KENILWORTH, N.J. (March 26, 2010). The New Jersey State Golf Association today announced its Compher Cup team that will compete against the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) in the annual match between the two golf associations on Wednesday, April 28th at Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.


Leading the NJSGA team as co-captains are 2009 Co-Players of the Year Jay Blumenfeld of Mountain Ridge and Michael Deo of High Bridge Hills, the reigning NJSGA Amateur champion. Rounding out the twelve player squad are: two-time NJSGA Open Champion Brian Komline of High Bridge Hills; three-time Mid-Amateur Champion and 2008 Amateur Champion Tom Gramigna of Tavistock; past NJSGA Mid-Amateur Champion, Amateur Champion, and Senior Amateur Champion Allan Small of Fairmount; 2009 Mid-Amateur Champion Anthony Scelba of High Bridge Hills; Ron Vannelli of Metuchen; Peter Barron of Stone Harbor; Michael Stamberger of Spring Lake; Gregg Angelillo of Montclair; Merv Smith of High Mountain; and Matthew Finger of Darlington.


Both the NJSGA and GAP teams compete simultaneously in individual and four-ball matches. A total of 18 points are awarded in the matches; the winner is the team with the highest point total. The NJSGA defeated the GAP 13.5 – 4.5 last year at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ.



The Compher Cup is named after former NJSGA President Fred Compher, who served in 1958-1959. The idea was conceived to promote friendly competition between the two regional golf associations, and began with the first matches held at Hollywood in 1962. The GAP leads the all-time series 31-12-4.

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