Sterling Farms is Site of 22nd WGA Publinx; Hosts Sectional Qualifying for 73rd MGA Publinx
The weather, and the golf, heats up at Sterling Farms.
Some of the best amateur golfers in the tri-state area battled against themselves, and old man par on Sterling Farms’ tricky windswept holes during sectional qualifying for the 73rd MGA Public Links Championship, and the 22nd Westchester Public Links Championship held on May 24, 2021.
The Iron Man himself—Bart Weissman—tied with four other golfers for 2nd place in both the Sectional Qualifying for the MGA, and the 22nd WGA finals.
Bart did Sterling Farms’ golf fan base proud as the SFMC board member, and multiple past club champion, made 12 pars and a birdie en route to a 3-over-par of 74. This was all he needed to secure the Senior Division title too! (Bart certainly doesn’t look like a senior to me! And you should see him play!)
Hot on Bart’s heels, and making the cut, was SFMC superstar Simon McCarthy, who was only a shot back, and made a brilliant 3 on No. 2 to boot!
That, in addition to 10 pars, and a birdie 4 on No. 18 sealed the deal for Simon, as the Sterling Farms golfer joined Bart in qualifying for just nine MGA slots.
Nearby Griff Men’s Club golfers David Peng, and the Irish gunslinger Colin Cassidy, both had top 5 finishes in the Senior Division of the 22nd WGA, with Colin (who was runner-up in the Stamford City Amateur last year) finishing in sole third with a 6-over 77.
Peng, who qualified last year, struggled to hold the greens on Mike Golden’s hard and fast set-up, finished the 22nd WGA Senior Division final T5 at +8.
From the desk of Paul grillo, executive director, Stamford Golf Authority
Welcome to Sterling Farms Golfer. Over the past five decades, Sterling Farms has evolved into one of the premiere golf destinations anywhere in the region. We continually strive to maintain, if not exceed, that distinction, and know we owe it all to our Stamford families, friends and neighbors, as well as our patrons like you. Now is the best time of the year to play our spectacular 18 hole championship golf course. Our Golf Course Superintendent, Mike Golden, and his whole team, are leaders in the world of greenkeeping, and we are very proud of the quality of their hard work. I think you'll find our putting greens, fairways, tees, roughs—and every landscape feature here—reflects their devotion and hard work. It is spectacular. Sterling Farms is home to the area's top driving range facility. You won't find a better value, or level of quality, anywhere! We take great pride and joy serving you, and our local community. On behalf of all of us here at Sterling Farms, welcome and thank you!