The 2012 New Jersey State Golf Association Youth Foundation Pro-Am, conducted at the Manasquan River Golf Club, site of the 92ndState Open, was again an unqualified success.

The outing, which is the biggest vehicle for raising funds for the Youth Foundation, attracted 30 foursomes and raised its highest one-day total in the history of the event on July 9.

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The NJSGA Youth Foundation supports deserving youth golf and sports-related programs throughout the State of New Jersey. This support is provided through grants, instructional clinics, and recognition through NJSGA publications and events.

“We are very pleased to have this kind of participation for such a worthy cause as providing grants for deserving youth throughout the state,” said NJSGA Youth Foundation co-chairman Michael McFadden.

“We are thankful to the sponsors and participants who contribute each year and hope to see the Youth Foundation continue to grow and help us provide for deserving youth in New Jersey,” said the other Youth Foundation co-chairman, Frank O’Brien.

The Youth Foundation also raised money through a raffle, with the winner receiving an all-expense paid trip to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon.

The NJSGA provided checks to the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Manasquan River’s designated charity for the State Open, and to the New Jersey Golf Foundation.

With proceeds raised from the Pro-Am, grants were also be awarded to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association to sponsor the state high school championships and provide scholarships to a boy and a girl golfer; the All-Par Autistic Golf Program of Bergen County, and the First Tee programs of Monmouth and Ocean counties, Raritan Valley, Plainfield, and Essex County.

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is conducting is annual Golf & Tennis Classic on August 27 at the Eagles Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale (Call 732-410-7900 for information).

The Youth Foundation Pro-Am is a four-player team event and the format is Best Ball of Four, net scoring. Teams consist of three amateurs and one professional who is participating in the State Open Championship that week. There is a team competition and individual Professionals´ competition.

The Brooklake team of professional Frank Esposito and amateurs Steve DeFillipps, James Rizzolo and Matt Morahan were victorious. Ed Whitman of Knickerbocker was the individual pro champion.

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