Mark Brown of the Tam O'Shanter Club fired a final round even par 70 to shoot a three round total of 1 under par 209 to win the Long Island Open on the Red course at Bethpage State Park Wednesday, edging Spring Rock Golf Center's Kirk Oguri by one shot.
I spoke to one player's caddy who said the course was playing extremely fast and long. The caddy said except for the 18th hole, every hole for the final two rounds was being played from the tips, the furthest tee box possible. Aside from course conditions, players had to deal with inclement weather throughout the day.
I played Bethpage Red Friday and was very pleased with the conditions of the course. Although the greens were sanded after the tournament to give the patrons a fighting chance, the rest of the course was as usual, up to championship standards.
Be sure to check out the new video link on Golfing Magazine's website tomorrow. Inside we will review the week in Long Island golf and let you know what to look forward to in the upcoming days.