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Scott Shore and John Brennan head
Mid-Am Qualifier at Honeybrook GC

  HONEY BROOK, PA–Scott Shore of Aronimink GC and John Brennan of Spring Ford CC emerged triumphant under wind-brushed and sun-splashed conditions to card a pair of even-par 70s at Honeybrook GC (par 70, 6,317 yards) and earn co-medalist honors in the first of two Golf Association of Philadelphia Middle-Amateur Championship qualifiers.

  Shore and Brennan headed a field of 46 players that qualified Thursday for the Middle-Amateur Championship set for May 23-24 at Commonwealth National GC. The second and final Mid-Am Qualifier is scheduled for May 3 at Wedgwood CC.

  Shore, a club Champion at Aronimink GC, hit 15 greens in regulation and registered two birdies and as many bogeys while Brennan, 27, carded three birdies, one bogey and one double-bogey.

  "I thought the course played well and was set up very fair," said Shore, 34, a resident of Plymouth Meeting, Pa. "The greens were in great shape."

  Brennan also praised the course and the conditions of the greens.

  "They were rolling great," said Brennan, a Norristown, Pa., resident. "All I had to do was get it on line and hit it."

  With a cool blue sky as a backdrop and the occasional strong gust of wind, Honeybrook GC provided a picturesque landscape for the first of two GAP Middle-Amateur Championship qualifiers. The playing conditions were somewhat altered by a spirited breeze.

  "The wind gusted pretty well at times, especially on No. 9 (par 4, 406 yards) and No. 18 (par 4, 405 yards)," said Shore, who teed off in the early morning. "I had to take a lot more club to those holes."

  Even though Shore was confident in his round and said he drove the ball really well all day, he didn’t think he would remain alone atop the leaderboard.

  "I thought somebody would break that, especially if the wind died down during the afternoon," Shore said.

   He was half right as Brennan joined him at even-par, but the winds remained.

   As one of the event’s late afternoon pairings, Brennan’s even-par 70 came amidst similar windy conditions.

  "You had to pay attention to what you were doing out there," Brennan explained. "If you over-clubbed one with that wind, you could put yourself in a bad situation."

  Brennan said the turning point in his round was when he birdied No. 7 (par 4, 337 yards) and No. 8 (par 3, 212 yards).

  Brennan attacked the No. 7 green with a sand wedge to then birdie the hole from about eight feet. The eighth hole saw Brennan hit a 6-iron to within 18 feet of the hole, to witch he birdied from there.

  Six other players finished a stroke behind the top pair.

  Scott Carney of Commonwealth National GC, Mark Czerniakowski of Philadelphia Publinks, Michael Domenick of Pheonixville CC, John Kennedy of Honeybrook GC, Dan Pinciotti Jr. of Huntingdon Valley CC and David West of Whitford CC all carded a one-over 71.

  West, 46 of Downingtown, Pa., had nothing but praise when it came to the course.

   "Golf needs more courses like this," said West who birdied No. 1 (par 4, 368 yards), No. 5 (par 4, 418 yards), No. 8 and No. 16 (par 4, 277 yards).

   The cut-line landed at 76 as the day concluded with a 12-man playoff competing for five qualifying positions.

   Chris Lange of Overbrook GC is the defending champion.

Qualifiers

Name

Club Name

Front 9

Back 9

Total

John Brennan

Spring Ford Country Club

34

36

70

Scott Shore

Aronimink Golf Club

35

35

70

Dan Pinciotti Jr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

36

35

71

David West

Whitford Country Club

35

36

71

John Kennedy

Honeybrook Golf Club

35

36

71

Mark Czerniakowski

Philadelphia Publinks GA

34

37

71

Michael Domenick

Phoenixville Country Club

38

33

71

Scott Carney

Commonwealth National Golf Club

38

33

71

Chris Kallmeyer

Philadelphia Cricket Club

35

37

72

Daniel Doyle

Edgmont Country Club

36

36

72

Mike Owsik

Plymouth Country Club

35

37

72

Ric Sucro

Plymouth Country Club

36

36

72

Bobby Kershner

Spring Ford Country Club

37

36

73

Charles Dowds, III

North Hills Country Club

36

37

73

Daniel Delaney

Concord Country Club

36

37

73

Dave O'Brien

Cedarbrook Country Club

34

39

73

David Strohl

Moselem Springs Golf Club

37

36

73

Eric Meyer

Whitford Country Club

35

38

73

Gil Moniz Jr.

Running Deer Golf Club

35

38

73

John Frampton

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

36

37

73

Steve Lubin

Plymouth Country Club

34

39

73

Vince Yost

Cedarbrook Country Club

35

38

73

Chris Esbenshade

Meadia Heights Golf Club

37

37

74

Ken Sim

Commonwealth National Golf Club

39

35

74

Kevin Coleman

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

35

39

74

Thomas Alestock

Running Deer Golf Club

38

36

74

Wayne Bartolacci

Jericho National Golf Club

37

37

74

Andrew Caldwell

The Springhaven Club

38

37

75

Christopher DeSana

Philadelphia Publinks GA

37

38

75

Edwin Donegan

McCall Golf & Country Club

38

37

75

Fred Giblin

Merchantville Country Club

39

36

75

J Kirk Luntey

Merion Golf Club

37

38

75

Jamie Harrell

Commonwealth National Golf Club

37

38

75

Jeff Paige

Bellewood Golf Club

35

40

75

John Alterman

Commonwealth National Golf Club

38

37

75

Jon Lavin

Philmont Country Club

39

36

75

Jon Thomas

Hartefeld National

37

38

75

Marlin Detweiler

Lancaster Country Club

37

38

75

Michael Lewers

St. Davids Golf Club

36

39

75

Peter Moran

Edgmont Country Club

36

39

75

Scott McIntosh

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

37

38

75

*Jim Simmons

Whitford Country Club

39

37

76

*Mark Coassolo

Berkleigh Coutry Club

38

38

76

*Thomas McCabe

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

40

36

76

*Rocky Dare

Running Deer Golf Club

37

39

76

*Robert Gill

Fox Hill Country Club

38

38

76

 

Alternates (in order)

*Patrick Cahill, III

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

38

38

76

*Jason Barkley

Berkleigh Country Club

38

38

76

*Robert Majczan

Spring Mill Country Club

39

37

76

*Stephen McIntyre

Honeybrook Golf Club

38

38

76

*Chris Stout

Concord Country Club

38

38

76

*James Haynie

Lu Lu Country Club

37

39

76

*Steven Walczak

Wilmington Country Club

37

39

76

*Tom Krug

Commonwealth National Golf Club

38

39

77

 

Failed to qualify

Alan Van Horn

Lu Lu Country Club

40

37

77

David Chenard

Sandy Run Country Club

39

38

77

David O'Malley

Commonwealth National Golf Club

41

36

77

James Prendergast

Spring Ford Country Club

37

40

77

Jeffrey Prickitt

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

39

38

77

Jim Witt

Commonwealth National Golf Club

40

37

77

John Cobb

Tavistock Country Club

38

39

77

John Ferdinand

Lu Lu Country Club

37

40

77

Kenji Ota

Philadelphia Cricket Club

38

39

77

Kevin Cahill

Waynesborough Country Club

38

39

77

Michael Stanley

St. Davids Golf Club

38

39

77

Rick Custer

Spring Ford Country Club

35

42

77

Robert McConathey

Running Deer Golf Club

36

41

77

Thomas Mallouk

Lookaway Golf Club

40

37

77

Tom Piersanti

Saucon Valley Country Club

38

39

77

Byron Whitman

Golden Oaks Golf Club

38

40

78

John DiValentino

Lu Lu Country Club

41

37

78

Kevin Morgan

Coatesville Country Club

40

38

78

Michael Meiswich

Penn Oaks Golf Club

41

37

78

Ryan Morrissey

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club

41

37

78

William Naylor

Applebrook Golf Club

38

40

78

Albert Flora

Huntsville Golf Club

39

40

79

Art Brosius,II

DuPont Country Club

39

40

79

Donald Mackelcan

Wilmington Country Club

40

39

79

Eric Fonner

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

39

40

79

George Steinmetz

Huntsville Golf Club

38

41

79

Jeffrey Wuerstle

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

38

41

79

Jim Craig

Spring Mill Country Club

40

39

79

Mark Walkush

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

42

37

79

Richard Bass

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

40

39

79

Donald Ashley

Philadelphia Country Club

40

40

80

Jesse Corbett

Saucon Valley Country Club

40

40

80

Luke Zelten

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

39

41

80

Matt Jasudowich

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

36

44

80

Michael Bennis

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

41

39

80

Paul Rogowicz

Yardley Country Club

40

40

80

Robert Loftus

Overbrook Golf Club

43

37

80

Scott Chesna

Cavaliers Country Club

39

41

80

Sean Ryan

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

41

39

80

Barry Goldstein

Commonwealth National Golf Club

40

41

81

Bill Albertus

Penn Oaks Golf Club

38

43

81

Brad Sokol

Berkleigh Country Club

38

43

81

Chris Corr

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

42

39

81

James Loftus, Jr.

Overbrook Golf Club

39

42

81

John Donnelly

Concord Country Club

41

40

81

Jules Quinones

Blue Bell Country Club

42

39

81

Kenneth Ralston

Huntsville Golf Club

38

43

81

Kevin Christine

Philadelphia Country Club

38

43

81

Mark Quigley

Lu Lu Country Club

42

39

81

Robert Cella

Plymouth Country Club

41

40

81

William Smyrl

Blue Bell Country Club

39

42

81

Alexander Liebman

Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa

40

42

82

Anthony White, Jr.

Blue Bell Country Club

37

45

82

Chick Hoff

Lu Lu Country Club

41

41

82

Chuck Kraatz

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

39

43

82

J.P. Arrante

Cavaliers Country Club

40

42

82

Rich Thon

The Springhaven Club

37

45

82

Vaughn Schill

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

37

45

82

Doug Domeshek

Heidelberg Country Club

43

40

83

Frank Filippo

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

42

41

83

Timothy Haberbusch

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

42

41

83

Edward Kelly, Jr.

Lu Lu Country Club

43

41

84

Thomas Kaczor

Yardley Country Club

41

43

84

William Satz

Philmont Country Club

42

42

84

John Lamanna

Lu Lu Country Club

44

42

86

Mike Wilhelm

Philadelphia Publinks GA

42

44

86

Matthew Rogers

Overbrook Golf Club

41

48

89

James Blickle

Berkleigh Country Club

41

49

90

Steven Gray

Downingtown Golf Club

45

45

90

Alexander Maguire, Jr.

Philadelphia Cricket Club

WD

WD

WD

Craig Burton

Commonwealth National Golf Club

DQ

DQ

DQ

Robert Tredinnick

Commonwealth National Golf Club

NC

NC

NC

 

WD-withdrawal; DQ-disqualification; NC-no card

*advanced in playoff

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