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Yardley CC’s Arnold takes Patterson Cup, Silver Cross

  HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa.–Stephen Arnold of Yardley CC, 21, responded to scoreboard-leader nerves and Major Championship pressure with a clutch birdie on his final hole to seal up a victory in the 104th Joseph H. Patterson Cup on Thursday at Philmont CC (North Course, par 70, 6,676 yards/South Course, par 70, 6,062 yards).

Dan Burton, Golf Association of
Philadelphia President (left) presents
Kyle Davis of Fieldstone GC with the
second-place trophy.
  Arnold, a senior-to-be at Villanova University, finished the 36-hole championship at 1-under-par 139, two strokes clear of Kyle Davis of Fieldstone GC and Michael McDermott of Merion GC. Adam Cohan of The ACE Club and Brian Gillespie of St. Davids GC rounded out the Top 5 at 2-over par in the 132-player field.

  The Joseph H. Patterson Cup is the final Major of the Golf Association of Philadelphia calendar.

  “Getting that first win is hard,” said Arnold of his first Major victory. “Once you get in that situation, you have to be able to control yourself and control your emotions. I’m still not where I feel I can really control that situation. I was nervous today. And obviously it showed with some of the shots I hit coming in.”

  Arnold, who found himself tied with John Sawin of Merion GC at 4-under par after both posted opening-round 66s, emerged as the likely victor with nine holes remaining.

MICHAEL McDERMOTT
  However, the aforementioned nerves appeared and a late surge by Davis and Cohan clouded the picture with only a few holes to go.

  Arnold, playing the North Course in the afternoon, stood on No. 14 (par 4, 488 yards) at 4-under par and two strokes clear of Cohan and the field. However, a grip slip on his second shot on the 14th resulted in a bogey and a “tense,” as Arnold called it, chip on No. 15 (par 4, 400 yards) watched him give another shot back to the field.

  In the meantime, Cohan, on the South Course, birdied No. 14 (par 5, 538 yards) to move to 1-under par. But a three-putt from 50 feet on No. 15 (par 5, 196 yards) and a pushed second shot out of bounds on the next hole eliminated Cohan from the fray. Davis, also playing the South Course, thought his chance of winning went away after going 6-over par on his opening seven holes of the second round.

  However, Davis played his final 11 holes in 3 under and burnt the edges for birdies on his final two holes that would have got him to Arnold’s final score.

  “I thought I shot myself out of it on my first seven holes,” said Davis, 20, of Kennett Square, Pa., “so I figured I could just go out and fire on all cylinders.”

  Arnold continue to make it interesting with a double bogey on the treacherous No. 17 (par 3, 173 yards), after his 4-iron skipped over the green and landed on a grassy downslope of the back bunker. Arnold made a solid flop shot, but a double bogey was all he could muster.

  “Just making it exciting,” said Arnold’s caddie.

  On No. 18 (par 4, 343 yards), however, Arnold displayed his championship mettle.

  He drilled a driver to 50 yards out and then lofted a lob wedge to four feet. He drained the putt.

  “It had a lot more break than you think,” said Arnold, of Langhorne, Pa. “I didn’t want to putt it.”

Silver Cross Award
  Arnold’s Patterson Cup performance also propelled him to the top of the Silver Cross Award scoreboard. Arnold took over the top position from Clint Deibert of Doylestown CC, who held a two-shot lead after the Amateur Championship Qualifier.

  Arnold trailed Deibert by six shots in a tie for fourth place heading into the Patterson Cup.

  The Patterson Cup serves as the final two rounds of the Silver Cross. The Silver Cross is awarded to the player with the lowest aggregate score in the qualifying round(s) of the Amateur Championship and the Patterson Cup.

NOTES–Glenn Smeraglio, in 1998, was the last Yardley CC member to win the Patterson Cup. Smeraglio, in 2001-02, was also the last Yardley CC representative to take the Silver Cross.

Results

Pos.

Name

Club

Rd. 1

 

Rd. 2

 

Total

1

Stephen Arnold

Yardley Country Club

66

S

73

N

139

T2

Kyle Davis

Fieldstone Golf Club

68

N

73

S

141

T2

Michael McDermott

Merion Golf Club

67

S

74

N

141

T4

Adam Cohan

The ACE Club

69

N

73

S

142

T4

Brian Gillespie

St. Davids Golf Club

70

N

72

S

142

T6

Chris Gallagher

Penn Oaks Golf Club

72

N

71

S

143

T6

Paul Rogowicz

Yardley Country Club

73

S

70

N

143

T8

Alan Borowsky

White Manor Country Club

71

S

73

N

144

T8

Conrad Von Borsig

Concord Country Club

78

N

66

S

144

T8

Douglas Zelner

Coatesville Country Club

71

N

73

S

144

T11

Gregg Angelillo

Moselem Springs Golf Club

76

N

69

S

145

T11

Steve Owens

Commonwealth National Golf Club

76

N

69

S

145

T13

Christopher Gold

Little Mill Country Club

71

N

75

S

146

T13

Robert Galbreath, Jr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

72

S

74

N

146

T15

Brian Rothaus

Philmont Country Club

73

S

74

N

147

T15

Glenn Smeraglio

Yardley Country Club

72

N

75

S

147

T15

James Kieserman

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

74

N

73

S

147

T15

Joshua Krumholz

Berkleigh Country Club

71

N

76

S

147

T19

Christopher Ault

Yardley Country Club

76

S

72

N

148

T19

John Sawin

Merion Golf Club

66

N

82

S

148

T19

Michael Williams

Sakima Country Club

76

S

72

N

148

T22

Billy Stewart

Llanerch Country Club

71

N

78

S

149

T22

Brandon Detweiler

Lancaster Country Club

77

S

72

N

149

T22

Eric Beringer

Philadelphia Country Club

71

S

78

N

149

T22

John Mullins

Spring Ford Country Club

74

S

75

N

149

T22

Michael Moffat

Commonwealth National Golf Club

75

N

74

S

149

T22

Michael Rose

Philmont Country Club

74

S

75

N

149

T22

Steve Cutler

Radley Run Country Club

72

S

77

N

149

T29

Chris Sylvia

Pine Hill Golf Club

68

S

82

N

150

T29

Clint Deibert

Doylestown Country Club

76

N

74

S

150

T29

Samuel Ryder

Aronimink Golf Club

75

N

75

S

150

T29

Vincent Scarpetta, III

Glenmaura National Golf Club

72

S

78

N

150

T33

Sean Davy

Medford Village Country Club

76

N

75

S

151

T33

Sean Leonard

Tavistock Country Club

78

S

73

N

151

T35

Jason Cohan

The ACE Club

79

N

73

S

152

T35

Michael Stanley

St. Davids Golf Club

78

N

74

S

152

T35

Steve Ransom, Jr.

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

77

S

75

N

152

T35

Thomas E. Timby, Jr.

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

79

N

73

S

152

T39

David Liotta

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

74

S

79

N

153

T39

Drew Panebianco

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

77

S

76

N

153

T39

John Brennan

Spring Ford Country Club

77

N

76

S

153

T39

Michael Tash

Tavistock Country Club

77

S

76

N

153

T39

Mike Danner

Lu Lu Country Club

74

N

79

S

153

T39

Robin McCool

Saucon Valley Country Club

74

N

79

S

153

T39

Ryan Gelrod

Commonwealth National Golf Club

76

S

77

N

153

T46

Cole Willcox

Philadelphia Country Club

77

S

77

N

154

T46

Douglas Schroer

St. Davids Golf Club

79

N

75

S

154

T46

Gary Roberts

Yardley Country Club

76

S

78

N

154

T46

John Simkins

Squires Golf Club

77

S

77

N

154

T46

Mike Owsik

Plymouth Country Club

74

S

80

N

154

T46

P. Chet Walsh

Philadelphia Country Club

76

S

78

N

154

T46

Tom Carter

Greate Bay Country Club

77

N

77

S

154

T53

Andy Achenbach

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

75

S

80

N

155

T53

Christopher Lange

Overbrook Golf Club

81

S

74

N

155

T53

Michael Gross

Glenmaura National Golf Club

79

S

76

N

155

T53

Robert Robertson

Sunnybrook Golf Club

75

N

80

S

155

T53

Shane Dooley

Spring Ford Country Club

80

S

75

N

155

T53

Thomas Gramigna

Tavistock Country Club

79

S

76

N

155

T53

Timothy Hager

Lookaway Golf Club

82

S

73

N

155

T60

Brett Falkoff

The ACE Club

81

N

75

S

156

T60

Freddy Henriquez

Hartefeld National

81

N

75

S

156

T60

Nick Ryder

Aronimink Golf Club

72

N

84

S

156

T60

Rich Thon

The Springhaven Club

82

N

74

S

156

T60

Steve Lubin

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

76

N

80

S

156

T65

Bill Murray

Merchantville Country Club

80

N

77

S

157

T65

Christopher Reedman

Trenton Country Club

81

S

76

N

157

T65

Craig Tallent

Merion Golf Club

74

S

83

N

157

T65

Daniel Rexon

Tavistock Country Club

83

N

74

S

157

T65

Douglas Cusick

Tavistock Country Club

77

S

80

N

157

T65

Gil Moniz Jr.

Running Deer Golf Club

81

N

76

S

157

T65

James Macallister

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

76

S

81

N

157

T65

James White

Philadelphia Cricket Club

76

S

81

N

157

T65

Jamie Slonis

Tavistock Country Club

76

N

81

S

157

T65

John Michael Pelet

Wyncote Golf Club

73

N

84

S

157

T65

Jordan Cowan

Downingtown Golf Club

83

S

74

N

157

T65

Matt Ehrlich

Meadowlands Country Club

84

N

73

S

157

T65

Phillip Anzaldo

Tavistock Country Club

82

N

75

S

157

T78

J.D. Hall

Merion Golf Club

81

N

77

S

158

T78

Michael O'Keefe

Little Mill Country Club

76

N

82

S

158

T80

Bo Maguire

Brookside Country Club

80

S

79

N

159

T80

Kevin Huntington

Penn Oaks Golf Club

79

N

80

S

159

T82

Carlos Ochoa

Little Mill Country Club

83

N

77

S

160

T82

Christopher Kaspar

Lu Lu Country Club

84

S

76

N

160

T82

David Smith

Doylestown Country Club

75

S

85

N

160

T82

Gerry Baldachino

Olde York Country Club

78

N

82

S

160

T86

Brad Sokol

Berkleigh Country Club

81

S

80

N

161

T86

Eric Schmehl

Moorestown Field Club

78

S

83

N

161

T86

Mario Verticelli

Spring Mill Country Club

77

N

84

S

161

T86

Matthew Finger

Running Deer Golf Club

84

N

77

S

161

T86

Thomas DiCinti

Little Mill Country Club

76

S

85

N

161

T91

Alexander Maguire, Jr.

Philadelphia Cricket Club

81

N

81

S

162

T91

Brian Sexton

Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa

82

N

80

S

162

T91

Chris Esbenshade

Meadia Heights Golf Club

79

N

83

S

162

T91

J. Kirk Luntey

Merion Golf Club

83

N

79

S

162

T95

Christopher Wallin

Indian Valley Country Club

84

S

79

N

163

T95

Ryan Beck

Old York Road Country Club

86

N

77

S

163

T97

Mark Peterson

Philadelphia Cricket Club

83

S

81

N

164

T97

Scott Carney

Commonwealth National Golf Club

79

S

85

N

164

T97

Todd Vonderheid

Huntsville Golf Club

82

S

82

N

164

T100

Andrew Lawson

Hershey's Mill Golf Club

82

N

83

S

165

T100

Chris Terebesi

Chester Valley Golf Club

87

S

78

N

165

T100

Greg Forster

Lu Lu Country Club

86

S

79

N

165

T100

Teddy Harris

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

82

S

83

N

165

T104

Duncan Zeiders

Old York Road Country Club

80

S

86

N

166

T104

Jack Glacken

Bala Golf Club

81

N

85

S

166

T104

Jonathan Ross

Gulph Mills Golf Club

86

S

80

N

166

T104

Joseph Roeder

Links Golf Club

83

S

83

N

166

T104

Manus Friel

Philadelphia Publinks

86

S

80

N

166

T104

Mark Walkush

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

84

N

82

S

166

T104

Scott Klee

Indian Valley Country Club

79

N

87

S

166

T111

Glenn McClaskey

Philadelphia Publinks

83

N

84

S

167

T111

Scott Morris

Doylestown Country Club

81

S

86

N

167

T113

David Goodman

Bucks County Country Club

88

S

81

N

169

T113

Eric Chipin

Jericho National Golf Club

86

N

83

S

169

T113

Kenneth Matt

Commonwealth National Golf Club

80

S

89

N

169

116

Jeffrey Wuerstle

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

91

S

79

N

170

117

Charles Scalzott

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

90

S

81

N

171

118

G. Patrick Dougherty

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

80

N

92

S

172

119

Scott Storck

Philadelphia Cricket Club

84

N

89

S

173

120

Mathieu Spence-Godin

Radnor Valley Country Club

95

N

83

S

178

121

Mark Wachter

Penn Oaks Golf Club

95

S

89

N

184

T122

Arthur Kania, Jr.

Overbrook Golf Club

79

S

WD

N

WD

T122

James Sullivan, Jr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

S

WD

N

WD

T122

John Frampton

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

79

N

WD

S

WD

T122

Mark Kosko

Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa

81

N

WD

S

WD

T122

Matt Jasudowich

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

77

N

WD

S

WD

T122

Santo Lafoca

Fox Hill Country Club

79

N

WD

S

WD

  

WD-withdrawal

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