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State Ties Helped Mold PGA Deputy Commissioner

State Ties Helped Mold PGA Deputy Commissioner

Jay Monahan and younger brother Brendan sat in the quiet Trinity College van on a trip home after a loss in golf at rival Williams College. “I was a junior; Brendan a freshman,” Jay Monahan said. “He played No. 1 and I was No. 2. ... Brendan had lost his first match in a playoff. It was coach [Bill] Detrick's second season [1991-92]. We're driving home on a dark road to Route 91, and my brother was rather bummed out in the back of the van.” Monahan remembered what Detrick said. “He yelled back, ‘It's awfully quiet back there; you all right?' “ Monahan said. “Brendan said ‘I'm all right.' Coach Detrick...

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