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Team Philadelphia Senior Challenge Matches squad announced

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia travels to Bulle Rock in Havre De Grace, Md., for the 21st Senior Challenge Matches on Oct. 7.

  Below is the Team Philadelphia squad.

  The Senior Challenge Matches feature eight seniors from four associations, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Philadelphia, competing in the stroke-play event.

  The top six scores from each association count in the final total.

2009 Senior Challenge Matches roster

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr., Saucon Valley CC

Thomas DiCinti, Links GC

Gary Daniels, Saucon Valley CC

Michael Dougherty, Huntingdon Valley CC

Jay Howson, Jr., St. Davids GC

Roc Irey, Lookaway GC

Ray Thompson, Overbrook GC

Richard Umani, Philadelphia Publinks GA

Name: Thomas Bartolacci, Jr.
Club: Saucon Valley Country Club
Appearances: Fourth (2006-09)
2009 accomplishments: One of only two seniors to qualified for match play in the Amateur Championship at Stonewall along with Gary Daniels of Saucon Valley CC … advanced to Brewer Cup semifinals before falling to Roc Irey of Lookaway GC, 1-up, on the 18th hole … placed second in the Senior Amateur Championship with rounds of 71 and 75 at Jericho National GC … placed fifth in the Senior Silver Cross standings … placed fourth in the Senior Player of the Year standings.

Name: Thomas DiCinti
Club: Links Golf Club
Appearances: First
2009 accomplishments: Part of victorious Senior Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship winning duo along with Robert Lodovici … qualified for match play at the 2009 Brewer Cup … tied for eighth in the Senior Silver Cross standings … placed ninth in the Senior Player of the Year standings.

Name: Gary Daniels
Club: Saucon Valley Country Club
Appearances: Second (2008-09)
2009 accomplishments: One of only two seniors to qualified for match play in the Amateur Championship at Stonewall along with Thomas Bartloacci, Jr. of Saucon Valley CC … carded a 1-under-par 70 at Philadelphia CC to win the Frank H. Chapman Cup (Gross) title. It was the tournament’s lone under-par score … placed fifth in the Senior Amateur Championship with rounds of 73-75–148 … tied for second in the Senior Silver Cross standings, three shots behind winner David Brookreson … qualified for match play in the USGA Senior Amateur Championship … earned first Senior Player of the Year honor.

Name: Michael Dougherty
Club: Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Appearances: Fourth (2003, 2005-06, 2009)
2009 accomplishments: Defeated Roc Irey of Lookaway GC, 1-up, for the Brewer Cup when he drained an eight-foot par putt on the final green to halve the hole … tied for fifth place in the 2009 Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross) with a round of 75 … tied for eighth in the Senior Silver Cross standings … placed seventh in the Senior Player of the Year standings.

Name: Jay Howson, Jr.
Club: St. Davids Golf Club
Appearances: Sixth (1993-94, 2001, 2003-04, 09)
2009 accomplishments: Super-Senior Amateur Championship winner by three strokes with rounds of 73-74–147 … captured Brewer Cup Super-Senior Division title with victory over Richard Smith of Philadelphia CC in 20 holes … defeated O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., of Pine Valley GC on first playoff hole for Chapman Memorial (Gross) title at Philadelphia CC. Both Brewer and Howson carded 73s … tied for sixth in the Warner Cup … captured the Super-Senior Silver Cross Award by four shots … Super-Senior Player of the Year.

Name: Roc Irey
Club: Lookaway Golf Club
Appearances: Second (2007, 2009)
2009 accomplishments: Brewer Cup Senior Division runner-up to Michael Dougherty of Huntingdon Valley CC … tied for third in the Senior Amateur Championship with a 147 total (72-75) … placed fourth in the Senior Silver Cross standings … finished third in the Senior Player of the Year standings.

Name: Raymond Thompson
Club: Overbrook Golf Club
Appearances: Second (2007, 2009)
2009 accomplishments: Carded the lone under-par round en route to the Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross) title at Hopewell Valley GC … tied for third in the Senior Amateur Championship with rounds of 73-74–147 … tied for second in the Senior Silver Cross standings, three shots in back of winner David Brookreson … placed fifth in the Senior Player of the Year standings.

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.

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