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Kyle Sterbinsky of Yardley Country Club on No. 17 tee.

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Yardley's Sterbinsky youngest ever to take Amateur medalist honors


  NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.-Age is only a number for Kyle Sterbinsky of Yardley Country Club.

  The 16 year old became the youngest medalist in the 113-year history of the Amateur Championship on Wednesday when stroke play qualifying was completed at Aronimink Golf Club (par 70, 6,842 yards) and St. Davids Golf Club (par 70, 6,597 yards). Two lengthy weather delays forced the finish into Wednesday.

  “It means a lot. To be at the top of this kind of field is great,” said the junior at the Peddie School. “I feel pretty comfortable playing with the older guys. I play with them all the time at the club.”

  Sterbinsky carded a 68 at St. Davids yesterday before completing the final 10 holes of his second round today at Aronimink and posting a 71. He matched three birdies and three bogeys in that span to finish 1 over. His 1-under 139 total was one better than Conrad Von Borsig of White Manor Country Club.

  Sterbinsky primarily competes in the national AJGA junior events. Last June, he won the AJGA Quad Cities Junior at Shore Hills Country Club in East Moline, Ill. This year, his top finish was a tie for 12th in the HP Boys Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.

  This is Sterbinsky’s second Amateur Championship. He qualified for match play in 2010 as a 14 year old at Manufacturers Golf & Country Club but fell in the quarterfinals.

  Sterbinsky can’t officially be contacted by college coaches until Sept. 1 of this year. However, he has already taken a number of visits. He said his next batch will include Duke University, the University of Florida, the University of Texas and Wake Forest University.

  The cutline for the low 32 players landed at 147. There was a playoff with five players competing for two spots. Ben Cooley of Huntingdon Valley Country Club and Glenn Smeraglio of Mercer Oaks Golf Course parred No. 1 (par 4, 412 yards) to advance. Smeraglio finished the hole first was seeded No. 31.

Jarmas cards an ace
  Princeton University rising senior Greg Jarmas of Overbrook Golf Club made his first career hole in one at Aronimink’s par 3 fifth hole. Playing 171 yards, Jarmas struck a solid choke-down eight iron that started just right of the flag before falling into the cup. He followed up the hole in one by rolling in a 25-foot birdie putt on the 384 yard par 4 sixth hole.

  Jarmas was the 112th Amateur Championship runner-up to Brian Colbert after falling in the 36 hole final match, 6 & 4. Jarmas noted that he feels like a much better player this year, but also felt a little bit of pressure to back up last year’s performance.

  Jarmas gained confidence after winning the 2013 Ivy League Championship, and plans to play in multiple events throughout the summer. Those events include: the North and South Amateur Championship in Pinehurst, N.C.; the Open Championship Qualifier at Penn Oaks Golf Club; and the Joseph H. Patterson Cup at Cedarbrook Country Club, which he is exempt for in 2013.

Philadelphia Cricket Club surge continues
  Philadelphia Cricket Club’s strong play this season continued at the Amateur.

  A total of five Philadelphia Cricket Club players advanced into the match play bracket.

  Leading that charge was Brendan Borst, who qualified as the No. 6 seed with a score of 2-over-par 142. Cole Berman is seeded No. 20; John Brennan No. 21; P.J. Bartholomew No. 25 and Joe April No. 27.

  Earlier this season, Philadelphia Cricket Club captured the GAP Team Matches for the first time in the event’s 113-year history.

Match play draw
  If this year’s bracket appears to be filled with a bunch of new names, that’s because it is. In comparison to the 2012 match play draw, there are 22 of 32 new qualifiers this year. Of that group, three are former Amateur Champions, P.J. Bartholomew (2007), Michael McDermott (2008) and Conrad Von Borsig (2009). Michael Hyland, the 2000 and 2011 Amateur Champion, also made match play for a fourth consecutive year.

Name, club

R1

R2

Total

Kyle Sterbinsky, Yardley Country Club

68

S

71

A

139

Conrad Von Borsig, White Manor Country Club

69

A

71

S

140

Michael McDermott, Merion Golf Club

68

A

73

S

141

Michael Kania, Overbrook Golf Club

69

S

72

A

141

Zachary Herr, Jericho National Golf Club

69

A

73

S

142

Matthew Mattare, Saucon Valley Country Club

74

A

68

S

142

Matthew Finger, Wedgwood Country Club

68

A

74

S

142

Michael Hyland, Little Mill Country Club

69

S

73

A

142

Alexander Hicks, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

69

S

73

A

142

Brendan Borst, Philadelphia Cricket Club

70

A

72

S

142

Peter Barron, III, Stone Harbor Golf Club

72

A

71

S

143

Matthew Teesdale, Commonwealth National Golf Club

70

S

73

A

143

Benjamin Smith, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

70

A

73

S

143

Brandon Dalinka, The Ridge at Back Brook

72

A

71

S

143

Michael Johnson, Talamore Country Club

71

S

72

A

143

Christopher Crawford, Spring Mill Country Club

70

A

73

S

143

Kyle Martin, Commonwealth National Golf Club

71

S

72

A

143

Paul Tighe, Little Mill Country Club

75

S

68

A

143

Cory Siegfried, Aronimink Golf Club

71

S

73

A

144

James Kania, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club

70

S

74

A

144

Cole Berman, Philadelphia Cricket Club

74

S

70

A

144

John Brennan, Philadelphia Cricket Club

69

A

76

S

145

Tucker Koch, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

74

A

71

S

145

Christopher Ault, Yardley Country Club

71

A

74

S

145

Charles Cai, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

72

A

73

S

145

Philip Bartholomew, Philadelphia Cricket Club

71

S

74

A

145

Stephen Dressel, St. Davids Golf Club

75

A

71

S

146

Grant Skyllas, Moselem Springs Golf Club

75

S

71

A

146

Troy Vannucci, Little Mill Country Club

72

S

74

A

146

Christopher Fuga, Phoenixville Country Club

74

A

72

S

146

Joe April, Philadelphia Cricket Club

74

A

72

S

146

*Glenn Smeraglio, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

70

S

77

A

147

*Benjamin Cooley, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

77

S

70

A

147

 

Failed to qualify

*G. Patrick Dougherty, Philadelphia Cricket Club

69

S

78

A

147

*Dan Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club

73

S

74

A

147

*Brandon Matthews, Glenmaura National Golf Club

71

S

76

A

147

Thomas Gramigna, Tavistock Country Club

73

S

75

A

148

Joseph Gunerman, Jericho National Golf Club

76

A

72

S

148

Brock Kovach, Berkshire Country Club

74

S

74

A

148

Craig Hornberger, Lancaster Country Club

71

A

77

S

148

Nelson Hargrove, Merion Golf Club

76

A

73

S

149

Greg Jarmas, Overbrook Golf Club

73

S

76

A

149

Jack Wallace, Philadelphia Cricket Club

75

A

74

S

149

Michael Carr, Plymouth Country Club

72

S

78

A

150

William Jeremiah, Bidermann Golf Club

72

S

78

A

150

Bobby Svigals, Radnor Valley Country Club

73

S

77

A

150

Kevin Kramarski, Riverton Country Club

75

S

75

A

150

Michael Beran, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

71

S

79

A

150

Scott McNeil, Bala Golf Club

73

S

77

A

150

Matthew Crescenzo, Philmont Country Club

75

S

75

A

150

JD Dornes, Meadia Heights Golf Club

73

A

77

S

150

Jason Loehrs, Philadelphia Publinks GA

75

S

75

A

150

Ben Feld, Green Valley Country Club

75

A

76

S

151

Robert Bechtold, Fieldstone Golf Club

74

S

77

A

151

Joseph Fabrizio, Jr., Aronimink Golf Club

74

S

77

A

151

T.J. Summers, Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

S

74

A

151

John Fasy, Wilmington Country Club

73

S

78

A

151

Russell Hill, Old York CC at Chesterfield

77

S

74

A

151

Matthew Walsh, Overbrook Golf Club

76

A

75

S

151

Sean Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club

73

A

78

S

151

Chris Esbenshade, Bent Creek Country Club

75

S

77

A

152

James Braunsberg, Blue Bell Country Club

76

A

76

S

152

Joshua Isler, Chester Valley Golf Club

77

A

75

S

152

Kevin Conners, Jr., Whitford Country Club

74

S

78

A

152

Michael Tash, Tavistock Country Club

74

A

79

S

153

Michael Quinn, Edgmont Country Club

76

S

77

A

153

Marc Mandel, Philadelphia Cricket Club

75

A

78

S

153

P. Chet Walsh, Philadelphia Country Club

76

A

77

S

153

Patrick Ross, Glenmaura National Golf Club

75

A

78

S

153

Eamon Marone, Northampton Country Club

73

S

80

A

153

Peter Moran, Edgmont Country Club

76

S

78

A

154

Paul Carbone, Jr., Old York Road Country Club

78

S

76

A

154

Evan Thornton, Berkshire Country Club

79

S

75

A

154

Stephen Hudacek III, Glenmaura National Golf Club

76

A

78

S

154

James Bea, Spring Mill Country Club

77

S

78

A

155

Chris Lange, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club

77

A

78

S

155

Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

77

A

78

S

155

Zach Allinson, Lehigh Country Club

75

S

80

A

155

Liam McAnally, Applecross Country Club

78

S

77

A

155

Patrick Knott, Merion Golf Club

78

S

77

A

155

Mariano Medico, Fox Hill Country Club

79

A

76

S

155

Michael Brown, Philadelphia Publinks GA

77

A

79

S

156

Rand Mendez, Fieldstone Golf Club

77

A

79

S

156

David Liotta, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

79

S

77

A

156

Alex Blickle, LedgeRock Golf Club

76

S

80

A

156

Robert Good, Merion Golf Club

73

S

83

A

156

Brian Gillespie, St. Davids Golf Club

79

S

78

A

157

Travis Gahman, Philadelphia Publinks GA

79

S

78

A

157

Eric Ostrosky, Northampton Country Club

80

A

77

S

157

Brendan Young, Chester Valley Golf Club

80

A

77

S

157

Simon Hagger, Fieldstone Golf Club

78

S

79

A

157

Robert Galbreath, Jr., Philmont Country Club

77

A

81

S

158

Ryan Carroll, Chester Valley Golf Club

83

S

76

A

159

Pat Pasquariello, Philadelphia Country Club

81

A

78

S

159

Phillip Villari, Jr., Riverton Country Club

79

A

80

S

159

Paul Yun, Applecross Country Club

81

A

78

S

159

Sawyer Wolfers, Waynesborough Country Club

84

S

75

A

159

David West, Whitford Country Club

77

A

83

S

160

Jim Rattigan, Schuylkill Country Club

82

A

78

S

160

Alex Kane, Radley Run Country Club

81

S

79

A

160

Dwight Diorio, Rolling Green Golf Club

81

S

79

A

160

Jimmy Pokorny, Golf Course at Glen Mills

83

A

78

S

161

Andrew Jaskel, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

80

A

81

S

161

Jalen Griffin, Talamore Country Club

81

A

82

S

163

Jon-Michael Socaris, Broad Run Golfers' Club

81

A

82

S

163

Kevin Delaney, Downingtown Country Club

81

A

83

S

164

Zachary Falone, Rolling Green Golf Club

83

S

87

A

170

Rodney James, Golden Oaks Golf Club

76

S

WD

A

WD

Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club

82

A

WD

S

WD

Todd Vonderheid, Huntsville Golf Club

80

A

WD

S

WD

Brian McDermott, Llanerch Country Club

77

A

WD

S

WD

Matthew Gaffney, Little Mill Country Club

76

S

WD

A

WD

Mark Czerniakowski, Blue Bell Country Club

78

A

WD

S

WD

Joseph Russo, Laurel Creek Country Club

78

S

WD

A

WD

Michael Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

80

A

WD

S

WD

Michael Cook, Applebrook Golf Club

83

S

WD

A

WD

Blayze DiPasquale, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

77

A

WD

S

WD

John Alterman, Commonwealth National Golf Club

85

A

WD

S

WD

Andrew Dietz, Laurel Creek Country Club

84

A

WD

S

WD

Brian Kenny, Greate Bay Country Club

77

A

WD

S

WD

Kevin Cahill, Merion Golf Club

82

S

WD

A

WD

Robert Cunningham, Overbrook Golf Club

80

S

WD

A

WD

Michael Moffat, Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

A

WD

S

WD

Edward Kelly, Jr., Old York Road Country Club

83

S

WD

A

WD

Sean Torpey, Commonwealth National Golf Club

82

A

WD

S

WD

Blake Cleary, Wilmington Country Club

79

A

WD

S

WD

Stewart Rickenbach, Talamore Country Club

77

A

WD

S

WD

Kevin McDermott, Llanerch Country Club

73

S

WD

A

WD

Steve Oh, Philadelphia Cricket Club

78

A

WD

S

WD

George Petrellis, Blue Bell Country Club

77

A

WD

S

WD

Anthony Apostolico, Back Creek Golf Club

74

S

WD

A

WD

 

*determined in playoff; WD-withdrawal

A-Aronimink; S-St. Davids

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