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Saucon Valley CC's McCool grabs Senior Amateur;
Brookreson takes Senior Silver Cross

  WAYNE, Pa.– Robin McCool of Saucon Valley CC carded a 2-over-par (68-74) 142 to win the 36th Senior Amateur Championship on Thursday at St. Davids GC (par 70, 6,395 yards).

Robin McCool of Saucon Valley CC
  McCool nabbed the title by outlasting familiar foe and Senior Silver Cross Award winner David Brookreson of Huntingdon Valley CC by two strokes, while William Lawler of Fox Hill CC finished in third place with a (74-72) 146.

  "We’ve been butting heads forever and it’s just an honor to play and compete against such great players and gentlemen," said McCool of Brookreson, last year’s Senior Amateur Champion. "It doesn’t matter how old we are, it’s always the same names."

  And that was exactly the case for McCool mid-way through today’s round when he found himself one stroke behind Brookreson after 27 holes.

  McCool’s first-round, two-stroke lead on the field, which included a five-stroke lead on Brookreson, quickly vanished after McCool carded a 4-over-par 39 on the front nine while Brookreson fired a 2-under-par 33. A remarkable swing in its own right, but especially eye-catching considering McCool’s first round 34 on the front side came under rain soaked playing conditions just two days before, the antithesis of today’s final round weather.

  McCool, who carded two bogeys and a double bogey before making the turn, admitted to some leaderboard watching as he approached No. 10 (par 3, 176 yards).

  "I thought [Brookreson] lit the afterburners and was gone," McCool jokingly said.

  Things appeared to be that way until Brookreson made what turned out to be a very costly error.

David Brookreson
of Huntingdon Valley CC
  On No. 10, Brookreson incurred a two-shot penalty after playing from the wrong teeing ground just left of the tee markers.

  "I saw the No. 10 hole marker on my left and what I thought was the tee marker on the right," said the 58-year old from Huntingdon Valley, Pa. "I guess I was wrong. It was a mistake but that’s golf."

  Brookreson went on to card a seven on the hole but maintained his composure and finished the remaining eight holes 1-under par. The back nine included a birdie on No. 12 (par 4, 413 yards), where he stuck his approach shot to within six feet left of the hole.

  That composure helped Brookreson earn the 2006 Senior Silver Cross Award, making him the sole recipient of the award in it’s three year existence.

  "I just feel lucky to be able to win it," he humbly stated.

  Meanwhile, McCool settled down and finished the back nine at even par with two birdies and as many bogeys, virtually assuring him the victory.

  On No. 11 (par 5, 545 yards), McCool hit a 6-iron from about 160 yards out and left himself 10 feet left of the hole for birdie.

  "I played fairy well," he said. "I had to."

  In the Super Senior Division, Jay Howson, Jr., of St. Davids GC and Joseph Scott, Jr., of Kennett Square G&CC tied for first place.

  "It’s nice to share this with Jay," Scott said.

  Howson added, "It was tough out there. I haven’t won anything in a little while so it’s nice to share this."

Flight Results

Ages 55 - 59

Gross

Net

Name

Club

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

Total

Robin McCool

Saucon Valley CC

68

74

142

146

David Brookreson

Huntingdon Valley CC

73

71

144

146

William Lawler

Fox Hill CC

74

72

146

148

Andy Thompson

Overbrook GC

74

73

147

147

Craig Scott

Huntingdon Valley CC

72

75

147

147

Francis McFadden

Overbrook GC

73

75

148

150

Michael Rose

Philmont CC

76

72

148

146

Thomas Dicinti

Little Mill CC

70

78

148

148

Wally Swiger

Huntingdon Valley CC

71

78

149

143

Michael Nilon

Philadelphia CC

72

78

150

144

Donald Ashley

Philadelphia CC

76

75

151

147

Ed Chylinski

Chester Valley GC

75

76

151

151

Ted Beringer

Philadelphia CC

75

76

151

141

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr.

Saucon Valley CC

76

75

151

151

Robert Billings

Rolling Green GC

78

74

152

148

Michael Dougherty

Huntingdon Valley CC

78

76

154

150

Charles Jones

Philadelphia Publinks

77

78

155

151

Charles Whipple

Huntingdon Valley CC

79

76

155

143

Frank Treml

Sandy Run CC

76

79

155

147

Carl Everett

Merion GC

79

77

156

150

Michael Egan

Lookaway GC

76

81

157

149

James Sullivan, Sr.

Huntingdon Valley CC

78

80

158

150

Michael Quinn

Edgmont CC

78

80

158

156

Neil McDermott

Llanerch CC

77

81

158

150

Jon Mabry

Moorestown Field Club

78

82

160

150

Kevin Scanlon

Stonewall

76

85

161

159

James Goldstein

Commonwealth National GC

78

84

162

156

Terrence Sawyer

Yardley CC

80

82

162

156

Andrew Guinan

Applebrook GC

80

83

163

159

Michael Howanski

DuPont CC

76

87

163

153

Joseph Grubb, III

Honeybrook GC

80

85

165

157

Rick Pogany

Burlington CC

80

87

167

161

Martin Klagholz

Aronimink GC

76

WD

WD

WD

  

60 - Older

Gross

Net

Name

Club

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

Total

Charles McClaskey

Wyncote GC

74

73

147

147

Dennis Rouse

Trenton CC

77

77

154

150

Richard Smith

Philadelphia CC

76

78

154

152

John Snyder

Waynesborough CC

79

78

157

145

Dennis Perna

Spring Ford CC

80

78

158

150

Frank Polizzi

Whitemarsh Valley CC

78

81

159

157

Scott Yard

Whitford CC

80

80

160

154

Terry Fair

RiverCrest GC & Preserve

80

82

162

156

William Weinfeld

JC Melrose CC

79

83

162

154

Charles McDowell

Wilmington CC

80

83

163

161

Gregory Gaul

Merion GC

79

85

164

152

Richard White

Jericho National GC

76

NS

NS

NS

  

Super Senior

Gross

Net

Name

Club

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

Total

Jay Howson, Jr.

St. Davids GC

76

75

151

147

Joseph Scott, Jr.

Kennett Square G&CC

72

79

151

143

Robert Proto

Little Mill CC

73

79

152

144

James Sherratt

Old York Road CC

76

78

154

146

Louis Pace

Medford Village CC

75

81

156

146

Ernest Eichenberg, III

Waynesborough CC

77

80

157

139

Harvey McCumber

Wilmington CC

80

81

161

153

Charles Carter

Sunnybrook GC

76

86

162

150

Richard Genoni

Waynesborough CC

77

85

162

142

Frank DiGiacomo

Merchantville CC

80

84

164

150

Ralph Coscia

Spring Ford CC

79

86

165

145

Wade Hersperger, Jr.

Pine Hill GC

80

89

169

157

Walter Lenhard, III

Stonewall

80

91

171

161

  

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