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Spring Ford CC’s Dziak, Brennan edge
field to take Four-Ball Championship

  SKILLMAN, N.J. – Spring Ford CC’s Robert Dziak and John Brennan birdied their final hole to card a 4-under-par 68 and avoid a sudden-death playoff at the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 36th Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship Monday at Cherry Valley CC (par 72, 6,896 yards).

Robert Dziak (left) and John Brennan.
  The Spring Ford CC duo carded six birdies and only two bogeys under cool and damp conditions to nab the championship by one stroke in their first team event together.

  "We only gave two back," said Brennan, in reference to the pair’s two bogeys. "We really didn’t do anything stupid all day."

  "The two of us were in play all day long," Dziak said. "Our games complemented each other well."

  Coming to No. 9 (par 5, 555 yards), the team’s last hole of the day, Dziak and Brennan stood tied with three other partners at 3-under par. That was before Dziak ripped a 3-wood off the tee and again in the fairway just missing the green in two and short of the bunker. He then flipped a wedge to within eight feet short of hole and made what turned out to be the tournament-winning birdie putt.

  "That was a great way to finish," said Brennan, who said he and his partner had no idea how close the scores were.

  Dziak’s final birdie putt allowed him and Brennan to forge ahead of a very crowded leaderboard. Already in at 3-under-par 69, and preparing for a possible sudden-death playoff, were Joe Dellicarpini and Bryan Winsko of Philadelphia Cricket Club, Greenacres CC’s Adam Reiss and David Levine and Thomas DiCinti of Little Mill CC and partner James Arsenault of Laurel Creek CC.

  "The biggest thing for us today was not having any bogeys," Winsko said. "Throw two bogeys in there and we were out of it."

  "The holes that we were not in it together, one of us made a great par," Dellicarpini said. "We made a lot of good [pars] today and that proved to be huge."

  Such was the case was on No. 2 (par 3, 211 yards) when Dellicarpini knocked a 4-iron 15 feet beyond the hole, while his partner pushed his tee shot left and was virtually out of it. Dellicarpini two-putted making a tricky slider for par to keep the duo bogey free.

  The Reiss and Levine duo made just as many birdies as the leaders (six) but suffered one more bogey (three) to finish in a three-way tie for second along with DiCinti and Arsenault who registered five birdies and two bogeys of their own.

  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.

 

Result

Name

Club

Total

Dziak, Robert / Brennan, John

Spring Ford Country Club

68

Winsko, Bryan / Dellicarpini, Joe

Philadelphia Cricket Club

69

DiCinti, Thomas / Arsenault, James

Little Mill CC/ Laurel Creek CC

69

Reiss, Adam / Levine, David

Greenacres Country Club

69

Rothaus, Zach / Rothaus, Brian

Philmont Country Club

70

Arthur, Bobby / Arthur, Robert

Tavistock Country Club

70

Panebianco, Drew / Scalzott, Charles

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

70

Isler, Joshua / Chylinski, Ed

Chester Valley Country Club

71

Cusick, Douglas / Domenick, Michael

Tavistock CC/ Phoenixville CC

71

Zimmer, Kenneth / Walker, Mark

Laurel Creek Country Club

71

Schmidt, William / Klee, Scott

White Manor Country Club

71

Quigley, Mark / Haynie, James

Lu Lu Country Club

72

Barkley, Jason / Wessner, Donny

Huntsville GC/ Golden Oaks GC

72

Ascolese, Gerard / Huntzinger, Jeffrey

North Hills Country Club

72

Boscarelli, John / Rogowicz, Paul

Yardley CC

72

Isola, Thomas / Holland, Jack

Whitford Country Club

73

Luntey, J. Kirk / Jamieson, Gordon

Merion Golf Club

73

Sullivan, Patrick / Welsh, Matthew

Philadelphia Publinks GA/ St. Davids GC

73

Fasy, John / Walczak, Steven

Wilmington Country Club

73

Heaney, David / Bechtold, Robert

Fieldstone Golf Club

74

Dickinson, John / Henriquez, Freddy

Hartefeld National

74

Wells, Steve / Brunswick, Mike

Moorestown Field Club

75

Fonner, Eric / Harris, Mitch

Huntingdon Valley CC/ Blue Bell CC

75

Hostetter, Jerry / Buck, Eric

Lancaster Country Club

75

DellaFranco, Jeff / Delaney, Daniel

Concord Country Club

75

Jones, Charles / Volpi, III, Dino

Philadelphia Publinks GA/ Plymouth CC

76

Roeder, Joseph / Kelleher, Jim

Links Golf Club

76

Gordon, William / Thomas, Jon

Wilmington CC/ Hartefeld National

77

Hamm, MD, Francis / Flickinger, Brad

Country Club of Scranton

77

Glennie, Jon / Petrecco, Frank

Yardley Country Club

78

Wilson, Dolan / Baker, Derek

Meadia Heights Golf Club

78

Weinfeld, Bill / Gagliardi, Naz

Philadelphia Publinks GA/ JC Melrose CC

78

Gaskill, Ken / Mabry, Jon

Philadelphia Publinks GA/ Moorestown FC

80

Hill, Jon / Walker, William

Burlington Country Club

80

Dobisch, Brian / Smedley, Mark

Talamore CC/ Bellewood GC

80

Verde, Greg / Verde, Tony

Spring Ford CC

80

Dulka, Joseph M. / Dulka, Joseph

DuPont Country Club

80

Jones, John / Howell, James

Chester Valley CC

81

Egan, Michael / Irey, Roc

Lookaway GC/ Cedarbrook CC

81

Van Horn, Alan / Barilotti, Joseph

Lu Lu CC/ Llanerch CC

82

Chenard, David / Muehlbronner, Jim

Sandy Run Country Club

82

Abrams, Andrew / Yogo, Motohiro

Rolling Green Golf Club

DQ

 

DQ-disqualified

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