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(From left to right): Jack Hubbert, III, David Brookreson, Alan Van Horn & Arthur Jacoby

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Past champions unite to win Senior Four-Man Team

  ROYERSFORD, Pa. — Alan Van Horn of Sandy Run Country Club equipped his armor in preparation of the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 23rd Senior Four-Man Team. Armor as in former golf champions David Brookreson of Huntingdon Valley Country Club (1991 GAP Amateur Champion), John Hubbert, III of Galloway National Golf Club (1974 Pennsylvania Golf Association Junior Champion) and Arthur Jacoby of Commonwealth National Golf Club (1975 GAP Amateur Champion).

  Collectively, the foursome enforced birdies early and protected its subpar scorecard Thursday at Spring Ford Country Club (par 72, 6,288 yards). Van Horn and company carded a 7-under-par 137 total to top the 39-team field. Team scores are determined using the two best balls of four.

   “We were never in the threat of losing a shot, except on the first hole [the team’s lone bogey],” Jacoby, 65, of Wyncote, Pa., said.

   “We had a lot of putts within close distance,” Van Horn, 62, of Ambler, Pa., said. “We were never in any real trouble.”

   Starting on the back nine, the team shelled out its first red figure on the par 4, 350-yard 11th hole. Van Horn smacked a sand wedge 87 yards to four feet. Brookreson, 63, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., rolled in an uphill seven-footer for birdie on No. 12 (par 4, 372 yards). The team protected its 2 under with a string of five pars before finding a pair of birdies on the challenging par 5, 487-yard 18th hole. Van Horn hit a wedge 50 yards to 10 feet; Hubbert a wedge into kick-in range.

   As Jacoby indicated, the team’s lone blemish occurred on the downhill No. 1 (par 4, 417 yards). Brookreson and Hubbert sprayed their drives left and couldn’t contribute respective pars. Van Horn reached the green in regulation, but three-putted from 35 feet above the flagstick. With a pair of par 5s on the horizon, the team went on a birdie bonanza. Both Brookreson and Hubbert nestled tight wedges to three feet for a pair of 4s on No. 5 (514 yards). The two, along with Jacoby, surrounded the No. 9 (517 yards) flagstick with manageable birdie opportunities. Van Horn, however, came up short of the green with a 5-rescue from 163 yards. Playing first, he displayed his champion-esque touch with a spectacular chip-in birdie. Jacoby then validated a crisp 145-yard 7-iron shot with a 10-footer for birdie, sealing an essential 7 under on the team’s scorecard.

   Brookreson and Jacoby served as co-captains on Temple University’s golf team in 1970 and have remained good friends since. Hubbert, too, is a Temple alum who grew up at Manufacturers Golf & Country Club. Thursday marked his first GAP event and Senior Division debut.

   “It was fun. I had a great time,” Hubbert, 55, of Brigantine, N.J., said. “It was a hard golf course, but a very good golf course. We had a good team. We had a lot of birdie putts that we didn’t make.”

  Turns out the foursome didn’t need them after all.

   In a match of cards, McCall Golf & Country Club’s Rick Bunn, William McCabe, Jr. and Jon Stein, along with Aronimink Golf Club’s Jack Quinn edged Greate Bay Country Club’s William Care, Gregg Gipp, Paul Koelling and Mike Miklinevich to win the Net Division with a 127 total.

   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 145 Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Gross

Name, club

Score

David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club; John Hubbert, III, Galloway National Golf Club; Arthur Jacoby, Commonwealth National Golf Club & Alan Van Horn, Sandy Run Country Club

137

Curt Fromal, Andrew Harmer, Rich Thon & John Turner, The Springhaven Club

138

George May, James Muller, Richard Lownes & Edward Roberts, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

138

Alan Bernabei, Herbert Gordon, Alan Roatche & David Smith, Doylestown Country Club

139

Michael Anton, Roc Irey, Bob Majczan & Thomas Mallouk, Lookaway Golf Club

140

Mark Szilagyi, Applebrook Golf Club; James Prendergast, Philadelphia Publinks GA; Richard Custer & Greg Gottshall, Brookside Country Club

140

Don Donatoni, White Manor Country Club; Carl Everett, Merion Golf Club; Neil McDermott, Llanerch Country Club & Michael Rose, Talamore Country Club

141

William Care, Gregg Gipp, Paul Koelling & Mike Miklinevich, Greate Bay Country Club

144

Jack Quinn, Aronimink Golf Club; Rick Bunn, William McCabe, Jr. & Jon Stein, McCall Golf & Country Club

145

Charles Caparo, C. Michael Conway, Michael Giambrone & Ernest Martinelli, Plymouth Country Club

146

Buck Jones, Philadelphia Publinks GA; Donald Ashley, Michael Nilon & Richard Smith, Philadelphia Country Club

147

Deane Haase, Dan Lamb, Michael Quinn & Tim Ungrady, Edgmont Country Club

147

Bill Narozanick, Moselem Springs Golf Club; Thomas Hyland, Robert Lodovici & Joe Olin, Little Mill Country Club

147

Gordon Jamieson, Arthur Kania, Jr., Robert Roehr & Paul Suckow, Merion Golf Club

147

Thomas Fuhs, Spring Ford CC; Yong Choe, James O'Brien & Jim O'Connor, Spring Ford Country Club

147

John Cech, George Gepp, John Raleigh & Robert Thornton, Jr., Riverton Country Club

150

Neil Donovan, Richard Genoni, Stephen Negrotti & John Snyder, Waynesborough Country Club

151

Nicholas Wanck, Huntingdon Valley Country Club; Jack Hoffman, Penn Oaks Golf Club; Ed Brzezowski & John Hollingsworth, Sr., Concord Country Club

151

Steve Backstrom, Tom DiCinti, Fred Hauber & Dennis McCarty, Little Mill Country Club

152

Bill Doherty, Joseph Dougher, Richard Krauss & Gary Moran, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

152

Donald Beck, John McCourt, Robert Schiller & Gerald Strock, Old York Road Country Club

152

Wayne Diluigi, Jay McMenamin, Tom Paul & Fred Spratt, Running Deer Golf Club

153

Leonard DiDomenico, Alexander Maguire, Sr., Joseph Major & Pat Romano, Brookside Country Club

153

Jim Chojnacki, John Dandrea, Bernard Kelly & Fred Olt, Little Mill Country Club

154

Edward Birdsall, Tavistock Country Club; Edward Hennessy, Bert Minnella & Les Runkewich, Medford Village Country Club

156

John Lukens, Thomas McGlinchy, W. Dale Newpher & Rich Tofani, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club

156

Paul Morris, Burlington Country Club; Bernie Bieg, Mike Duffy & Glenn Volpe, Running Deer Golf Club

156

William Friel, Squires Golf Club; Jack Endicott, Ned Moore & Rick Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

157

Richard Alessi, Sr., Scott Fleming, William Knecht, Jr. & William Woolard, Jr., Llanerch Country Club

158

Bob Silsbe, Downingtown Country Club; Paul Yeakel, Waynesborough Country Club; David Gale & Kevin Scanlon, Stonewall

160

George Gibson, George Manos, J. Thomas Rush & Larry Sacks, Riverton Country Club

161

Bob Abramski, Harold Cooperstein, Ronald Hooven & Hal Morris, Talamore Country Club

162

Howard Dempster, Jr., Robert Dicerbo, George Macort, Jr. & George Maguire, Old York Road Country Club

163

Jerry Beil, John McKee, Chris Meyer & Louis Riggs, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

164

Jack Collins & Joseph LaGrossa, Galloway National Golf Club; Theodore Flocco, Jr. & J. Ronald Giordano, Tavistock Country Club

165

Bob Harris & Martin Sherman, Blue Bell Country Club; Robert Felter & Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club

165

Jack Bailey, James Barron, Robert Dzielak & John Groves, Hartefeld National

165

Rich Bernat, Bob Cerulli, John DePaul & Joseph Herzog, Sandy Run Country Club

166

Jeff Neely, John Smith, Robert Szczypkowski & Mark Weinberg, Lookaway Golf Club

167

 

Net

Name, club

Score

Jack Quinn, Aronimink Golf Club; Rick Bunn, William McCabe, Jr. & Jon Stein, McCall Golf & Country Club

127

William Care, Gregg Gipp, Paul Koelling & Mike Miklinevich, Greate Bay Country Club

127

George May, James Muller, Richard Lownes & Edward Roberts, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

128

Thomas Fuhs, Spring Ford Country Club; Yong Choe, James O'Brien & Jim O'Connor, Penn Oaks GC

130

William Friel, Squires Golf Club; Jack Endicott, Ned Moore & Rick Rutter, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

130

David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club; John Hubbert, III, Galloway National Golf Club; Arthur Jacoby, Commonwealth National Golf Club & Alan Van Horn, Sandy Run Country Club

131

Curt Fromal, Andrew Harmer, Rich Thon & John Turner, The Springhaven Club

131

Michael Anton, Roc Irey, Bob Majczan & Thomas Mallouk, Lookaway Golf Club

131

Charles Caparo, C. Michael Conway, Michael Giambrone & Ernest Martinelli, Plymouth Country Club

131

Neil Donovan, Richard Genoni, Stephen Negrotti & John Snyder, Waynesborough Country Club

131

Donald Beck, John McCourt, Robert Schiller & Gerald Strock, Old York Road Country Club

131

Wayne Diluigi, Jay McMenamin, Tom Paul & Fred Spratt, Running Deer Golf Club

131

Richard Custer & Greg Gottshall, Brookside Country Club; Mark Szilagyi, Applebrook Golf Club & James Prendergast, Philadelphia Publinks GA

132

Alan Bernabei, Herbert Gordon, Alan Roatche & David Smith, Doylestown Country Club

133

Nicholas Wanck, Huntingdon Valley Country Club; Jack Hoffman, Penn Oaks Golf Club; Ed Brzezowski & John Hollingsworth, Sr., Concord Country Club

133

Edward Birdsall, Tavistock Country Club; Edward Hennessy, Bert Minnella & Les Runkewich, Medford Village Country Club

133

Richard Alessi, Sr., Scott Fleming, William Knecht, Jr. & William Woolard, Jr., Llanerch Country Club

133

Howard Dempster, Jr., Robert Dicerbo, George Macort, Jr. & George Maguire, Old York Road Country Club

133

Steve Backstrom, Tom DiCinti, Fred Hauber & Dennis McCarty, Little Mill Country Club

134

Jim Chojnacki, John Dandrea, Bernard Kelly & Fred Olt, Little Mill Country Club

134

John Lukens, Thomas McGlinchy, W. Dale Newpher & Rich Tofani, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club

134

Gordon Jamieson, Arthur Kania, Jr., Robert Roehr & Paul Suckow, Merion Golf Club

135

Bill Doherty, Joseph Dougher, Richard Krauss & Gary Moran, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

135

John Cech, George Gepp, John Raleigh & Robert Thornton, Jr., Riverton Country Club

136

Deane Haase, Dan Lamb, Michael Quinn & Tim Ungrady, Edgmont Country Club

137

Paul Morris, Burlington Country Club; Bernie Bieg, Mike Duffy & Glenn Volpe, Running Deer Golf Club

137

Don Donatoni, White Manor Country Club; Carl Everett, Merion Golf Club; Neil McDermott, Llanerch Country Club & Michael Rose, Talamore Country Club

138

Rich Bernat, Bob Cerulli, John DePaul & Joseph Herzog, Sandy Run Country Club

138

Jeff Neely, John Smith, Robert Szczypkowski & Mark Weinberg, Lookaway Golf Club

138

Buck Jones, Philadelphia Publinks GA; Donald Ashley, Michael Nilon & Richard Smith, Philadelphia Country Club

139

Jerry Beil, John McKee, Chris Meyer & Louis Riggs, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

139

Bill Narozanick, Moselem Springs Golf Club; Thomas Hyland, Robert Lodovici & Joe Olin, Little Mill Country Club

139

George Gibson, George Manos, J. Thomas Rush & Larry Sacks, Riverton Country Club

141

Jack Collins & Joseph LaGrossa, Galloway National Golf Club; Theodore Flocco, Jr. & J. Ronald Giordano, Tavistock Country Club

141

Bob Harris & Martin Sherman, Blue Bell Country Club; Robert Felter & Terry Radcliffe, Lancaster Country Club

141

Leonard DiDomenico, Alexander Maguire, Sr., Joseph Major & Pat Romano, Brookside Country Club

143

Bob Silsbe, Downingtown Country Club; Paul Yeakel, Waynesborough Country Club; David Gale & Kevin Scanlon, Stonewall

143

Bob Abramski, Harold Cooperstein, Ronald Hooven & Hal Morris, Talamore Country Club

143

Jack Bailey, James Barron, Robert Dzielak & John Groves, Hartefeld National

150

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