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2007 GAP/PGA Challenge Matches Player Roster

Stephen Arnold
Club: Yardley Country Club
Age: 22
2007 Accomplishments: Advanced to match play at the 107th Amateur Championship… finished tied for 11th place at the Joseph H. Patterson Cup… ended the season in 17th place in William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings… placed eighth in the Silver Cross standings with a 289.

Chris Gallagher
Club: Penn Oaks Golf Club
Age: 25
2007 Accomplishments: Placed second at the Middle-Amateur Championship at Stonewall (North)… qualified in second place at the US Open local qualifier at DuPont CC… advanced to the quarterfinals at the 107th Amateur Championship… placed fourth at the Joseph H. Patterson Cup… Qualified in second place for the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship… finished the year in second place in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings and in fifth place in the Silver Cross standings with a 285.

Brian Gillespie
Club: St. Davids Golf Club
Age: 32
2007 Accomplishments: Finished tied for sixth place at the Middle-Amateur Championship… Reached match play at the 107th Amateur Championship… had a top-20 finish at the Open Championship… qualified for USGA Mid-Amateur Championship… ended the year in 14th place in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Chris Lange
Club: Overbrook Golf Club
Age: 53
2007 Accomplishments: Made it to the round of 16 at the 107th Amateur Championship… Qualified for USGA Senior Open… finished tied for fourth place at the Open Championship… finished in a tied for second place at the Joseph H. Patterson Cup… ended the year in fifth place for the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year… was tied for third place in the Silver Cross standings with a 284.

Chip Lutz
Club: LedgeRock GC
Age: 52
2007 accomplishments: Birdied the final hole of the Middle-Amateur Championship at Stonewall (North) to clinch a victory with an even-par 140 total … advanced to the Round of 16 in the Amateur Championship after recording a hole-in-one on the second playoff hole to advance to match play … tied for 26th in the Open Championship … placed eighth in the Patterson Cup at even-par 142 … finished 10th in the Silver Cross Award standings … qualified and advanced into the first round of match play for the U.S. Middle-Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort … placed fourth in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Francis McFadden - Senior representative
Club: Overbrook Golf Club
Age: 57
2007 Accomplishments: Registered an even-par 70 to finish alone in second place at the Chapman Memorial Cup (Gross) at Overbrook GC (par 70, 6,497 yards)… Had a Top-15 finish at the Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross) at Bent Creek CC (par 71, 6,461 yards) with a 4-over-par 75… Finished in third place with a 146 (74-72) at the 37th Senior Amateur Championship at Waynesborough CC (par 71, 6,625 yards)… Finished in second place for the 2007 Senior Silver Cross Award.

Mark Miller
Club: Yardley CC
Age: 21
2007 accomplishments: Recorded a victory in the 103rd Open Championship at Merion GC (East Course) with a stirring even-par effort, including a magnificent two-putt par on the 18th hole … advanced to the semifinals of the Amateur Championship before falling to clubmate and eventual champion Phil Bartholomew, 3&1 … placed third in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Mike Moffat
Club: Commonwealth National GC
Age: 40
2007 accomplishments: Tied for 10th in the Middle-Amateur Championship … qualified for match play in a six-hole playoff at the Amateur Championship before falling to top-seed Kyle Davis of Fieldstone GC … tied for 17th in the Patterson Cup … qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco … finished 15th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Jon Michael Pelet
Club: Wyncote GC
Age: 23
2007 accomplishments: Qualified for match play in the Amateur Championship before falling to Conrad Von Borsig of Concord CC … tied for 12th in the Open Championship with a 7-over-par 147 finish … tied for 20th in the Patterson Cup … placed 20th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Jim Sullivan, Jr.
Club: Huntingdon Valley CC
Age: 32
2007 accomplishments: Finished in a three-way tie for third in the Middle-Amateur Championship at Stonewall (North) with a 4-over-par 144 total … advanced to the match play portion of the Amateur Championship before falling to eventual winner Phil Bartholomew of Yardley CC … tied for 16th at 8-over-par 148 in the Open Championship at Merion GC … placed ninth in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings … repeated as the Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Middle-Amateur Championship.

Raymond Thompson - Senior representative
Club: Overbrook Golf Club
Age: 55
2007 Accomplishments: Became the first player to sweep all three GAP Senior Major tournaments in the same year… Defeated Charles "Buck" Jones in a six-hole, sudden-death playoff to take the Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross) at Bent Creek CC (par 71, 6,461 yards)... Won the Chapman Memorial Cup (Gross) with a 2-under-par 68 at his home track, Overbrook GC (par 70, 6,497 yards)… Overcame a late double-bogey and a resilient Ed Chylinski of Chester Valley GC to take the 37th Senior Amateur Championship at Waynesborough CC (par 71, 6,625 yards) with a two-round score of 141 (70-71)… Those three victories also earned Thompson the 2007 Senior Silver Cross Award as well as Senior Player of the Year honors.

Cole Willcox
Club: Philadelphia CC
Age: 19
2007 accomplishments: Qualified as the fourth seed for the Amateur Championship and advanced to the round of eight before falling to William McGuinness of Tavistock CC … placed fifth in the Patterson Cup with a score of 2-under-par 140. That top finish also propelled him to a second-place showing in the Silver Cross Award standings … qualified for the Open Championship … qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco … placed sixth in the Player of the Year Standings.

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