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Willcox, Christine share Sezna title with Heidler, Custer

  AVONDALE, Pa.- Cole Willcox, who carded a ridiculous 8-under-par 64 on his own ball, paired with Bill Christine of Philadelphia Cricket Club to share the Deeg Sezna Four-Ball title with Michael Heidler and Rick Custer, both out of Spring Ford CC, at Hartefeld National (par 72, 6,336 yards) Tuesday. Each squad fired matching 9-under-par 63s to top the 136-player field.

  "The big man helped me," said a sarcastic Christine of Willcoxís stunning play. "I felt like I was Jerry Lewis out there and he was Dean Martin."

  Willcox, who plays out of Philadelphia CC, carded six birdies and an eagle on the par 4, 15th hole (352 yards) after chipping in from 60 yards out. But Christine, a long-time caddie, contributed on the final hole with a birdie to give the pair a share of the title with Custer and Heidler.

  "Bill threw in that birdie on the last hole for us which was big," said Willcox, 20, of Christineís final putt.

  "I kind of feel good about myself," said Christine of his birdie. "Hey, it beats carrying the bag."

  Custer, 54, of Royersford, Pa., birdied three of the first five holes and Heidler, 20, of Gilbertsville, Pa., came through with an eagle-birdie finish on the front side to bring the team to 6-under-par through nine holes. They made three more birdies on the back to finish at 9-under-par with Willcox and Christine.

  "It was just a solid round of golf for us today," said Custer after he shot 70 on his own ball while his partner chimed in with a 4-under-par 68. "It was a good time."

  The pairís eagle came when Heidler knocked rescue from about 200 yards out just short of the green in the right rough. From there Heidlerís chip landed softly onto the green and rolling in for a 3.

  "It just trickled in for us," said Custer of Heidlerís eagle chip. "I had made birdie there as well so we were OK."

  Although happy with their play, Heidler still felt as if his side could have made a little more noise with the flatstick.

  "It was a lot of fun but I still think we could have gone lower," said Heidler of their score. "We missed a couple birdie putts coming in."

  "Itís great to win, especially since this is our last year," Christine said. "Cole is a great guy to play with and his father is a great man that Iíve known for a long time."

  Added Christine, "Thatís what this tournament is all about."

  Douglas and Jack Gregor, an uncle/nephew team from Huntingdon Valley CC, shot a 3-under-par 69 to top the Junior-Junior division of the event by six strokes.

  The duo rode some timely putting and five birdies to win their flight.

  "Jack had a big par putt on our last hole to save our round," said Doug of his nephewís 15-footer to save par on the 9th hole (par 3, 183 yards).

  "It was a lot of fun," said Jack, a 12-year-old from North Wales, Pa.

  "Anytime I can play with my family, which I loving doing, itís great," commented Douglas. "Hopefully we can continue to do this in the future."

  The tournament, celebrating the mentorship of the older generation for its younger counterparts, is named in honor of Davis "Deeg" Sezna, Jr., who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001 in the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

  Deeg, an avid golfer long a mentor to his younger brothers Teddy and Willy, and a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in economics, was in his sixth day of work on the 104th floor of the South Tower when the terrorists struck.

  To memorialize his name, GAP and his father, Davis Sezna, Sr., established the Deeg Sezna Four-Ball, pairing a junior player and an older amateur in a better ball competition, with a minimum age difference of 10 years and the stipulation that the younger player be 21 or younger.

  The goal is to give experienced golfers quality time with the next generation, and vice versa. The age range was 10 to 72.

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  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 136 Member Clubs and 56,000 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.

Gross
Overall

Christine, Bill / Willcox, Cole, Philadelphia CC, 63
Heidler, Michael/Custer, Rick, Spring Ford CC, 63

Junior-Junior Flight
Gregor, Douglas /Gregor,Jack Huntingdon Valley CC, 69

Championship Flight (Combined course handicap 0-7)
Schmehl, Eric / Mabry, Jon, Moorestown Field Club, 67
Bernard, Daniel / Bernard, Charles, RiverCrest GC & Reserve, 67

First Flight (Combined course handicap 8-15)
Koch, Tucker / Meyers, Kurt, RiverCrest GC & Preserve, 68

Second Flight (Combined course handicap 16 & up)
Beer, Thomas / Smith, Todd, Trenton CC, 71

Net
Overall

Ferino, Frank /Clark, Hayes, Lookaway GC, 58

Junior-Junior Flight
Dirienzi, Ron/Dirienzi, Nolan, Rolling Green GC, 61

Championship Flight (Combined course handicap 0-7)
Fasy, John / Gordon, William, Wilmington CC, 64

First Flight (Combined course handicap 8-15)
Braunsberg, James / Harris, Mitch, Blue Bell CC, 63
Harmer, Andrew / Goan, Colin, The Springhaven Club/Medford Village, 63

Second Flight (Combined course handicap 16 & up)
Van Ostenbridge, Mitch / Van Ostenbridge, Dan, Spring Ford CC, 62

Gross Results

Championship Flight (Combined course handicap 0-7)

Name

Club

Gross

Custer, Rick / Heidler, Michael

Spring Ford CC (2)

63

Fasy, John / Gordon, William

Wilmington CC (1)

67

Schmehl, Eric / Mabry, Jon

Moorestown Field Club (1)

67

Bernard, Daniel / Bernard, Charles

RiverCrest GC & Reserve (1)

67

Schaft, Eric / Hamsher, Christopher

Saucon Valley CC/Sandy Run CC

69

Whitman, Byron / Palubinski, Jared

Golden Oaks GC (1)

70

Pechin, Kevin / Canfield, Tyler

Downingtown GC

71

Clark, Jeff / DeLuca, Christopher

Lookaway GC (1)

72

Lebowitz, Jake / Karff, Andy

Philmont CC (1)

72

Schmehl, Andrew / Brunswick, Mike

Moorestown Field Club (2)

73

Dudas, Dwight / Zeiders, Duncan

Old York Road CC/Indian Valley CC

73

Hoese, William / Flaherty, Bret

Center Square GC/Links GC

73

Johnson, Michael / Messerle, Kevin

Linfield National GC/Talamore CC

74

Short, Adam / Bloom Jr., David

Brandywine CC/Fieldstone GC

75

Forgash, E. Michael / Hanson, Hunter

Merion GC/Waynesborough CC

75

Donlavage, Ken / Flanagan, Phillip

Wyoming Valley CC

78

Schweitzer, Luke / Schwitzer, Kurt

CC of Harrisburg/Huntingdon Valley CC

80

Fazio, Michael / Fisher, Jay

Huntingdon Valley CC (1)

82

  

Junior-Junior Flight

  

Gross

Gregor, Jack / Gregor, Douglas

Huntingdon Valley CC

69

Murphy, Liam / Morrissey, Ryan

Hartefeld National (1)

75

Erhardt, Clement / Erhardt, Reilly

Trenton Country Club

75

Firth, Robert / Firth, Jr., Robert

Commonwealth National GC

75

Givens, Bill / Goodrich, Connor

Woodbury CC (1)

78

Klaus, Brian / Klaus, Jacob

Tavistock CC (1)

79

Altieri, Steven / Altieri, Paul

Hopewell Valley GC (1)

80

Dirienzi, Ron / Dirienzi, Nolan

Rolling Green GC (2)

80

Bubes, Ken / Bubes, Brent

Woodcrest CC/Wilmington CC

83

Leighton, Thomas / Sitler, Robert

Huntingdon Valley CC (4)

107

  

First Flight (Combined course handicap 8-15)

  

Gross

Christine, III, William / Willcox, Cole

Philadelphia CC (1)

63

Braunsberg, James / Harris, Mitch

Blue Bell CC (1)

68

Koch, Tucker / Meyers, Kurt

RiverCrest GC & Preserve (2)

68

Dudas, Matt / Choyka, John

Indian Valley CC (1)

69

Cooper, Geoffrey / Filipe, Jr, Robert

Laurel Creek CC (1)

69

Harmer, Andrew / Goan, Colin

The Springhaven Club/Medford Village

69

Brown, Eric / Brown, Jeffrey

West Chester Golf & CC (2)

70

Fonner, Eric / Leighton, John

Huntingdon Valley CC (3)

72

Liebert, Cameron / Gaudiosi, Nick

Edgmont CC/Hershey's Mill GC

73

Regan, Timothy / Carroll, Ryan

Chester Valley GC/Honeybrook GC

73

Emery, Teague / Horkay, Tim

French Creek GC (1)

73

Finn, Thomas / Finn, Shawn

Kennett Square Golf & CC

73

Abramowicz, Steven / McCullough, Michael

RiverCrest GC/Galen Hall GC

73

Feld, Ben / Rudofker, Marc

Blue Bell CC/Green Valley CC

73

Bernard, Joe / Bernard, Bob

Bellport CC/RiverCrest Golf Club

74

Kline, Frank / Prechtl, Christopher

Five Ponds GC/The Springhaven Club

75

Villari, Anthony / Villari, Jr., Phillip

Riverton CC

75

Ferguson, Tommy / Ferguson, Ritson

Merion GC (1)

77

Pozielli, Mike / Anuszewski, Steve

Woodbury CC (2)

81

Pelesh, Jeffrey / Gropp, Bill

McCall Golf & CC/Edgmont CC

82

  

Second Flight (Combined course handicap 16-up)

Gross

Ferino, Frank / Clark, Hayes

Lookaway GC (2)

70

Beer, Thomas / Smith, Todd

Trenton CC (2)

71

Pitt, III, Thomas / Pitt, IV, Tom

West Chester Golf & CC (3)

72

Lamb, Dan / Hartsough, Mike

Edgmont CC (2)

73

Carroll, Gene / Regan, Matt

Chester Valley GC/Broad Run GC

74

Pelesh, Neal / Ungrady, Tim

Edgmont CC (1)

76

Kotalik,M.D., Frederick / Kotalik, Sean

Chester Valley GC

76

Moran, Tom / Moran, Jr., Joseph

Overbrook Golf Club (1)

77

Van Ostenbridge, Mitch / Van Ostenbridge, Dan

Spring Ford CC (1)

78

Watkins, Bob / Shelton, John

North Hills CC/Sandy Run CC

78

Zujkowski, David / Oakes, Ken

Whitford CC (1)

79

Denon, Jr., James / Longacre, Taylor

The Springhaven Club (1)

79

Melvin, Patrick / Redican, J. Stacey

Sandy Run CC (2)

79

Brooks, James / Meany, A.J.

Brandywine CC (1)

79

Williams, Mike / Willadsen, Andrew

Wilmington CC (2)

80

Doyle, Sr, Francis / Doyle, Jr., Francis

Sandy Run CC (1)

82

Klaus, Pete / Klaus, Kyle

Tavistock CC/Wedgwood CC

82

Caruso, Frank / Caruso, Brandon

West Chester Golf & CC (1)

84

Sacchetti, Joe / Fazio, Matt

Huntingdon Valley CC (2)

86

Smith, Bob / Applegate, Brad

Trenton CC (1)

92

  

Net Results

Championship Flight (Combined course handicap 0-7)

Name

Club

Net

Custer, Rick / Heidler, Michael

Spring Ford CC (2)

62

Fasy, John / Gordon, William

Wilmington CC (1)

64

Schmehl, Eric / Mabry, Jon

Moorestown Field Club (1)

65

Short, Adam / Bloom Jr., David

Brandywine CC/Fieldstone GC

65

Bernard, Daniel / Bernard, Charles

RiverCrest GC & Reserve (1)

66

Schaft, Eric / Hamsher, Christopher

Saucon Valley CC/Sandy Run CC

66

Whitman, Byron / Palubinski, Jared

Golden Oaks GC (1)

68

Clark, Jeff / DeLuca, Christopher

Lookaway GC (1)

69

Lebowitz, Jake / Karff, Andy

Philmont CC (1)

69

Schmehl, Andrew / Brunswick, Mike

Moorestown Field Club (2)

69

Dudas, Dwight / Zeiders, Duncan

Old York Road CC/Indian Valley CC

69

Pechin, Kevin / Canfield, Tyler

Downingtown GC

70

Hoese, William / Flaherty, Bret

Center Square GC/Links GC

70

Johnson, Michael / Messerle, Kevin

Linfield National GC/Talamore CC

71

Forgash, E. Michael / Hanson, Hunter

Merion GC/Waynesborough CC

72

Schweitzer, Luke / Schwitzer, Kurt

CC of Harrisburg/Huntingdon Valley CC

72

Fazio, Michael / Fisher, Jay

Huntingdon Valley CC (1)

74

Donlavage, Ken / Flanagan, Phillip

Wyoming Valley CC

75

  

Junior-Junior Flight

  

Net

Dirienzi, Ron / Dirienzi, Nolan

Rolling Green GC (2)

61

Firth, Robert / Firth, Jr., Robert

Commonwealth National GC

62

Gregor, Jack / Gregor, Douglas

Huntingdon Valley CC

65

Erhardt, Clement / Erhardt, Reilly

Trenton Country Club

65

Klaus, Brian / Klaus, Jacob

Tavistock CC (1)

67

Altieri, Steven / Altieri, Paul

Hopewell Valley GC (1)

69

Murphy, Liam / Morrissey, Ryan

Hartefeld National (1)

71

Givens, Bill / Goodrich, Connor

Woodbury CC (1)

71

Bubes, Ken / Bubes, Brent

Woodcrest CC/Wilmington CC

77

Leighton, Thomas / Sitler, Robert

Huntingdon Valley CC (4)

89

  

First Flight (Combined course handicap 8-15)

  

Net

Christine, III, William / Willcox, Cole

Philadelphia CC (1)

59

Braunsberg, James / Harris, Mitch

Blue Bell CC (1)

63

Harmer, Andrew / Goan, Colin

The Springhaven Club/Medford Village

63

Koch, Tucker / Meyers, Kurt

RiverCrest GC & Preserve (2)

64

Dudas, Matt / Choyka, John

Indian Valley CC (1)

64

Brown, Eric / Brown, Jeffrey

West Chester Golf & CC (2)

64

Cooper, Geoffrey / Filipe, Jr, Robert

Laurel Creek CC (1)

65

Fonner, Eric / Leighton, John

Huntingdon Valley CC (3)

65

Emery, Teague / Horkay, Tim

French Creek GC (1)

65

Regan, Timothy / Carroll, Ryan

Chester Valley GC/Honeybrook GC

66

Finn, Thomas / Finn, Shawn

Kennett Square Golf & CC

67

Feld, Ben / Rudofker, Marc

Blue Bell CC/Green Valley CC

67

Bernard, Joe / Bernard, Bob

Bellport CC/RiverCrest Golf Club

67

Abramowicz, Steven / McCullough, Michael

RiverCrest GC/Galen Hall GC

68

Liebert, Cameron / Gaudiosi, Nick

Edgmont CC/Hershey's Mill GC

69

Kline, Frank / Prechtl, Christopher

Five Ponds GC/The Springhaven Club

70

Villari, Anthony / Villari, Jr., Phillip

Riverton CC

70

Ferguson, Tommy / Ferguson, Ritson

Merion GC (1)

73

Pozielli, Mike / Anuszewski, Steve

Woodbury CC (2)

73

Pelesh, Jeffrey / Gropp, Bill

McCall Golf & CC/Edgmont CC

75

  

Second Flight (Combined course handicap 16-up)

Net

Ferino, Frank / Clark, Hayes

Lookaway GC (2)

58

Van Ostenbridge, Mitch / Van Ostenbridge, Dan

Spring Ford CC (1)

62

Lamb, Dan / Hartsough, Mike

Edgmont CC (2)

63

Pelesh, Neal / Ungrady, Tim

Edgmont CC (1)

64

Beer, Thomas / Smith, Todd

Trenton CC (2)

65

Carroll, Gene / Regan, Matt

Chester Valley GC/Broad Run GC

65

Klaus, Pete / Klaus, Kyle

Tavistock CC/Wedgwood CC

65

Pitt, III, Thomas / Pitt, IV, Tom

West Chester Golf & CC (3)

66

Kotalik,M.D., Frederick / Kotalik, Sean

Chester Valley GC

66

Moran, Tom / Moran, Jr., Joseph

Overbrook Golf Club (1)

67

Melvin, Patrick / Redican, J. Stacey

Sandy Run CC (2)

68

Denon, Jr., James / Longacre, Taylor

The Springhaven Club (1)

69

Doyle, Sr, Francis / Doyle, Jr., Francis

Sandy Run CC (1)

69

Watkins, Bob / Shelton, John

North Hills CC/Sandy Run CC

70

Zujkowski, David / Oakes, Ken

Whitford CC (1)

70

Brooks, James / Meany, A.J.

Brandywine CC (1)

70

Williams, Mike / Willadsen, Andrew

Wilmington CC (2)

70

Caruso, Frank / Caruso, Brandon

West Chester Golf & CC (1)

71

Sacchetti, Joe / Fazio, Matt

Huntingdon Valley CC (2)

71

Smith, Bob / Applegate, Brad

Trenton CC (1)

74

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