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O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. caps fantastic year with another Super-Senior title

  WALLINGFORD, Pa.–O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. of Pine Valley GC made it three wins in three Super-Senior tournament tries with a resounding five-shot Senior Amateur Championship victory on Wednesday at The Springhaven Club.

O. GORDON BREWER, JR.
  Brewer finished at 1-under par for the 36 holes after carding a second-round, 1-over 71. Richard Smith of Philadelphia CC placed second with a 4-over total of 144 and Curt Fromal of The Springhaven Club was third at 10 over.

  The victory was Brewer’s third Golf Association of Philadelphia Super-Senior title this year. The 71-year-old resident of Pine Valley, N.J., also captured the Chapman Cup and the Brewer Cup, an event named in his honor, in his other two 2008 tournament appearances.

  "It was a very special year," said the soft-spoken Brewer. "I don’t think I’ve ever won three events with the Golf Association in a given year. It’s a tremendous honor especially because you don’t know how many more opportunities you are going to have."

  Brewer opened bogey-birdie before registering seven consecutive pars to make the turn at even-par 35. He opened the back nine in the same manner he did the front, with a bogey on No. 10 (par 4, 396 yards) and a birdie on No. 11 (par 4, 429 yards) – with a 6-iron to three feet – before settling down heading home. He later three-putted No. 14 (par 4, 334 yards) for bogey but registered four pars in his final four holes to secure his first Senior Amateur Championship Super-Senior title.

Curt Fromal of The Springhaven Club sends this
birdie putt holeward on No. 15 (par 4, 362 yards).
  The Senior Amateur Championship also serves as the final two rounds of the Super-Senior Silver Cross Award. The Springhaven Club’s own Fromal earned his first Cross this year.

  Fromal carded scores of 74 and 76 for the two days en route to an eventual three-shot victory over Bob Wicker of Little Mill CC.

  "It means that in all three tournaments you grinded out everything and never gave up," said Fromal, 67, of Folsom, Pa. "I knew coming in, and I was fortunate to be playing my home course, that if I could shoot two halfway decent rounds I would have a chance."

  The Super-Senior Silver Cross goes to the player with the lowest aggregate score in the Warner Cup (Gross), Chapman Cup (Gross) and two rounds of the Senior Amateur Championship.

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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 135 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.

Name

Club

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

O. Gordon Brewer, Jr.

Pine Valley Golf Club

68

71

139

Richard Smith

Philadelphia Country Club

73

71

144

Curt Fromal

The Springhaven Club

74

76

150

Bob Wicker

Little Mill Country Club

76

75

151

Jarrett Kling

Merion Golf Club

72

79

151

John Owens

Tavistock Country Club

75

76

151

Louis Pace

Medford Village Country Club

76

76

152

John MacDonald

Medford Lakes Country Club

76

78

154

Lawrence Capuzzi, Sr.

Rolling Green Golf Club

79

75

154

Art Brosius

DuPont Country Club

79

76

155

Joseph Scott, Jr.

Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

79

76

155

Andrew Hamilton, III

The Springhaven Club

76

80

156

Thomas O'Rourke

Chester Valley Golf Club

78

78

156

Herbert Gordon

Doylestown Country Club

80

77

157

Warren Deakins

Philadelphia Country Club

79

79

158

Jay Kocher

Wilmington Country Club

81

78

159

Richard Genoni

Waynesborough Country Club

77

83

160

David Jordan

Woodbury Country Club

88

73

161

James Sherratt

Old York Road Country Club

81

81

162

Joseph Maxwell

Hartefeld National

79

83

162

Edward Noble

Tavistock Country Club

80

83

163

Thomas Morgan

Riverton Country Club

83

84

167

John Ayres

Woodbury Country Club

89

80

169

Robert Zowney

Sandy Run Country Club

94

79

173

Clay von Seldeneck

Sunnybrook Golf Club

88

86

174

Christopher Frazier

Sunnybrook Golf Club

87

88

175

Donald Hoegel

Little Mill Country Club

90

86

176

Ernest Eichenberg, III

Waynesborough Country Club

89

88

177

Bill Weinfeld

JC Melrose Country Club

78

DQ

DQ

 

DQ-disqualification

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