FORMER OPEN & AMATEUR CHAMPION MAX GREYSERMAN GAINS PGA CANADA TOUR STATUS

Max Greyserman of Crestmont, current Duke University senior, last weekend gained partial status on the PGA Tour Canada Mackenzie Tour  when he finished No. 14 at at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Comox, British Columbia at the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s Canada Q-School.

Greyserman shot rounds of 68-70-70—73-281 at Crown Isle.

Greyserman, 22, won the 2015 NJSGA Amateur Championship and the 2014 NJSGA Open. He works with swing coach Jeff Smith, who also coaches 2016 The Five member Aaron Wise.

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When Greyserman, a Short Hills resident and graduate of Peddie School, won the 2015 NJSGA Amateur he shot a record 64 over the final 18 holes. That round  included an amazing nine birdies against three bogeys.  His was the first 64 ever recorded in State Amateur competition (since record-keeping began in 1971). The six-under 64 was third at that number in the event, and the only one posted in the final round.

Greyserman became the first to hold both the Open and Amateur titles at the same time since Billy Ziobro of Ash Brook in 1970, who did it within one month of each event.

At the time, he said: “I’m really happy and impressed with the way I played in the final round. To hold both simultaneously means a lot to me. This one has really been a goal of mine ever since I won the New Jersey Open” he said. "I just told myself to be calm and patient over the final round. I bogeyed the first hole which wasn't a good start, but I birdied the second, third, fifth and sixth holes and that jump-started my round. I kept telling myself one more birdie at every hole."

The 64 was also an amateur course record at Morris County Golf Club. Greyserman's round included three putts of 25 feet or more, including a 40-footer on the par-4 fifth hole.

In 2014, he had to overcome a two-shot deficit with nine holes to go to defeat defending champion Frank Esposito Jr. of Brooklake to win the State Open.

Greyserman will continue play for Duke, which competes in the NCAA Regionals next week, until joining the PGA Tour Canada next month.

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