Max Buckley, a 24-year-old member of Westchester Country Club, has clinched the Metropolitan Golf Association’s Jerry Courville Sr. Player of the Year Award. He leapfrogged Pat Wilson in the standings with a season-ending win at the Nassau Invitational.
Buckley won the New York City Amateur, the Mittelmark Invitational, the Arcola Cup and the Nassau Invitational. He was the runner-up at the Ike for the second year in a row and finished in third place at the Westchester Open. Buckley also teamed with Max Christiana to win the Anderson Memorial, which is not a points event. He will be recognized during the 116th MGA Annual Meeting and Dinner on Dec. 4 at Westchester Country Club.
MGA player of the year final standings
1. Max Buckley, Westchester Country Club 860
2. Pat Wilson, Panther Valley Golf & Country Club 820
3. Sam Bernstein, Century Country Club 613
4. Joe Saladino, Huntington Country Club 598
5. Ryan McCormick, Suburban Golf Club 538
6. Trevor Randolph, Arcola Country Club 523
7. Cameron Young, Sleepy Hollow Country Club 511
8. Dylan Crowley, Glen Cove Country Club 483
9. Matt Lowe, Colonial Springs Golf Club 435
10. Michael Stamberger, Spring Lake Golf Club 418