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TFCC's Boyle captures Christman Cup in sudden-death playoff

   NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Vince Boyle of Torresdale-Frankford CC edged Edward McCrossen, Jr., of Whitemarsh Valley CC in a sudden-death playoff to capture Tuesday’s Christman Cup at Torresdale-Frankford CC (par 70, 6,335 yards).

Edward McCrossen, Jr. of Whitemarsh
Valley CC finished second.
  The home-club hopeful sealed victory on No. 17 (par 3, 190 yards), the second playoff hole, after his tee-shot – a 7-iron – landed about 30-feet from the flagstick. Boyle two-putted for par while McCrossen bogeyed.

  “It feels awesome. I’m just glad that I had a shot at it,” Boyle said. “I was really happy about that. I really didn’t think I had a shot. I figured that I was out.”

  During his first two rounds, McCrossen, of Ambler, Pa., used his 5-iron on No. 17, but found the back edge of the green on both occasions. He switched to a 6-iron in the playoff, but again crushed his tee shot about 50 yards over the green.

  “There’s no way to get up-and-down from there,” McCrossen, 17, said.

  Both players two-putted for par on No. 10 (par 5, 484 yards), the first playoff hole. Prior to the playoff, Boyle, of Northeast Philadelphia, Pa., anxiously roamed around his home clubhouse for about two hours - wondering if his 36-hole total of 148 would hold up. McCrossen had a chance to triumph in regulation, but he bogeyed his 36th hole of the day (par 3, 158 yards) to finish his second round at 3-over-par 73.

  Like Boyle, McCrossen didn’t think he had a chance at winning the tournament after 36 holes.

  “There were a lot of opportunities on the course to make birdies,” McCrossen said. “I started making some bogeys, and I thought 3 or 5-over would win, and I was 7 or 8-over par.”

Vince Boyle
  Boyle ended his first round with a 6-over-par 76, which included an eagle on No. 10 (par 5, 484 yards). After his drive found the fairway, Boyle drilled a 5-wood about 225 yards and sunk the ensuing 40-footer.

  “I wasn’t hitting the ball that great, but I was making putts, like always,” he said.

  But Boyle went on to bogey four of his last five holes. He intensified his focus for the afternoon session by carding a 2-over-par 72. Boyle fired birdies on his 32nd (No. 5, par 4, 318 yards) and 33rd (No. 6, par 4, 418 yards) holes of the day.

  “I got in a groove,” he said. “I just feel comfortable out here. It’s my home course. I felt confident on the greens. I know all of the reads. I knew I had to score low [in the afternoon], because 6 over wasn’t cutting it.”

  Zachary Herr of Jericho National GC, the reigning Junior Boys’ Champion, held a two-stroke lead entering the afternoon session. The New Hope, Pa., resident rolled in a downhill 40-footer for eagle on No. 16 (par 5, 562 yards) after pounding his second shot – a 3-wood – from 270 yards out.

  “I jammed it in there,” Herr said.

  Herr also registered birdies on Nos. 10 (par 5, 484 yards) and 12 (par 4, 331 yards) in the morning session. He drained a three-footer on No. 10 and an eight-footer on No. 12 after knocking his lob wedge about 80 yards.

   NOTES – Boyle played alongside Aaron Burton of Philadelphia Publinks GA, who defeated him in the Junior Boys’ Championship quarterfinals last month…Only 16 players in Tuesday’s field of 52 made par or better on No. 17 (par 3, 190 yards)…Christopher Crawford of Lu Lu CC, Zachary Dilcher of Hartefeld National and Davis Schaller of Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa each carded a 4-over-par 74 in the first round of play. In fact, Dilcher fired five birdies, including back-to-back-to-back on Nos. 5, 6, and 7. However, the Avondale, Pa. resident registered six bogies and six double-bogies in the afternoon session to finish the tournament at 24-over-par 164…Greg Jarmas of Philadelphia Publinks GA was the only other player to card a 2-over-par 72 in the second round. Jarmas defeated Schaller in a match of cards to finish third.

Name

Club

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

#Vince Boyle

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

76

72

148

Edward McCrossen, Jr.

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

75

73

148

Davis Schaller

Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa

74

75

149

Greg Jarmas

Philadelphia Publinks GA

77

72

149

Michael Johnson

Talamore Country Club

75

75

150

Russell Hartung

Doylestown Country Club

76

75

151

Zachary Herr

Jericho National Golf Club

72

79

151

Garrett Conway

Burlington Country Club

75

77

152

Max Matejik

Yardley Country Club

75

77

152

Christopher Crawford

Lu Lu Country Club

74

79

153

Matt Pulos

St. Davids Golf Club

77

76

153

Jack Ulan

Cedarbrook Country Club

76

77

153

Matt Cocco

Commonwealth National Golf Club

80

73

153

Tucker Koch

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

77

77

154

Blayze DiPasquale

Jericho National Golf Club

76

78

154

Mike Hartsough

Edgmont Country Club

76

78

154

James Tallent

Merion Golf Club

75

79

154

Kyle Raudenbush

Pine Valley Golf Club

78

76

154

Luke Liddell

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

77

78

155

Rich Thorpe

Lu Lu Country Club

79

77

156

Chris Szal, Jr.

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

79

77

156

Paul Carbone, Jr.

Old York Road Country Club

84

73

157

Bobby Wurtz

Philadelphia Cricket Club

75

82

157

Charles Castellano

Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour

80

77

157

Charles Cai

Mercer Oaks Golf Course

78

80

158

Ted Brennan

Philadelphia Country Club

80

79

159

Cameron Liebert

White Manor Country Club

83

78

161

Joseph Gunerman

Yardley Country Club

82

79

161

Austin List

Merion Golf Club

78

83

161

Kyle Hunter

Commonwealth National Golf Club

83

79

162

George Braun

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

83

80

163

Jack Russell

Philadelphia Cricket Club

85

79

164

Jack Rosenberg

Waynesborough Country Club

79

85

164

Zachary Dilcher

Hartefeld National

74

90

164

Benjamin Cooley

Lu Lu Country Club

78

87

165

Aaron Burton

Philadelphia Publinks GA

83

82

165

Evan Galbreath

Philmont Country Club

85

80

165

John Leighton

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

83

84

167

Jim Kramarski

Riverton Country Club

80

87

167

Daniel Novak

Talamore Country Club

82

86

168

Edmond Fenton

Jericho National Golf Club

82

86

168

Blaise Hopkins

Jericho National Golf Club

86

83

169

Ryan Worthy

Merion Golf Club

86

84

170

Justin Smith

Lu Lu Country Club

83

89

172

Oliver White

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

88

88

176

Robert Hoeppner

Commonwealth National Golf Club

87

91

178

Gregory Devine

Llanerch Country Club

93

86

179

Joseph Rueter, Jr.

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

89

91

180

Christian Holt

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

101

WD

WD

#-won in playoff; WD-withdrawal

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