On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Glen Ridge Country Club, the host of the NJSGA/NJPGA Celebration of Golf, the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation announced its only annual award. The CSF club of the year honors the most outstanding participating New Jersey member club.

Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle was named recipient of the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation Club of the Year for 2017. This award is given in recognition of the club's outstanding commitment, dedication, and leadership. In 2016, Manasquan's donors included 422 Par Club members who contributed at least $100 each, as the club raised $43,795 for the NJSGA CSF.

MRGC Caddie Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year are Nicholas Beretta (NJIT, $6,000 annual award), Joseph D'Agostaro (Virginia Tech, $3,800) and John Devereux (Rider, $3,500).

Chris Rice, Manasquan River Golf Club member and Caddie Scholarship supporter accepted the award for 2017 NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Club of the Year.

Also awarded at the Celebration of Golf was former Head Golf Professional, Brent Studer, who was inducted into the NJPGA Hall of Fame alongside Lloyd Monroe.

Studer, a 1994 U.S. Open and 2015 U.S. Senior Open participant, is a multiple New Jersey Section major winner, with victories including the 1998, 2008 and 2015 New Jersey PGA Championship and 2003 and 2014 Charity Clambake.

“I never specifically had the Hall of Fame as a goal,” Studer said. “I look at that more as a lifelong accomplishment, something that came as a result of working hard.”

The 2003 NJPGA Player of the Year has also received several honors outside of his competitive game, including the 1999 Golf Professional of the Year and 2003 and 2012 Private Merchandiser of the Year. Studer, 52, spent more than 20 years at Manasquan River Country Club and currently serves as the Director of Golf at Metedeconk National Golf Club. He is a two-time runner-up at the NJSGA State Open.

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