Jimmy Chestnut, Robert Gerwin emerge winners at the C.B. MacDonald Invitational
National Golf Links of America (AmateurGolf.com photo)
National Golf Links of America (AmateurGolf.com photo)

Jimmy Chestnut of Royal Oaks, MI, and Robert Gerwin of Cincinnati, OH, emerged winners in the Mid-Am and Senior categories at the C.B. MacDonald Invitational at National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y.

Chestnut, a former University of Michigan player, shot a 1-over 73 in qualifying, securing a comfortable spot in the top 16 and advancing to the Championship match play bracket. He then won four matches to claim the title, defeating Park Ulrich 2&1, Johnny DelPrete 2&1 in the quarterfinals, Christian Cavaliere 3&2 in the semifinals, and Nate Smith in the finals 5&4.

Notably, Smith reached the final 16 at the 2023 U.S. Mid-Amateur at New York's Sleepy Hollow Country Club.

The defending champion, Matthew Devito, was defeated by No.8 seed Brad Tilley in his first match after qualifying.

In the senior division, Robert Gerwin, the semifinalist at the 2022 edition of the tournament, shot 2-over 74 to finish 7th in qualifying. He then won his three matches, defeating No. 2 seed Ryan Howison 5&4 in the Quarterfinals and No.3 seed Steve Harwell 2&1 in the Semifinals.

He then took down Jack Hall, the No.10 senior player on the AmateurGolf.com Senior Rankings 3&2 in the finals to lift the title.

The 18-hole qualifying round divided the top two mid-amateur fields into match-play brackets of 16 players each, while the remaining six flights were arranged into brackets of 8 players each. Similarly, the senior field was divided into brackets of 8 players.

In 2022, we included the tournament in an article focusing on the best invitations in the competitive amateur game.

Results: The Singles at NGLA
WinMIJimmy ChestnutRoyal Oaks, MI300
Runner-upIDNate SmithTetonia, ID200
SemifinalsNYChristian CavaliereKatonah, NY100
SemifinalsGANick CassiniRoswell, GA100
QuarterfinalsCTBradford TilleyEaston, CT50

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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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