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18th Philadelphia Challenge Matches Player Bios
Woodcrest CC
Oct. 8, 2009

Seniors
Name: Michael Quinn
Club: Edgmont Country Club
Appearances: First
2009 accomplishments: Finished tied for second in the Warner Cup (Gross) at Hopewell Valley GC with a 1-over-par 73 … Brewer Cup quarterfinalist. Fell to eventual champion Michael Dougherty of Huntingdon Valley CC, 1-up, at Old York Road CC … finished tied for fifth in the Frank H. Chapman Memorial (Gross) at Philadelphia CC with a score of 4-over-par 75.

Name: Richard Umani
Club: Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association
Appearances: Second (2008-09)
2009 accomplishments: Tied for seventh in the Senior Amateur Championship with rounds of 74-76 … tied for sixth in the British Senior Open Amateur Championship with rounds of 76-80-75...Placed eighth in the Senior Player of the Year standings.

Amateurs
Name: Vinny Alessi
Club: Penn Oaks GC
Appearances: First
2009 accomplishments: Finished tied for fifth at the Joseph H. Patterson Cup at Llanerch CC with rounds of 73-74 … qualified for the Open Championship at Bent Creek CC … placed 33rd in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Name: Pete Barron, III
Club: Stone Harbor GC
Appearances: First
2009 accomplishments: Finished 21st in the Open Championship at Bent Creek CC … advanced to the U.S. Open sectionals … placed 28th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Name: Michael Brown
Club: Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association
Appearances: Third (1996, 2008)
2009 accomplishments: Took the Middle-Amateur Championship after a four-hole playoff with home-club hopeful Sean Leonard at Tavistock CC … tied for seventh overall and as the second low amateur in the Open Championship at Bent Creek CC with rounds of 68-71 … qualified for match play at the U.S. Middle-Amateur Championship … qualified for match play at the U.S. Amateur Publinks Championship … placed third in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Name: John Brennan
Club: Spring Ford Country Club
Appearances: Second (2008)
2009 accomplishments: Qualified for match play at the Amateur Championship with a qualifying score of 148 … tied for 11th in the Middle-Amateur Championship with a two-round total of 6-over-par 150 … qualified for the Open Championship at Bent Creek CC … placed 16th in 2009 Silver Cross Award standings … placed 16th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Name: Christopher Lange
Club: Overbrook Golf Club
Appearances: 12th (1992-1994, 1996, 1998-2000, 2003-04, 2007-08)
2009 accomplishments: Amateur Championship match play qualifier … tied for seventh in the Middle-Amateur Championship with rounds of 72-75, three shots behind winner Michael Brown of Philadelphia Publinks GA … tied for 12th in the Silver Cross Award standings … placed 14th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Name: Sean Leonard
Club: Tavistock Country Club
Appearances: Third (2005, 2008)
2009 accomplishments: Fell to Michael Brown of Philadelphia Publinks in a four-hole playoff for the Middle-Amateur Championship at his home course or Tavistock. Leonard birdied the final hole to finish at even-par 144 for the two rounds … tied for 17th place in the Silver Cross Award standings … tied for 12th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Name: Anthony Martire
Club: Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa
Appearances: First
2009 accomplishments: Amateur Championship semifinalist. Fell to eventual runner-up James Kania, Jr. of Overbrook GC, 3&2 … tied for 12th place in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Name: Oscar Mestre
Club: Overbrook GC
Appearances: Sixth (1997, 2002-05)
2009 accomplishments: Finished 15th in the Middle-Amateur Championship at Tavistock CC … qualified for the Open Championship at Bent Creek CC … tied for 46th place in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Name: Mark Miller
Club: Yardley CC
Appearances: Second (2007)
2009 accomplishments: Advanced to the Round of 16 in the Amateur Championship at Stonewall … finished tied for eighth in the Joseph H. Patterson Cup at Llanerch CC … finished 32nd in the Open Championship at Bent Creek CC … placed 25th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

Name: Doug Zelner
Club: Spring Ford Country Club
Appearances: Second (1992)
2009 Accomplishments: Qualified for match play in the Amateur Championship at Stonewall … finished 18th in the Open Championship at Bent Creek CC … tied for 19th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.

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