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15th Governor Hugh L. Carey Cup MGA vs. Golfing Union of Ireland | October 22-23, 2019 | Arcola Country Club, Paramus N.J.

The MGA and the Golfing Union of Ireland first faced off in the fall of 1990, in what was then known as the Metedeconk International Challenge Cup. The competition resumed in its present form in 1996 after former New York Governor Hugh L. Carey spearheaded the revival of the matches. Carey donated a silver claret jug which serves as the official trophy to foster commerce between the two countries and to promote sportsmanship and goodwill through friendly competition.

This year, players will compete at Arcola Country Club in Paramus N.J. The Carey Cup is contended over Four-Ball, Foursomes, and Singles matches between the six-man teams.

Meet the Team

Darin Goldstein, Thomas La Morte, James Nicholas, Trevor Randolph, Brad Tilley, and Joe Saladino

Darin Goldstein

Deepdale Golf Club | Age: 37

  • 4x LIGA Player of the Year
  • 2017 MGA Mid-Amateur Champion
  • 2018 MGA Player of the Year
  • 4x Team Member of MGA International Teams

Thomas La Morte

Knickerbocker Country Club | Age: 23

  • Runner up in 2019 Ike, NYC Amateur, Hochster Memorial and Mittelmark Invitational
  • 2016 New Jersey Amateur champion

James Nicholas

Westchester Country Club | Age: 22

  • 2017 MGA Player of the Year
  • 3rd at 2019 Sunnehanna Invitational
  • 2x Ivy League Player of the Year
  • 1st MGA International Team

Trevor Randolph

Arcola Country Club | Age: 46

  • Winner, 2019 Eagle Oaks Invitational and Hochster Memorial
  • 2x MGA Mid-Amateur champion
  • 6th MGA International Team
  • 2x Global Golf Post World Mid-Amateur Team
  • 4x NJSGA Mid-Amateur Champion
  • 2016 NJSGA Player of the Year

Brad Tilley

Sleepy Hollow Country Club | Age: 36

  • 2nd MGA International Team
  • Medalist, 2017 U.S. Mid-Am
  • Runner-up, 2017 WGA Am

Joe Saladino

Huntington Country Club | Age: 39

  • 11th MGA International Team (5x Carey Cup, 5x French American Challenge)
  • Winner, 2019 Havermeyer Invitational
  • Semifinalist, 2019 Travis Invitational
  • Former MGA Player of the Year

Arcola Country Club | Paramus, N.J.

Architects: H.H. Barker, Robert Trent Jones

Built: 1909

Par 72, 7302 yards from Black Tees

Continue to visit www.mgagolf.org for additional player announcements and coverage as the competition draws near.