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Moselem’s Angelillo tops Paterson Cup Qualifier

  MT. LAUREL, NJ – Gregg Angelillo of Moselem Springs GC used a steady and accurate game off the tees to card a 1-under-par 70 and top the 94-player field attempting to qualify at Laurel Creek CC (par 71, 6,793 yards) Tuesday for the 106th Joseph H. Patterson Cup.

  Angelillo’s field-low round earned him medallist honors at the first of two qualifiers used to help determine the field for the championship set for Aug. 14 at Waynesborough CC and St. Davids GC. The second and final qualifier will be held on July 25 at Brookside CC.

  "I just wanted to keep it in play," said the Hoboken, N.J. resident, who joined 22 others who qualified for the championship Tuesday. "My goal was to not take chances. I wanted to keep it in the fairways, get the ball inside 150 [yards] and just see what happened."

  Angelillo elected to use the more accurate 3-wood and irons off the tee and rarely took out the driver. And when the 38-year old did bring out the big stick it almost cost him as his drive didn’t quite get past the fescue on the par 5 15th hole (521 yards).

  "I didn’t cut the corner enough so I landed in one of those tough fescue lies," he said. "I had to chunk it out, hit a 3-iron to about 25 feet and then made that putt for par when I could have been staring at a 7 real easy."

  Angelillo’s goal was obviously to advance into the championship proper, but Tuesday’s qualifying effort came with a little more meaning to him as he struggled in last year’s championship held at his home track.

  "I just wanted to get back into the Patterson Cup, especially since I had a tough time last year when it was at my home course," he said. "I hope I can just continue the momentum."

  But ironically, it’s the momentum Angelillo chooses to put out of his mind.

  "I’m just not even thinking about it," he said of his recent play. "I just count the holes and eventually I’ll finish and count the score when I’m done. I’m just trying to keep it simple."

  Michael McDermott of Merion GC carded nine birdies in his final round to win the Joseph H. Patterson Cup last year which was split between Moselem Springs GC (par 70, 6,790 yards) and Berkleigh CC (par 70, 6,250 yards). The reigning Amateur Champion (2008), three-time Middle-Amateur Champion (2001, ’04, ‘08) and two-time Silver Cross Award winner (2003, ‘07) took the 36-hole championship with a 6-under-par 136 (70-66).

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Qualifiers

Name

Club

Total

Gregg Angelillo

Moselem Springs Golf Club

70

Ryan Gelrod

Commonwealth National Golf Club

71

Greg Verde

Spring Ford Country Club

72

Louis Giovi

Mercer Oaks Golf Course

72

Geoffrey Cooper

Laurel Creek Country Club

73

John Robinson

Commonwealth National Golf Club

73

Mike McComb

Greate Bay Country Club

73

Drew Garis

North Hills Country Club

74

Paul Rogowicz

Yardley Country Club

74

Jeff Osberg

Brandywine Country Club

75

Michael Vassil

Country Club of Scranton

75

Beau Guarino

Burlington Country Club

76

Keith Evans

Running Deer Golf Club

76

Mark Kosko

Marriot Seaview Resort

76

Vince Boyle

JC Melrose Country Club

76

William Bello

Metedeconk National Golf Club

76

Burton McHugh

Sunnybrook Golf Club

77

Garrett Conway

Burlington Country Club

77

Jack Wallace

Burlington Country Club

77

Joe DeVito Jr.

Sand Barrens Golf Club

77

Jon Thomas

Inniscrone Golf Club

77

Santo Lafoca

Huntsville Golf Club

77

Steve Ransom, Jr.

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

77

  

Failed to qualify

Andrew Dietz

Laurel Creek Country Club

78

Edward McCrossen, Jr.

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

78

James Ridgway

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

78

Jeffrey Huntzinger

North Hills Country Club

78

Josh Morell

Sandy Run Country Club

78

Marty Crounse

Mercer Oaks Golf Course

78

Mike Owsik

Plymouth Country Club

78

Peter Lansinger

St. Davids Golf Club

78

Steve Lubin

Five Ponds Golf Club

78

Thomas Merriam

Laurel Creek Country Club

78

Todd Anderson

Wilmington Country Club

78

Brad Sokol

Green Valley Country Club

79

David Barnett

White Clay Creek Country Club

79

Justin Van Hyning

Olde York Country Club

79

Paul Liebezeit

Aronimink Golf Club

79

Stephen Sieracki

Merchantville Country Club

79

Steven Walczak

Wilmington Country Club

79

Bill Turner

Philadelphia Publinks GA

80

Bradley Roberts

Wedgwood Country Club

80

David Taraschi

Merchantville Country Club

80

Lance Oberparleiter

Wedgwood Country Club

80

Matt Jasudowich

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

80

Charles Scalzott

Talamore Country Club

81

David Hoegel

Little Mill Country Club

81

James Lewis

Little Mill Country Club

81

Ken Sim

Commonwealth National Golf Club

81

Tim Westfall

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

81

Eric Meyer

Whitford Country Club

82

J. Kirk Luntey

Merion Golf Club

82

John Campanelli

Woodbury Country Club

82

John Cobb

Tavistock Country Club

82

Kevin Hart

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

82

Mike Haney

Llanerch Country Club

82

Bob Ursomarso

Saucon Valley Country Club

83

Brian Corbett

Huntsville Golf Club

83

Douglas Cusick

Tavistock Country Club

83

George Connell, Jr.

Gulph Mills Golf Club

83

Phillip Villari, Jr.

Riverton Country Club

83

Tyler Yearley

Jericho National Golf Club

83

Jeff Rogatz

Fieldstone Golf Club

84

Mark Edmondson

Medford Village Country Club

84

Mark O'Neill

Sandy Run Country Club

84

Matthew Malinowski

Medford Village Country Club

84

Michael Misoda

Talamore Country Club

84

Rob Good

Merion Golf Club

84

Sean Hogan

Laurel Creek Country Club

84

Eric Casperson

Ravens Claw Golf Club

85

Jerrold Clinton

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

85

Matt Mangold

Talamore Country Club

85

Francis Hamm

Country Club of Scranton

86

Robert Firth

Commonwealth National Golf Club

86

William Moule

Links Golf Club

86

Alex McPherson

Sandy Run Country Club

87

Kenneth Croney, Jr.

Overbrook Golf Club

87

Michael Bennis

Talamore Country Club

87

Bryan Clobes

Philadelphia Cricket Club

88

Mike Brunswick

Moorestown Field Club

88

Tom Piersanti

Applebrook Golf Club

88

Ed Kahn

Little Mill Country Club

89

Tom Cohen

Running Deer Golf Club

89

Brian Dobisch

Talamore Country Club

91

Casey Murray

Philadelphia Cricket Club

91

Jimmy Kramarski

Riverton Country Club

94

David Goodman

Bucks County Golf Club

WD

Eric Chipin

Philmont Country Club

WD

Gerry Baldachino

Olde York Country Club

WD

Grant Skyllas

LedgeRock Golf Club

DQ

Joseph Costanzo

Blue Bell Country Club

WD

Matt McGovern

Talamore Country Club

NS

Nicholas Mignogna

Blue Bell Country Club

NS

William Macknis

Honeybrook Golf Club

WD

  

WD-withdrawal; DQ-disqualified; NS-no show

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