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*Senior Player of the Year standings

McFadden, tourney namesake top Brewer Cup field

  HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa.ĖO. Gordon Brewer, Jr. of Pine Valley GC is a two-time U.S. Senior Amateur Champion and veteran of 42 USGA Championships. Heís captured Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur Championship titles (1967, 1976), a GAP Senior Amateur Championship crown (1997) and a Senior Player of the Year (1997) as well as countless invitational titles.

  The pressure of competing in those events, though, paled in contrast to the emotions Brewer felt on Tuesday at Huntingdon Valley CC (Toomey/Flynn courses). Competing in the inaugural Brewer Cup, the tournamentís namesake posted an impressive 3-over-par 73 en route to medalist honors in the Super-Senior Division (par 70, 6,212 yards). Brewer will be the top seed heading into tomorrowís eight-player Super-Senior match play draw which begins at 9 a.m. The cut line fell at 79 with a three-for-one playoff.

Frank McFadden of Overbrook GC watches
his drive on No. 9 (par 4, 436 yards).
  "It was a little emotional to begin with," said Brewer, 71, who has been a member of Huntingdon Valley CC since 1963. "Iíve been amazed at the people who have made a point at calling [to congratulate me] and itís just continued. To come here and see the signs out there and the trophy on the table, it means a lot. I canít say anything other than that.

  "I obviously wanted to [make the cut]. I just went out and did my best. If I did [make the cut] I did, if I didnít [make the cut] I didnít. At times my gameís been good but it hasnít been as consistent as I would like it to be."

  Brewer posted nine-hole scores of 37-36. His 37 included four bogeys and two birdies. His back 36 was a touch less adventurous with two bogeys and a birdie.

  Brewer is a seven-time Huntingdon Valley club champion.

  In the Senior Division (par 70, 6,543 yards), Frank McFadden of Overbrook GC carded a magnificent 3-under-par 67. McFadden recorded five birdies in his first 16 holes before finishing bogey-bogey.

Frank Polizzi of Whitemarsh Valley CC eyes
his putt on No. 6 (par 4, 417 yards).
  No matter, the 58-year-old Newtown Square, Pa., resident was still four shots clear of his nearest foe. Heíll be the No. 1 seed in the 16-player Senior Division match play draw. The Senior bracket begins play at 8 a.m.

  McFadden carded the dayís best round with strong iron play and timely putting. His birdie barrage included: on No. 4 (par 4, 344 yards) knocking a Lob Wedge from 85 yards to eight feet; on No. 5 (par 3, 151 yards) hitting an 8-iron to 10 feet; on No. 11 (par 4, 365 yards) lofting a Lob Wedge from 90 yards to 20 feet; on No. 13 (par 3, 171 yards) launching a 7-iron to five feet and on No. 15 (par 5, 550 yards) drilling a 6-iron from 183 yards to two feet.

  "I hit the ball solid all day. I hit 16 of 18 greens," said McFadden. "This is obviously a great event honoring a world class amateur in Gordon."

  The cut line for the Senior Division fell at 75.

  The Brewer Cup was open to Senior players with a handicap index of 7.0 or less and Super Seniors with an index of 12.0 or less.

  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 136 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.

Senior

Qualifiers

Name

Club

Score

Francis McFadden

Overbrook Golf Club

67

Craig Scott

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

71

Frank Polizzi

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

71

Gary Daniels

Saucon Valley Country Club

71

Don Donatoni

White Manor Country Club

73

James Haynie

Lu Lu Country Club

73

Michael Quinn

Edgmont Country Club

73

Ed Chylinski

Chester Valley Golf Club

74

Michael Rose

Philmont Country Club

74

Robert Billings

Rolling Green Golf Club

74

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr.

Saucon Valley Country Club

74

Charles Jones

Philadelphia Publinks GA

75

Charles Whipple

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

David Brookreson

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

John Emmel, Jr.

Philadelphia Publinks GA

75

Michael Dougherty

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

 

Failed to qualify

Bill Henry

Olde York Country Club

76

Robin McCool

Saucon Valley Country Club

76

Roc Irey

Cedarbrook Country Club

76

Daniel B. Burton

Bent Creek Country Club

77

Michael Howanski

DuPont Country Club

77

Wally Swiger

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

77

Bob Majczan

Lookaway Golf Club

78

James Sullivan, Sr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

Lee Cook

Laurel Creek Country Club

78

Rick Pogany

Little Mill Country Club

78

Robert Ockenfuss

Indian Valley Country Club

78

Craig Aronchick

Rolling Green Golf Club

79

Neil McDermott

Llanerch Country Club

79

Stephan Whitenack

Philadelphia Cricket Club

79

Bennett Meyer

Philmont Country Club

80

Carl Everett

Merion Golf Club

80

Dennis Perna

Spring Ford Country Club

80

Gibby Young

Hartefeld National

80

Martin Klagholz

Rolling Green Golf Club

80

Richard Umani

Philadelphia Publinks GA

81

Donald Ashley

Philadelphia Country Club

82

Ed Blechschmidt

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

82

Sam Paddison

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

82

W. Scott Yard

Whitford Country Club

82

Joel McFadden

Honeybrook Golf Club

83

Thomas DiCinti

Links Golf Club

83

Thomas Mallouk

Lookaway Golf Club

83

Hugh Kenworthy, III

Gulph Mills Golf Club

84

James Prendergast

Spring Ford Country Club

84

Ted Beringer

Philadelphia Country Club

84

Terrence Sawyer

Yardley Country Club

84

Alan Van Horn

Lu Lu Country Club

85

Eugene Maginnis, Jr.

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

85

Thomas Mairone

McCall Golf & Country Club

85

Joseph Virdone

Philadelphia Country Club

87

Stephen Crescenzo

Wyncote Golf Club

87

Charles Johanson

Philadelphia Cricket Club

88

John Snyder

Waynesborough Country Club

88

Michael Sofranko

Wyncote Golf Club

89

Frank Kunze

Spring Ford Country Club

91

Joseph Grubb

Honeybrook Golf Club

92

Robert Murphy

Wilmington Country Club

92

Stephen Pence

Little Mill Country Club

92

Joseph DeAngelis

Jericho National Golf Club

95

Michael Hayes

Ballamor Golf Club

WD

 

Super-Senior

Qualifiers

Name

Club

Score

O. Gordon Brewer, Jr.

Pine Valley Golf Club

73

John Owens

Tavistock Country Club

75

Charles McClaskey

Wyncote Golf Club

77

Curt Fromal

The Springhaven Club

78

James Sherratt

Old York Road Country Club

78

Jay Howson, Jr.

St. Davids Golf Club

78

Peter Stanley

Sunnybrook Golf Club

78

*Dick Sayer

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

79

 

Failed to qualify

*David Jordan

Woodbury Country Club

79

*Warren Deakins

Philadelphia Country Club

79

Larry Loughner

Bent Creek Country Club

81

Art Brosius

DuPont Country Club

82

Bill Weinfeld

JC Melrose Country Club

82

Bob Wicker

Little Mill Country Club

82

Charles Kane

Rolling Green Golf Club

83

Christopher Frazier

Sunnybrook Golf Club

83

Richard Smith

Philadelphia Country Club

83

Herbert Gordon

Doylestown Country Club

84

Kent Weymouth, Jr.

Philadelphia Publinks GA

85

Clay von Seldeneck

Sunnybrook Golf Club

86

Thomas Morgan

Riverton Country Club

88

Jay Guben

JC Melrose Country Club

90

 

*-determined in playoff

WD-withdrawal

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