Ronald Vannelli, Metuchen G. & C.C., 77-75-73-73--298
Brian Leveille, New Jersey National G.C., 74-72-79-73--298
Anthony Campanile, Blue Heron Pines G.C., 69-74-79-77--299
Marc Grinberg, Battleground C.C., 80-75-74-71--300
Bill McGuinness, Tavistock C.C., 70-78-77-75--300
Chris Piumelli, Knoll C.C., 82-73-71-74--300
Harris Podvey, Rolling Greens G.C., 74-74-80-72--300
Niall Handley, High Bridge Hills G.C., 73-75-75-77--300
Michael Corbo, Rockaway River C.C., 75-77-73-75--300
Gregg M. Angelillo, Montclair G.C., 72-82-75-72--301
Paul Park, Passaic County G.C., 72-76-77-77--302
Anthony Scelba, Deer Run G.C., 75-73-79-76--303
Mike Paduano, Golf Club of NJ, 77-74-78-74--303
Michael Stamberger, Spring Lake G.C., 75-76-77-75--303
Ryan McCarty, Little Mill C.C., 76-79-73-76--304
Warren Taylor, Peddie G.C., 73-79-74-79--305
Conor Casey, Basking Ridge C.C., 77-76-74-78--305
Eric LeFante, Royce Brook G.C., 76-76-76-77--305
Allan Small, Fairmount C.C., 76-80-77-73--306
Joshua Webb, Lake Mohawk G.C., 76-77-75-78--306
Joseph Jasinski, Oak Hill G.C., 74-82-74-78--308
Stuart Greenberg, Ash Brook G.C., 75-79-80-74--308
PJ Tighe, Little Mill C.C., 75-78-77-79--309
Kenneth Suarez, Brooklake C.C., 75-78-78-78--309
Tom Hyland, Little Mill C.C., 74-78-82-76--310
Clark Holle, Essex County C.C., 78-75-79-78--310
Kevin McSorley, Charleston Springs G.C., 74-80-76-80--310
Matthew Finger, Darlington G.C., 76-79-77-79--311
Charlie Edler, Rumson C.C., 75-77-84-75--311
Cody Sumpter, Neshanic Valley G.C., 78-76-77-80--311
Adam Kugler, Alpine C.C., 76-78-81-78--313
Domenic Gatto, Eagle Oaks G.C., 77-79-81-80--317
John Inman, Cherry Valley C.C., 76-80-81-80--317
Andrew Hurley, Shark River G.C., 77-79-82-80--318
Justin VanHyning, Olde York C.C., 80-76-85-77--318
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