Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Playoff Putt Sends Aloi Past Lefante

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Playoff Putt Sends Aloi Past Lefante

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COLTS NECK - Anthony Aloi sank his eagle putt, pumped his fist and hugged his caddie and father, Tony.

Aloi won the 64th MGA Public Links Championship on Wednesday night on the first playoff hole by sinking a 15-footer for eagle on the par-5 ninth at Hominy Hill Golf Course.

The Plainsboro resident denied Colts Neck's Eric LeFante, the two- time reigning New Jersey Public Links titlist, a chance to extend the playoff with a potential 3-foot putt for birdie.

"It feels awesome," Aloi, 21, said shortly after 8:30 p.m. "I've been leaving putts short all day and I just trusted the line and just tried to get it to the hole, and it went in."

In the playoff, Aloi and LeFante both hit their drives in the fairway. Aloi hit his approach shot, a 3-wood from 244 yards, to set up his uphill 15-footer. …

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