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Little Mill CC’s Hyland nabs Marston Cup

  MOHNTON, Pa.– Thomas Hyland of Little Mill CC fires five birdies under spectacular course conditions to take the third edition of the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Marston Cup Wednesday at LedgeRock GC (par 72, 6,765 yards) with a 1-under-par 71.

Thomas Hyland for par.
  "I made more birdies today than I usually make," Hyland said. "That’s pretty unusual for me."

  Hyland edged out the 83-player field, which included the 2007 GAP Mid-Am Champ and LedgeRock Club President Chip Lutz, by one-stroke. Lutz finished tied for second with Kenneth Phillips of Lancaster CC with an even par 72.

  "It was just one of those days that I didn’t have it all going, but I played well and played steady," said Lutz of playing on is own track. "Whenever you play on your home turf I think it’s added pressure rather than home course advantage. I think it’s sometimes a deterrent."

  Hyland, who never stepped foot on the course before Wednesday, didn’t have that distraction and started with a birdie out of the gates. From 180-yards out, he left a 5-iron just short and made 30-foot, right-to-left breaking putt from the fringe for birdie.

  "That was great to get off to a good start after having a rough day yesterday," said Hyland, referring to his disappointing round at yesterday’s USGA Mid-Am qualifier run by the Metropolitan Golf Association where he missed the cut by one stroke.

Chip Lutz eyes his birdie
putt on No. 14. (par 3, 190 yards).
  Hyland was also able to card birdies on hole Nos. 6 (par 4, 396 yards), 10 (par 3, 194 yards), 12 (par 4, 270 yards) and 16 (par 4, 330 yards) to finish with the only sub-par round of the day.

  "I was never in any real trouble off the tee today," he said. "I kept it in play all day and that was one of the keys [to my round] along with my putting, because the greens were very challenging.

  The course was absolutely spectacular and the greens were firm and fast," Hyland said. "It was tough."

Max Marston
  For four months in the summer of 1923, Marston was America’s best amateur golfer. Between mid-May and mid-September, Marston was virtually unstoppable through a series of club, state, national and international events.

  It began with the Walker Cup Matches where Marston won two matches as the Americans successfully retained the Cup. Marston returned home to capture the Patterson Cup and Amateur Championship in successive weeks and, in doing so, earned the Silver Cross Award. In July, he took the Pennsylvania Amateur title and finished as the low amateur in the Philadelphia Open.

  In September, Marston traveled to Floosmoor Country Club outside Chicago for the U.S. Amateur. He rallied in the second round to defeat tournament favorite Bob Jones, 2&1, before knocking off Francis Ouimet in the semifinals. He stopped defending champion Jess Sweetser in the final on the 38th hole.

  In that four month span, he also captured the Merion Cricket Club championship and Pine Valley GC’s Crump Cup.

  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.

Results
+4 to 3 handicap
1. Douglas Zelner, Coatesville CC 73
2. John Carullo, Penn Oaks GC 74
3. Charles Dowds, III, Applebrook GC 75

4 to 11 handicap
1. Jim Gavaghan, Torresdale-Frankford CC 77
T2. Michael Ryan, Coatesville CC 78
T2. William Thornton, Jr., Berkshire CC 78

Results

+4 to 3 Handicap

Name

Club Name

Score

Thomas Hyland

Little Mill Country Club

71

Kenneth Phillips

Lancaster Country Club

72

Chip Lutz

LedgeRock Golf Club

72

Douglas Zelner

Coatesville Country Club

73

John Carullo

Penn Oaks Golf Club

74

Charles Dowds, III

Applebrook Golf Club

75

James Macallister

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

76

Oscar Mestre, Jr.

Overbrook Golf Club

76

Michael Tash

Tavistock Country Club

76

Robert Gill

Fox Hill Country Club

77

Wayne Bartolacci

Jericho National Golf Club

77

Thomas Soares

Moselem Springs Golf Club

77

Edward Erickson

Yardley Country Club

78

John Cattoni

Huntsville Golf Club

79

Bill Turner

Philadelphia Publinks GA

79

Mark Douglas

Spring Ford Country Club

79

Drew Panebianco

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

79

Glenn Smeraglio

Yardley Country Club

79

Jim Yenser

Ravens Claw Golf Club

80

David West

Whitford Country Club

80

Jim Davis

Cedarbrook Country Club

81

John Alterman

Commonwealth National Golf Club

81

David Smith

Doylestown Country Club

81

David Strohl

Moselem Springs Golf Club

81

Shane Gunning

Silver Creek Country Club

81

Rick Custer

Spring Ford Country Club

81

Gary Daniels

Applebrook Golf Club

82

Ron Weaver

Meadia Heights Golf Club

82

Leonard Pearson

Philmont Country Club

82

Jim Simmons

Stonewall

82

Ken Donlavage

Wyoming Valley Country Club

82

Scott McIntosh

Jericho National Golf Club

83

J Kirk Luntey

Merion Golf Club

83

Michael Domenick

Phoenixville Country Club

83

Steven Walczak

Wilmington Country Club

83

Alan Skoritowski

Glen Oak Country Club

84

Rich Thon

The Springhaven Club

84

Steven Chronister

Bent Creek Country Club

85

Dave OBrien

Cedarbrook Country Club

85

Francis Hamm

Country Club of Scranton

85

Patrick Cahill, III

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

94

Brian Powell

Burlington Country Club

NS

Christopher Terebesi

Chester Valley Golf Club

WD

Kelly Patton

Heidelberg Country Club

NS

Arthur Kania, Jr.

Overbrook Golf Club

WD

 

4 to 11 Handicap

Jim Gavaghan

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

77

Michael Ryan

Coatesville Country Club

78

William Thornton, Jr.

Berkshire Country Club

78

Thomas Finn

Cavaliers Country Club

79

Graham Desmond

Golf Course at Glen Mills

81

Jerry Rooney

Greate Bay Country Club

82

Gregg Gipp

Greate Bay Country Club

83

Kevin Mailey

Stonewall

83

Edward Attarian

Commonwealth National Golf Club

84

James Blickle

LedgeRock Golf Club

84

Peter Mimmo

North Hills Country Club

84

Steven Abramowicz

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

84

Brian Sexton

Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa

84

Michael Stanley

St. Davids Golf Club

84

George Steinmetz

Chester Valley Golf Club

85

Frank Tuscano

North Hills Country Club

85

Joseph DeAngelis

Jericho National Golf Club

86

Steve Robinson

Lookaway Golf Club

87

Kenneth Zimmer

Stonewall

87

Joe Miller

Links Golf Club

88

George Kerschner

Overbrook Golf Club

88

Dan Farragut

Philadelphia Cricket Club

88

Kurt Meyers

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

88

Bud Souder

Spring Ford Country Club

88

George Marshalek, Jr.

Whitford Country Club

88

Del Markward

North Hills Country Club

89

Chuck Kraatz

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

89

Jeff Palmer

Chester Valley Golf Club

91

Michael Shoup

Sandy Run Country Club

91

Anthony Gerace

Moselem Springs Golf Club

93

Robert Berenholz

White Manor Country Club

95

John Lamanna

Lu Lu Country Club

98

Gary Yeager

Philadelphia Cricket Club

98

Robert Wheeler

Hartefeld National

100

David Justi

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

100

Bill Dwyer

Concord Country Club

WD

Joseph Gibley

Concord Country Club

WD

William Erskine

Philadelphia Publinks GA

WD

 

WD-withdrawal; NS-no show

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