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Insane McLane: Stone Harbor member casts a Fall Net victory

  BLUE BELL, Pa. — It’s a path many golfers follow when their game heads south: consult a golf coach or teaching professional for a solution. Mike McLane did just that and reaped the benefits Monday. The Stone Harbor Golf Club member posted 43 points to capture the TEE IT FORWARD Fall Net Championship at Cedarbrook Country Club.

   “I was playing horrible for a long time,” McLane, 44, of Westville, N.J., said. “I’m completely revamping the swing. He [Jeff Simpson, assistant professional at Running Deer Golf Club] looked at me and said, ‘I hate to offend you, but we’ve to start all over from the beginning.’ He’s got me hinging on the way back. It’s all basic stuff, but when you’re not in front of a professional, you’re trying to teach yourself.”    McLane’s work with Simpson is also creating a mental transformation.

   “He wished me good luck this morning. I said ‘I don’t care what I shoot; I’m just out there to enjoy the course,” McLane, who owns a painting company, said. “Maybe there’s something in that. It’s just about being out here with friends. We [McLane and Gregg Owens] met two guys from South Jersey that we had never played with before [Brian Mulvenna and George Hilley]. It’s really about camaraderie; I wasn’t worried about scoring.”

   McClane’s relaxed attitude translated into a relatively stress-free front nine Monday. He registered seven pars against two bogeys to turn with 24 points in his coffers. A double bogey on the par 5, 455-yard 10th hole pushed a happy-go-lucky McLane into a panic room. He hit a heavy wedge from 60 yards that stayed on the fairway and sent his fourth stroke over the green. Loose swings on Nos. 11 (par 4, 345 yards) and 12 (par 5, 472 yards) led to bogeys, but McLane leveled his play and returned to front nine form. He made par on his next two holes, reaching the green in regulation and rolling long putts that stopped inches shy of the jar.

   McLane rarely plays competitive golf. He does, however, take part in Philadelphia Winter League tournaments, which introduced McLane to Cedarbrook. Monday marked his first Golf Association of Philadelphia event.

   “I have high aspirations for the next one,” McLane, who celebrates his 45th birthday tomorrow, said.

  The Fall Net Championship, formerly known as the Second Handicap Tournament, is open to players 18 years of age and older with handicap index less than 36.0. The event began in 1946.

  This year, the Association adopted the TEE IT FORWARD parameters for the event. Players had the option to play from the Forward tees at 5,557 yards; the Middle tees measuring 6,186 yards or the Back tees at 6,677 yards. It also changed the scoring format to net Stableford.

  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 145 Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Overall

Name, club

Points

Yardage

Mike McLane, Stone Harbor Golf Club

43

6,186

Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club

42

5,557

Keith McQueen, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

42

6,677

Edward Attarian, Commonwealth National Golf Club

41

6,186

Harold Alwood, Jr., Old York Road Country Club

41

5,557

Ed Hino, Talamore Country Club

41

5,557

John Long, Edgmont Country Club

41

5,557

Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

41

5,557

David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club

40

6,186

Roland Thomas, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

40

6,186

Scott Hutchinson, Lookaway Golf Club

40

6,677

Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club

40

6,186

David Nave, Old York Road Country Club

40

5,557

Michael Petrosky, Blue Bell Country Club

39

5,557

Mike Kyle, Talamore Country Club

39

6,186

Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

39

6,186

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

39

6,186

Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club

38

6,186

John Kivitz, McCall Golf & Country Club

38

6,186

Lloyd McGinley, Trenton Country Club

38

6,186

Mark Letner, Cedarbrook Country Club

38

6,186

Nick Pompo, Edgmont Country Club

38

5,557

Luke Pape, Tavistock Country Club

38

5,557

James Generoso, Silver Creek Country Club

37

5,557

Lester Michael, Lehigh Country Club

37

6,186

Robert Cleary, Bala Golf Club

37

6,677

James Margerison, Overbrook Golf Club

37

6,186

John Walko, Five Ponds Golf Club

37

6,186

Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

37

6,186

Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA

37

6,186

Jim Sheppard, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

37

6,186

Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club

37

6,186

Ronald Rice, Sr., Lu Lu Country Club

37

6,186

Bernie Pekala, Tavistock Country Club

37

5,557

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club

37

6,186

Charles Quinn, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

36

6,186

Francis Sbandi, Esq., Edgmont Country Club

36

5,557

Kevin Daughtry, McCall Golf & Country Club

36

6,186

Edward Blomstedt, Talamore Country Club

36

6,186

Gregg Owens, Running Deer Golf Club

36

6,677

Jerold Morris, Commonwealth National Golf Club

35

6,186

Thomas Griffin, Philadelphia Cricket Club

35

6,677

W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club

35

6,186

Eric Strauss, Bala Golf Club

35

6,677

Joseph Dayton, McCall Golf & Country Club

35

6,677

Paul Watson, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

35

5,557

Philip Shadle, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

35

6,186

W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

35

6,186

Charles Quinn, Merion Golf Club

35

6,186

Donald Praiss, Tavistock Country Club

35

5,557

Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club

35

6,186

George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club

35

5,557

Timothy Horan, Radley Run Country Club

35

6,186

Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club

34

6,186

Frank Andrusiewicz, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

34

6,186

James Barton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

34

6,186

James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

34

6,186

John Sivel, Bala Golf Club

34

6,677

Owen Brown, Coatesville Country Club

34

6,677

Robert Pingitore, French Creek Golf Club

34

6,186

C. Michael Conway, Plymouth Country Club

34

6,186

Jerry Whitman, Commonwealth National Golf Club

34

6,186

Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club

34

5,557

Brian Kreamer, Bala Golf Club

33

6,677

James Maloney, Five Ponds Golf Club

33

6,186

Louis Pace, Medford Village Country Club

33

5,557

Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club

33

6,186

Stephen Silvano, McCall Golf & Country Club

33

6,186

Rob Hummel, Talamore Country Club

33

6,677

Mark Teson, Coatesville Country Club

33

6,186

Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club

33

5,557

Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club

32

6,186

Jules Quinones, Blue Bell Country Club

32

6,677

James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club

32

6,186

William Harbison, Sandy Run Country Club

32

6,186

William Wilkinson, McCall Golf & Country Club

32

6,186

Kyran Connelly, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

32

6,186

Richard Manna, Five Ponds Golf Club

32

6,186

Chang Choo, Blue Bell Country Club

31

6,186

Brent Alwood, Five Ponds Golf Club

31

6,186

Jonathan Sun, Loch Nairn Golf Club

31

6,677

Ralph Gariano, Commonwealth National Golf Club

31

6,677

David Cagnetti, Lu Lu Country Club

31

5,557

David Steele, Lancaster Country Club

31

5,557

Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club

31

5,557

David Epstein, Plymouth Country Club

31

6,186

James Hatch, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club

31

5,557

Conrad Gack, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

30

6,186

Loren Pearson, Old York Road Country Club

30

6,186

Michael Gosnear, Links Golf Club

30

6,677

Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club

30

6,677

Larry Mertz, Links Golf Club

30

6,677

Alan Kovnot, Yardley Country Club

30

6,186

Howard Hansell, McCall Golf & Country Club

30

5,557

William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA

29

6,186

James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club

29

6,186

Elmer McCray, Sand Barrens Golf Club

28

6,677

Paul Visokey, Trenton Country Club

28

6,186

Patrick McCusker, Jr., Plymouth Country Club

27

6,677

Walt Neumann, Five Ponds Golf Club

27

6,677

Dave Dillon, Huntsville Golf Club

26

6,677

Thomas Schneiders, Philadelphia Cricket Club

26

6,677

Patrick Riley, The Bucks Club

26

6,186

Matt Peters, Five Ponds Golf Club

25

6,677

Tom Watchko, Plymouth Country Club

24

6,677

Shahab Bina, Radnor Valley Country Club

24

6,677

Neil Fine, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

23

6,186

Joe Roe, Reading Country Club

22

5,557

Todd Luft, Sandy Run Country Club

21

6,186

Michael Sauter, Cedarbrook Country Club

WD

6,186

Gregory Rowe, Downingtown Country Club

WD

6,186

Jerry Owens, Flourtown Country Club

NS

5,557

 

Handicap 3-10

Name, club

Points

Yardage

Joseph DeAngelis, Jericho National Golf Club

42

5,557

Edward Attarian, Commonwealth National Golf Club

41

6,186

David Kearney, Lehigh Country Club

40

6,186

Richard Turner, Edgmont Country Club

38

6,186

James Generoso, Silver Creek Country Club

37

5,557

Lester Michael, Lehigh Country Club

37

6,186

Robert Cleary, Bala Golf Club

37

6,677

Jerold Morris, Commonwealth National Golf Club

35

6,186

Thomas Griffin, Philadelphia Cricket Club

35

6,677

W. Garth Sprecher, Lancaster Country Club

35

6,186

Bob Abramski, Talamore Country Club

34

6,186

Frank Andrusiewicz, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

34

6,186

James Barton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

34

6,186

James Miller, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

34

6,186

John Sivel, Bala Golf Club

34

6,677

Owen Brown, Coatesville Country Club

34

6,677

Robert Pingitore, French Creek Golf Club

34

6,186

Brian Kreamer, Bala Golf Club

33

6,677

James Maloney, Five Ponds Golf Club

33

6,186

Louis Pace, Medford Village Country Club

33

5,557

Robert Felter, Lancaster Country Club

33

6,186

Stephen Silvano, McCall Golf & Country Club

33

6,186

Charles Caparo, Plymouth Country Club

32

6,186

Jules Quinones, Blue Bell Country Club

32

6,677

Chang Choo, Blue Bell Country Club

31

6,186

William Erskine, Philadelphia Publinks GA

29

6,186

Elmer McCray, Sand Barrens Golf Club

28

6,677

Patrick McCusker, Jr., Plymouth Country Club

27

6,677

Walt Neumann, Five Ponds Golf Club

27

6,677

Dave Dillon, Huntsville Golf Club

26

6,677

Matt Peters, Five Ponds Golf Club

25

6,677

Tom Watchko, Plymouth Country Club

24

6,677

 

Handicap 11-14

Name, club

Points

Yardage

Roland Thomas, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club

40

6,186

Scott Hutchinson, Lookaway Golf Club

40

6,677

Vincent Kraft, Jr., Lehigh Country Club

40

6,186

Michael Petrosky, Blue Bell Country Club

39

5,557

Mike Kyle, Talamore Country Club

39

6,186

Ned Moore, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

39

6,186

John Kivitz, McCall Golf & Country Club

38

6,186

Lloyd McGinley, Trenton Country Club

38

6,186

James Margerison, Overbrook Golf Club

37

6,186

John Walko, Five Ponds Golf Club

37

6,186

Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

37

6,186

Rick Ames, Philadelphia Publinks GA

37

6,186

Charles Quinn, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

36

6,186

Francis Sbandi, Esq., Edgmont Country Club

36

5,557

Kevin Daughtry, McCall Golf & Country Club

36

6,186

Eric Strauss, Bala Golf Club

35

6,677

Joseph Dayton, McCall Golf & Country Club

35

6,677

Paul Watson, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

35

5,557

Philip Shadle, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

35

6,186

C. Michael Conway, Plymouth Country Club

34

6,186

Rob Hummel, Talamore Country Club

33

6,677

James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club

32

6,186

William Harbison, Sandy Run Country Club

32

6,186

William Wilkinson, McCall Golf & Country Club

32

6,186

Brent Alwood, Five Ponds Golf Club

31

6,186

Jonathan Sun, Loch Nairn Golf Club

31

6,677

Ralph Gariano, Commonwealth National Golf Club

31

6,677

Conrad Gack, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

30

6,186

Loren Pearson, Old York Road Country Club

30

6,186

Michael Gosnear, Links Golf Club

30

6,677

Thomas Schneiders, Philadelphia Cricket Club

26

6,677

Todd Luft, Sandy Run Country Club

21

6,186

 

Handicap 15-17

Name, club

Points

Yardage

Mike McLane, Stone Harbor Golf Club

43

6,186

Keith McQueen, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

42

6,677

Harold Alwood, Jr., Old York Road Country Club

41

5,557

David Nave, Old York Road Country Club

40

5,557

Mark Letner, Cedarbrook Country Club

38

6,186

Nick Pompo, Edgmont Country Club

38

5,557

Jim Sheppard, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

37

6,186

Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club

37

6,186

Ronald Rice, Sr., Lu Lu Country Club

37

6,186

Edward Blomstedt, Talamore Country Club

36

6,186

Gregg Owens, Running Deer Golf Club

36

6,677

W. Frank Skilton, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

35

6,186

Jerry Whitman, Commonwealth National Golf Club

34

6,186

Mark Teson, Coatesville Country Club

33

6,186

Kyran Connelly, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

32

6,186

David Cagnetti, Lu Lu Country Club

31

5,557

David Steele, Lancaster Country Club

31

5,557

Jason Marie, Five Ponds Golf Club

30

6,677

Larry Mertz, Links Golf Club

30

6,677

Patrick Riley, The Bucks Club

26

6,186

Shahab Bina, Radnor Valley Country Club

24

6,677

Joe Roe, Reading Country Club

22

5,557

Michael Sauter, Cedarbrook Country Club

WD

6,186

 

Handicap 18-29

Name, club

Points

Yardage

Ed Hino, Talamore Country Club

41

5,557

John Long, Edgmont Country Club

41

5,557

Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

41

5,557

John O'Rourke, McCall Golf & Country Club

39

6,186

Luke Pape, Tavistock Country Club

38

5,557

Bernie Pekala, Tavistock Country Club

37

5,557

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club

37

6,186

Charles Quinn, Merion Golf Club

35

6,186

Donald Praiss, Tavistock Country Club

35

5,557

Edward Osciak, Jr., Loch Nairn Golf Club

35

6,186

George Hilley, McCall Golf & Country Club

35

5,557

Timothy Horan, Radley Run Country Club

35

6,186

Robert Murray, McCall Golf & Country Club

34

5,557

Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club

33

5,557

Richard Manna, Five Ponds Golf Club

32

6,186

Brian Mulvenna, White Oaks Country Club

31

5,557

David Epstein, Plymouth Country Club

31

6,186

James Hatch, Jr., Lu Lu Country Club

31

5,557

Alan Kovnot, Yardley Country Club

30

6,186

Howard Hansell, McCall Golf & Country Club

30

5,557

James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club

29

6,186

Paul Visokey, Trenton Country Club

28

6,186

Neil Fine, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

23

6,186

Gregory Rowe, Downingtown Country Club

WD

6,186

Jerry Owens, Flourtown Country Club

NS

5,557

 

NS-no show; WD-withdrawal

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