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Irey earns No. 1 seed at Brewer Cup; Housen, Brewer top Super-Senior

  SPRING HOUSE, Pa.–Roc Irey has registered enough rounds at Old York Road CC (par 71, 6, 327 yards) to know its smallish, extremely undulating greens pose a constant threat to the scorecard. So with that mindset, Irey took his medicine at the Brewer Cup when he had to – four three-putts – and took advantage of opportunities when presented, to post an even-par 71 on Monday to earn the top seed of the 16 players who advanced to match play of the Senior Division.

O. GORDON BREWER, JR.
  The first round of match play for the Brewer Cup begins at 8 a.m. tomorrow with the quarterfinals to follow. The semifinals and final is set for Wednesday.

  “I played smart. I’ve played here enough in the past to know you have to be patient,” said Irey, 57, of Lookaway GC. “The Road always wins. I had four three putts. You always have them. If you gave yourself two [three-putts] a round you would be happy. You actually have to play the ball over the green on some holes because it’s easier chipping back at it then having a long putt.”

  Irey opened his round in style on No. 1 (par 3, 359 yards) with a 58-degree wedge from 70 yards that stopped eight inches from the cup for birdie. However, three-putts on No. 3 (par 3, 152 yards), from 30 feet, and No. 7 (par 4, 407 yards), when he missed a three-foot par saver, dropped the Furlong, Pa., resident to 1-over par. Irey rebounded quickly, though, registering back-to-back birdies on No. 8 (par 4, 321 yards), he hit a 54-degree wedge from 100 yards to eight inches, and No. 9 (par 5, 530 yards), when he flipped a 60-degree wedge from 60 yards to five feet. He made the turn at 1 under.

  Two more three-putts, on No. 13 (par 4, 403 yards) from 25 feet, and No. 16 (par 3, 170 yards) from 50 feet, followed before Irey drilled a 9-iron from 150 yards to six feet for birdie on No. 17 (par 4, 402 yards).

  “Anytime you shoot even par or better you have to be happy,” said Irey. “This is a tricky little golf course. Thank god the greens weren’t fast.

  You can’t hit your normal shots at the flag. You have to control your flight, hit higher shots so they land soft and really control your spin.”

  Ed Chylinski of Chester Valley GC is the No. 2 seed after carding a 2-over-par 73. Defending champion David Brookreson of Huntingdon Valley CC also qualified for match play as the 12th seed.

  The cut line for the Senior Division fell at 77.

Super-Senior Division
  O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., the tournament namesake and defending Super-Senior champion, and Bob Housen, both members of Pine Valley GC, carded 3-over-par 74s to share medalist honors in the 65 years of age and older division of the Brewer Cup. By virtue of a tiebreaker, Housen will be the top seed and Brewer, No. 2, in the eight-player flight.

  The Super-Senior quarterfinals begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow with the semifinals to follow. The final is scheduled for Wednesday.

  “It would have been a disappointment [to miss match play],” said Brewer, 72, of Pine Valley, N.J.

  Housen, playing in the same group with Brewer, made the turn in 1 over and was still at that number through 14 holes after two more bogeys and two birdies, but three putted No. 17 (par 4, 391 yards) for bogey and hit a driver through the fairway on No. 18 (par 4, 381 yards) for a five.

  Brewer made the turn in 2-over par but fought his way back to even with birdies on No. 10 (par 4, 390 yards) and No. 12 (par 4, 329 yards). On the 10th, he hit a 4-iron from 195 yards to 10 feet and, on the 12th, he knocked a wedge from 96 yards to a foot. A couple of poor shots on the way in and a short par miss on the final hole saw Brewer fall back to 3 over.

  Brewer, the current president of Pine Valley GC, is a two-time U.S. Senior Amateur Champion and veteran of 42 USGA Championships. He’s captured two 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. And just last year was recognized for his contributions to the game with the USGA’s Bob Jones Award.

  The cut line for the Super-Senior Division fell at 80.

  The Brewer Cup is 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 134 Member Clubs and 56,000 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 Division

Qualifiers

Name

Club

Front 9

Back 9

Total

Roc Irey

Lookaway Golf Club

35

36

71

Ed Chylinski

Chester Valley Golf Club

40

33

73

#Mark Quigley

Lu Lu Country Club

36

38

74

Michael Dougherty

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

37

37

74

Terrence Sawyer

Commonwealth National Golf Club

36

38

74

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr.

Saucon Valley Country Club

38

36

74

Thomas DiCinti

Links Golf Club

37

37

74

Charles Jones

Blue Bell Country Club

37

38

75

Lee King

Berkshire Country Club

39

36

75

David Brookreson

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

38

38

76

John Emmel, Jr.

Links Golf Club

40

36

76

Michael Quinn

Edgmont Country Club

35

41

76

Robert Ockenfuss

Indian Valley Country Club

38

38

76

Anthony Kondracki

Fox Hill Country Club

41

36

77

Bennett Meyer

Philmont Country Club

39

38

77

James Muller

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

40

37

77

Wally Swiger

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

39

38

77

 

Failed to qualify

Gary Daniels

Applebrook Golf Club

41

37

78

Michael Nilon

Philadelphia Country Club

40

38

78

Rick Custer

Spring Ford Country Club

39

39

78

Tom Borsello

Fieldstone Golf Club

40

38

78

Charles Whipple

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

43

36

79

Drew Panebianco

Talamore Country Club

41

38

79

Fred Banta

Running Deer Golf Club

42

37

79

Joe Olin

Little Mill Country Club

38

41

79

Neil McDermott

Llanerch Country Club

42

37

79

Robert Billings

Rolling Green Golf Club

37

42

79

Alan Van Horn

Lu Lu Country Club

41

39

80

Edward Roberts

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

38

42

80

Michael Rose

Philmont Country Club

38

42

80

Robert Lodovici

Little Mill Country Club

40

40

80

Jack Holland

Whitford Country Club

40

41

81

James Prendergast

Brookside Country Club

40

41

81

Theodore Beringer

Philadelphia Country Club

42

39

81

James Haynie

Lu Lu Country Club

40

42

82

Michael Moser

Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

42

40

82

Lee Cook

Laurel Creek Country Club

40

43

83

Stephen Pence

Little Mill Country Club

43

40

83

Craig Scott

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

43

41

84

William March

Spring Ford Country Club

41

43

84

Bill Smith

Sandy Run Country Club

43

42

85

Joe Marucci

Saucon Valley Country Club

43

43

86

Stephan Whitenack

Pine Valley Golf Club

45

41

86

Donald Ashley

Philadelphia Country Club

41

46

87

Tom Cohen

Running Deer Golf Club

42

45

87

John Patton

Links Golf Club

48

40

88

Richard Holcombe, Jr.

Old York Road Country Club

44

47

91

Thomas Mairone

McCall Golf & Country Club

48

45

93

Gary Daniels

Saucon Valley Country Club

WD

WD

WD

Gibby Young

Hartefeld National

WD

WD

WD

Matthew Bellis

Commonwealth National Golf Club

WD

WD

WD

Mike Miklinevich

Greate Bay Country Club

DQ

DQ

DQ

 

Super-Senior Division

Qualifiers

Name

Club

Front 9

Back 9

Total

O. Gordon Brewer, Jr.

Pine Valley Golf Club

38

36

74

Robert Housen

Pine Valley Golf Club

37

37

74

Lawrence Capuzzi, Sr.

Rolling Green Golf Club

38

39

77

Thomas Isola

Whitford Country Club

38

39

77

James Sherratt

Old York Road Country Club

37

41

78

Jay Howson, Jr.

St. Davids Golf Club

41

37

78

Richard Smith

Philadelphia Country Club

38

40

78

*Curt Fromal

The Springhaven Club

39

41

80

 

Failed to qualify

*John Owens

Tavistock Country Club

41

39

80

*Eric Dollenberg, Sr.

Philadelphia Cricket Club

40

40

80

*Thomas O'Rourke

Chester Valley Golf Club

41

39

80

David Jordan

Woodbury Country Club

38

44

82

Kent Weymouth, Jr.

Philadelphia Publinks GA

43

39

82

Charles McClaskey

Wyncote Golf Club

40

43

83

Warren Deakins

Philadelphia Country Club

44

40

84

Peter Stanley

Sunnybrook Golf Club

44

41

85

James Callaghan

Rolling Green Golf Club

44

43

87

Jim Lloyd

Running Deer Golf Club

45

43

88

Jay Kocher

Wilmington Country Club

46

43

89

John Ayres

Woodbury Country Club

48

43

91

Joe Wolos

JC Melrose Country Club

46

46

92

Charles Kane

Rolling Green Golf Club

45

49

94

Joseph Maxwell

Hartefeld National

WD

WD

WD

 

#-not competing in match play

*-determined in playoff

DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawal

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