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Waynesborough CC's Eichenberg wins Francis B. Warner Cup (Net)

  WAYNE, Pa. - Ernest Eichenberg, III of Waynesborough CC carded a net 4-under-par 66 to win the Francis B. Warner Cup (Net) Tuesday at St. Davids GC (par 70, 6,073 yards).

  The victory marked a return to form for the Berwyn, Pa. resident, who previously played in gross version of the tournament. In 2004 at Whitemarsh Valley CC, he qualified as an alternate for the U.S. Senior Amateur. Since then, Eichenberg, now a 17 handicap, has suffered multiple injuries that significantly affected his golf game. He's gradually worked toward rebuilding his game, and Tuesday's result seemed to validate such efforts.

  “It’s been a struggle for me. My handicap has gone up,” he said. “I’m very happy to have won this tournament.”

  Eichenberg, 71, carded a gross birdie on No. 3 (par 4, 345 yards). After his drive cleared the trees, Eichenberg stuck his pitching wedge 120 yards and converted a short 3-footer. He also registered six net birdies and made crucial pars when necessary.

  “I’m driving the ball pretty decent,” Eichenberg said. “I wasn’t in the long grass too much today. I was pretty safe.”

  Charles Caparo of Plymouth CC carded a net 3-under-par 67 to place second. A steady short game guided his strong play Tuesday.

  “I putted well. I’ve played here before, so the greens don’t give me any trouble,” he said.

  Caparo, who began his round on the back nine, drilled his 7-iron 140 yards and converted an uphill, right-to-left breaking 20-footer for a gross birdie on the uphill par 5, 492-yard 16th hole. Two holes later, he ran into trouble on the dogleg-right No. 18 (par 4, 366 yards). He attempted to hit a punch 7-iron under a tree, but it clipped the branches and dropped into the rough. Caparo, an 11-handicap, then knocked his pitching wedge 110 yards into the greenside bunker and went on to card a double bogey.

  Caparo, 62, surged on his final nine holes. He carded two net birdies on Nos. 5 (par 4, 381 yards) and 7 (par 4, 411 yards), respectively. Furthermore, Caparo’s 7-iron returned to his good graces on the strenuous par 5 No. 8 (466 yards). Standing in thick rough 140 yards from the flagstick, he reached the green and executed a downhill 30-footer for a gross birdie. To close out his round, Caparo laced a 3-wood to 10-feet left of the No. 9 (par 3, 204 yards) flagstick and carded another gross birdie.

  “It was one of those days where I felt comfortable with the guys I was playing with, and I just felt comfortable swinging,” he said.

  This marks Caparo’s second appearance in the Warner Cup (Net). He competed in the Warner Cup (Gross) last year and finished in the middle of the pack. His golf game remained steady until he broke his foot last fall. Caparo’s handicap index soon escalated as he worked to recover from the injury, rendering him eligible for Tuesday’s net tournament.

  “Finally, my game is starting to come together,” Caparo said. “This is probably the healthiest I’ve been for a number of years. It’s been a struggle. That back nine today was the best I’ve hit the ball all year long.”

  NOTES

  Rain delayed play for 30 minutes.

  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.

  Francis B. Warner of Philadelphia Cricket Club served as secretary-treasurer for the Golf Association of Philadelphia for 18 years. The Francis B. Warner Cup (Net), now in its fifth year, is an ongoing tribute to his memory.

Overall results

Name, club

Scores

Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough Country Club

66

Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club

67

Nick Pompo, Edgmont Country Club

68

Joe Roe, Reading Country Club

68

Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club

69

William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

69

John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club

69

James Wiley, Lu Lu Country Club

69

Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club

69

Harry Morrison, Old York Road Country Club

69

Ed Brzezowski, Concord Country Club

70

Donald Logan, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

70

John Filmyer, Lu Lu Country Club

70

Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club

70

Michael McCorriston, Jericho National Golf Club

70

Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA

70

Barry Hagan, West Chester Golf & Country Club

70

Duke Rittersbach, Five Ponds Golf Club

70

Winston Huffman, Yardley Country Club

71

James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club

71

Edmund Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

72

Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

72

Kyran Connelly, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

72

Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club

72

Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club

72

George Connell, Overbrook Golf Club

72

Robert Elker, Talamore Country Club

72

Joseph Rafter, Chester Valley Golf Club

72

W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club

73

Robert Zowney, Sandy Run Country Club

73

David Pullen, Burlington Country Club

73

James Hilty, Talamore Country Club

73

Norman Strobel, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

73

James Nesbitt, Merion Golf Club

73

Conrad Gack, Five Ponds Golf Club

73

Raymond Lyons, Trenton Country Club

73

John Walko, Five Ponds Golf Club

73

Joseph Howson, St. Davids Golf Club

73

Brian Mulvenna, Greate Bay Country Club

73

Frederick Stark, St. Davids Golf Club

73

Bob Supplee, Sandy Run Country Club

74

William Tierney, Applebrook Golf Club

74

Carmen Giannascoli, Lehigh Country Club

74

H. Richard Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

74

Scott Ryan, Llanerch Country Club

74

Paul Visokey, Trenton Country Club

74

Lawrence Dolan, Sandy Run Country Club

75

Bruce Dove, Burlington Country Club

75

Anthony Genesio, Spring Mill Country Club

75

Paul Coady, Aronimink Golf Club

75

Richard Slawter, St. Davids Golf Club

75

James Carbo, Sandy Run Country Club

75

James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club

75

Ed Rogers, Concord Country Club

75

John DeCarlo, M.D., Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

75

Charles White, Merion Golf Club

75

Bob Ross, Cedarbrook Country Club

75

Richard Cheri, Heidelberg Country Club

75

Robert Murphy, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

75

Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club

76

Jay Kocher, Loch Nairn Golf Club

76

Donald Galbraith, Stonewall

76

Kevin Merlini, Sandy Run Country Club

76

Edward Godshall, Heidelberg Country Club

76

Joseph Hannigan, Sandy Run Country Club

76

John Connelly, Sandy Run Country Club

76

Gary McNutt, Loch Nairn Golf Club

77

Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club

77

Robert Agran, Reading Country Club

77

Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club

77

Vincent Wagner, Yardley Country Club

77

Thomas Lee, Sandy Run Country Club

77

Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club

78

Michael Brown, Jericho National Golf Club

78

Don Neill, Talamore Country Club

78

Patrick Close, The Springhaven Club

78

Ronald Rice, Sr., Lu Lu Country Club

78

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club

78

Jerry Booz, Honeybrook Golf Club

78

Frank Caterini, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

78

Barrie Cole, McCall Golf & Country Club

78

Robert Wlotko, Llanerch Country Club

79

James Jennings, Wedgwood Country Club

79

Jerry Barr, Lehigh Country Club

80

J. Kenneth Croney, Sunnybrook Golf Club

80

Zane Moore, Yardley Country Club

80

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

80

Robert Hennessy, Wedgwood Country Club

80

Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club

80

John Kyle, Edgmont Country Club

80

Mike Kyle, Bala Golf Club

80

Daniel Doran, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

80

Chris O'Neill, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

81

Jim Campbell, Raven's Claw Golf Club

81

Albert Carrigan, Heidelberg Country Club

82

Clair Myers, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

82

William Greenway, Sandy Run Country Club

82

Tom Glynn, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

82

Stephen Moynahan, Overbrook Golf Club

82

James Hansen, Burlington Country Club

83

Bruce Godick, Rolling Green Golf Club

83

Dale Smith, Lehigh Country Club

83

Frank Gilanelli, Burlington Country Club

83

Glenn Camp, The Springhaven Club

83

Bob Watkins, North Hills Country Club

84

Robert Marion, Yardley Country Club

84

Marc Puricelli, Northampton Valley Country Club

85

Rex McWilliams, Burlington Country Club

85

Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club

85

George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club

86

Don Parker, Merchantville Country Club

86

Jay Scattergood, Heidelberg Country Club

87

Charles Loughery, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club

88

James Hatch, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club

88

David Steele, Lancaster Country Club

90

Bill Smith, Sandy Run Country Club

91

Howard Hansell, McCall Golf & Country Club

91

Fred Brodzinski, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

94

Harvey Bass, Jr., Philadelphia Publinks GA

116

 

Name, club

Scores

First Flight (6-11 Handicap)

Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club

67

Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club

69

William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

69

Ed Brzezowski, Concord Country Club

70

Donald Logan, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

70

John Filmyer, Lu Lu Country Club

70

Mark Pfeffer, Hidden Creek Golf Club

70

Edmund Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

72

W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club

73

Robert Zowney, Sandy Run Country Club

73

Lawrence Dolan, Sandy Run Country Club

75

Bruce Dove, Burlington Country Club

75

Anthony Genesio, Spring Mill Country Club

75

Paul Coady, Aronimink Golf Club

75

Richard Slawter, St. Davids Golf Club

75

Joseph McLane, JC Melrose Country Club

76

Jay Kocher, Loch Nairn Golf Club

76

Donald Galbraith, Stonewall

76

Kevin Merlini, Sandy Run Country Club

76

Gary McNutt, Loch Nairn Golf Club

77

Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club

77

Robert Agran, Reading Country Club

77

Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club

77

Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club

78

Michael Brown, Jericho National Golf Club

78

Robert Wlotko, Llanerch Country Club

79

James Jennings, Wedgwood Country Club

79

Jerry Barr, Lehigh Country Club

80

J. Kenneth Croney, Sunnybrook Golf Club

80

Chris O'Neill, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

81

Jim Campbell, Raven's Claw Golf Club

81

James Hansen, Burlington Country Club

83

Bob Watkins, North Hills Country Club

84

Marc Puricelli, Northampton Valley Country Club

85

Charles Loughery, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club

88

Bill Smith, Sandy Run Country Club

91

Leroy Peacock, III, Burlington Country Club

DQ

Bruce Hockman, Whitford Country Club

WD

Curtis Young, Merion Golf Club

DQ

Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club

WD

Second Flight (12-15 Handicap)

John Prestwood, St. Davids Golf Club

69

James Wiley, Lu Lu Country Club

69

Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club

69

Michael McCorriston, Jericho National Golf Club

70

Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA

70

Barry Hagan, West Chester Golf & Country Club

70

Winston Huffman, Yardley Country Club

71

Jack Endicott, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

72

Kyran Connelly, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

72

Ronald Hooven, Talamore Country Club

72

Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club

72

David Pullen, Burlington Country Club

73

James Hilty, Talamore Country Club

73

Norman Strobel, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

73

James Nesbitt, Merion Golf Club

73

Conrad Gack, Five Ponds Golf Club

73

Raymond Lyons, Trenton Country Club

73

John Walko, Five Ponds Golf Club

73

Bob Supplee, Sandy Run Country Club

74

William Tierney, Applebrook Golf Club

74

Carmen Giannascoli, Lehigh Country Club

74

James Carbo, Sandy Run Country Club

75

James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club

75

Ed Rogers, Concord Country Club

75

John DeCarlo, M.D., Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

75

Edward Godshall, Heidelberg Country Club

76

Vincent Wagner, Yardley Country Club

77

Don Neill, Talamore Country Club

78

Patrick Close, The Springhaven Club

78

Zane Moore, Yardley Country Club

80

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

80

Robert Hennessy, Wedgwood Country Club

80

Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club

80

John Kyle, Edgmont Country Club

80

Mike Kyle, Bala Golf Club

80

Albert Carrigan, Heidelberg Country Club

82

Clair Myers, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

82

William Greenway, Sandy Run Country Club

82

Bruce Godick, Rolling Green Golf Club

83

Dale Smith, Lehigh Country Club

83

Robert Marion, Yardley Country Club

84

George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club

86

Thomas St. John, Burlington Country Club

DQ

Frederick Hirsekorn, Tavistock Country Club

WD

John Ficarra, Burlington Country Club

NC

Peter Oddo, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

WD

Robert Heaton, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

WD

Stephen Shaffer, Talamore Country Club

WD

Terence Langan, St. Davids Golf Club

NS

William Weihenmayer, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

WD

Third Flight (16 & Over)

Ernest Eichenberg, III, Waynesborough Country Club

66

Nick Pompo, Edgmont Country Club

68

Joe Roe, Reading Country Club

68

Harry Morrison, Old York Road Country Club

69

Duke Rittersbach, Five Ponds Golf Club

70

James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club

71

George Connell, Overbrook Golf Club

72

Robert Elker, Talamore Country Club

72

Joseph Rafter, Chester Valley Golf Club

72

Joseph Howson, St. Davids Golf Club

73

Brian Mulvenna, Greate Bay Country Club

73

Frederick Stark, St. Davids Golf Club

73

H. Richard Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

74

Scott Ryan, Llanerch Country Club

74

Paul Visokey, Trenton Country Club

74

Charles White, Merion Golf Club

75

Bob Ross, Cedarbrook Country Club

75

Richard Cheri, Heidelberg Country Club

75

Robert Murphy, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

75

Joseph Hannigan, Sandy Run Country Club

76

John Connelly, Sandy Run Country Club

76

Thomas Lee, Sandy Run Country Club

77

Ronald Rice, Sr., Lu Lu Country Club

78

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club

78

Jerry Booz, Honeybrook Golf Club

78

Frank Caterini, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

78

Barrie Cole, McCall Golf & Country Club

78

Daniel Doran, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

80

Tom Glynn, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

82

Stephen Moynahan, Overbrook Golf Club

82

Frank Gilanelli, Burlington Country Club

83

Glenn Camp, The Springhaven Club

83

Rex McWilliams, Burlington Country Club

85

Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club

85

Don Parker, Merchantville Country Club

86

Jay Scattergood, Heidelberg Country Club

87

James Hatch, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club

88

David Steele, Lancaster Country Club

90

Howard Hansell, McCall Golf & Country Club

91

Fred Brodzinski, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

94

Harvey Bass, Jr., Philadelphia Publinks GA

116

Bill Arent, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

WD

Jim Cantwell, Commonwealth National Golf Club

WD

William Jones, McCall Golf & Country Club

WD

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

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