Brent Studer of Manasquan River GC has won the 50th annual Lincoln Charity Clambake, which was held June 9-11th at Rockaway River Country Club in Denville. Michael LaBrutto, of Greenacres CC, held the lead for the first two rounds, with a two day score of 7-under par. After a strong front nine, LaBrutto held a three stroke lead over Studer. However, after a strong finish from Studer and a slip from LaBrutto, the two were tied for the lead after 18 holes at 4-under par. On the first playoff hole, Studer sunk a five-foot putt to win the 2014 Clambake for the first time since 2003. The Charity Clambake would like to thank its sponsors, Titleist, FootJoy, Lawley Insurance and Lincoln; as well as its host, Rockaway River Country Club.
6/10/14 – 3 PM: After a second round 67, Michael LaBrutto (Greenacres CC) has established a 3-shot lead over Baker Maddera (Rock Spring Club) and Day 1 leader Jim Famula (Raritan Golf Range) as the morning groups have finished at the Charity Clambake Tournament currently being held at Rockaway River Country Club. Combined with yesterday’s round of 70, LaBrutto finished the day at -7. LaBrutto had 6 birdies on the day with his lone blemish being a bogey on the par-5 18th.
6/10/14 – 10 AM: PGA Professional Jim Famula of Raritan Golf Range is currently at the top of the leaderboard at the NJPGA Charity Clambake, which is being held at the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville. Famula finished the afternoon shot-gun with a first round score of 69 to put him in the lead heading into Round 2. He is trailed by PGA Professionals Michael LaBrutto (Greenacres CC) and Baker Maddera (Rock Spring Club), who are currently tied in second place at (-2) 70. PGA Professionals Brent Studer (Manasquan River GC) and Scott Paris (Plainfield CC), who finished the morning shot-gun tied for 1st, open the 2nd round of the 54-hole event tied for fourth place.
6/9/14 – 5 PM: Currently there is a tie on top of the leaderboard at the NJPGA Charity Clambake being held at the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville, New Jersey. PGA Professional, Brent Studer (Manasquan River GC) and PGA Professional, Scott Paris (Plainfield CC) each carded a first round 71 to enter the clubhouse as co-leaders, following the morning shot-gun. The 54-hole tournament, recognized as one of the NJPGA’s Four Major Championships, features 100 PGA Professionals with amateur partners competing in a Pebble Beach-Style Pro-Am Showcase. All eyes will be on reigning NJPGA Player of the Year Frank Esposito as he looks to continue his streak of solid play this year. Studer had three birdies on the back nine, but bogeyed the 18th to finish -1 on the day, while Scott Paris had a balanced day posting a front nine 34 after two consecutive birdies on the 8th and 9th holes. The event has raised over $1 million for charitable organizations since its inception.