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Max Greyserman To Defend NJSGA Amateur Championship Next Week at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine

Max Greyserman

Max Greyserman (Mike Moretti/New Jersey State Golf Association)


The New Jersey golf scene is starting to heat up.

With U.S. Open Men’s Sectional Qualifying taking place at Canoe Brook County Club in Summit on Monday, June 6, the 115th New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Amateur Championship tees off the very next day and Max Greyserman of Crestmont County Club is set to defend.

A field of 99 players will compete in the 72-hole event from Tueday, June 7 through Thursday, June 9 at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The 21-year-old Greyserman, who recently completed his junior year at Duke, came all the way back from a six-shot deficit heading into the final 18 holes and then was down three shots with six remaining to capture last year’s title at Morris County Golf Club in Morristown.

Shooting 70-64 in the 36-hole final after earlier rounds of 69-74 for a 277 total, Greyersman defeated John Voetsch of Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield (71-69-67-71-278), with Mendham’s Steve Zychowski placing third at 284.

Greyersman’s 277 was just one shot off the all-time Amateur record of 276, set by Ryan McCormick of Suburban in 2012 at Baltusrol. Greyersman’s final round 64, the first 64 ever recorded in State Amateur competition since stroke-play began in the event in 1971, was also an amateur course record at Morris County Golf Club as he completed his near historic round with a 25-foot putt on the 18th hole, taking his first and final lead of the tournament by one shot over third-round leader Voetsch. Voetsch missed a 10-foot birdie putt on 18 that would have forced a playoff.

Greyserman is the first player to hold both the Open and Amateur titles at the same time since Ash Brook’s Billy Ziobro accomplished the feat in 1970.

Other champions to participate include: Trevor Randolph of Arcola (2016 Mid-Amateur), Bill Charpek of Navesink (2015 Senior Amateur), Peter Kozubal of Fox Hollow (2015 Public Links), Nick Desai of Baltusrol (2015 Pre-Senior), Jake Mayer of Plainfield (2015 Junior), and Steve Zychowski of Mendham (2015 Tournament of Club Champions).

Former Amateur champions include two-time champion Mike Stamberger of Spring Lake (2013, ’14), Brian Komline of Black Oak (2010), the only golfer to win all five NJSGA majors, Tom Gramigna of Tavistock (2008), Mike Deo of Black Oak (2009) and Allan Small of Fairmount (2004). Medalists from the three State Amateur qualifiers are Jim Dufficy of Hominy Hill (at Forest Hill) Bin Kwon of Little Mill (at Burlington), and Dylan Stein of Copper Hill (at Fiddler’s Elbow).

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