For Immediate Release                                                           March 23, 2024

Contacts: Rodger Gottlieb • 609.457.4626 • rodgergottlieb@yahoo.com
Jason Brown, Tournament Director • 609. 513-1544 • jabrown@gehrhsd.net

Blue Heron Pines to Host Garden State Cup March 27th
19th annual tournament brings together 23 top high school golf teams in NJ.

The first major tournament of the 2024 boy’s high school golf season will get underway Wednesday, March 27th when 23 of the top New Jersey high school golf teams will compete in the 19th Garden State Cup at Ron Jaworski’s Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Galloway Township. The tournament is one of the premier annual events on the New Jersey high school golf scene.

Perennial powers Bergen Catholic and Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) headline a strong field, along with 2023 champion Wall Township and runner up Don Bosco. Four of the top five teams in the nj.com preseason rankings are in the field, including top ranked Hunterdon Central and second ranked Wall Township. .

Local teams in the field include Mainland Regional, Ocean City, St. Augustine Prep and Southern Regional.

Individually, there are two First Team All-State golfers from 2023 competing, Pat Scenna from Wall and Harry Cohen from Ramapo. Second Team All-State players in the field include Jun Chun of Old Tappan and Ryder Hodgson of Bergen Catholic.

Play begins at 11:30 a.m. and is expected to conclude at approximately 4 p.m. Media coverage is invited. (Note to media: Tournament director Jason Brown will be on-site for results and any other information needed. His email address and cell number are shown above).

The following teams are slated to participate:

Allentown
Bergen Catholic
Chatham
Christian Brothers Academy
Cranford
Don Bosco Prep
Hunterdon Central
Mainland
Millburn
Moorestown
Northern Highlands
Ocean City
Old Tappan
Ramapo
Ranney
Rumson
St. Augustine Prep
St, Joseph Regional (Montvale)
Southern Regional
Wall Township
Washington Township
Westfield
Williamstown

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Ranked 34th among the top 50 public golf courses in the nation according to GolfWorld’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, Blue Heron Pines is an award-winning, 18-hole championship golf club owned by former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski. Designed by Stephen Kay and opened in 1993, Blue Heron Pines has been rated 4 stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” and was voted “Best 18-hole Golf Course by the readers of The Press of Atlantic City and Casino Connection magazine.

Call (609)965-1800, or visit www.blueheronpines.com for more information.