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Overbrook's Lange takes Senior; Frank McFadden grabs Sr. Silver Cross

  PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.–A relentless gusting wind and treacherous putting greens turned Wednesday’s 40th Senior Amateur Championship into the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s version of Survivor: Sunnybrook GC (par 72, 6,605 yards) style. When it was over, senior rookie and amateur icon Chris Lange of Overbrook GC emerged from a compact leaderboard with a one-stroke victory over clubmate and brother-in-law Frank McFadden. Lange posted a second-round 74 for a two-day total of 3-over 147 to outplay the strong Senior field.

  “Today was very challenging. The wind was really moving the golf ball. You were going to hit some good shots and not be rewarded,” said Lange, 55, of Bryn Mawr, Pa. “It was really a day when you had to hang in. If you're putting defensive, these greens own you.”

CHRIS LANGE
  The tournament turned into a wild scramble over the final three holes as seven players stood within two shots of each other. James Muller of Manufacturers G&CC held the clubhouse lead at 5-over par with the six remaining contenders still on the course and a few holes to play. Of those half dozen, which included first-round leader Michael Domenick, it was Lange who rose to the occasion. On No. 16 (par 5, 523 yards), the Brewer Cup runner-up rocketed his fairway wood second shot hole high and left of the green. His ensuing chip stopped three feet right of the hole and he made the birdie to seize the lead. McFadden, in the group behind Lange, stood at 4 over at the time.

  Lange added to his legendary status on the next hole with one of the most improbable up-and-downs in his stellar career after a 6-iron plugged in the “eyebrow” of the left greenside bunker. After a long search, fellow competitor David Brookreson found Lange’s ball buried in the long, willowy grass. An impossible chip turned miraculous when his approach somehow landed softly and stopped just six feet away. He converted the par save to remain one ahead of McFadden. Minutes earlier, McFadden, whose putter let him down at the most inopportune times all day, missed a four-foot, straight-up-the-hill birdie try on No. 16. Groupmate Thomas Bartolacci, Jr., did make birdie, however, after reaching the green area in two, and tapping in a short under-par try. That moved Bartolacci to 4 over as well.

  “Seventeen was a key hole,” said Lange. “I had just made birdie and knew where things were [in relation to the scoreboard]. I don’t make a good swing and I can’t find the ball for three or four minutes. I really thought it was a lost ball. I didn’t think we were going to find it. Sure enough I whack at it, it comes out soft and I make the putt. I went from making five or six to making three.”

  As McFadden parred No. 17 and Bartolacci registered a bogey, Lange readied his approach shot from the middle of the No. 18 (par 4, 392 yards) fairway. As good as advertised, Lange knocked his 8-iron from 135 yards to 12 feet. However, Lange, too, struggled with his putting stroke all afternoon and left his golden try short.

FRANK McFADDEN
  “I thought I might have to make that putt. I hit it where I wanted to but I just didn’t get it to the hole,” said Lange.

  Meanwhile, McFadden answered the Lange challenge with a magnificent 132-yard, 9-iron on No. 18. Staring at a downhill, seven-footer to force a playoff, and after watching his two playing partners leave their putts below the hole, McFadden rolled his attempt to the high side.

  “The conditions were hard. For myself, especially hard was the putting and trying to stay still,” said McFadden, 60, of Newtown Square, Pa. “I missed three putts within five feet on the back nine and two on the front. I hit the ball pretty good. Some days you make [the putts], some days you don’t.”

  The day was not a total loss for McFadden. He earned his first Senior Silver Cross. Awarded to the player with the lowest aggregate score in the Warner Cup, Chapman Cup and Senior Amateur Championship rounds, McFadden outlasted yet another clubmate, Ray Thompson, by three strokes.

  “It’s an honor winning the [Senior] Silver Cross,” said McFadden. “It would have been nice to be in a playoff with Chris [for the Senior Amateur title], but it’s good. I just had a balky putter today.”

  Lange’s victory moved him one step closer to Senior Player of the Year honors as well. Lange surged ahead of leader Chip Lutz of LedgeRock GC, who did not play in the Senior Amateur due to a prior commitment. Lange has previously won three William Hyndman, III Amateur Player of the Year awards.

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

Overall

Name, club

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

Christopher Lange, Overbrook Golf Club

73

74

147

Francis McFadden, Overbrook Golf Club

71

77

148

James Muller, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

77

72

149

Michael Domenick, Phoenixville Country Club

70

79

149

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr., Saucon Valley Country Club

73

76

149

David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

76

150

Drew Panebianco, Talamore Country Club

76

75

151

Roc Irey, Lookaway Golf Club

76

76

152

Harry Gianetti, Jericho National Golf Club

76

76

152

Richard Speranza, Jericho National Golf Club

75

77

152

Robert Ockenfuss, Indian Valley Country Club

76

76

152

Arthur Kania, Jr., Merion Golf Club

79

74

153

Raymond Thompson, Overbrook Golf Club

75

78

153

Richard Umani, Golf Course at Glen Mills

81

72

153

Michael Dougherty, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

78

153

Michael Quinn, Edgmont Country Club

75

78

153

Terry Law, Yardley Country Club

75

78

153

Dave Derminio, Saucon Valley Country Club

78

76

154

Mark Surtees, Back Creek Golf Club

78

76

154

Robin McCool, Saucon Valley Country Club

77

77

154

Wayne Bartolacci, Jericho National Golf Club

77

77

154

Michael Rose, Philmont Country Club

76

78

154

Thomas Greenwood, Old York CC at Chesterfield

77

78

155

Mark Quigley, Lu Lu Country Club

75

81

156

Pete Widdoes, Loch Nairn Golf Club

86

70

156

Steve Javie, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

78

78

156

Joseph Cala, LedgeRock Golf Club

75

82

157

Don Donatoni, White Manor Country Club

78

79

157

Thomas Mallouk, Ph.D., Lookaway Golf Club

77

80

157

William Lawler, Fox Hill Country Club

76

81

157

Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club

75

83

158

Michael Moser, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

76

82

158

Joe Culley, The Springhaven Club

79

80

159

Frank Polizzi, Sunnybrook Golf Club

77

82

159

Richard Green, Cedarbrook Country Club

86

73

159

Jim Tutelman, Green Valley Country Club

78

82

160

Joe Olin, Little Mill Country Club

81

79

160

Edward Pappas, Sr., Rolling Green Golf Club

77

83

160

Charles Dowds, III, Applebrook Golf Club

83

78

161

Michael Harms, Philadelphia Publinks GA

82

79

161

Rich Thon, The Springhaven Club

83

78

161

Michael Nilon, Philadelphia Country Club

81

80

161

Tom Borsello, White Clay Creek Country Club

78

84

162

Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley Golf Club

78

84

162

James Haynie, Lu Lu Country Club

84

78

162

Stephen Daley, Lu Lu Country Club

77

85

162

Tom DiCinti, Links Golf Club

84

78

162

Mike Miklinevich, Greate Bay Country Club

84

78

162

Gary Daniels, Aronimink Golf Club

82

81

163

John Rowe, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

81

82

163

James Prendergast, Brookside Country Club

83

81

164

Arthur Jacoby, Commonwealth National Golf Club

79

85

164

Carlyle Robinson, Fox Hill Country Club

82

82

164

Jon Mabry, Moorestown Field Club

82

82

164

Terrence Sawyer, Commonwealth National Golf Club

81

83

164

Bob Majczan, Lookaway Golf Club

86

79

165

James Sullivan, Sr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

79

86

165

Joseph Dollinger, Lu Lu Country Club

85

81

166

John Cech, Riverton Country Club

81

85

166

John Gonsior, Limekiln Golf Club

83

84

167

John Turner, The Springhaven Club

82

85

167

Donald Ashley, Philadelphia Country Club

81

86

167

Robert Murphy, Wilmington Country Club

86

81

167

Matthew Bellis, Commonwealth National Golf Club

82

86

168

Dan Farragut, Philadelphia Cricket Club

85

84

169

John Vergari, Tavistock Country Club

79

90

169

Dennis Perna, Spring Ford Country Club

85

84

169

Ron Mittendorf, Blue Bell Country Club

82

87

169

Sam Paddison, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

83

86

169

Robert Dwyer, Saucon Valley Country Club

83

87

170

Allen Padovano, Yardley Country Club

83

88

171

Brian Sexton, Seaview Resort & Spa

83

88

171

Fred Giblin, Merchantville Country Club

82

89

171

Rick Gaydos, Sakima Country Club

83

88

171

William Vostinak, Lehigh Country Club

83

88

171

Bob Harris, Blue Bell Country Club

86

85

171

Michael Berger, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

83

89

172

Larry Paster, Philmont Country Club

85

87

172

Elliot Sheftel, Lehigh Country Club

90

83

173

Tom Cohen, Running Deer Golf Club

87

86

173

Charles Whipple, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

82

91

173

Gary Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club

89

85

174

Richard Franklin, Stonewall

87

87

174

Gary McNutt, Loch Nairn Golf Club

82

93

175

Paul Keating, Aronimink Golf Club

87

88

175

Dave Jacobson, JC Melrose Country Club

88

87

175

Steve Kyriakodis, Lu Lu Country Club

90

85

175

Laurence Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club

89

89

178

George Carr, Wedgwood Country Club

84

95

179

John Patton, Little Mill Country Club

87

92

179

Thomas Mairone, McCall Golf & Country Club

87

92

179

Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club

89

91

180

George Henninger, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

89

92

181

Marc Oesterling, Lu Lu Country Club

90

94

184

Steve Wells, Moorestown Field Club

91

93

184

Rory Loberg, Cedarbrook Country Club

92

92

184

Joseph Reaney, Loch Nairn Golf Club

84

NC

NC

Andy Thompson, Overbrook Golf Club

86

WD

WD

Ages 55-59

Name, club

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

Christopher Lange, Overbrook Golf Club

73

74

147

James Muller, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

77

72

149

Michael Domenick, Phoenixville Country Club

70

79

149

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr., Saucon Valley Country Club

73

76

149

Drew Panebianco, Talamore Country Club

76

75

151

Roc Irey, Lookaway Golf Club

76

76

152

Arthur Kania, Jr., Merion Golf Club

79

74

153

Raymond Thompson, Overbrook Golf Club

75

78

153

Richard Umani, Golf Course at Glen Mills

81

72

153

Dave Derminio, Saucon Valley Country Club

78

76

154

Mark Surtees, Back Creek Golf Club

78

76

154

Robin McCool, Saucon Valley Country Club

77

77

154

Wayne Bartolacci, Jericho National Golf Club

77

77

154

Thomas Greenwood, Old York CC at Chesterfield

77

78

155

Mark Quigley, Lu Lu Country Club

75

81

156

Pete Widdoes, Loch Nairn Golf Club

86

70

156

Steve Javie, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

78

78

156

Joseph Cala, LedgeRock Golf Club

75

82

157

Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club

75

83

158

Michael Moser, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

76

82

158

Joe Culley, The Springhaven Club

79

80

159

Jim Tutelman, Green Valley Country Club

78

82

160

Joe Olin, Little Mill Country Club

81

79

160

Charles Dowds, III, Applebrook Golf Club

83

78

161

Michael Harms, Philadelphia Publinks GA

82

79

161

Rich Thon, The Springhaven Club

83

78

161

Tom Borsello, White Clay Creek Country Club

78

84

162

Mike Miklinevich, Greate Bay Country Club

84

78

162

Gary Daniels, Aronimink Golf Club

82

81

163

James Prendergast, Brookside Country Club

83

81

164

Bob Majczan, Lookaway Golf Club

86

79

165

James Sullivan, Sr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

79

86

165

Joseph Dollinger, Lu Lu Country Club

85

81

166

John Gonsior, Limekiln Golf Club

83

84

167

John Turner, The Springhaven Club

82

85

167

Dan Farragut, Philadelphia Cricket Club

85

84

169

John Vergari, Tavistock Country Club

79

90

169

Robert Dwyer, Saucon Valley Country Club

83

87

170

Allen Padovano, Yardley Country Club

83

88

171

Brian Sexton, Seaview Resort & Spa

83

88

171

Fred Giblin, Merchantville Country Club

82

89

171

Rick Gaydos, Sakima Country Club

83

88

171

William Vostinak, Lehigh Country Club

83

88

171

Michael Berger, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

83

89

172

Elliot Sheftel, Lehigh Country Club

90

83

173

Tom Cohen, Running Deer Golf Club

87

86

173

Gary Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club

89

85

174

Gary McNutt, Loch Nairn Golf Club

82

93

175

Paul Keating, Aronimink Golf Club

87

88

175

Laurence Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club

89

89

178

George Henninger, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

89

92

181

Marc Oesterling, Lu Lu Country Club

90

94

184

Steve Wells, Moorestown Field Club

91

93

184

Joseph Reaney, Loch Nairn Golf Club

84

NC

NC

Ages 60 and over

Name, club

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

Francis McFadden, Overbrook Golf Club

71

77

148

David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

76

150

Harry Gianetti, Jericho National Golf Club

76

76

152

Richard Speranza, Jericho National Golf Club

75

77

152

Robert Ockenfuss, Indian Valley Country Club

76

76

152

Michael Dougherty, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

78

153

Michael Quinn, Edgmont Country Club

75

78

153

Terry Law, Yardley Country Club

75

78

153

Michael Rose, Philmont Country Club

76

78

154

Don Donatoni, White Manor Country Club

78

79

157

Thomas Mallouk, Ph.D., Lookaway Golf Club

77

80

157

William Lawler, Fox Hill Country Club

76

81

157

Frank Polizzi, Sunnybrook Golf Club

77

82

159

Richard Green, Cedarbrook Country Club

86

73

159

Edward Pappas, Sr., Rolling Green Golf Club

77

83

160

Michael Nilon, Philadelphia Country Club

81

80

161

Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley Golf Club

78

84

162

James Haynie, Lu Lu Country Club

84

78

162

Stephen Daley, Lu Lu Country Club

77

85

162

Tom DiCinti, Links Golf Club

84

78

162

John Rowe, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

81

82

163

Arthur Jacoby, Commonwealth National Golf Club

79

85

164

Carlyle Robinson, Fox Hill Country Club

82

82

164

Jon Mabry, Moorestown Field Club

82

82

164

Terrence Sawyer, Commonwealth National Golf Club

81

83

164

John Cech, Riverton Country Club

81

85

166

Donald Ashley, Philadelphia Country Club

81

86

167

Robert Murphy, Wilmington Country Club

86

81

167

Matthew Bellis, Commonwealth National Golf Club

82

86

168

Dennis Perna, Spring Ford Country Club

85

84

169

Ron Mittendorf, Blue Bell Country Club

82

87

169

Sam Paddison, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

83

86

169

Bob Harris, Blue Bell Country Club

86

85

171

Larry Paster, Philmont Country Club

85

87

172

Charles Whipple, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

82

91

173

Richard Franklin, Stonewall

87

87

174

Dave Jacobson, JC Melrose Country Club

88

87

175

Steve Kyriakodis, Lu Lu Country Club

90

85

175

George Carr, Wedgwood Country Club

84

95

179

John Patton, Little Mill Country Club

87

92

179

Thomas Mairone, McCall Golf & Country Club

87

92

179

Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club

89

91

180

Rory Loberg, Cedarbrook Country Club

92

92

184

Andy Thompson, Overbrook Golf Club

86

WD

WD

NC-no card; WD-withdrawal

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