For the McCormick family, it was the trip of a lifetime. Mark McCormick, who was co-medalist at U.S. Open sectional qualifying with Rumson’s Brian Gaffney, earned a spot at the Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco on Monday, June 4.

While son Ryan, a medalist at the first round of U.S. Open qualifying at Wheatley Hills, didn’t get to advance to San Francisco, he was about to embark on the biggest week of his life when he won the NJSGA Amateur at Baltusrol in a record-setting fashion of 12-under-par 276 over the next three days. His 276 was five shots better than the previous record.

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Hours after Ryan won the State Amateur, the McCormick family headed to Middletown to witness the graduation of youngest son Mark from Mater Dei Regional High School. Three days later, they all boarded a jet for the West Coast, including mom, Linda.

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The practice round was played with Mark’s favorite player of all-time, Phil Mickelson, as the two teamed up as a pair of lefties. Ryan was kind enough to submit several photos from the McCormick experience at Olympic Club.

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