EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Justin Yu and Dan Qi of East Brunswick took first-place honors when Middlesex County held its first ever Middlesex County High School Golf Outing at the Tamarack Golf Course in East Brunswick in May.
Six schools participated in the tournament, which consisted of a nine-hole challenge, and competitions for chipping and putting.
The event was also an opportunity for Middlesex County to show off recent enhancements to the three golf courses include improved turf management with the assistance of the Rutgers University Turf Management School, new golf carts, clearing of the rough, and additional maintenance staff and clubhouse upgrades.
The participating schools were: East Brunswick, Middlesex Borough, North Brunswick, Saint Joseph of Metuchen, Sayreville and South Brunswick.
The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA), which supervises all Middlesex County golf courses, co-sponsored the event with the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
As the May 24 tournament came to a close, the players gathered for a picnic-style dinner, where certificates were distributed and where the top three contestants in each category were awarded with trophies and other assorted prizes.
The following students were awarded prizes:
Low Gross Winners
1st Place – Justin Yu, East Brunswick H.S.
2nd Place -- Dan O’Brien, South Brunswick H.S.
3rd Place – Jeremy Steenvorden, East Brunswick H.S.
1st Place – Jackson Schnarre, Saint Joseph H.S.
2nd Place – Dan O’Brien, South Brunswick H.S.
3rd Place – Chris Ng, East Brunswick H.S.
1st Place – Dan Qi, East Brunswick H.S.
2nd Place – Eegan McDermott, East Brunswick H.S.
3rd Place – Gaby Cano-Cortes, Middlesex H.S.
“This event will be a great new tradition to promote golf in our High Schools and showcase the talent of the young golfers of our County,” said H. James Polos, executive director of the MCIA. “I expect we will have a greater turnout next year as word of this successful tournament spreads.”
“The Freeholder Board is committed to improving our golf courses to become the best public courses in the area. This outing is a great opportunity to celebrate the athletic capability of our young golfers while showcasing how we have improved the golf experience for our players,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Charles E. Tomaro, liaison to the MCIA.