Angelillo Wins NJPGA/NJSGA Senior Open

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Gregg Angelillo of Baltusrol Golf Club won the 36th NJPGA/NJSGA Senior Open following an impressive second round, two-under par, 69, for a two-round total of seven-under par 136 at Forsgate Country Club.

Angelillo, a former Verona resident and a 1988 graduate of Verona High School, came into day two with a two-stroke lead following a round of five-under par, 67 at Rossmoor Golf Club on Tuesday. Picking up where he left off, Angelillo, an amateur, stayed steady in the second round with a bogey-free round to hold off the field.

“I am ecstatic and so happy right now,” Angelillo said following the win. “I started off great and was hitting the ball close where I could make a few birdies on the front and give me a little space from the rest of the field. On the back nine, I had some chances but really didn’t put myself in harm’s way. I was able to finish the day strong, not make a bogey and I think that’s how you win championships.”

Coming off his Pre-Senior Championship win at Rossmoor in 2023, this was Angelillo’s first NJPGA/NJSGA Senior Open win. Joining him on the bag the past two days, Angelillo’s son, Michael, provided a sense of comfort for his father.

“He was important out there and is a great distraction for me,” said Angelillo. “He keeps me focused and going. Even after I’d miss a putt, he would already have me onto the next shot. It’s a special moment, I’m very lucky that I have a son that wants to do this and wants to spend time with me. I’m so proud that we were able to accomplish a few things and this is a big one. I’m psyched for him and really happy for all of us.”

Gregg Angelillo (right) with his son, and caddie, Michael.

Photos: NJSGA

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