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Compher Cup bios

Andrew Achenbach
Club:
RiverCrest GC & Preserve
Age: 33
Compher Cup record: 5th appearance (3-0-1 individual, 3-1-0 better-ball)
2005 accomplishments: Finished tied for second in the Middle-Amateur Championship at Spring Mill CC, four strokes in back of winner Chris Lange … tied for seventh in the Patterson Cup at Concord CC/Radley Run CC, six shots behind playoff participants Tug Maude of Merion GC and Conrad Von Borsig of Concord CC.


Chris Anderson
Club:
Wilmington CC
Age: 44
Compher Cup record: 1st appearance
2005 accomplishments: Tied for fourth in the Middle-Amateur Championship at Spring Mill CC … placed fifth in the Patterson Cup, finishing at 1-under-par 142 at Concord CC and Radley Run CC … advanced to the second round of the Amateur Championship at Cedarbrook CC before falling to Doug Zelner of Coatesville CC … finished in fourth place in the Silver Cross Award standings.


Clint Deibert
Club:
Doylestown CC
Age: 23
Compher Cup record: 1st appearance
2005 accomplishments: Defeated Tug Maude of Merion GC, 2&1, for the Amateur Championship title. Deibert’s pinpoint iron play and solid all-around game helped him to his first J. Wood Platt Trophy … posted another sensation finish at Aronimink GC where he tied for third in the Open Championship … placed fourth in the Player of the Year standings.


Brian Gillespie
Club:
St. Davids GC
Age: 30
Compher Cup record: 5th appearance (1-3-0 individual, 2-1-1 better-ball)
2005 accomplishments: Advanced to the semifinals of the Amateur Championship before falling to eventual champion Clint Deibert of Doylestown CC in a hard-fought match, 1-up … tied for ninth in the Silver Cross Award standings … 2001 Amateur Champion … 2003 Amateur finalist ... played in 2005 British Amateur.


David Liotta
Club:
Whitemarsh Valley CC
Age: 36
Compher Cup record: 2nd appearance (0-0-1 individual, 1-0-0 better-ball)
2005 accomplishments: Advanced into the second round of the Amateur Championship before losing to Tug Maude, an eventual finalist … qualified for the U.S. Middle-Amateur Championship for the third straight time.


Sean Leonard
Club: Tavistock CC
Age: 32
Compher Cup record: 1st appearance
2005 accomplishments: Qualified for match play in the Amateur Championship at Cedarbrook CC… carded a score of 148 in the Patterson Cup at Concord CC/Radley Run CC, good for a top-20 finish.


Michael McDermott
Club:
Merion GC
Age: 31
Compher Cup record: 3rd appearance (1-1-0 individual, 1-0-1 better-ball)
2005 accomplishments: A former two-time William Hyndman, III Player of the Year, McDermott finished in the top five of the Middle-Amateur Championship at Spring Mill CC (74-77-151) … fell in extra holes in the opening-round match at the Amateur Championship to John Sawin of Merion GC … a two-time Middle-Amateur Champion.


Rich Pruchnik
Club: West Chester G&CC
Age: 40
Compher Cup record: 2nd appearance (1-0-0 individual, 1-0-0 better-ball)
2005 accomplishments: Tied for second place at the Middle-Amateur Championship at Spring Mill CC (72-77-149) … finished tied for 11th (76-72-148) in the Patterson Cup held at Concord CC and Radley Run CC.


Douglas Schroer
Club:
St. Davids GC
Age: 40
Compher Cup record: 1st appearance
2005 accomplishments: Defeated James Kieserman of Talamore at Oak Terrace CC, 2-up, in the second round of the Amateur Championship before falling in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Clint Deibert of Doylestown CC … placed in the top 15 at the Middle-Amateur Championship at Spring Mill CC (79-76-149).


Glenn Smeraglio
Club:
Yardley CC
Age: 46
Compher Cup record: 6th appearance (2-3-0 individual, 2-3-0 better-ball)
2005 accomplishments: Tied for third in the Middle-Amateur Championship at Spring Mill CC … qualified for match play of the Amateur Championship with a qualifying score of 149 … qualified for the Open Championship … 2000 and 2001 Silver Cross Award winner … tied for eighth in the Silver Cross Award standings.


Michael Tash
Club:
Tavistock CC
Age: 44
Compher Cup record: 8th appearance (2-4-1 individual, 1-5-1 better-ball)
2005 accomplishments: Qualified for his first USGA event in the U.S. Middle-Amateur Championship held at Wedgwood ... qualified as the 14th seed for the Amateur Championship with a two-round score of 150 with a 79 at Cedarbrook CC and a 71 at Green Valley CC … finished tied for 11th (72-77-149) in the Patterson Cup held at Concord CC and Radley Run CC … ended up tied for ninth in the Silver Cross final standings.


Douglas Zelner
Club:
Coatesville CC
Age: 43
Compher Cup record: 3rd appearance (2-0-0 individual, 0-1-1 better-ball)
2005 accomplishments: Defeated Chris Anderson of Wilmington CC, 1-up, in the second round of the Amateur Championship … finished in the top 15 at the Middle-Amateur Championship at Spring Mill CC (79-77-150).

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