Six Empire State Players Recognized on GGP 8th All-Amateur Teams
JAMESVILLE, N.Y.– Global Golf Post announced its 8th All-Amateur Team for 2021, with several players currently residing, or originally from New York State who received recognition. 179 players were recognized across six different teams including amateur, mid-amateur, senior amateur teams for both men and women.
The popular digital golf publication made their selections based on the World Amateur Golf Rankings, tournament results and national rankings.
The six recognized with New York ties were:
Aliea Clark of New York, was selected to the Women’s Mid-Amateur, Honorable Mention after finishing runner-up at the 2021 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
Darin Goldstein of New York, was selected to the Men’s Mid-Amateur, Honorable Mention for his low amateur finish in the Long Island Open, runner-up finish at the Long Island Amateur, as well as top 5 finishes in the Richardson Memorial, Havemeyer Invite, and 2021 New York State Mid-Am.
Bob Royak of Alpharetta, Georgia (originally from Guilderland, New York) was selected to the Men’s Senior Amateur, 1st Team after winning the National Senior Amateur Hall of Fame Tournament, The Georgia Mid-Amateur, and a top-5 result in the Timuquana Cup Senior. He won the 1979 NYS Junior Amateur at Soaring Eagles Golf Course.
Ina Kim-Schaad of Rhinebeck, was selected to the Women’s Mid-Amateur, 2nd Team after advancing to the quarterfinals at the 2021 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and finished top 5 in the Amateur Golf Alliance Women’s Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C.
Bradford Tilley of Easton, Conn. (originally from New York and a member at Sleepy Hollow CC), was selected to the Men’s Mid-Amateur, Second Team after top 5 finishes in both the Gasparilla Invitational and the Crump Cup at Pine Valley. He won the 2019 NYS Mid-Am in record-setting fashion.
Kevin VandenBerg of Pulaski, was selected to the Men’s Senior Amateur, Honorable Mention Team after winning the Sunnehanna Senior Invitational, top 5 finishes in the Senior Porter Cup and Golfweek Senior National Match Play, along with a runner-up finish in the NYS Men’s Senior Am. He also qualified for match play at the U.S. Senior Amateur in 2021.
Royak, Kim-Schaad and Tilley were all selected to GGP All-Amateur teams in 2019 (no 2020 team was selected due to COVID-19).