3rd at Bethpage Black’s State Federation Tournament

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Farmingdale, NY – Allendale Columbia School’s Senior and HPG Student, Matthew van Niekerk earned 3rd place at this year’s NY State Federation Tournament at a water-logged Bethpage Black Course.

“The course played tough with long fescue grass and deep rough lining the fairways. We experienced no roll on the fairways.” said van Niekerk.

What made it worse, the golfers were unable to gain access to the course to practice after receiving 5 inches of rain on Friday.

Matt was the only boys golfer from Section V to qualify and represent NYS Public Schools at this prestigious event.

[Source: http://hpggolf.com/news/van-niekerk-earned-3rd-place-in-nys-federation-at-water-logged-bethpage-black/]