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Wilmington Country Club’s Davis and Colman Mitchell won their respective divisions
in the Jock MacKenzie Memorial.

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Wilmington’s Mitchell brothers sweep Jock MacKenzie Memorial

  ORELAND, Pa. — The Mitchell family needs to clear more space in its rapidly expanding trophy case.

  Four days after Randy and his son Davis captured the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 56th Father & Son (Younger), Davis and his younger brother Colman won their respective divisions in the 29th Jock MacKenzie Memorial at a steamy Sandy Run Country Club (par 72, 6,405 yards). The Wilmington Country Club members became the second set of brothers in the last three years to sweep the event; Trenton Country Club’s Reilly and Reagan Erhardt did so in 2011.

   “It means more than winning individually,” Davis, 15, said. “We’re pretty close and play a lot of golf together. We just try to come out and have fun. I’ve been working pretty hard on my game, and to see the results is a great feeling. I’ll always remember today. I’ve talked to past champions about this tournament and know how big it is.”

   “It’s really awesome to have us win together because we’ve been playing for a long time,” Colman, 11, said. “I try to practice a lot of things he does. This is really cool.”

  Playing in the day’s third group, Davis Mitchell fired a 3-under-par 69 to put the Junior Division on notice immediately. A dialed-in wedge game provided the Wilmington, Del. resident with a plethora of tap-in birdie opportunities. For example, on the par 4, 384-yard No. 5, he knocked a wedge 105 yards to five feet. Davis nearly jarred a 40-yard wedge for eagle on No. 7 (par 4, 317 yards). The straightaway par 5, 564-yard 11th hole showed a similar story as he stopped a 70-yard wedge at a foot. Davis inked red on the next par 5 (No. 15, 487 yards) as well, powering a 4-iron 210 yards to a fairway upslope 30 yards from the flagstick. A tight-wedge tactic translated into a two-footer for birdie.

   “My wedges were my strong point today,” Davis, 15, an incoming sophomore at The Tatnall School, said. “My ball-striking and irons were pretty good too, so everything’s clicking right now.”

  Sensing his contentious status on the leaderboard, Davis found the No. 18 (par 4, 322 yards) fairway and hit a gap wedge 125 yards to 12 feet right of the hole location.

   “I was kind of nervous,” he said. “I heard Andrew [Carber of Talamore of Country Club] was playing well, so I was just trying to play it smart. I got lucky.”

  A focused Davis sunk a right-to-left breaker for birdie, retrieved his golf ball from the jar, grabbed the flagstick and shed an uncharacteristic smile.

   “I usually keep my emotions in check,” he said. “I’m a competitor and I’m just trying my hardest on each shot. I’m trying to get the best result out of it. Once I start getting confident, I feel like I can hit every shot.”

  The red figures more than made up for a pair of missteps for Davis. He reached the No. 6 (par 4, 377 yards) green with a 75-yard wedge shot to 10 feet and proceeded to three-putt. Unfamiliarity on the par 4, 324-yard No. 9 led to a bogey as well. Davis steered a 5-iron into the right tree-line, and with his view to the flagstick obscured, missed the green on his second stroke.

  Although he’s been eligible to compete in the Jock MacKenzie for a few years, Davis didn’t enlist.

   “I felt like I needed to improve my game to play in a tournament like this,” he said.

   Colman fired a 4-over-par 40 to take the tournament’s Junior-Junior Division by a stroke.

  “It feels really good. I was just thankful that I played really well,” Mitchell, an incoming sixth grader at The Tatnall School, said.

  Colman, also of Wilmington, Del., played his first three holes in 1 under. On the par 5, 564-yard No. 11, he drilled an 8-iron 110 yards to 20 feet for birdie.

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Results

Junior Division

Name, club

Scores

Davis Mitchell, Wilmington Country Club

69

Cole Berman, Philadelphia Cricket Club

70

Jalen Griffin, Talamore Country Club

71

Ethan Heller, White Manor Country Club

72

Jack Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

72

Jake Van Arkel, Merion Golf Club

72

Thomas Fisher, North Hills Country Club

72

Brandon Raihl, Heidelberg Country Club

73

Kevin Conners, Jr., Whitford Country Club

73

Andrew Carber, Talamore Country Club

74

Brock Kovach, Berkshire Country Club

74

Andy Butler, Meadia Heights Golf Club

75

Evan Thornton, Berkshire Country Club

75

Kevin Kramarski, Riverton Country Club

75

Paul Mauer, Stonewall

75

Andrew Willner, Phoenixville Country Club

76

Jacob Klaus, Tavistock Country Club

76

Michael Reed-Price, Sunnybrook Golf Club

76

Nat Gallen, Berkshire Country Club

76

Brendan Young, Chester Valley Golf Club

77

Daniel Altieri, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

77

Luke McKeogh, Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

Matthew Ade, Riverton Country Club

77

Nick Cappetti, Burlington Country Club

77

Phillip Held, Jr., Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

77

Sam Gallen, Berkshire Country Club

77

Steven Altieri, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

77

Benjamin Kotler, Bala Golf Club

78

Matt Grubb, Overbrook Golf Club

78

Robert Firth, Jr, Commonwealth National Golf Club

78

Connor Goodrich, Merchantville Country Club

79

David Pontari, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

79

Kyle Allan, Phoenixville Country Club

79

Quinn Dolan, Rolling Green Golf Club

79

R.J. Wren, Applecross Country Club

79

Carter Field, Sandy Run Country Club

80

David Gall, Riverton Country Club

80

Gary McCabe, Jr., RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

80

Jack Grasso, Sunnybrook Golf Club

80

Jack Quirk, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

80

Nick Calabrese, Edgmont Country Club

80

Otis Baker, Gulph Mills Golf Club

80

Chris Binet, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

81

Cole Swiger, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

81

Frankie Brigidi, Philadelphia Cricket Club

81

Griffin Colvin, Concord Country Club

81

Hugh Farris, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

81

Luca Jezzeny, The Bucks Club

81

Matthew Bastian, Jr., Rolling Green Golf Club

81

Michael Winter, Seaview Resort & Spa

81

Patrick Corcoran, Sandy Run Country Club

81

Ben Litt, Riverton Country Club

82

Jack McAleese, Aronimink Golf Club

82

Michael Barychewsky, Yardley Country Club

82

Nicholas Mazza, Sandy Run Country Club

82

Spencer Needham, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

82

Trey Croney, Overbrook Golf Club

82

Brian Fischer, Commonwealth National Golf Club

83

Joseph Rueter, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

83

Mark Lunney, Sandy Run Country Club

83

Reid Worster, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

83

Brad Ebersole, The Ridge at Back Brook

84

Kyle Kost, Lookaway Golf Club

84

Peter Dissinger, Merion Golf Club

84

Ryan Bowman, Aronimink Golf Club

84

Teddy Selverian, Aronimink Golf Club

85

Patrick Clearkin, Old York Road Country Club

86

Cameron Cathcart, The Ridge at Back Brook

87

Nick Fizzano, Rolling Green Golf Club

87

JB Bradbeer, Merion Golf Club

88

Andrew Todaro, Rolling Green Golf Club

89

Cabot Asplundh, The Ridge at Back Brook

89

Drew Petri, Jericho National Golf Club

89

James Gavaghan, Sandy Run Country Club

90

Christopher Morrison, Merion Golf Club

91

Max Harrington, Brookside C.C. of Allentown

91

Cody Smith, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

92

Patrick Walsh, Aronimink Golf Club

95

Brendan Steiner, Sandy Run Country Club

102

Buddy Hansen, IV, Blue Bell Country Club

106

Drew Guarino, Burlington Country Club

WD

Michael Reynolds, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club

WD

Sam Soeth, White Manor Country Club

WD

Thomas Gravina, Jr., Aronimink Golf Club

WD

 

Junior-Junior Division

Name, club

Scores

Colman Mitchell, Wilmington Country Club

40

Frankie Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

41

Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

43

Daniel Bastian, Rolling Green Golf Club

43

Stephen Lorenzo, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

44

Billy Civitella, Aronimink Golf Club

46

Cael Willner, Phoenixville Country Club

49

Kevin Civitella, Aronimink Golf Club

49

Archie Filshill, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

51

Matthew Lafond, Blue Bell Country Club

51

Jack Burton, Overbrook Golf Club

53

Matthew Hladczuk, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

54

Beckett Chapin, Jericho National Golf Club

55

Junior Girls' Division

Name, club

Scores

Annika Vandayar, Penn Oaks Golf Club

76

Cassidy Gavaghan, Sandy Run Country Club

91

Emily Gilbert, Brookside Country Club

91

Meghan Donahue, Rolling Green Golf Club

93

Keenan Eichman, Llanerch Country Club

102

Anna Haley, Llanerch Country Club

106

Meghan Fahey, Overbrook Golf Club

106

WD - withdrawal

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