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Marabella takes Jock MacKenzie Memorial

  ORELAND, Pa.–Richard Marabella of Whitemarsh Valley CC started his round 3-3-3-3 while firing a 3-under-par 69 to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 21st Jock MacKenzie Memorial tournament Monday at Sandy Run CC (par 72, 6,208 yards).

  Marabella, 15, of Blue Bell, Pa., had four birdies – three on the first four holes – to best Scott Deakins, 17, of St. Davids GC, who carded a 2-under-par 70 (34-36).

  Robert Galbreath, Jr., 14, of Huntingdon Valley CC, the two-time reigning Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Boys’ Champion, finished third with a 1-under-par 71 (36-35).

  The tournament, for junior players, is named for the former longtime head golf professional at Sandy Run.

  Lissa Roland of Overbrook GC carded an 83 (41-42) to take the Junior Girls division, improving by nine strokes over her sixth-place finish in 2004, after winning the Junior-Junior girls title in 2003. Jessica Springer of Heidelberg CC was second with an 85.

  In winning the MacKenzie title, Marabella had a putt on the first hole (319 yards, par 4) hang on the lip, then drop in for a birdie. It was an omen.

  After a par on the 196-yard, par 3 No. 2, he chipped in for a second birdie on No. 3 (384 yards, par 3) and birdied the 289-yard, par 4 fourth to go 3-under-par on the first four holes.

  He played steady, even-par golf the rest of the way, with a birdie and a bogey, to take the title. "I hit 14 or 15 greens, my short game was pretty good and I putted well," he said. "I only missed one up-and-down."

  Marabella is no stranger to competitive golf. He plays on the International Junior Golf Tour, where he has won twice, and attends high school at the International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.

  He played on the on the U.S. team in 2003 in the North American Cup against the Canadian junior team.

  Jonathan Ortiz, 12, of Philmont CC, took the MacKenzie boys Junior-Junior title for golfers 10-13 years of age with a 3-over-par 39 for nine holes. Edward McCrossen of Whitemarsh Valley CC was second with 40.

  Emily Gimpel, 13, of Whitemarsh Valley CC, won the girls Junior-Junior title with a 45. Alex Liu of Commonwealth National GC was second with 49.

Junior Boys (ages 14-17)

Name

Club

Out

In

Total

Richard J. Marabella

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

33

36

69

Scott Deakins

St. Davids Golf Club

34

36

70

Robert Galbreath, Jr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

36

35

71

Chip Culp

Philadelphia Cricket Club

37

36

73

Cole Willcox

Philadelphia Country Club

35

38

73

Joe Bernard

Phoenixville Country Club

37

36

73

Kevin Dansbury

Yardley Country Club

36

37

73

Matt Raudenbush

Pine Valley Golf Club

36

37

73

Thomas Lindberg

St. Davids Golf Club

40

33

73

James Tallent

Merion Golf Club

36

38

74

Michael Kania

Overbrook Golf Club

36

39

75

Andrew P. Lawson

Hershey's Mill Golf Club

36

40

76

Matthew Pesci

Yardley Country Club

38

38

76

Alexander Muller

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

35

42

77

Domenick Trentalange

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

39

38

77

Jordan Wycoff

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

36

41

77

Matt Van Ostenbridge

Spring Ford Country Club

36

41

77

Philip J. Bartholomew

Yardley Country Club

38

39

77

Samuel Ryder

Aronimink Golf Club

38

39

77

A.J. Donatoni

White Manor Country Club

41

37

78

Duncan Zeiders

Old York Road Country Club

39

39

78

Eric Schmehl

Moorestown Field Club

38

40

78

Michael Rush

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

38

40

78

Nelson Hargrove

Merion Golf Club

42

36

78

Peter W. Lansinger

St. Davids Golf Club

39

39

78

Andrew Francis

Honeybrook Golf Club

38

41

79

Beau M. Guarino

Burlington Country Club

41

38

79

Bill Shotzbarger

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

38

41

79

Greg Verde

Spring Ford Country Club

39

40

79

James P. Bea

Spring Mill Country Club

41

38

79

Michael C. Manwaring

Philadelphia Cricket Club

37

42

79

Patrick Welsh

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

39

40

79

Jimmy Meyers

Tavistock Country Club

38

42

80

Justin Rusk

Yardley Country Club

40

40

80

Tedd Meyer

Philmont Country Club

39

41

80

Bobby Arthur

Tavistock Country Club

38

43

81

Dave Long

Honeybrook Golf Club

40

41

81

Greg Pecko, Jr.

DuPont Country Club

42

39

81

Patrick Knowles

Sandy Run Country Club

39

42

81

Tommy Ferguson

Merion Golf Club

41

40

81

J.D. Hall

Merion Golf Club

39

43

82

Phillip F. Villari, Jr.

Riverton Country Club

41

41

82

Steven Broll

Aronimink Golf Club

40

42

82

Warren P. Taylor

Yardley Country Club

42

40

82

Chris Applegate

Trenton Country Club

37

46

83

Christian Brailsford

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

40

43

83

Matthew Monkhouse

Spring Mill Country Club

42

41

83

Pierce Dever

Trenton Country Club

42

41

83

Andrew Schmehl

Moorestown Field Club

41

43

84

Austin T Anthony

Philadelphia Cricket Club

42

42

84

Jeffrey Owsik

Plymouth Country Club

43

41

84

A. James Johnston

Merion Golf Club

41

44

85

Brian Ehresman

Spring Mill Country Club

43

42

85

Greg Forster

Radnor Valley Country Club

43

42

85

Matthew Fieger

Chester Valley Golf Club

40

45

85

Steven Verde

Spring Ford Country Club

44

41

85

David Goodman

Bucks County Country Club

45

41

86

Robert C. Pina

Chester Valley Golf Club

40

46

86

Mak Kemenosh

Tavistock Country Club

43

45

88

Zach C. Rothaus

Philmont Country Club

46

42

88

Sean Flaherty

Indian Valley Country Club

46

43

89

Eric Schaft

Sandy Run Country Club

44

46

90

Kyle Lewis

Applebrook Golf Club

44

47

91

Brian Walsh

Llanerch Country Club

46

47

93

Ted Kerschner

Overbrook Golf Club

44

49

93

Hunter B. Hanson

Waynesborough Country Club

46

48

94

Joe Hurley

Overbrook Golf Club

49

45

94

Nicholas Bellisario

Rolling Green Golf Club

47

47

94

John Duke

Sandy Run Country Club

47

48

95

Zach Emery

White Manor Country Club

45

50

95

Bobby Hurley

Overbrook Golf Club

48

55

103

Andrew Keyes

Sandy Run Country Club

55

55

110

Ryan Olson

Honeybrook Golf Club

62

54

116

Dan Gallagher

Riverton Country Club

WD

WD

WD

Daniel R. Bernard

Phoenixville Country Club

WD

WD

WD

Jason Bernstein

White Manor Country Club

WD

WD

WD

Kevin M Genuardi

Cedarbrook Country Club

WD

WD

WD

Stephen Fox

Linwood Country Club

WD

WD

WD

         

Junior Girls (ages 14-17)

     

Name

Club

Out

In

Total

Alyssa Roland

Overbrook Golf Club

41

42

83

Jessica Springer

Heidelberg Country Club

39

46

85

Heather Roland

Overbrook Golf Club

43

43

86

Laura Fox

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

44

44

88

Jackie Evans

Philadelphia Country Club

47

43

90

Christina Koerper

Lu Lu Country Club

47

47

94

Rebecca Caimano

Trenton Country Club

WD

WD

WD

 

Jr.-Jr. Boys (ages 10-13)

Name

Club

Total

   

Jonathan Ortiz

Philmont Country Club

39

   

Edward McCrossen

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

40

   

Austin W. List

Merion Golf Club

41

   

Jack Russell

Philadelphia Cricket Club

43

   

C.J. Van Ostenbridge

Spring Ford Country Club

45

   

Mitch Van Ostenbridge

Spring Ford Country Club

45

   

Nicholas Hargrove

Merion Golf Club

45

   

Ian Bellah

Radnor Valley Country Club

46

   

Connor Eichman

Llanerch Country Club

49

   

Daniel O'Shea

Llanerch Country Club

49

   

Julian Dorey

Tavistock Country Club

49

   

Cameron T. Liebert

Edgmont Country Club

50

   

Jonathan Liu

Commonwealth National Golf Club

50

   

Benjamin Cooley

Lu Lu Country Club

51

   

Daniel S. Dansbury

Yardley Country Club

53

   

Jack Gregor

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

53

   

Zachary J. Melnick

Plymouth Country Club

55

   

Dutch Markward

North Hills Country Club

60

   

R. Morgan Dougherty

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

60

   

Tim I. Godshalk

Whitford Country Club

WD

   
 

Jr.-Jr. Girls (ages 10-13)

Name

Club

Total

   

Emily Gimpel

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

45

   

Alex Liu

Commonwealth National Golf Club

49

   

Anna Morrow

Philadelphia Cricket Club

67

   

Lauren Bernard

Phoenixville Country Club

WD

   
 

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