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Sunnybrook’s Robertson defeats Wilmington’s Fasy in MacKenzie playoff

  ORELAND, Pa.–Robert Robertson of Sunnybrook GC made par on the first playoff hole to defeat J.R. Fasy of Wilmington CC for the 23rd Jock MacKenzie Memorial on Monday at Sandy Run CC (par 72, 6,447 yards). Both players posted 1-under-par 71s in regulation.

  The victory was Robertson’s second of the Golf Association of Philadelphia season and continued an already impressive campaign. Two weeks ago, he and partner Chip Culp captured the Francis X. Hussey Memorial, the Association’s Junior Better-Ball Championship. Since then, individually, Robertson has qualified for the prestigious Philadelphia Open Championship and captured a Philadelphia Section of the PGA Tour event.

Junior-Junior trophy winners were (from left):
Michael Davis, Bobby Wurtz,
Connor Eichman and Keenan Eichman.
  "I hopefully can keep it going," said Robertson, who was also the runner-up in the Junior Boys’ Championship, earlier in the year. "I probably only hit about five fairways today but I got up-and-down from everywhere. I didn’t think 1 under would hold up but I was able to scramble and shoot that score. I am happy to win."

  In the playoff, Robertson ripped a 4-iron center cut on No. 1 (par 4, 331 yards) and was left with an 85-yard lob wedge. Fasy pulled driver and landed behind the rightside tree short of the green. Fasy tried to punch up short of the bunker to leave himself with an up-and-down chance but watched his effort trickle into the sand. He would go on to make five.

  Robertson found the green about eight feet left of the hole and two putted for the victory.

Kristina Lee Bolger of Tavistock CC
receives congratulations from Mike Sharp,
the Junior Coordinator, on winning
the Junior Girls Division title.
  "It was go big or go home," said the affable Fasy, "and I’m going home."

  Bobby Arthur of Tavistock CC, J.D. Hall of Merion GC and Greg Verde of Spring Ford CC tied for third place at 1-over-par 73.

  Robertson’s scorecard consisted of 15 pars, two birdies and one bogey. He carded under-par scores on Nos. 3 (par 4, 411 yards) and 17 (par 4, 389 yards) and a lone bogey on No. 13 (par 4, 390 yards).

  Robertson got the feeling it was going to be a scramble type day right away. On the opening hole, his drive found a divot in the first cut but he managed to find the green and make par. On No. 2 (par 3, 193 yards), he made three after his tee ball found the greenside bunker.

  The Chestnut Hill Academy senior made his only birdie on the front nine when he dropped his pitching wedge from 130 yards to 15 feet on No. 3 (par 4, 411 yards). Robertson saved par after wayward drives on Nos. 7 (par 4, 307 yards), 8 (par 5, 562 yards) and 11 (par 5, 564 yards) but registered a three-putt bogey on No. 13 (par 4, 390 yards). A spectacular up-and-down on No. 16 (par 4, 378 yards) after he barely found his ball in the left trees, he made a seven-footer for par, preceded a birdie on No. 17 (par 4, 389 yards) when he lofted a lob wedge from 92 yards to eight feet.

  "I knew even par wasn’t going to do it," said Robertson. "[On No. 17] Michael Kania was about 10 feet away on the same line and putted before me. His ball broke way right. That helped a lot."

  Robertson, 17, of Philadelphia is a three-time, All-Inter-Ac League selection.

  Fasy, a left-hander, overcame an early error to force his way into the playoff. Fasy posted a double-bogey six on No. 5 (par 4, 386 yards) when his drive found the right tree line and his punch out ricocheted into the sixth fairway. His next shot then went long and he failed to get up-and-down. Fasy was unfazed, though, and answered with birdies on Nos. 6 (par 4, 366 yards) and 9 (par 4, 324 yards) to make the turn at even par.

  "I went over and looked at the board and saw 1 under was leading," said Fasy, a senior at St. Marks High School. "I figured I had an opportunity."

  Fasy continued to surge. He lipped out bunker shots on Nos. 11 (par 5, 564 yards) and 13 (par 4, 390 yards) before knocking a gap wedge from 115 yards to 10 feet on the 17th hole (par 4, 389 yards) for a birdie.

  "I knew I needed a birdie coming in," said Fasy.

  On the final hole, a 322-yard par 4, Fasy put his wedge to the middle of the green, about 20 feet away, before two putting to force a playoff.

  Fasy, 16, is a resident of West Grove, Pa.

  Kristina Lee Bolger of Tavistock CC carded an 89 to take the Junior Girls Division title (par 72, 5,716 yards). A strong 2-over finish in the last six holes cemented the win.

Junior-Junior Divisions (par 36, 2,878 yards)

  Bobby Wurtz of Philadelphia Cricket Club birdied the first extra hole, No. 10 (par 3, 114 yards), to defeat Connor Eichman of Llanerch CC for the Junior-Junior Boys’ division title. Wurtz knocked a pitching wedge to 10 feet on the short par 3 and eliminated any drama, after Eichman could manage only bogey, when he drained the right-to-left breaker for the victory and a two.

  Both players carded 1-over-par 37s in regulation.

  In the Junior-Junior Girls Division, Keenan Eichman of Llanerch CC, Connor’s sister, fired a 65 for the win.

  All Junior-Junior divisions competed over the back nine holes at Sandy Run CC.

  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 135 Member Clubs and 60,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Junior Boys

Name

Club

Score

*Robert Robertson

Sunnybrook Golf Club

71

John Fasy

Wilmington Country Club

71

Bobby Arthur

Tavistock Country Club

73

Greg Verde

Spring Ford Country Club

73

J.D. Hall

Merion Golf Club

73

Andrew Lawson

Hershey’s Mill Golf Club

74

James Bea

Spring Mill Country Club

74

Michael Kania

Overbrook Golf Club

74

Eric Chipin

Jericho National Golf Club

75

Eric Schaft

Sandy Run Country Club

75

Joe Bernard

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

75

Daniel Bernard

Aronimink Golf Club

76

Patrick Welsh

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

76

Richard Marabella

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

76

Robert Galbreath, Jr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

76

Russell Hartung

Doylestown Country Club

76

Zach Emery

White Manor Country Club

76

Greg Walsh

Philadelphia Country Club

77

Joey C. Garrity

Northampton Country Club

77

Nicholas Bellisario

Rolling Green Golf Club

77

Phil Rothermel

Golden Oaks Golf Club

77

Phillip Villari, Jr.

Riverton Country Club

77

Vince Boyle

Five Ponds Golf Club

77

Warren Taylor

Yardley Country Club

77

William Hoese

Links Golf Club

77

Zachary Herr

Jericho National Golf Club

77

Aaron Burton

Five Ponds Golf Club

78

Beau Guarino

Burlington Country Club

78

George Trosley

Sandy Run Country Club

78

Tucker Koch

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

78

Greg Jarmas

Philadelphia Publinks GA

79

Jack Russell

Philadelphia Cricket Club

79

James Tallent

Merion Golf Club

79

Matt Dudas

Indian Valley Country Club

79

Garrett Conway

Medford Village Country Club

79

Erik Fischer

Merion Golf Club

80

J. Tommy Tighe

Philadelphia Country Club

80

Matthew Malinowski

Medford Village Country Club

80

Nicholas Mignogna

Blue Bell Country Club

80

Ryan Carroll

Chester Valley Golf Club

80

Ted Mellas

Chester Valley Golf Club

80

Ty Flagler

Pinecrest Country Club

80

Andrew Carroll

Chester Valley Golf Club

81

Andrew Zoeller

Waynesborough Country Club

81

CJ Van Ostenbridge

Spring Ford Country Club

81

James Braunsberg

Blue Bell Country Club

81

Joey Lewis

Aronimink Golf Club

81

Kevin Melnick, Jr.

Plymouth Country Club

81

Cameron Liebert

Edgmont Country Club

82

Joey Fabrizio

Aronimink Golf Club

82

Martin Schlenker

Penn Oaks Golf Club

82

Ted Kerschner

Overbrook Golf Club

82

David Phelan

Chester Valley Golf Club

83

Steven Broll

Aronimink Golf Club

83

Ian Byerly

Coatesville Country Club

84

John Palmer

Chester Valley Golf Club

84

John Shelton

Sandy Run Country Club

84

Michael Ignatuk

Penn Oaks Golf Club

84

Ryan Curran

Penn Oaks Golf Club

84

J. Thomas Paff

Chester Valley Golf Club

85

Jimmy Kramarski

Riverton Country Club

85

Lee Zoeller, Jr.

Waynesborough Country Club

85

Luke Peters

Philadelphia Publinks GA

85

J. D. Cooney

Ravens Claw Golf Club

86

Jack Ulan

Cedarbrook Country Club

86

Jimmy LaGreca

Sandy Run Country Club

86

Sean Duetsch

Links Golf Club

86

Kent Dolby, Jr.

Waynesborough Country Club

87

Kyle Raudenbush

Pine Valley Golf Club

87

Michael Johnson

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

87

Paul Carbone, Jr.

Old York Road Country Club

87

Ryan Foell

Philadelphia Publinks GA

87

Timothy Anderson

Commonwealth National Golf Club

87

Benjamin Cooley

Lu Lu Country Club

88

Dylan Chou

St. Davids Golf Club

88

Hunter Hanson

Waynesborough Country Club

88

Erik Schlenker

Penn Oaks Golf Club

89

Michael deJuliis

Cavaliers Country Club

89

Michael Manwaring

Philadelphia Cricket Club

89

Stephen Foell

Philadelphia Publinks GA

89

Austin List

Merion Golf Club

90

Chris Kawczynski

Links Golf Club

90

Julian Dorey

Tavistock Country Club

91

Luke Tsarnas

Trenton Country Club

91

Tyler Yearley

Jericho National Golf Club

91

Zachary Falone

Woodbury Country Club

91

Brett Murphy

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

92

Regan Papariello

White Manor Country Club

92

Kyle Dolby

Waynesborough Country Club

93

Nick Brooke

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

94

Daniel O'Shea

Llanerch Country Club

95

David Fischer

Merion Golf Club

95

Mike Isaacman

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

95

Ryan Fogel

Penn Oaks Golf Club

95

Shane Dolan

Sandy Run Country Club

96

Shane McNichol

Llanerch Country Club

97

John Esher-Hagel

McCall Golf & Country Club

99

Mark Hagel

McCall Golf & Country Club

99

Corey Melnick

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

102

Dutch Markward

North Hills Country Club

103

Gregory Warren

French Creek Golf Club

108

Bill Kuchinsky

Downingtown Golf Club

WD

Frank Fulginiti

Trenton Country Club

WD

Jimmy Johnston

Merion Golf Club

WD

Kevin Genuardi

Cedarbrook Country Club

WD

Max Shubert

Penn Oaks Golf Club

WD

Richard Gross

Glenmaura National Golf Club

WD

Robert Pina

Chester Valley Golf Club

WD

Ryan Winchester

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

WD

Steven Dougherty

Woodbury Country Club

WD

Ted Brennan

Philadelphia Country Club

WD

Tim Pici

Chester Valley Golf Club

WD

Paul Kovalcheck

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

NS

Martin Hayden

Overbrook Golf Club

NS

 

Junior Girls

Name

Club

Score

Kristina Lee Bolger

Tavistock Country Club

89

Melanie Reynolds

Sandy Run Country Club

93

Marie McGrath

Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour

96

Emily Gimpel

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

99

Tierney Sadowl

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

100

Carson Price

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

102

 

Junior-Junior Boys

Name

Club

Score

*Bobby Wurtz

Philadelphia Cricket Club

37

Connor Eichman

Llanerch Country Club

37

Michael Davis

Merion Golf Club

40

Christopher Crawford

Lu Lu Country Club

42

Steven Altieri

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

42

Brendan Papariello

White Manor Country Club

43

Ryan Singer

Jericho National Golf Club

43

Zachary Melnick

Plymouth Country Club

43

Drew Calamaro

Rolling Green Golf Club

44

Kyle Martin

Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour

45

Evan Galbreath

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

46

Mitch Van Ostenbridge

Spring Ford Country Club

46

W. Evan Thornton

Berkshire Country Club

46

Cole Berman

Green Valley Country Club

47

Jacob Klaus

Tavistock Country Club

48

Kevin Kramarski

Riverton Country Club

48

R. Morgan Dougherty

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

48

Sam Gallen

Berkshire Country Club

48

Daniel Altieri

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

49

Jonathan Liu

Commonwealth National Golf Club

49

G. Reilly Erhardt

Trenton Country Club

50

Alexander Haubrich

Tavistock Country Club

51

Darren Raudenbush

Pine Valley Golf Club

51

Jack Gregor

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

52

Robert Firth, Jr.

Lu Lu Country Club

56

Aidan Giroso

Fieldstone Golf Club

57

Drew Guarino

Burlington Country Club

57

Jack Quirk

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

57

Hunter Eaton

Stonewall

63

Patrick McGrath

Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour

63

Peter Brown

Philadelphia Cricket Club

68

Tom Pitt, IV

West Chester Golf & Country Club

WD

Patrick Battaglia

Plymouth Country Club

NS

 

Junior-Junior Girls

Name

Club

Score

Keenan Eichman

Llanerch Country Club

65

 

*-determined in playoff

WD-withdrawal; NS-no show

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