Anderson Memorial: Saladino/Boccia are Medalists
Joe Saladino
Joe Saladino

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Joe Saladino and Dave Boccia of Huntington Country Club posted 6-under 134 to take medalist honors today, as the Anderson Four-Ball moves to match play this weekend.

Sixteen teams qualified; a 5-for-4 playoff at 141 determining the four teams who would advance. Marshall Butler and Bradley Ruch of Louisville CC were unfortunately sent packing -- playoffs for the last spot never being fun to come out on the losing end of.

As for the medalists, they had an amazing back nine yesterday, reeling firing a best-ball 30 for 65. Today, they looked to be in the middle of a similar finish, but after posting three birdies on the back they finished team double-team bogey. Bottom line: most matches against them either day would have been done by then, so the team of Michael Quagliano and Cameron Young from Sleepy Hollow will have their hands full on Saturday morning.

Part of the championship leaderboard looked like a 1960s or 1970s PGA Tour

In the Senior Division, with the names Devlin and Floyd in 9th and 10th place, easily making match play. Indeed, Kris Devlin (partnered with Craig Smith) is the grandson of Australian golf legend Bruce Devlin. Raymond Floyd Jr. and Robert Floyd are of course the sons of Ray Floyd, a man you wouldn't want to face in match play.


Jay Sessa and Don Enga of Cherry Valley Club were low qualifiers with an even par 70 at the East Course at Winged Foot. A notable name there - former PGA Tour player and announcer Steve Melnyk, partnered with Lupton Invitational tournament chairman Randy Yoder. They qualified with a 74.


Maybe one of the most difficult invitations to receive of all the invitational four-ball tournaments, The Anderson has been hosted at Winged Foot for over 75 years. Anderson is known for his coverage of Francis Oiumet's U.S. Open victory in 1913 at The Country Club. When Anderson died young at the age of 49 in 1933, Winged Foot's members created the tournament to honor his legacy.

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ABOUT THE Anderson Memorial

Perhaps the most coveted best-ball invitation in all of amateur golf. Created in 1933 to honor Winged Foot founding member and two time U.S. Amateur runner-up John G. Anderson, the event consists of a 36 hole qualifier followed by two days of match play competition in both Championship and Senior divisions.

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