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Quartet tops Brewer Cup Qualifier; McClaskey heads Super Seniors

  ORELAND, Pa.–A quartet of players topped an amazingly crowded Senior Division leaderboard (55 years of age and older) in the Brewer Cup Qualifier Monday at Sandy Run CC (par 72, 6,539 yards). Remarkably, only three shots separated the 16 players advancing into match play.

  Scores ranged from a 1-under-par 71 for the four medalists to 74, where there was a seven-man-for-one qualifying position playoff.

CHARLES MCCLASKEY
  Charles Jones of Blue Bell CC birdied No. 18 (par 4, 325 yards), the third extra hole, to advance.

  The first round of the Brewer Cup begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday with the second round to follow.

  “There will be some great matches tomorrow with the field so tight,” said Tom DiCinti of Little Mill CC, who posted one of the day’s four low scores. “There will be no upsets because anyone of us can win a given match. It should be fun.”

  Joining DiCinti, 61, of Voorhees, N.J., atop the leaderboard were Roc Irey of Lookaway GC, Lee King of Heidelberg CC and Rich Thon of The Springhaven Club. Seeding was determined by the order in which scorecards were returned. Accordingly, Thon, who posted the tournament’s low round, first, will be the No. 1 seed; Irey is the No. 2 seed; King is seeded third and DiCinti will be No. 4.

  In the Super-Senior Division (par 72, 6,539 yards), for players 65 years of age or older, Charles McClaskey of Back Creek GC finished with a flurry to card a sensational 70 and earn the No. 1 seed. McClaskey carded two birdies and an eagle in the final four holes to card the lone Super-Senior Division under-par score. The cut line for the Super-Senior Division fell at 77.

  In the Senior Division, both DiCinti and King recorded rounds of 17 pars and one birdie. DiCinti, who said he had 14 birdie chances on the day, drained an eight footer on No. 15 (par 5, 477 yards) for his lone red figure while King chipped in from the left rough some 30 feet away on No. 12 (par 3, 165 yards) for his only under-par score.

  “I made all the putts I needed to for par and missed all the birdie ones,” said King, 56, of Reading, Pa. “I had it 10 to 15 feet seven times for birdie and didn’t make any.” King got up-and-down for par five times. He missed the first three greens on the back side, his initial nine, and the first two greens on the front.

  Irey and Thon recorded a few more circles (birdies) and squares (bogeys) on their scorecards. Irey had five birdies and four bogeys while Thon had three birdies and two bogeys.

  The long hitting Irey registered red scores on Nos. 1 (par 4, 345 yards), 4 (par 4, 331 yards), 9 (par 4, 324 yards), 10 (par 3, 129 yards) and 16 (par 4, 377 yards) with his longest birdie putt measuring six feet. He hit a 105-yard sand wedge to five feet on No. 1; knocked a 60-yard sand wedge to three feet on No. 4; hit the same sand wedge from the same distance on No. 9 to six feet; lipped out of the hole on No. 10 for an ace and a tap-in birdie from a foot and hit another sand wedge from 105 yards out on No. 16 to two inches.

  “Other than a few holes I was pretty steady,” said Irey, 58, of Furlong, Pa. “Once I made a few birdies early, I decided to try and be medalist again. (Irey was the medalist and a finalist last year in this event.)”

  Thon carded a birdie and bogey on his front side, the back nine, before almost holing out on No. 2 (par 3, 187 yards) with a 4-iron that stopped two inches from the cup to move to 1 under. He bogeyed No. 5 (par 4, 416 yards) when his drive left found trouble but rallied on No. 7 (par 4, 320 yards) when he hit a 52-degree wedge from 108 yards to five feet for the birdie.

  “I just wanted to get under par a little bit and stay there,” said Thon, 55, of Swarthmore, Pa. “I wanted to get to par, 1 under, and figured that would do it.” It did.

  In the Super-Senior flight, McClaskey, the 2008 runner-up, stood on the No. 15 (par 5, 477 yards) tee at 2 over before draining a 15-footer for birdie. On No. 16 (par 4, 377 yards), the 71-year-old Elkton, Md., resident knocked a sand wedge from 100 yards to eight feet and on No. 17 (par 4, 385 yards) he hit that same club to six feet short and watched it trickle into the hole for a two.

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  This is the third annual Brewer Cup.

  The tournament is named in honor of O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., the former 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 two years ago he was recognized for his contributions to the game with the USGA’s Bob Jones Award.

  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 142 Member Clubs and 56,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Senior Division

Qualifiers

Name, club

Score

Lee King, Heidelberg Country Club

71

Tom DiCinti, Links Golf Club

71

Roc Irey, Lookaway Golf Club

71

Rich Thon, The Springhaven Club

71

David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

72

Alan Van Horn, Sandy Run Country Club

72

Francis McFadden, Overbrook Golf Club

72

Arthur Kania, Jr., Merion Golf Club

72

Gary Daniels, Saucon Valley Country Club

72

Richard Speranza, Jericho National Golf Club

73

Robin McCool, Saucon Valley Country Club

73

Christopher Lange, Overbrook Golf Club

73

Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley Golf Club

73

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr., Saucon Valley Country Club

73

Michael Quinn, Edgmont Country Club

73

*Charles Jones, Blue Bell Country Club

74

 

Failed to qualify

*Laurence Hirsh, Plymouth Country Club

74

*Michael Rose, Philmont Country Club

74

*Craig Scott, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

*Mark Quigley, Lu Lu Country Club

74

*Richard Custer, Brookside Country Club

74

*Brian Sexton, Seaview Resort & Spa

74

Martin Klagholz, Applebrook Golf Club

75

Neil McDermott, Llanerch Country Club

75

Robert Ockenfuss, Indian Valley Country Club

75

Drew Panebianco, Talamore Country Club

75

Wayne Bartolacci, Jericho National Golf Club

75

Gret Whiteman, The Club at Shannondell

75

Thomas Mallouk, Lookaway Golf Club

75

Eugene Maginnis, Jr., Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

76

Michael Nilon, Philadelphia Country Club

76

Robert Billings, Rolling Green Golf Club

76

James Macallister, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

76

John Emmel, Jr., Links Golf Club

76

Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club

76

Donald Ashley, Philadelphia Country Club

77

Michael Domenick, Phoenixville Country Club

77

Charles Whipple, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

77

Matthew Bellis, Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

John Vergari, Tavistock Country Club

77

Robert Dwyer, Saucon Valley Country Club

78

Richard Umani, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association

78

Mike Owsik, Philadelphia Publinks GA

78

Michael Dougherty, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

Robert Lodovici, Little Mill Country Club

79

James Sullivan, Sr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

79

Joe Olin, Little Mill Country Club

80

Gary Daniels, Aronimink Golf Club

80

Bennett Meyer, Philmont Country Club

80

Peter Mimmo, North Hills Country Club

81

Steve Javie, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

81

Gary McNutt, Loch Nairn Golf Club

82

Mike Miklinevich, Greate Bay Country Club

82

Gary Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club

82

Anthony Kondracki, Fox Hill Country Club

83

Joseph Marucci, Saucon Valley Country Club

83

Terrence Sawyer, Commonwealth National Golf Club

83

Craig Aronchick, Rolling Green Golf Club

83

James Prendergast, Brookside Country Club

85

John Patton, Little Mill Country Club

86

Frederick Banta, Running Deer Golf Club

89

Thomas Mairone, McCall Golf & Country Club

91

James Haynie, Lu Lu Country Club

WD

*-determined in playoff

WD-withdrawal

 

Super-Senior Division

Qualifiers

Name, club

Score

Charles McClaskey, Back Creek Golf Club

70

Eric Dollenberg, Sr., Philadelphia Cricket Club

74

Michael Sofranko, Loch Nairn Golf Club

74

Richard Smith, Philadelphia Country Club

75

Frank Kunze, Spring Ford Country Club

76

Jay Howson, Jr., St. Davids Golf Club

76

John Owens, Tavistock Country Club

76

Thomas O'Rourke, Chester Valley Golf Club

77

 

Failed to qualify

Curt Fromal, The Springhaven Club

78

David Jordan, Sakima Country Club

78

Herbert Gordon, Doylestown Country Club

78

Terry Fair, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

78

Warren Deakins, Philadelphia Country Club

78

Kent Weymouth, Jr., Philadelphia Publinks GA

80

Mike Civitello, Chester Valley Golf Club

81

Jay Kocher, Loch Nairn Golf Club

81

John Ayers, Woodcrest Country Club

82

James Sherratt, Old York Road Country Club

84

Bill Smith, Sandy Run Country Club

84

O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., Pine Valley Golf Club

85

John Deminico, Limekiln Golf Club

85

Joe Maxwell, Hartefeld National

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