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Huntingdon Valley’s Brookreson takes
Senior Amateur, Senior Silver Cross

  PHILADELPHIA, Pa.–David Brookreson of Huntingdon Valley CC added two more jewels to his championship belt Wednesday when he won the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 35th Senior Amateur Championship and the Association’s Senior Silver Cross at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club (par 70, 6,224 yards).

MICHAEL DOUGHERTY
  Brookreson, 57, the reigning Senior Player of the Year, carded a 1-under-par 69, the only under-par round of the tournament, to go with an opening-round 72 to win the Senior Amateur by five shots, after finishing in second place last year.

  It was his first Senior Amateur Championship and his second straight Senior Silver Cross, both coming on the heels of his win Sept. 1 at the prestigious national North-South Senior Amateur at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina.

  Huffing at a few missed short putts and puffing continuously on his trademark, ever present cigar, Brookreson, playing in the last threesome of the day, dueled down the back nine with his two closest competitors, Edmund Chylinski of Chester Valley GC, the first-round leader, and Michael Dougherty of Huntingdon Valley CC.

  "It’s always nice to get your name on a permanent trophy," said a smiling Brookreson, a resident of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. "Last year I had a bad first round and came back strong but Craig [Scott, a close friend and the eventual winner] hung in there to win."

  It was tight through 14 holes as Brookreson led Dougherty by a stroke and Chylinski by three. Then came a big break on No. 15 when he pulled a hybrid drive into the left tree-line on the short par 4, 297-yard hole, only to have the ball carom off a large oak back into the middle of the fairway.

  He hit a wedge from 95 yards and drained a curling 15-footer for birdie from just in the fringe. Dougherty, playing steady golf all day, had just 80 yards in, but the wheels came off on one swing. He bladed a wedge over the green into an impossible lie in the back of a back bunker, took two to get out, and double-bogeyed the hole. It was a three-shot swing.

  "I made a couple of bad swings," said Dougherty, 56, of Warrington, Pa. "I had no chance to keep that bunker shot on the green so I kept it in the bunker hoping to get up and down."

  On the next hole, the 545-yard, par 5 No. 16, the long-driving Chylinski boomed a tee shot 300 yards and pulled out a fairway metal to go for the green. But he topped the shot badly into a walled water hazard 100 yards ahead and double-bogeyed the hole.

  In essence, it was all over, as Brookreson parred in for the win.

  It didn’t start out that well, however, as Brookreson, trailing Chylinski by a shot going into Wednesday’s second round, double-bogeyed the par 4, 394-yard 3d hole, as he missed a two-footer to go 2-over par.

  Then he took charge and essentially won the title with back-to-back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6, 7 and 8. On No. 6, a 418-yard par 4, he sank an uphill nine-footer. On No. 7, the birdie came on a slippery, downhill, 25-footer with a big right to left break.

  On No. 8 (par 4, 439 yards) he came up with the shot of the day, after hitting his drive badly right, past the halfway house, behind trees, to the back of the ninth tee. No problem. An 8-iron over the trees to four feet gave him his third straight red figure.

  He gave a stroke back on No. 9, par 3, 172 yards, when he missed the green right and failed to hole a four-footer. But then came the back nine and the rest was history.

  The Senior Silver Cross, awarded to the player with the lowest aggregate score in the Warner Cup, Chapman Cup and Senior Amateur Championship rounds, was Brookreson’s second successive and second in the two years the award has been competed for.

  "Any time you can win a 72-hole tournament [like the Senior Silver Cross], it feels good inside because you know you held it together for a long period of time," said Brookreson.

Flight Scores

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

55 to 59

Gross

Net

Gross

Net

Gross

Net

Name

Club

Total

David Brookreson

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

72

72

69

69

141

141

Don Donatoni

White Manor Country Club

76

76

70

70

146

146

Edmund Chylinski

Chester Valley Golf Club

71

71

75

75

146

146

Michael Dougherty

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

72

71

74

73

146

144

Craig Scott

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

73

73

72

147

145

William Lawler

Fox Hill Country Club

76

75

73

72

149

147

Andy Thompson

Overbrook Golf Club

75

77

75

77

150

154

Stephen Daley

Lu Lu Country Club

74

74

76

76

150

150

Daniel Burton

Bent Creek Country Club

79

76

73

70

152

146

Michael Rose

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

73

72

79

78

152

150

Neil McDermott

Llanerch Country Club

76

72

76

72

152

144

Francis McFadden

Overbrook Golf Club

74

75

79

80

153

155

Donald Ashley

Philadelphia Country Club

74

72

80

78

154

150

Frank Polizzi

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

79

78

75

74

154

152

Mark Shuman

Philadelphia Country Club

77

75

77

75

154

150

Michael Egan

Lookaway Golf Club

77

75

77

75

154

150

Kevin Scanlon

Stonewall

74

71

81

78

155

149

Charles Wilkins

Little Mill Country Club

81

82

75

76

156

158

Gordon Bennett

Northampton Country Club

81

76

75

70

156

146

Thomas Mairone

McCall Golf & Country Club

80

74

76

70

156

144

James Goldstein

Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

76

80

79

157

155

Naz Gagliardi

Philadelphia Publinks GA

82

75

75

68

157

143

Robert Billings

Rolling Green Golf Club

81

79

77

75

158

154

Ted Beringer

Philadelphia Country Club

82

79

76

73

158

152

Terrence Sawyer

Yardley Country Club

78

77

80

79

158

156

Carl Everett

Merion Golf Club

78

76

81

79

159

155

Edward Pappas

Rolling Green Golf Club

77

73

82

78

159

151

Jack Holland

Whitford Country Club

82

80

77

75

159

155

John Spier

Saucon Valley Country Club

79

76

80

77

159

153

Michael Rowland

Lehigh Country Club

81

81

78

78

159

159

Charles Whipple

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

80

76

80

76

160

152

Frank Shuman

Lookaway Golf Club

81

76

79

74

160

150

George May

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

82

79

79

76

161

155

Wally Swiger

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

78

83

83

161

161

Thomas DiCinti

Little Mill Country Club

73

73

89

89

162

162

Steve Broome

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

82

74

81

73

163

147

Steven Owens

Ashbourne Country Club

84

74

79

69

163

143

Frank Treml

Sandy Run Country Club

85

83

79

77

164

160

John DiValentino

Lu Lu Country Club

78

70

86

78

164

148

Ron Ryll

Jericho National Golf Club

81

76

83

78

164

154

Thomas Mallouk

Lookaway Golf Club

83

79

81

77

164

156

Andy Goldman

Philadelphia Cricket Club

83

76

82

75

165

151

Dennis Perna

Spring Ford Country Club

82

75

83

76

165

151

James Coleman

Rolling Green Golf Club

82

76

83

77

165

153

Joseph Fromhartz

Philadelphia Publinks GA

81

76

84

79

165

155

Mark Battista

Philadelphia Publinks GA

79

74

86

81

165

155

Edward Yamasaki

Philmont Country Club

88

79

79

70

167

149

Felton Walker

Little Mill Country Club

88

80

79

71

167

151

James Haynie

Lu Lu Country Club

77

75

90

88

167

163

John Snyder

Waynesborough Country Club

83

78

84

79

167

157

Richard White

Jericho National Golf Club

83

77

84

78

167

155

Richard Pogany

Burlington Country Club

84

79

85

80

169

159

John Cech

Riverton Country Club

85

77

86

78

171

155

Len Orlando

Concord Country Club

87

79

84

76

171

155

Robert Harris

Blue Bell Country Club

86

82

85

81

171

163

Steve Kyriakodis

Lu Lu Country Club

85

79

86

80

171

159

William Kufta

Jericho National Golf Club

87

76

84

73

171

149

Daniel Flynn

Sandy Run Country Club

83

71

89

77

172

148

Ron Mittendorf

Blue Bell Country Club

86

78

86

78

172

156

William McCabe, Jr.

McCall Golf & Country Club

91

79

81

69

172

148

Peter Farina

Fieldstone Golf Club

83

77

90

84

173

161

Robert Murphy

Wilmington Country Club

89

84

84

79

173

163

Charles Johanson

Philadelphia Cricket Club

81

73

93

85

174

158

Frank Petrecco

Yardley Country Club

87

78

87

78

174

156

Thomas Mohr

Coatesville Country Club

85

80

89

84

174

164

Charles Caparo

Plymouth Country Club

88

81

87

80

175

161

James Wiley

Lu Lu Country Club

86

76

92

82

178

158

John Patton

Pine Hill Golf Club

89

82

89

82

178

164

Edward Bondi

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

87

81

92

86

179

167

Jack Batdorf

Riverton Country Club

92

83

87

78

179

161

Jon Mabry

Moorestown Field Club

93

87

87

81

180

168

Vincent Burns

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

92

81

88

77

180

158

Gregory Gaul

Merion Golf Club

93

89

91

87

184

176

Michael McCorriston

Jericho National Golf Club

96

85

93

82

189

167

Ed Roberts

Old York Road Country Club

87

79

DQ

DQ

DQ

DQ

Matthew Bellis

Commonwealth National Golf Club

75

73

WD

WD

WD

WD

Steve Pence

Little Mill Country Club

87

83

WD

WD

WD

WD

60 and Over

Gross

Net

Gross

Net

Gross

Net

Name

Club

Total

Robert Housen

Pine Valley Golf Club

77

76

72

71

149

147

George Carr

Running Deer Golf Club

78

76

74

72

152

148

Jarrett Kling

Merion Golf Club

79

78

76

75

155

153

Richard Smith

Philadelphia Country Club

83

79

73

69

156

148

Charles McClaskey

Wyncote Golf Club

83

84

75

76

158

160

William Weinfeld

Melrose Country Club

79

71

79

71

158

142

Charles McDowell

Wilmington Country Club

81

79

78

76

159

155

Jay Howson, Jr.

St. Davids Golf Club

82

80

78

76

160

156

O. Gordon Brewer, Jr.

Pine Valley Golf Club

84

83

76

75

160

158

Terry Fair

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

82

79

78

75

160

154

Curt Fromal

The Springhaven Club

77

72

84

79

161

151

David Jordan

Woodbury Country Club

85

80

76

71

161

151

Ken Gaskill

Philadelphia Publinks GA

83

80

78

75

161

155

A. Kent Weymouth, Jr.

Lu Lu Country Club

84

78

78

72

162

150

Thomas Holian

Spring Ford Country Club

82

75

81

74

163

149

Fred Olt

Little Mill Country Club

85

80

80

75

165

155

John MacDonald

Melrose Country Club

83

75

85

77

168

152

Thomas O'Rourke

Chester Valley Golf Club

87

81

81

75

168

156

Vernon Kelly, Jr.

Philadelphia Cricket Club

80

76

88

84

168

160

Don Neill

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

85

78

84

77

169

155

Louis Pace

Medford Village Country Club

88

82

81

75

169

157

Herbert Gordon

Doylestown Country Club

91

86

79

74

170

160

John Owens

Tavistock Country Club

86

81

84

79

170

160

Joseph Virdone

Philadelphia Country Club

82

75

88

81

170

156

Byron Milner

Overbrook Golf Club

84

81

87

84

171

165

John Holsten

Aronimink Golf Club

86

77

86

77

172

154

Bill Wolhar

Wilmington Country Club

87

82

86

81

173

163

Jay Kocher

Wilmington Country Club

89

84

84

79

173

163

Robert Davy

Medford Village Country Club

89

79

84

74

173

153

Alan Cole

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

86

78

88

80

174

158

Andrew Hamilton, III

The Springhaven Club

86

78

90

82

176

160

Richard Kenville

Burlington Country Club

89

81

88

80

177

161

William Cummins

Jericho National Golf Club

88

80

89

81

177

161

Basil Gilfillian

Running Deer Golf Club

90

82

88

80

178

162

Christopher Frazier

Sunnybrook Golf Club

88

81

90

83

178

164

Peter Stanley

Sunnybrook Golf Club

88

82

91

85

179

167

Thomas Morgan

Riverton Country Club

86

78

93

85

179

163

Frank Blanche

Spring Ford Country Club

90

83

91

84

181

167

Jack Collins

Woodbury Country Club

93

82

88

77

181

159

Kyran Connelly

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

91

74

93

76

184

150

Murray Felzer

White Manor Country Club

88

78

97

87

185

165

Bob Wicker

Little Mill Country Club

96

89

90

83

186

172

Joseph Marcantognini

Silver Creek Country Club

96

85

92

81

188

166

Donald Hoegel

Little Mill Country Club

97

87

93

83

190

170

Bob Catini

Blue Bell Country Club

90

79

WD

WD

WD

WD

Clay Von Seldeneck

Sunnybrook Golf Club

87

78

WD

WD

WD

WD

Richard Turner

Concord Country Club

84

74

DQ

DQ

DQ

DQ

Super Senior

Gross

Net

Gross

Net

Gross

Net

Name

Club

Total

James Sherratt

Old York Road Country Club

76

71

77

72

153

143

Jim Callaghan

Rolling Green Golf Club

75

65

78

68

153

133

Harvey McCumber

Wilmington Country Club

79

76

80

77

159

153

Ben Sack

Edgmont Country Club

83

74

78

69

161

143

Thomas Conboy

Sandy Run Country Club

84

78

79

73

163

151

Warren Deakins

Philadelphia Country Club

82

75

81

74

163

149

Edward Strow Jr. D.D.S

Tavistock Country Club

78

69

88

79

166

148

Gordon Eichert

Little Mill Country Club

78

67

88

77

166

144

J. Wendell Outhous

St. Davids Golf Club

89

80

81

72

170

152

Edward Noble

Tavistock Country Club

91

82

82

73

173

155

Fran Tusak

Silver Creek Country Club

83

79

WD

WD

WD

WD

 

WD-withdrawal; DQ-disqualification

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