Giuliani wins Met Open, first pro title

Andrew Giuliani won the Met Open in August 2009 for his first title as a professional.

Andrew Giuliani notched his first victory as a professional Thursday, winning the Met Open at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.

Giuliani, the son of former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, closed with an even-par 71 to finish at 3-under 210. Jerry Courville Jr. (69) finished a shot back. Andrew Svoboda, the 2003 Met Open champion, tied for third with Brett Jones.

“This is a big-time first step,” Giuliani said. “To win a championship like this for my first pro victory in my home area, it’s just awesome. It’s the culmination of a lot of work I’ve been doing on my game and hopefully it’s a step onto even greater things in the future.”

Giuliani made headlines last summer when he attempted to sue Duke University after he was kicked off the golf team in the summer of 2008. In May, a magistrate judge recommended a dismissal of the suit to the U.S. District Court, which is overseeing the case.

Giuliani graduated from Duke in the spring and turned pro last January.

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