2017 Governor Hugh L. Carey Cup MGA vs. Golfing Union of Ireland | May 17-18, 2017 | Galway Bay Golf Resort, Ireland

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 Galway Bay Golf Resort in Oranmore, Ireland. The Carey Cup is contended over Four-Ball, Foursomes, and Singles matches between the six-man teams.

Meet the Team

Stewart Hagestad

Deepdale Golf Club, Age: 25

  • 2016 MGA Jerry Courville Sr. Player of the Year
  • 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion
  • 2016 Met Amateur Champion
  • Low Amateur, 81st Masters Tournament
  • 2x Team Member of MGA International Teams

Tyler Cline

The Tuxedo Club, Age: 23

  • 2016 MGA Player of the Year Honor Roll
  • First Appearance on a MGA International Team

Darin Goldstein

Noyac Golf Club, Age: 35

  • 2016 LIGA Player of the Year
  • 2016 LIGA Amateur Champion
  • Advance to Match-Play at 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur
  • 2x Team Member of MGA International Teams

Ethan Ng

Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Age: 17

  • 2016 Carter Cup Champion
  • 2016 Met Amateur Runner-Up
  • Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Amateur
  • 2nd Appearance on an MGA International Team

Trevor Randolph

Arcola Country Club, Age: 44

  • 2016 MGA Mid-Amateur Champion
  • 2016 NJSGA Mid-Amateur Champion
  • 3x Team Member of MGA International Teams

Brian Komline

Black Oak Golf Club, Age: 43

  • 2016 Bergen County Amateur Champion
  • 2016 MGA Mid-Amateur Runner-Up
  • 6x Team Member of MGA International Teams

Co-Captain - Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan, current MGA President

Co-Captain - Jay Mottola

Jay Mottola, former Executive Director of the MGA

Honorary Captain - Rob Bluestone

Rob Bluestone, past Chair of the MGA's Rules and Competitions Committee and MGA Executive Committee Member


Galway Bay
  • Architect: Christy O'Connor Jr.
  • Built: 1993
  • Par 72, 7308 yards from Blue Tees

Continue to visit www.mgagolf.org for additional coverage information as the competition draws near.

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