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*Super-Senior Silver Cross history
O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. caps fantastic year with another Super-Senior titleWALLINGFORD, 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.
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.
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.
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.