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  The Senior Challenge Matches are annual matches pitting the Golf Association of Philadelphia and the state associations of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey against each other in a stroke play competition. Eight-man teams from each association participate with the top six scores from each association counting toward its final total.

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia has won the title eight times, most recently in 2000 at Llanerch CC. GAP will hosts the matches again this year at The ACE Club.

Name: Stephen Daley
Home club: Lu Lu CC
Age: 58
Senior Challenge Matches appearances: 2nd
2004 tournament results: tied for fifth place in the Warner Cup at Bellewood GC … tied for 9th in the Chapman Cup at Little Mill CC … tied for 11th in the Senior Amateur Championship after firing rounds of 75 and 76 … placed fourth in the inaugural Senior Silver Cross Award standings.

Name: Don Donatoni
Home club: White Manor CC
Age: 56
Senior Challenge Matches appearances: 1st
2004 tournament results: Donatoni carded a 1-over-par 72 to place third in the Warner Cup at Bellewood GC, three shots behind winner Charles McClaskey … tied for sixth place in the Chapman Cup at Little Mill CC … also finished sixth in the inaugural Senior Silver Cross Award standings … tied for 23rd in the Senior Amateur Championship.

Name: Jay Howson, Jr.
Home club: St. Davids GC
Age: 66
Senior Challenge Matches appearances: 5th (1993-94, 2001, 2003)
2004 tournament results: Howson finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Senior Amateur Championship, finishing three shots in back of winner Craig Scott of Huntingdon Valley CC … also tied for fourth in the inaugural Senior Silver Cross Award standings … placed in a four-way tie for ninth in the Chapman Cup at Little Mill CC … tied for 16th in the Warner Cup at Bellewood GC.

Name: Charles McClaskey
Home club: Wyncote GC
Age: 65
Senior Challenge Matches appearances: 3rd (2001-02)
2004 tournament results: Became only the seventh golfer in the 70-year history of the Warner Cup to capture the title three or more times. McClaskey posted a 3-under-par 68 at Bellewood GC to distance the field by three shots … finished seventh in the Senior Amateur Championship, five strokes behind winner Craig Scott of Huntingdon Valley CC … placed second with a 294 total in the Senior Silver Cross, four shots behind winner David Brookreson of Huntingdon Valley CC … tied for sixth in the Chapman Cup at Little Mill CC.

Name: Mike Rose
Home club: Ashbourne CC
Age: 57
Senior Challenge Matches appearances: 2nd (2003)
2004 tournament results: The 2003 Player of the Year finished second to Charles McClaskey in the Warner Cup at Bellewood GC, three shots behind the victor … tied for 16th in the Middle-Amateur Championship … tied for fifth place in the Senior Amateur Championship at Lu Lu CC, three strokes behind winner Craig Scott of Huntingdon Valley CC … placed third with a 297 total in the Senior Silver Cross Award standings, seven shots in back of inaugural winner David Brookreson of Huntingdon Valley CC … was the only Senior to qualify for the match play draw at the Amateur Championship. Rose fell in 19 holes to John Pelet of Wyncote GC in the first round as the 25th seed … tied for 13th in the Chapman Cup at Little Mill CC.

Name: Terrence Sawyer
Home club: Yardley CC
Age: 56
Senior Challenge Matches appearances: 1st
2004 tournament results: Finished fourth in the Warner Cup at Bellewood GC with a 3-over-par 74, six shots behind victor Charles McClaskey … carded rounds of 74 and 76 in the Senior Amateur Championship at Lu Lu CC to tie for seventh place, only five shots behind winner Craig Scott of Huntingdon Valley CC … also placed seventh in the inaugural Senior Silver Cross Award standings.

Name: Craig Scott
Home club: Huntingdon Valley CC
Age: 55
Senior Challenge Matches appearances: 1st
2004 tournament results: A relative unknown in Golf Association of Philadelphia circles, the senior circuit rookie led from gate-to-wire to capture the Senior Amateur Championship at Lu Lu CC. Scott posted an even-par 71 to take a one-shot lead after Day One, before recording a 3-over-par 74 on the second day for a one-shot victory over close friend and club mate David Brookreson. Both days featured breezy conditions on a difficult golf course.

Name: Frank Treml
Home club: Sandy Run CC
Age: 55
Senior Challenge Matches appearances: 1st
2004 tournament results: Treml rocketed up the Senior Amateur Championship leaderboard after firing a closing-round even-par 71 to propel himself to a third-place finish. Treml’s final round was the day’s second best, only behind David Brookreson’s 1-under-par 70. He finished two shots in back of winner Craig Scott of Huntingdon Valley CC.

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