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LedgeRock GC to host 60th Mason-Dixon Matches Oct. 8-9

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia travels to LedgeRock GC for the 60th Mason-Dixon Matches Oct. 8-9.   The event pits the Association’s top players against those from the Middle Atlantic Golf Association. The matches have been played annually since 1952, with the Golf Association of Philadelphia holding a 32-23 lead. There have been five ties.

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia last won in 2007 at Hidden Creek GC.

60th Mason-Dixon Matches Player Bios

Amateurs

Name: Andy Achenbach
Club: RiverCrest GC & Preserve
Appearances: Sixth (1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2010-2011)
2011 accomplishments: Qualified for match play in the 111th Amateur Championship … Runner-up in the 28th Middle-Amateur Championship with a two-round total of 141 … Finished 16th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

   

   

   

Name: Peter Barron, III
Club: Stone Harbor GC
Appearances: First
2011 accomplishments: Qualified for match play in the 111th Amateur Championship … Placed tied for 14th in the 28th Middle-Amateur Championship … Finished tied for ninth in the 109th Joseph H. Patterson Cup … Qualified for the 107th Open Championship Placed tied for 10th in the Silver Cross Award Standings … Semifinalist in the New Jersey State Golf Association Middle-Amateur Championship … Winter Series Player of the Year (Amateur Gross) … Finished 17th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

   

Name: Stephen Hudacek, III
Club: Glenmaura National GC
Appearances: First
2011 accomplishments: Runner-up in the 111th Amateur Championship; lost to Michael Hyland of Little Mill CC, 1-down, in the final … Finished 15th in the 2011 William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

   

   

   

Name: Michael Hyland
Club: Little Mill CC
Appearances: First
2011 accomplishments: Defeated Stephen Hudacek, III of Glenmaura National GC, 1-up, to capture the 111th Amateur Championship … Placed tied for 14th in the 109th Joseph H. Patterson Cup … Finished tied for third in the 28th Middle-Amateur Championship … Placed tied for 10th in the Silver Cross Standings…Finished tied for third in the 110th New Jersey State Golf Association Amateur Championship … Represented Little Mill in the Team Championship at Philmont CC … Finished second in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

   

Name: James Kania, Jr.
Club: Overbrook GC
Appearances: Second (2004, 2011)
2011 accomplishments: Runner-up in the 109th Joseph H. Patterson Cup with a two-round total of 141 … Finished tied for third in the Silver Cross Award Standings … Qualified for match play in the 111th Amateur Championship … Placed tied for ninth in the 107th Open Championship … Represented Overbrook in the Team Championship … Finished fifth in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

   

   

Name: Andrew Mason
Club: Huntingdon Valley CC
Appearances: First
2011 accomplishments: Semifinalist in the 111th Amateur Championship … Won the 107th Open Championship with rounds of 65 and 70 on his home course … Won the 109th Joseph H. Patterson Cup with a two-round total of 140 at White Manor CC … Finished second in the Silver Cross Standings … Captured the 98th Pennsylvania State Amateur Championship at Lancaster CC … Qualified for the USGA Amateur Championship … 2011 William Hyndman, III Player of the Year.

   

Name: Mike Meisenzahl
Club: Little Mill CC
Appearances: First
2011 accomplishments: Won the Silver Cross Award with a four-round total of 284 … Medalist in the 111th GAP Amateur Championship; Advanced to the Round of 16 as the tournament’s No. 1 seed … Finished tied for 11th in the 109th Joseph H. Patterson Cup … Placed tied for fifth in the 110th New Jersey State Golf Association Amateur Championship … Represented Little Mill in the Team Championship … Finished third in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

   

Name: Jeff Osberg
Club: Llanerch CC
Appereances: Second (2010-2011)
2011 Accomplishments: Placed tied for 14th in the 109th Joseph H. Patterson Cup … Finished tied for eighth in the 98th Pennsylvania State Amateur Championship … Medalist in a USGA Amateur Championship Qualifier at Llanerch CC/Rolling Green GC; carded a two-round total of 5-under-par 136 … Medalist in a USGA Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifier at Philadelphia CC with a 3-under-par 68 … Medalist in the Team Championship Qualifier at Trump National GC — Philadelphia; represented Llanerch in the Championship proper … Qualified for match play in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship … Finished 10th place in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

   

Name: Stephen Seiden
Club: Llanerch CC
Appearances: Second (2008, 2011)
2011 accomplishments: Finished fourth in the 109th Joseph H. Patterson Cup with a two-round total of 143 … Placed tied for 14th in the 28th Middle-Amateur Championship … Qualified for the USGA Amateur Championship … Represented Llanerch in the Team Championship … Finished 14th in the 2011 William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

   

   

Junior

Name: Reilly Erhardt
Club: Trenton CC
Appearances: First
2011 accomplishments: Earned the Harry Hammond Award with a four-round total of 295 … medalist in the 97th Junior Boys’ Championship at Running Deer GC; lost in the finals, 1-down, to Brandon Matthews of Fox Hill CC … Captured the 27th Jock MacKenzie Memorial with a 1-over-par 73 at Sandy Run CC … Placed tied for third in the Christman Cup at Bidermann GC … 2011 GAP Junior Player of the Year.

   

Seniors

Name: Chip Lutz
Club: LedgeRock GC
Appearances: Sixth (1977-78, 1998-99, 2007, 2011)
2011 accomplishments: Captured both the Canadian Senior Amateur Championship and the R&A Seniors Open Amateur Championship … Semifinalist in the USGA Senior Amateur Championship … Defeated Craig Scott of Huntingdon Valley CC, 3&2, to win the Brewer Cup at Bellewood GC … Quaterfinalist in the 111th Amateur Championship at Manufacturers G&CC … Placed tied for third in the 28th Middle-Amateur Championship at Laurel Creek CC … Placed 13th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings … 2011 GAP Senior Player of the Year.

   

Name: Raymond Thompson
Club: Overbrook GC
Appearance: Second (2007)
2011 Accomplishments: Placed tied for third in the Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross) … Finished tied for sixth in the Chapman Memorial (Gross) … Qualified as the No. 5 seed in the USGA Senior Amateur Championship; advanced to the Round of 32 … Won the Senior Amateur Championship … Captured the Senior Silver Cross Award … Finished second in the Senior Player of the Year Standings.

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