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Merion GC's Michael McDermott wins
Patterson Cup, Silver Cross with flurry of birdies

  FLEETWOOD, Pa. Ė Michael McDermott of Merion GC saved the best for last and carded nine birdies in his final round, including four birdies in a row on his final eight holes, to win the 105th Joseph H. Patterson Cup and Silver Cross Award Thursday.

McDermott eyes his putt
on the par 4, 14th hole (440 yards)
at Moselem Springs GC.
  The two-time Middle-Amateur Champion (2001, Ď04) and two-time Silver Cross Award winner (2003, Ď07) took the 36-hole championship, split between Moselem Springs GC (par 70, 6,790 yards) and Berkleigh CC (par 70, 6,250 yards), with a 6-under-par 136 (70-66).

  "I think I made all the eight-footers today that I have not made a chunk of this summer," said McDermott, who started his day at Moselem Springs GC with an even-par 70 before lighting it up in the afternoon at Berkleigh CC with a 6-under-par 66. "Golfís a funny game."

  McDermott came into the Patterson Cup with a less than stellar performance on Monday at the 103rd Open Championship with a (78-77) 155.

  "I was really excited for the Philadelphia Open," said the 32-year-old from Havertown, Pa., who was looking forward to playing the Championship at his home course. "I felt like I was playing well going into it and I didnít.

  "But somewhere inside I sort of thought that I had enough to play well today."

  And play well he did.

  McDermott hung around the top of the leaderboard after his steady morning round with three birdies and as many bogeys at a Moselem Springs GC that played statistically more difficult than nearby Berkleigh CC.

Nathan Sutherland of Berkshire CC.
  And when he got to Berkleigh, McDermott took advantage with a back-to-back-to-back birdie start complemented by six additional birdies at the Kutztown-area club.

  "My round [at Moselem Springs GC] was solid in the morning," McDermott said. "When I got to Berkleigh I knew I had to shoot under par. I just didnít know how far."

  What was known was that Nathan Sutherland of Berkshire CC, who teed off in the third group, had completed his 36-hole endeavor with a 4-under-par 138 and that Chris Lange of Overbrook GC was threatening with the same score through 27 holes.

  "Iíve been playing [Berkleigh] since I was young," said Sutherland, a soon-to-be freshman at Miami University (Ohio). "Iím just comfortable with all the shots because I know whatís out there."

Chris Lange of Overbrook GC.
  Although McDermott never took his eyes off the leaderboard, he maintained his focus, scored when he had to and did not make any mistakes, playing his final nine holes in 3-under par.

  "I had never played Berkleigh before," McDermott said. "And when I saw that Chris Lange shot 4 under and that other people shot some good scores, I knew that other people would shoot low and that I need to try to keep going lower."

  Added Lange, "I played well at Berkleigh but I missed a few short putts at Moselem. That was the difference."

  But McDermott knew what he had to do.

  "I didnít get comfortable after making those birdies and that was important," he said. "I kept making more [birdies] and was able to hold on coming down the stretch."

  McDermott finished with four straight pars to close out the round.

Silver Cross Award
  McDermottís Patterson Cup victory also earned him his second Silver Cross Award with a score of 277. He nabbed the award by four strokes over Cole Willcox of Philadelphia CC.

  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.

  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.

Results

Name

Club

Rd. 1

 

Rd. 2

 

Total

Michael McDermott

Merion Golf Club

70

MS

66

BCC

136

Nathan Sutherland

Berkshire Country Club

70

MS

68

BCC

138

Christopher Lange

Overbrook Golf Club

68

BCC

70

MS

138

Chris Gallagher

Penn Oaks Golf Club

73

MS

66

BCC

139

Cole Willcox

Philadelphia Country Club

70

BCC

70

MS

140

James Kieserman

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

73

MS

68

BCC

141

Christopher Gold

Little Mill Country Club

69

BCC

72

MS

141

Chip Lutz

LedgeRock Golf Club

73

MS

69

BCC

142

Robert Robertson

Sunnybrook Golf Club

69

BCC

73

MS

142

Raymond Thompson

Overbrook Golf Club

70

BCC

72

MS

142

Donny Wessner

Golden Oaks Golf Club

71

BCC

72

MS

143

Stephen Arnold

Yardley Country Club

70

BCC

73

MS

143

Adam Cohan

The ACE Club

70

MS

74

BCC

144

Chase Duncan

Meadia Heights Golf Club

75

BCC

69

MS

144

Philip Bartholomew

Yardley Country Club

72

BCC

72

MS

144

Bo Maguire

Brookside Country Club

72

BCC

72

MS

144

Douglas Zelner

Coatesville Country Club

74

MS

71

BCC

145

Michael Moffat

Commonwealth National Golf Club

71

MS

74

BCC

145

Tom Borsello

DuPont Country Club

71

BCC

74

MS

145

Dave Gardener

Blue Bell Country Club

73

MS

73

BCC

146

John Michael Pelet

Wyncote Golf Club

74

MS

72

BCC

146

Roc Irey

Cedarbrook Country Club

72

BCC

74

MS

146

Mike Danner

Lu Lu Country Club

73

BCC

73

MS

146

James Kania, Jr.

Overbrook Golf Club

72

MS

75

BCC

147

Brian Belden, Jr.

Brookside C.C. of Allentown

76

MS

71

BCC

147

Ryan Gelrod

Commonwealth National Golf Club

71

BCC

76

MS

147

Billy McCrossan

White Manor Country Club

74

BCC

73

MS

147

Frank Petrash

Philadelphia Cricket Club

75

BCC

72

MS

147

Glenn Smeraglio

Yardley Country Club

74

MS

74

BCC

148

Brian Gillespie

St. Davids Golf Club

73

MS

75

BCC

148

Anthony Martire

Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa

74

MS

74

BCC

148

Andy Achenbach

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

74

MS

74

BCC

148

Drew Panebianco

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

74

BCC

74

MS

148

Mark Peterson

Philadelphia Cricket Club

73

BCC

75

MS

148

Brian Corbett

Huntsville Golf Club

75

MS

74

BCC

149

William Lawler

Fox Hill Country Club

74

MS

75

BCC

149

Matthew Finger

Running Deer Golf Club

76

MS

73

BCC

149

Robert Bechtold

Fieldstone Golf Club

72

BCC

77

MS

149

Christopher Ault

Yardley Country Club

74

BCC

75

MS

149

Thomas Soares

Moselem Springs Golf Club

72

BCC

77

MS

149

Peter Moran

Edgmont Country Club

75

BCC

74

MS

149

Bill Murray

Merchantville Country Club

76

BCC

73

MS

149

Stephen Hudacek III

Glenmaura National Golf Club

77

BCC

72

MS

149

Mark Miller

Yardley Country Club

72

BCC

77

MS

149

Kevin Frost

Honeybrook Golf Club

76

BCC

73

MS

149

Steve M. Cutler

Hartefeld National

76

MS

74

BCC

150

Jamie Slonis

Tavistock Country Club

73

BCC

77

MS

150

Alan Borowsky

White Manor Country Club

76

BCC

74

MS

150

Thomas Finn

Cavaliers Country Club

78

BCC

72

MS

150

P. Chet Walsh

Philadelphia Country Club

76

BCC

74

MS

150

Jeffrey Huntzinger

North Hills Country Club

78

BCC

72

MS

150

Michael Kania

Overbrook Golf Club

74

BCC

76

MS

150

Greg O'Connor

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

73

BCC

77

MS

150

Matt Ehrlich

Meadowlands Country Club

77

MS

74

BCC

151

Geoffrey M. Cooper

Laurel Creek Country Club

79

MS

72

BCC

151

Robert Galbreath, Jr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

MS

77

BCC

151

Jim Simmons

Stonewall

78

MS

73

BCC

151

Thomas Hyland

Little Mill Country Club

78

MS

73

BCC

151

Gary J Root

French Creek Golf Club

71

BCC

80

MS

151

Eric Fonner

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

BCC

73

MS

151

J Kirk Luntey

Merion Golf Club

74

MS

78

BCC

152

Jeffrey L Griest

Waynesborough Country Club

78

MS

74

BCC

152

Stephen Seiden

Concord Country Club

77

MS

75

BCC

152

John Robinson

Commonwealth National Golf Club

73

BCC

79

MS

152

Jamie Wallace

Laurel Creek Country Club

75

BCC

77

MS

152

Daniel Delaney

Concord Country Club

79

BCC

73

MS

152

Michael O'Keefe

Little Mill Country Club

75

MS

78

BCC

153

Stephen Dressel

Spring Ford Country Club

74

MS

79

BCC

153

Zach Smith

Doylestown Country Club

76

MS

77

BCC

153

Brian Rothaus

Philmont Country Club

78

MS

75

BCC

153

John Ferdinand

Lu Lu Country Club

78

BCC

75

MS

153

Kyle Davis

Fieldstone Golf Club

74

BCC

79

MS

153

Paul Rogowicz

Yardley Country Club

76

BCC

77

MS

153

Bertus Wessels

Green Valley Country Club

78

BCC

75

MS

153

Jeffrey Wuerstle

Indian Valley Country Club

71

BCC

82

MS

153

John Brennan

Spring Ford Country Club

75

MS

79

BCC

154

David Goodman

Bucks County Golf Club

77

MS

77

BCC

154

Douglas Schroer

St. Davids Golf Club

78

MS

76

BCC

154

Rich Pruchnik

West Chester Golf & Country Club

78

BCC

76

MS

154

Steve Ransom, Jr.

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

74

BCC

80

MS

154

Christopher Kaspar

Lu Lu Country Club

79

BCC

75

MS

154

Matthew Pesci

Yardley Country Club

77

MS

78

BCC

155

Keith Matt

Lu Lu Country Club

79

MS

76

BCC

155

Kevin Melnick, Jr.

Plymouth Country Club

82

MS

73

BCC

155

Jim Yenser

Ravens Claw Golf Club

75

MS

80

BCC

155

Christopher Allan, Jr.

Downingtown Golf Club

81

BCC

74

MS

155

John Olszewski

Wyoming Valley Country Club

78

BCC

77

MS

155

Russell Hartung

Doylestown Country Club

78

MS

78

BCC

156

Alex Gelcius

Doylestown Country Club

80

MS

76

BCC

156

Pat Curiale

Medford Village Country Club

79

BCC

77

MS

156

Scott C. Morris

Doylestown Country Club

81

BCC

75

MS

156

Ryan McCarty

Little Mill Country Club

79

BCC

77

MS

156

Scott Harrington

Moselem Springs Golf Club

74

BCC

82

MS

156

Michael Quinn

Edgmont Country Club

75

MS

82

BCC

157

Chip Culp

Philadelphia Cricket Club

82

MS

75

BCC

157

Martin Klagholz

Rolling Green Golf Club

78

BCC

79

MS

157

Kevin Ignatuk

Penn Oaks Golf Club

81

BCC

76

MS

157

Mark Kosko

Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa

81

MS

77

BCC

158

Matt Kaelin

Little Mill Country Club

81

MS

77

BCC

158

Chris Kallmeyer

Philadelphia Cricket Club

77

BCC

81

MS

158

Patrick Rugg

Rolling Green Golf Club

81

BCC

77

MS

158

Christopher Terebesi

Chester Valley Golf Club

77

BCC

81

MS

158

Joseph M. Roeder

Links Golf Club

79

BCC

79

MS

158

Mark J Coassolo

Berkleigh Country Club

76

BCC

83

MS

159

Joe Dellicarpini

Philadelphia Cricket Club

84

MS

76

BCC

160

Kevin Huntington

Penn Oaks Golf Club

77

MS

83

BCC

160

Anthony DeNicco

Brookside Country Club

80

MS

80

BCC

160

Pierce Dever

Jericho National Golf Club

81

MS

80

BCC

161

David West

Whitford Country Club

84

MS

77

BCC

161

Steven Passalacqua

Wedgwood Country Club

78

MS

83

BCC

161

Andrew Zoeller

Waynesborough Country Club

79

MS

82

BCC

161

Jason Barkley

Huntsville Golf Club

80

BCC

81

MS

161

Scott Storck

Philadelphia Cricket Club

85

MS

77

BCC

162

Charles P. Scalzott

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

85

MS

77

BCC

162

Kenneth Ralston

Huntsville Golf Club

82

MS

81

BCC

163

Manus Friel

Philadelphia Publinks GA

85

MS

79

BCC

164

J.D. Hall

Merion Golf Club

83

MS

81

BCC

164

Jason Cohan

The ACE Club

81

MS

83

BCC

164

Robert Loftus

Overbrook Golf Club

80

BCC

84

MS

164

Ben Bershad

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

84

MS

81

BCC

165

John Mullins

Spring Ford Country Club

86

BCC

79

MS

165

Thomas DiCinti

Little Mill Country Club

85

BCC

80

MS

165

Michael Williams

Sakima Country Club

82

BCC

83

MS

165

Jordan Wycoff

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

82

MS

85

BCC

167

Eric Schaft

Sandy Run Country Club

85

MS

83

BCC

168

Ken Sim

Commonwealth National Golf Club

78

BCC

93

MS

171

Mark Wachter

Penn Oaks Golf Club

81

MS

91

BCC

172

Byron Whitman

Philadelphia Publinks GA

79

MS

WD

BCC

WD

Conrad Von Borsig

Concord Country Club

74

MS

WD

BCC

WD

Gregg Angelillo

Moselem Springs Golf Club

77

BCC

WD

MS

WD

 

WD-withdrawal

BCC-Berkleigh CC; MS-Moselem Springs GC

 

Silver Cross Standings

AGC

WMC

BCC

MGC

Total

Name, club

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Rd. 4

 

Michael McDermott, Merion GC

72

69

66

70

277

Cole Willcox, Philadelphia CC

67

74

70

70

281

Christopher Lange, Overbrook GC

71

75

68

70

284

Chase Duncan, Meadia Heights GC

67

73

75

69

284

Chris Gallagher, Penn Oaks GC

74

72

66

73

285

Raymond Thompson, Overbrook GC

73

72

70

72

287

Philip Bartholomew, Yardley CC

68

76

72

72

288

Stephen Arnold, Yardley CC

71

75

70

73

289

Douglas Zelner, Coatesville CC

70

75

71

74

290

Donny Wessner, Golden Oaks GC

73

75

71

72

291

James Kieserman, Talamore at Oak Terrace CC

73

77

68

73

291

Chip Lutz, LedgeRock GC

76

73

69

73

291

Mark Miller, Yardley CC

70

75

72

77

294

Michael Moffat, Commonwealth National GC

72

77

74

71

294

John Michael Pelet, Wyncote GC

75

73

72

74

294

Jamie Slonis, Tavistock CC

69

76

73

77

295

Alan Borowsky, White Manor CC

72

73

76

74

295

Bill Murray, Merchantville CC

71

75

76

73

295

Brian Gillespie, St. Davids GC

73

73

76

73

295

Stephen Seiden, Concord CC

73

70

75

77

295

Glenn Smeraglio, Yardley CC

74

73

74

74

295

James Kania, Jr., Overbrook GC

74

74

75

72

295

Robert Galbreath, Jr., Huntingdon Valley CC

72

73

77

74

296

Andy Achenbach, RiverCrest GC & Preserve

71

77

74

74

296

Billy McCrossan, White Manor CC

75

75

74

73

297

Brian Corbett, Huntsville GC

71

78

74

75

298

Tom Borsello, DuPont CC

73

80

71

74

298

Bo Maguire, Brookside CC

77

77

72

72

298

Douglas Schroer, St. Davids GC

75

71

76

78

300

Ryan Gelrod, Commonwealth National GC

78

75

71

76

300

Christopher Ault, Yardley CC

76

75

74

75

300

Thomas Hyland, Little Mill CC

74

76

73

78

301

Michael O'Keefe, Little Mill CC

74

76

78

75

303

Paul Rogowicz, Yardley CC

75

75

76

77

303

Christopher Kaspar, Lu Lu CC

72

77

79

75

303

Matthew Finger, Running Deer GC

75

79

73

76

303

Brian Rothaus, Philmont CC

73

78

75

78

304

Ryan McCarty, Little Mill CC

70

78

79

77

304

Zach Smith, Doylestown CC

76

75

77

76

304

Peter Moran, Edgmont CC

76

80

75

74

305

John Robinson, Commonwealth National GC

76

77

73

79

305

Michael Kania, Overbrook GC

79

78

74

76

307

David West, Whitford CC

73

74

77

84

308

Kevin Huntington, Penn Oaks GC

74

77

83

77

311

Matt Ehrlich, Meadowlands CC

82

78

74

77

311

Steven Passalacqua, Wedgwood CC

79

75

78

83

315

Andrew Zoeller, Waynesborough CC

77

78

82

79

316

Matthew Pesci, Yardley CC

77

84

78

77

316

Manus Friel, Philadelphia Publinks GA

80

84

79

85

328

Thomas DiCinti, Little Mill CC

83

86

85

80

334

 

Rounds:

1-Applebrook Golf Club

2. White Manor Country Club

3. Berkleigh Country Club

4. Moselem Springs Golf Club

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