Sam Bernstein wins The Singles at National Golf Links
Sam Bernstein <br>(Metropolitan Golf Association Photo)</br>
Sam Bernstein
(Metropolitan Golf Association Photo)

SOUTHAMPTON, NY (June 19, 2016) -- Former Yale golf captain Sam Bernstein, won four matches in two days to claim The Singles at National Golf Links. Bernstein made his run to the title at the National Golf Links of America as the three-seed.

In the championship match, Bernstein beat 16-seed Pat Fogarty 3&2, after defeating two-seed Brett Williams 3&2 in Sunday morning semifinal play.

Fogarty reached the title match with a 1 up win over four-seed Paul Stancs. In the Round of 16, Fogarty upset Wake Forest senior and medalist winner Clancy Waugh 1 up.

Bernstein had a decorated career at Yale, winning the 2013 Ivy League Player of the Year award and then sharing the award in 2014. In each of his four year's with the Bulldogs, Bernstein was named to an All-Ivy League team, twice a first teamer and twice a second teamer.

In the Round of 16, Bernstein defeated 14-seed John Harris 2&1 before emerging victorious in the quarterfinals by a 2 up margin versus six-seed Hans Albertsson.


2nd Flight: No. 6 Robert Cunningham def. No. 16 Brendan Tracy 2 up
3rd Flight: No. 7 Michael Affeldt def. No. 1 Rand M Araskog 19 holes
4th Flight: No. 9 Philip W. Warner def. No. 11 Bill King 19 holes

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ABOUT THE The Singles at NGLA

The Singles is a played at Long Island's C.B. Macdonald links golf masterpiece, National Golf Links of America. An all-scratch field comprised of National Golf Links members and invited amateurs plays an 18-hole qualifier, after which the field is broken up into 5 championship brackets (the first four of 16, the final of 8) and 3 senior brackets (8 players each).

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