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Smith nabs Warner Cup (Net) in scorecard playoff

Bob Silsbe
  CHELTENHAM, Pa.Ė Bill Smith, a 13 handicap out of Downingtown GC, registered a net even-par 70 to edge out Bob Silsbe of Downingtown GC, James Wiley of Lu Lu CC and Charles Sweeney of Lookaway GC in a scorecard playoff to take the Francis B. Warner Cup (Net) at JC Melrose Country Club (par 70, 5,881 yards).

  Smith, who carded back-to-back (gross) birdies on holes No. 15 (par 5, 510 yards) and 16 (par 4, 385 yards), bested a field of 63 players on Tuesday to win the second running of the event.

  "I picked up a couple of birdie putts that really helped," said Smith, who played alongside fellow Downingtown GC member Silsbe. "[The greens] were a little bit slower than what we are used to back home, but I really liked the course."

  When asked about the tight layout of the course, Smith commented on how it reminded him of his home track.

  "Itís a lot like our course and Iím in the trees a lot over there," Smith joked.

  Silsbe, who plays to a 9 handicap, also touched on the courseís short but tricky nature.

Charles Sweeney
  "Youíve got to know where to put the ball," he said. "Distance wise, I really couldnít tell how far to hit it. Not knowing how far you have on a straight line before you are in the trees was a little challenging for me."

  Wiley, a former junior varsity golf coach at Springfield Township High School, was surprised with his finish.

  "Iím shocked Iím anywhere near the top [of the leaderboard]," Wiley jokingly said. "I thought I played like hell. I guess a couple putts went in."

  For Sweeney from New Hope, Pa., it was a tale of two nine-holes.

  "I stayed out of trouble on the front side and saw it all on the back," said Sweeney of his 10-stroke slide.

  Open to senior male golfers 55 years of age and over, the Warner Cup (Net) is an 18-hole individual net stroke play event for players with a 7.1 or higher handicap index. Four overall low net prizes are awarded with net prizes in each of three handicap classes determined by course handicap.

  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 135 Member Clubs and 60,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Results
Net
Overall
  1. *Bill Smith Downingtown Golf Club 70
  T2. *Bob Silsbe Downingtown Golf Club 70
  T2. *James Wiley Lu Lu Country Club 70
  T2. *Charles Sweeney Lookaway Golf Club 70

11 & Under Handicap
  T1. Bob Wicker Little Mill Country Club 71
  T1. Joe Wolos Ashbourne Golf Club 71

12-15 Handicap
  T1. Art Gallagher Wedgwood Country Club 72
  T1. Frederick J. Hirsekorn Tavistock Country Club 72
  T1. Peter Roberts Olde York Country Club 72

16 & Over Handicap
  T1. Edwin Boyd Downingtown Golf Club 75
  T1. William Greenway Sandy Run Country Club 75

Results

Class A (11 & Under Handicap)

Name

Club

Net

Gross

*Bob Silsbe

Downingtown Golf Club

70

79

Bob Wicker

Little Mill Country Club

71

78

Joe Wolos

Ashbourne Golf Club

71

81

Bill Kaufmann

Wedgwood Country Club

72

83

Dave Jacobson

JC Melrose Country Club

72

81

Steven Owens

Ashbourne Golf Club

74

78

Charles Caparo

Plymouth Country Club

75

84

Richard Genoni

Waynesborough Country Club

75

85

Joseph McLane

Ashbourne Golf Club

76

86

Murray Felzer

White Manor Country Club

76

87

Steve Rathman

Heidelberg Country Club

76

86

Bill Becker

Bala Golf Club

77

88

Chris O'Neill

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

77

88

James B Taormina

Running Deer Golf Club

77

84

Andrew Hamilton, III

The Springhaven Club

79

90

Andrew Worek

Yardley Country Club

79

90

Kip Barto

Heidelberg Country Club

79

88

Jay Scattergood

Heidelberg Country Club

82

93

Jerry Barr

Lehigh Country Club

83

92

George Becker, Jr.

Doylestown Country Club

85

93

Paul W Watson

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

86

96

Terry Radcliffe

Lancaster Country Club

88

94

Donald Galbraith

Stonewall

NS

NS

 

Class A (12-15 Handicap)

*Bill Smith

Downingtown Golf Club

70

83

*Charles Sweeney

Lookaway Golf Club

70

85

*James Wiley

Lu Lu Country Club

70

85

Art Gallagher

Wedgwood Country Club

72

85

Frederick J Hirsekorn

Tavistock Country Club

72

84

Peter Roberts

Olde York Country Club

72

87

Larry Bergman

Ashbourne Golf Club

75

90

Brian Jasperse

Jericho National Golf Club

76

91

Clinton Alexander

Downingtown Golf Club

76

90

Francis Koneski

Sandy Run Country Club

76

88

Edward Godshall

Heidelberg Country Club

77

89

Mike Kyle

Bala Golf Club

77

90

Aaron Rosenzweig

Bucks County Golf Club

78

91

Charles Minter

Trenton Country Club

78

91

Vincent Kraft

Lehigh Country Club

78

90

E. Gerald Hurst, Jr.

Lookaway Golf Club

81

96

William Schroeder

Bucks County Golf Club

81

94

Bruce Birkholz

Links Golf Club

84

97

Richard Wood, Jr.

Gulph Mills Golf Club

85

97

Thomas Dyott

Old York Road Country Club

88

102

Clair Myers

Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

WD

WD

Thomas Sawyer

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

WD

WD

 

Class B (16 &Over Handicap)

Edwin Boyd

Downingtown Golf Club

75

92

William Greenway

Sandy Run Country Club

75

92

William Horgan

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

76

101

Brian Mulvenna

Greate Bay Country Club

77

95

Thomas Laudenslager

Hersheys Mill Golf Club

77

96

Neil McIntyre

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

79

96

Robert Murray

McCall Golf & Country Club

80

103

Epiphany DeLuca

Edgmont Country Club

81

103

Frank Caterini

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

81

105

George Hilley

McCall Golf & Country Club

83

99

Marty Brickner

Links Golf Club

83

101

Tom Glynn

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

83

100

George Phillips

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

85

109

John O'Rourke

McCall Golf & Country Club

85

101

Paul Visokey

Trenton Country Club

86

110

John Cacci

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

88

110

Stephen Cooper

Ballamor Golf Club

90

109

Carl Aspenburg

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

92

118

Jim Carrigan

Moselem Springs Golf Club

WD

WD

Joe Dowling

Concord Country Club

WD

WD

 

*-determined in a scorecard playoff

NS-no show; NC-no card; WD-withdrawal

 

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