Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

N.J. Guy in Solid Position

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

N.J. Guy in Solid Position

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A year ago, Wyckoff native Morgan Hoffmann came home to Bergen County with a simple goal: to keep his golf season alive.

Hoffmann barely had made the FedEx Cup playoffs, arriving at The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus sitting at No. 119 in the standings. Only the top 125 qualify for the playoffs, and only the top 100 move on to the second event.

This time around, Hoffmann is in a much more stable position.

When the playoffs begin at Plainfield Country Club in Edison on Thursday, Hoffmann will hold the 82nd spot in the standings.

Making the cut this week will be good enough to hold his position in the standings and ensure him a spot in next week's Deutsche Bank Championship near Boston.

Hoffmann, who won two state championships at Ramapo High School and played college golf at Oklahoma State, is enjoying his most consistent season since turning professional in the summer of 2011.

The 26-year-old finished in a tie for 26th at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday. …

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