An Oradell man competing at a charity golf outing in Glen Ridge Monday received a huge payoff when he sank a 50-foot putt for a five-figure* prize.
"I'm just like, don't embarrass yourself," Anthony Carnevale told Golf Digest.
Carnevale, 29, paid a $10 fee to compete in the 17th Annual Nose Tackle Classic, which benefits the Anthony P. Marroti Memorial Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to seniors at River Dell and Lyndhurst high schools.
The contest was held at the Glen Ridge Country Club.
Carnevale sank 10- and 15-foot putts as well as winning out among six other golfers vying to be closest to the hole on a 35-foot putt in earning a chance to go for the 50-footer and its $10,000 payoff.
Carnevale was the first player in the tournament’s 17-year history to sink the money putt.
"I can't believe that actually worked. It really went in," Carnevale said.
"We had fun after. I'll tell you that much."
*CORRECTION - An earlier version of this article misstated the prize amount.
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