116th Met Amateur Championship Prince eliminated in Round of 16
Play in the 116th Met Amateur Championship at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, N.J., in the quarterfinal-round was suspended due to heavy rain on Friday. The quarterfinal-round will resume on Saturday at 12 p.m.
At the time of suspension, Ryan Davis of New Jersey National led Trevor Randolph of Arcola, 3-up through 10 holes, while Jake Mayer of Plainfeld held a 1-up advantage over Brad Tilley of Sleepy Hollow after nine holes.
Dawson Jones of Eagle Oaks and Christian Cavaliere of Mahopac stood all-square through seven, and reigning Met Amateur champion Matt Mattare of Darlington led reigning MGA Player of the Year James Nicholas, 1-up through 7.
Carter Prince, a 2018 Choate Rosemary Hall graduate, was eliminated by Tilley in the Round of 16 on Friday morning. Tilley defeated Prince, who plays out of Huntington Crescent Club, 3 and 2. Prince won the MGA Carter Cup on Wednesday at Winged Foot Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
The day began with a 4-for-3 playoff in which Tilley, Mattare and Louis Amira of The Saint Andrew’s Golf Club secured the final positions in the bracket.
In the morning round of 16, Cavaliere outlasted Ethan Wall of Manasquan River in 21 holes, making birdie on the par-4 hole to advance. Jones won in extra holes, as a par-3 on the second hole closed out his match in 20 holes against Thomas LaMorte of Haworth.
Mayer edged Andrew Biggadike of The Ridgewood Country Club, 2 and 1.
Davis recorded the largest margin of victory, defeating Gerry Mackedon of Port Jefferson, 7 and 6. Randolph also closed out his match early on, besting Amira 5 and 5.
After snagging the final seed in match play, Mattare defeated stroke play medalist Chris Gotterup of Rumson Country Club, 3-and-2. Nicholas won by the same margin over Ethan Ng of Knickerbocker Country Club.