Pictured (L-R): Champions; John Reissner, Andy Hodulik, John Fitzgerald, and Chris Martin (Provident Bank) Not pictured: Tom Lankey
PARAMUS, N.J. – The 4th New Jersey State Golf Association Corporate Challenge presented by Provident Bank landed on a superb fall day in the Garden State as 21 teams gathered at the striking Arcola Country Club on Tuesday, October 11.
An influential event that began in 2018 supports the two charitable arms of the NJSGA – the Caddie Scholarship Foundation and the Youth Foundation.
Magyar Bank, based out of New Brunswick, New Jersey captured its second Corporate Challenge, also winning in 2018.
“It was working at different times for everybody so we shared the burden and we scored well at different times, so it worked out well,” said Fitzgerald, President & CEO of Magyar Bank.
Magyar’s team made up of John Fitzgerald, Tom Lankey, John Reissner and Andy Hodulik bested the field by five points, combining for 163 points in a four-person Stableford scoring format.
Co-host of the 2022 U.S. Amateur Championship and home of the 2020, 1944 and 1920 New Jersey Amateur Championships, Arcola proved to be a tough test for the field made up of New Jersey-based companies from any business sector.
“The greens were particularly challenging and we finally figured the pace out later on in the round,” explained Hodulik. “It was a great day out there.”
In addition to the 18-hole competition at Arcola, each team’s entry included a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, a brunch before play, refreshments, a networking cocktail reception after play and awards ceremony, courtesy of Provident Bank.
In addition to Provident Bank, NJSGA partner NJM Insurance Group sponsored a closest to the hole contest on No. 2, a 186-yard par 3 won by John Ruga, who knocked it within 14 feet and 2 inches.
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