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Ashley survives four-man playoff for Warner Cup

  SPRING FORD, Pa.–Donald Ashley of Philadelphia CC registered a par of the first playoff hole to defeat Frank McFadden of Overbrook GC, Mike Nilon of Philadelphia CC and Charles Wilkins of Little Mill CC for the 71st Francis B. Warner Cup on Thursday at Spring Ford CC (par 72, 6,477 yards). The Warner Cup is for seniors 55 years of age and older.

  Ashley and McFadden, both Senior rookies, and Nilon and Wilkins carded 3-over-par 75s.

  "This is one of the greatest thrills of all-time," said Ashley. "It’s a wonderful feeling. Standing over the last putt, it was straight in and downhill. I knew all I had to do was get it started."

  Ashley, 56, of Gladwyne, Pa., found the short left rough with his drive on the extra hole, but knocked an 8-iron from 140 yards to just short of the green. He chipped to four feet for the title.

  In the playoff, McFadden’s drive trickled into the water hazard, but was dry. His second shot landed in the left greenside bunker and he failed to get up and down. Nilon pulled his drive well left and his approach shot clipped a tree and fell into the hazard. Wilkins, whose drive was well short of the others, had an opportunity, but watched his lengthy par putt from the front of the green just miss run past the edge of the hole.

  "I kind of had an advantage," said Ashley after everyone’s drive. "I knew no one was in good shape. I figured I just had to concentrate on hitting a good [second] shot so I took an extra club and an easy swing."

  In regulation, Ashley recorded the tournament’s only under-par nine-hole score, a 1-under-par 35 on the backside. He carded a 4-over-par 40 on the front nine with four bogeys, but a change of philosophy on the cart ride to the 10th tee resulted in significant returns.

  "I tried to steer it around the front nine and keep it in play and it got me in trouble," said Ashley, "so I figured to put up a decent number I had to go for the fences or it was going to be a bad round. I hit a real big drive on No. 10 and that got me going."

  Ironically, that drive resulted in a bogey courtesy of a three-putt, but Ashley picked up momentum with birdies on No. 12 (par 3, 358 yards) and two more birdies on the par 5s (No. 15, 494 yards and No. 18, 492 yards).

  His final red number on a slippery, sliding seven footer.

   "I didn’t have a clue where I stood," said Ashley. "I wanted to come in the top 10."

  Nilon, 56, of Gladwyne, Pa., carded a 3-over-par 39 on his front nine, but turned rock steady on his inward side recording one birdie and one bogey for an even-par 36 and a final score of 75.

  He, too, birdied the final hole to qualify for the playoff when he knocked a sand wedge from 70 yards to two feet for the four. Nilon recorded a stellar 28 putts on his round, including a mere 13 on the back nine.

  McFadden struggled with the flat stick, but scraped it around for a 39 and 36. McFadden registered three bogeys, a double bogey and two birdies on his outward nine. He carded another over-par score on No. 10 (par 4, 412 yards), before coming home with seven pars and a short birdie on No. 15 (par 5, 494 yards). He registered an uncharacteristic four three putts on the front nine.

  McFadden, 55, has become a staple atop the Golf Association of Philadelphia leaderboards since turning 50. In fact, he has qualified for the Amateur Championship match play field the last four years. Last summer, he fell in the semifinals to Michael Tash of Tavistock CC.

  "I guess I’m not afraid of playing poorly anymore," said McFadden of the reason for his steady play.

  Wilkins was opposite his three counterparts. He recorded a solid opening-nine 36 before coming home with a 3-over 39. The 56-year-old Medford, N.J., resident recorded four three putts, but pulled a wood out of his bag just twice to keep the ball in a play off the tee.

Ages 55-59

Name

Club

Gross

*Donald Ashley

Philadelphia Country Club

75

Charles Wilkins

Little Mill Country Club

75

Francis McFadden

Overbrook Golf Club

75

Michael Nilon

Philadelphia Country Club

75

Neil McDermott

Llanerch Country Club

76

David Brookreson

Pine Valley Golf Club

77

Don Donatoni

White Manor Country Club

77

Edmund Chylinski

Chester Valley Golf Club

77

Jerry Janeski

Bent Creek Country Club

77

Robert Murphy

Wilmington Country Club

77

Michael Egan

Lookaway Golf Club

78

Naz Gagliardi

Philadelphia Publinks GA

78

Terrence Sawyer

Yardley Country Club

78

Donald Beck

Old York Road Country Club

79

Ted Beringer

Philadelphia Country Club

79

Frank Polizzi

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

80

Lee Cook

Laurel Creek Country Club

80

Stephen Daley

Lu Lu Country Club

80

Jay McLaughlin

Stone Harbor Golf Club

81

Charles Caparo

Plymouth Country Club

82

Ken Gaskill

Philadelphia Publinks GA

82

Kevin Scanlon

Stonewall

82

Robert Harris

Blue Bell Country Club

82

Steven Owens

Ashbourne Country Club

82

Dennis Perna

Spring Ford Country Club

83

Frank Shuman

Lookaway Golf Club

83

Matthew Bellis

Commonwealth National Golf Club

83

Michael Rowland

Lehigh Country Club

83

Robert Brooker

Blue Bell Country Club

83

Thomas Mallouk

Lookaway Golf Club

83

Edward Bondi

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

84

Gary Gordon

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

84

George May

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

84

Norman Cote

Coatesville Country Club

84

Thomas DiCinti

Little Mill Country Club

84

Tom Costello

Aronimink Golf Club

84

William Lawler

Fox Hill Country Club

84

Douglas Dick

Chester Valley Golf Club

85

James Goldstein

Commonwealth National Golf Club

85

James Haynie

Lu Lu Country Club

85

John Snyder

Waynesborough Country Club

85

David Tordone

Radley Run Country Club

86

Frank Treml

Sandy Run Country Club

86

Michael Rose

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

87

Donald Galbraith

Stonewall

88

Jay Scattergood

Reading Country Club

88

William McCabe, Jr.

McCall Golf & Country Club

88

William Weihenmayer

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

88

Greg Gottshall

Reading Country Club

89

Jack Quinn

Aronimink Golf Club

90

John Di Valentino

Lu Lu Country Club

90

John Luviano, Jr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

91

Murray Felzer

White Manor Country Club

91

Gregory Gaul

Merion Golf Club

92

Peter Farina

Fieldstone Golf Club

92

Ron Mittendorf

Blue Bell Country Club

92

Stephen Kocinski

Woodbury Country Club

93

Steve Pence

Little Mill Country Club

93

Al Kelly

Little Mill Country Club

94

Gary Pardue

Wyncote Golf Club

94

Jon Mabry

Moorestown Field Club

94

Joseph McCullough

Philadelphia Publinks GA

94

Frederick Hirsekorn

Tavistock Country Club

95

John Cech

Riverton Country Club

96

Larry Paster

Philmont Country Club

97

Ray Rittersbach

Ashbourne Country Club

97

William Schroeder

Bucks County Country Club

98

Mike Kyle

Bala Golf Club

102

Scott Dichter

Meadia Heights Golf Club

102

Thomas Dyott

Old York Road Country Club

103

Arthur Jacoby

Commonwealth National Golf Club

NC

Wally Swiger

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

DQ

 

Ages 60-and-over

Name

Club

Gross

Charles McClaskey

Wyncote Golf Club

76

Herbert Gordon

Doylestown Country Club

77

O. Gordon Brewer, Jr.

Pine Valley Golf Club

77

Michael Sanger

Merion Golf Club

79

George Carr

Running Deer Golf Club

80

Louis Pace

Medford Village Country Club

80

Raymond Fuller

Running Deer Golf Club

80

Michael Higgins

Aronimink Golf Club

82

Art Brosius,II

DuPont Country Club

83

David Jordan

Woodbury Country Club

83

Fred Olt

Little Mill Country Club

83

Joseph Milutis

Northampton Country Club

83

Richard Smith

Philadelphia Country Club

83

Curt Fromal

The Springhaven Club

84

Jay Howson, Jr.

St. Davids Golf Club

84

Michael McNichol

The Springhaven Club

84

Peter Stanley

Sunnybrook Golf Club

84

Warren Deakins

Philadelphia Country Club

84

Frank Blanche

Spring Ford Country Club

84

Clay von Seldeneck

Sunnybrook Golf Club

85

Hal Ruff

Moorestown Field Club

86

Jack Endicott

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

86

Thomas O'Rourke

Chester Valley Golf Club

86

William Weinfeld

Melrose Country Club

86

Frank Kunze

Spring Ford Country Club

87

John Siegrist

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

87

Rick Greenleaf

Sunnybrook Golf Club

87

A. Fred Rudy, Jr.

Lancaster Country Club

88

Bob Wicker

Little Mill Country Club

88

John Holsten

Aronimink Golf Club

88

Robert Schiller

Old York Road Country Club

88

Ben Sack

Edgmont Country Club

89

Carmen Caruso

Ballamor Golf Club

89

Christopher Frazier

Sunnybrook Golf Club

89

Don Neill

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

89

James Zoks

Silver Creek Country Club

89

Charles Kercsmar

Silver Creek Country Club

90

Aaron Rosenzweig

Ashbourne Country Club

91

Albert Glander

Links Golf Club

92

Brian Bezark

Lu Lu Country Club

92

Charles Zall

Bala Golf Club

92

J. Kenneth Croney

Sunnybrook Golf Club

92

Donald Hoegel

Little Mill Country Club

93

Frank Setzman

Edgmont Country Club

93

Paul Watson

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

93

Conrad Gack

Doylestown Country Club

94

Edward Godshall

Reading Country Club

94

Joseph Virdone

Philadelphia Country Club

94

Robert Davy

Medford Village Country Club

94

Francis Sbandi, Esq.

Edgmont Country Club

96

Jeffrey Stopford

The Springhaven Club

96

Ralph Neild

Edgmont Country Club

96

Dan Ward

DuPont Country Club

97

Geoff Preston

Cedarbrook Country Club

98

Robert Zowney

Sandy Run Country Club

98

Ross Karnbach

Reading Country Club

98

James Leonard

Chester Valley Golf Club

99

Patrick Givey

Philadelphia Publinks GA

99

Richard Hazen

Doylestown Country Club

99

John Long

Edgmont Country Club

100

Robert Felter

Lancaster Country Club

100

Terry Radcliffe

Lancaster Country Club

100

William Clarke, III

Woodbury Country Club

101

Everett Young

Sandy Run Country Club

108

Joseph Marcantognini

Silver Creek Country Club

108

Thomas Kaczor

Yardley Country Club

NC

 

Super Senior (65 and over)

Name

Club

Gross

James O'Brien

Cedarbrook Country Club

82

Richard Genoni

Waynesborough Country Club

82

James Sherratt

Old York Road Country Club

83

Wade Hersperger, Jr.

Pine Hill Golf Club

84

Steve Duce

Little Mill Country Club

86

C. Robert Kiesling

Philadelphia Publinks GA

88

Paul Flanigan

Aronimink Golf Club

89

James Kennedy

Aronimink Golf Club

93

E. Gerald Hurst, Jr.

Lookaway Golf Club

98

Robert Timins

Indian Valley Country Club

98

Bob Manfre

Philadelphia Publinks GA

100

David Steele

Lancaster Country Club

100

Tom Glynn

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

101

Joe Dowling

Concord Country Club

105

Robert Newell

Hersheys Mill Golf Club

105

Bob Antila

Indian Valley Country Club

106

Bob Wolf

Fieldstone Golf Club

115

Gus Pedicone

Sandy Run Country Club

WD

 

*won in playoff

WD-withdrawal; DQ-disqualification

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