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Sal Interdonato

Award-winning writer Sal Interdonato has been on the Army football beat since 2007. He'll take you inside the huddle and into the lives of the Black Knights.

DeForest leads 5 State Open qualifiers out of Powelton

Cottekill’s Andrew DeForest fired a 1-under-par 69 and advanced to the New York State Open with a third-place finish at the tournament’s Hudson Valley qualifier Tuesday at Powelton Club in Newburgh. DeForest, a two-time Section 9 champion in 2009 and 2010, carded an eagle on the par-5, fourth hole and added three birdies. Joining DeForest, […]

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Final-round 66 ties Ryan Rodriguez for third at Westchester Open

Ryan Rodriguez’s impressive final round netted the 2016 Cornwall graduate a tie for third place at Westchester Open. Rodriguez, who will be a junior at Binghamton University, fired a bogey-free, 4-under-par 66 to finish the 54-hole tournament at 3-under 207 at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale. Rodriguez’s third round included four birdies. The three-time Varsity […]

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Cody Cox punches ticket to U.S. Amateur

Cody Cox had played 36 holes of competitive golf Monday at Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton. So, what was two more holes especially with the reward at stake? Cox birdied the second playoff to captured the third and final qualifying spot for the U.S. Amateur on August 13-19 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. […]

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Stoltz advances in U.S. Open qualifier

Minisink Valley graduate John Stoltz is 36 holes away from playing in his first U.S. Open. Stoltz fired a 2-under-par 69 to tie for medalist honors at the Open local qualifier at Mount Kisco Country Club Tuesday. Only five golfers in the field of 80 advances to the 36-hole section qualifying phase. Stoltz birdied three […]

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Powelton Club hosts Met Amateur qualifier Thursday

Washingtonville’s Matt Dickson, Kingston’s Scott Kleeschulte and Monroe-Woodbury graduate Tom McHugh are among the local golfers competing at the Met Amateur qualifier Thursday at Powelton Club in Newburgh. Dickson, who will be a senior at Washingtonville, qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur last month. Kleeschulte, a rising senior at Kingston, won the Orange County Interscholastic […]

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Powers headed to Met Amateur

David Powers, a 2016 Eldred graduate, qualified for his first Met Amateur, firing a 1-under-par 71 Wednesday at Black Oak Golf Club in Long Valley, N.J. Powers finished fourth in a field of 59 golfers. The top four golfers advanced to the Met Amateur on August 3-6 at Laurel Links Country Club in Laurel. Powers, […]

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Results: DeForest qualifies for Met Am

Cottekill’s Ethan DeForest, a 2014 Rondout Valley graduate, fired a 1-over-par 73 Tuesday at West Hills Country Club in Middletown to advance to the Met Amateur. DeForest, who tied for third place, made a 10-foot putt for eagle on the par-5, second hole. The top four plus ties advanced to the Met Amateur on August […]

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2016 local golf calendar

  June 21: Westchester Golf Association qualifier, Powelton Club, Newburgh: Qualified – T2 Pat Mainey (Powelton Club) 2-over 72; T4 Nick Yaun (Brae Burn, Liberty graduate) 73; T8 John Schmoll (Burning Tree, Valley Central graduate) 4-over 74; T12 Jeff Schaller (Twaalfskill, Kingston graduate) 75; T23 Thomas Lucas (Powelton Club) 77. Missed the cut (77) – […]

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Lane wins first Herdegen title

Woodstock’s Justin Lane, 16, birdied two of the last three holes to hold off Kingston’s John Garcia and captured his first Ulster County Men’s Amateur (The Herdegen) title by three strokes at Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland. Lane shot a final-round, 2-over 73 for a 54-hole score of 8-over 223. Garcia had a 4-over […]

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Second-round Herdegen results: Lane overtakes Garcia

Woodstock’s Justin Lane holds a one-shot lead over John Garcia heading into the final round of the Ulster County Men’s Amateur (The Herdegen) Sunday. Lane shot a 3-over-par 75 Saturday at Wiltwyck Golf Club and has a 36-hole score of 6-over 150. Garcia, the first-round leader, carded a 78 at Wiltwyck and is 7-over for […]

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