Here's a look at the individual golfers - and their achievements - who will represent the NJSGA in the upcoming 91th Stoddard Trophy matches on Thursday, August 11, at the Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y.. NJSGA leads the series with 39 wins to 24 for Westchester Golf Association and 23 for Long Island Golf Association.
JAY BLUMENFELD, MOUNTAIN RIDGE
2016: Senior Amateur Champion.
2015: Stoddard Trophy team. 2014: State Senior Amateur, Champion, Met Senior Amateur, Champion. NJSGA Senior Player of the Year, 2013:
Personal: NJSGA Player of Year 2009, 2006; Champion, NJSGA Tournament of Club Champions; Runner-up, NJSGA Senior Amateur; T6, Canadian Men’s Senior.
Career: Champion, 2007 Met Senior Amateur; Champion, 2007 Travis Invitational (Senior); Champion, 2007 Society of Seniors Dale Morey ; Champion, 2005 & 2004 NJSGA Tournament of Club Champions; Champion, 1980 Baltusrol Invitational.
BILL CHARPEK, NAVESINK
2015: Senior Amateur champion.
Personal: Pre-Senior Champion (2010). Has played in three U.S. Amateurs in the 1980s and two U.S. Mid-Amateurs. Played on University of North Carolina golf team.
MIKE DEO, BLACK OAK
Personal: State Amateur champion 2009; State Mid-Amateur champion, 2007, runner-up, 2013 and 2008; New York City Amateur Champion 2008 and 2005; Bergen Amateur champion 2005. NJSGA Junior champion 1994. NJSGA Player of Year 2009.
NICK DESAI, BALTUSROL
2015: NJSGA Pre-Senior, Champion; Ike Championship, T22.
2014: Baltusrol Club Champion; 10th State Amateur. 2013: T-2 Baltusrol Invitational. Career: 5th, 2011 Met Mid-Amateur; T-3, 2004 Met Public Links; Round of 16, 2003 U.S. Public Links Championship.
MATT FINGER, DARLINGTON
2015: NJSGA Mid-Amateur runner-up.
Personal: Won 2012 NJSGA Tournament of Club Champions. Qualified for 2006 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Third Stoddard Trophy team. Four-year starter for Georgetown University.
MIKE GRABOYES, TWIN BROOKS
2016: Ike Championshp sixth; State Amateur T-31; 2015-Met Four-Ball Champion.
Personal: State High School champion 2014. Member of golf team at Cornell Univesrity.
MAX GREYSERMAN, CRESTMONT
2016: North-South T-6; State Amateur, T-2
2015:State Amateur, Champion; State Open, runner-up. U.S. Amateur, qualifier. 2014: State Open, Champion; NJSGA Four-Ball, Champion with Jim Rosenthal. 2013: NJSGA Junior, Champion.
Personal: Member of Duke University golf team. In 2015, strong performance in regionals led Duke to NCAA finals. Was ranked No. 14 in U.S. in Polo Junior Rankings. Won N.J. Prep School Championship.
DAWSON JONES, JUMPING BROOK
2016: Met Amateur semfinalist; State Amateur T-13; State Open T-35. 2015: Met Open T-9; 2014: Met Junior champion; Carter Cup T-9.
Personal: In 2014, won Monmouth County and Shore Conference championships. Member of University of Rhode Island golf team.
BRIAN KOMLINE, BLACK OAK
2016: State Amateur, T-3; State Mid-Amateur, runner-up.. 2015: State Amateur, T7; Ike Championship, T27; Champion, Hochster Invitational.
2014: Champion, Eagle Oaks Invitational, Champion, Brae Burn Invitational, T3 Ike Championship, 6th, State Amateur. 2013: Fifth place, Boff Invitational
Career: Champion, 2012, NJSGA Mid-Amateur; Champion, 2010 NJSGA Amateur; Champion, 2010 Met Public Links; Champion, 2007 & 2005 NJSGA State Open; Champion, 2007 Bergen County Amateur; Champion, 2008 NJSGA Public Links; Runner-up, 2012 NJSGA Amateur; Runner-up, 2010 Ike.
THOMAS LA MORTE, HAWORTH
2016: NJSGA Amateur champion. 2016 Met Amateur, quarterfinalist.
Personal: NJSGA Boys champion 2011. Member of golf team at Campbell University.
KIERAN PURCELL, ESSEX COUNTY
2016: State Amateur, T-3; Met Amateur, semifinals. Ike Championship, 4th. 2015: State Amateur, T11. Met Amateur, Quarterfinalist; Ike Championship, T13. U.S. Amateur, qualifier.
2014: NJSGA Junior, semifinalist
Personal: Attends University of Delaware. Runner-up, Cornell Invitational.
ALLAN SMALL, FAIRMOUNT
Personal: Has won NJSGA five Senior Amateur Championships. Also won State Amateur (2004) and twice State Mid-Amateur (2006, 1986). Won Met Senior Amateur (2009), Hochster Invitational (2006), Boff Invitational. Round of 32, U.S. Senior Amateur.Multiple Stoddard Trophy and Compher Cup teams. One of most prolfic golfers in history of NJSGA.
DYLAN STEIN, COPPER HILL
2016: State Amateur, fifth. Stein fired a three-under-par 69 to earn medalist honors at the qualifying round of the NJSGA’s 115th Amateur Championship Fiddler’s Elbow River Course.
2015: T-3 at NJSIAA Tournament of Champions.
Personal: Rising sophomore on Towson University golf team.