Bill Britton of Trump National-Colts Neck added another accolade to his impressive resume when he earned $15,000 for finishing as the top professional at the recent 92ndNew Jersey State Golf Association Open conducted at the Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle.

The generous financial support of co-title sponsors Lincoln and Prudential, Lincoln for the past 17 years and Prudential for the past seven, was recognized by the NJSGA for their loyal dedication and support to the game of golf in New Jersey.

Prudential representative Merv Smith presented the check to Britton at a well-attended award-presentation reception in Manasquan River’s dining room.

Amateur Benjamin Smith of Little Mill (74-212) won the exciting 92ndState Open championship by one stroke over Britton (71-213) and fellow amateur Niall Handley of Essex Fells (73-213).

Britton, 56, this year won his second consecutive NJSGA/NJPGA Senior Open championship. Britton, who played 15 years on the PGA Tour (1982-96), was NJPGA Player of the Year in 2002.

He won the NJPGA Section championship in 2005 and ’06, the 2011 Charity Clambake, the 2002 Charity Classic and the 2011 Senior PGA title. He is a two-time NJPGA Senior Player of the Year. Britton was a two-time winner of the Met Amateur before he turned pro.

In 2009, Britton was named Director of Golf Instruction at Trump National-Colts Neck. That same year, he won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship in a tournament record 18-under-par 270 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. In 2007, he was the low club professional in the Senior PGA Championshipat The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

On the PGA Tour, he won the 1989 Centel Classic at Killearn Country Club in Tallahassee,Fla., had 23 Top 10 finishes and 70 Top 25s. In 1990, he was seventh in The Masters and fourth in the PGA Championship.He has also competed on the Champions Tour.

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