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DeLuca overcomes late mistakes to grab Jock MacKenzie title

  ORELAND, Pa.Ė Christopher DeLuca of Lookaway GC hung on to take the 24th Jock MacKenzie Memorial by a stroke on Monday at Sandy Run CC (par 72, 6,525 yards) with a 1-under-par 71.

  DeLuca, a soon-to-be senior at Holy Ghost Preparatory School, got off to a fast start carding birdies on hole Nos. 2 (par 3, 193 yards), 3 (par 4, 411 yards), 5 (par 4, 410 yards) and 7(par 4, 322 yards). An electric start that was mainly due to the 17-year-oldís the flatstick.

  "I was putting really well and made a bunch of putts on the front side," he said.

  One of those included a spectacular, left-to-right breaking, 35-footer on No. 2 that he made for his first birdie of the day.

  "That was a great start for me," DeLuca said. "I felt like it gave me some momentum."

  And although the birdie barrage ended once DeLuca reached the backside, the Langhorne, Pa., resident kept his score at 3-under-par through 14 holes. But some rare putting miscues made things closer than he would have liked and almost caused him to give the tournament away. His 3-under-par 33 on the front side was nearly eclipsed by his 2-over par 38 on the back nine.

  "I got a little nervous on the back nine and missed a couple short putts," said DeLuca, who knew that Andrew Zoeller of Waynesborough CC was already in the club house win an even-par 72. "But once I started making some putts again, I got comfortable and held it together."

  DeLuca indeed kept things intact finishing with a pair of pars on No. 17 (par 4, 385 yards) and 18 (par 4, 324 yards) after back-to-back bogies on hole Nos. 15 (par 5, 487 yards) and 16 (par 4, 375 yards).

  "Iím just excited and happy that I played a good round of golf," he said of winning the event. "I finally strung together some good shots and it paid off."

  Zoeller, who finished a close second, attributed his strong play to some momentum of his own from a solid fourth place finish at the 2008 Christman Cup.

  "It really has helped me with my confidence," said the Malvern Preparatory golfer of his experiences on the GAP Junior circuit. "Iíve been striking the ball pretty well as of late and today just helps keep a good summer going. Hopefully this leads into the fall."

  Aliza Shatzman of the Meadowlands CC carded a 6-over-par 78 to top the girls division of the Jock MacKenzie Memorial.

  The 16-year-old from Ambler, Pa., carded a birdie on each side (No. 7, par 4 307 yards; No 15, par 5, 451 yards) on the way to her division-low round.

  Junior-Junior Divisions (par 36, 2,909 yards)
  Michael Davis of Merion GC won the Junior-Junior Boysí Division of the Jock MacKenzie Memorial with a 2-over-par 38. Davis registered a birdie on his first hole (No. 10, par 3, 114 yards) en route to his win over the 32-player field.

  In the Junior-Junior Girls Division, Jackie Rogowicz of Yardley CC fired an 8-over-par 44 to win her flight.

  All Junior-Junior divisions competed over the back nine holes at Sandy Run CC.

  Notes:
  Michael Kania of Overbrook GC sealed his first Harry Hammond Award Monday with a final round score of 3-over-par 75 at the Jock MacKenzie Memorial.

  "Itís been a goal of mine all year," said Kania of winning the Harry Hammond Award. "Iím just happy to have played consistent golf throughout the year."

  The Harry Hammond Award is given to the player with the lowest aggregate score in the qualifying round of the Junior Boys' Championship, the Christman Cup and the Jock MacKenzie Memorial.

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Junior Boys Results

Name

Club

Total

Christopher DeLuca

Lookaway Golf Club

71

Andrew Zoeller

Waynesborough Country Club

72

Andrew Keeling

Yardley Country Club

73

Edmond Fenton

Jericho National Golf Club

73

Michael Johnson

Talamore Country Club

74

Russell Hartung

Doylestown Country Club

74

Greg Verde

Spring Ford Country Club

75

Jerry Temple, Jr.

Cavaliers Country Club

75

John Fasy

Wilmington Country Club

75

Michael Kania

Overbrook Golf Club

75

Pierce Dever

Jericho National Golf Club

75

Cameron Liebert

Edgmont Country Club

76

Daniel Dansbury

Yardley Country Club

76

Joseph Fabrizio

Aronimink Golf Club

76

Alex McPherson

Sandy Run Country Club

77

Connor McNicholas

Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

Daniel Bernard

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

77

James DeLuca

Lookaway Golf Club

77

Mike Amole

Talamore Country Club

77

Scott McCool

Saucon Valley Country Club

77

Greg Jarmas

Philadelphia Publinks GA

78

John Palmer

Chester Valley Golf Club

78

Mike Meehan

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

Daniel Hayes III

Yardley Country Club

79

Jack Rosenberg

Waynesborough Country Club

79

John Inman

Cherry Valley Country Club

79

Ryan Siegler

Mercer Oaks Golf Course

79

Aaron Burton

Five Ponds Golf Club

80

Ben Feld

Blue Bell Country Club

80

Daniel Novak

Talamore Country Club

80

Garrett Conway

Burlington Country Club

80

J. Tommy Tighe

Philadelphia Country Club

80

Ted Brennan

Philadelphia Country Club

80

Tim Pici

Chester Valley Golf Club

80

Zach Bereznak

Stonewall

80

Alexander Penza

Llanerch Country Club

81

Daniel O'Shea

Llanerch Country Club

81

Jin Hwang

St. Davids Golf Club

81

L.J. Georgetti

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

81

Sam Lerner

Woodcrest Country Club

81

Bobby Wurtz

Philadelphia Cricket Club

82

Davis Schaller

Marriot Seaview Resort

82

Edward McCrossen, Jr.

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

82

Frank Fulginiti

Trenton Country Club

82

James Braunsberg

Blue Bell Country Club

82

Max Matejik

Yardley Country Club

82

Rich Thorpe

Talamore Country Club

82

Robert Pina

Chester Valley Golf Club

82

Zachary Herr

Jericho National Golf Club

82

Blaise Hopkins

Jericho National Golf Club

83

Brett Murphy

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

84

Evan Galbreath

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

84

Hunter Hanson

Waynesborough Country Club

84

Jack Russell

Philadelphia Cricket Club

84

Matt Pulos

St. Davids Golf Club

84

Regan Papariello

White Manor Country Club

84

Ryan Fogel

Penn Oaks Golf Club

84

Ryan Worthy

Merion Golf Club

84

Benjamin Cooley

Lu Lu Country Club

85

Bobby Hoeppner

Commonwealth National Golf Club

85

Jonathan Burns

Five Ponds Golf Club

85

Martin Schlenker

Penn Oaks Golf Club

85

Ty Flagler

Talamore Country Club

85

Dan Trink

Mercer Oaks Golf Course

86

Eric Slawter

St. Davids Golf Club

86

Jack Ulan

Cedarbrook Country Club

86

Luke Liddell

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

86

Mike Gartenmayer

Medford Village Country Club

86

Ryan Singer

Jericho National Golf Club

87

Teague Emery

French Creek Golf Club

87

Brendan Craig

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

88

Daniel Furman

Commonwealth National Golf Club

88

Jimmy O'Brien

Cedarbrook Country Club

88

Kyle Hunter

Commonwealth National Golf Club

88

Kyle West

Whitford Country Club

88

Erik Schlenker

Penn Oaks Golf Club

89

Ian Byerly

Coatesville Country Club

89

J. Thomas Paff

Chester Valley Golf Club

89

Kyle Martin

Commonwealth National Golf Club

89

Michael Ashcraft

Brookside C.C. of Allentown

89

Paul Carbone, Jr.

Old York Road Country Club

89

Will Crowley

St. Davids Golf Club

89

Bryan Pratt

Yardley Country Club

90

John Leskow

Laurel Creek Country Club

91

Kyle Aceto

Waynesborough Country Club

91

Tommy Horgan

Radnor Valley Country Club

91

Gregory Devine

Llanerch Country Club

92

Jimmy Kramarski

Riverton Country Club

92

Jimmy LaGreca

Sandy Run Country Club

92

Shane McNichol

Llanerch Country Club

92

Ryan Aceto

Waynesborough Country Club

93

Luke Schweitzer

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

94

Mitch Van Ostenbridge

Spring Ford Country Club

94

Brad Applegate

Trenton Country Club

95

John Leighton

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

95

T. J. Maderia

Burlington Country Club

95

Stuart Blank

Commonwealth National Golf Club

98

Matt Fazio

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

99

Mike Murphy

Talamore Country Club

103

Todd Smith

Trenton Country Club

104

Chris Mascioli

White Clay Creek Country Club

123

Ted Kerschner

Overbrook Golf Club

DQ

Drew Templin

LedgeRock Golf Club

NS

Christian Holt

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

WD

Christopher Prechtl

Five Ponds Golf Club

WD

Connor Eichman

Llanerch Country Club

WD

Danny Costello

Spring Mill Country Club

WD

Drew Calamaro

Rolling Green Golf Club

WD

John Thomas

Spring Mill Country Club

WD

Luke Tsarnas

Trenton Country Club

WD

Patrick Welsh

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

WD

Vince Boyle

JC Melrose Country Club

WD

Zachary Dilcher

Hartefeld National

WD

  

Junior Girls Results

Name

Club

Total

Aliza Shatzman

Meadowlands Country Club

78

Amanda Lownes

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

85

Erica Herr

Jericho National Golf Club

86

Carson Price

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

89

Emily Gimpel

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

89

Tierney Sadowl

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

93

Emily Reinhart

French Creek Golf Club

94

Caitlin O'Connor

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

100

Sarah Easton

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

124

Nicole Cavalcante

Plymouth Country Club

WD

  

Jr-Jr Boys Results

Name

Club

Total

Michael Davis

Merion Golf Club

38

Jack Gregor

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

39

Andrew Willner

White Manor Country Club

41

Jonathan Liu

Commonwealth National Golf Club

41

Cole Berman

Green Valley Country Club

42

Steven Altieri

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

42

Joseph Rueter, Jr.

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

43

Max Norris

Radnor Valley Country Club

43

Brendan Papariello

White Manor Country Club

44

Drew Guarino

Burlington Country Club

44

Sam Gallen

Berkshire Country Club

44

Alex Dupre

Rolling Green Golf Club

45

Connor Goodrich

Woodbury Country Club

45

Jack Quirk

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

45

Jesse Hunsicker

Five Ponds Golf Club

45

Robert Firth, Jr

Commonwealth National Golf Club

45

Eric Stafford

Philadelphia Publinks GA

46

Peter Hayes

Philadelphia Country Club

46

Kevin Kramarski

Riverton Country Club

47

Kevin McGeary Jr.

Llanerch Country Club

47

Thomas Walker

Phoenixville Country Club

47

Daniel Altieri

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

50

Michael Carrigan

Chester Valley Golf Club

51

W. Evan Thornton

Berkshire Country Club

52

Jack Farris

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

53

Jake Fazio

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

53

Jacob Klaus

Tavistock Country Club

55

Thomas Leighton

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

56

Mac Walsh

Aronimink Golf Club

60

Hugh Farris

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

66

Matthew Bastian, Jr.

Rolling Green Golf Club

NS

David Pompey

Country Club of Scranton

WD

  

Jr-Jr Girls Results

Name

Club

Total

Jackie Rogowicz

Yardley Country Club

44

Keenan Eichman

Llanerch Country Club

66

Madelein Herr

Jericho National Golf Club

66

  

WD-withdrawal; NS-no show; DQ-disqualified

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