120th New Jersey State Golf Association ‘Amateur Championship’ underway

The 120th New Jersey State Golf Association “Amateur Championship” is underway at Essex Fells Country Club.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2021, 9:36 AM

Updated 1,013 days ago

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The 120th New Jersey State Golf Association “Amateur Championship” is underway at Essex Fells Country Club.
More than 100 of the state's best amateur golfers are competing in this year's prestigious tournament. Competitors range in age from 14 to over 60.
"When you can say that you're the best of something, it's a wonderful thing and when you can say you're the best in the state, it's that much more special, especially on the amateur level, there's so many great players in the state of New Jersey,” says Kevin Purcell, NJSGA executive director.
There's also a large number of local college players in the field, including reigning state amateur champion Austin Devereux from Rider University.
"All these guys out here have a chance of winning,” says Devereux. “It's a very, very difficult tournament to win. Still even thinking about it last year, it's crazy to me that I won this event."
The event runs through Thursday.


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