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54th Compher Cup roster
O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., Pine Valley Golf Club
Honorary captain

  Elected to Golf Association of Philadelphia Hall of Fame in 2011 ... two-time BMW Philadelphia Amateur Champion (1967, 1976) ... three-time Super-Senior Amateur Champion (2008, 2012, 2014) ... 1997 Senior Player of the Year ... played in 17 Compher Cups ... two-time USGA Senior Amateur Champion and veteran of 42 USGA championships.


Christopher Ault, Burlington Country Club
Second appearance (2010)

  2014 accomplishments: Runner-up in the 31st Middle-Amateur Championship presented by Callaway at Gulph Mills Golf Club; finished one stroke behind winner Peter Barron, III ... tied for eighth in the Open Championship at Applebrook Golf Club ... placed 16th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


Peter Barron, III, Stone Harbor Golf Club
Second appearance (2012)

  2014 accomplishments: Won the 31st Middle-Amateur Championship presented by Callaway Golf at Gulph Mills Golf Club with a birdie on the 36th hole … runner-up in the 2014 NJSGA Mid-Amateur Championship … placed seventh in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


John Brennan, Philadelphia Cricket Club
Sixth appearance (2009-2011, 2013-14)

  2014 accomplishments: Tied for ninth in the Middle-Amateur Championship presented by Callaway Golf … finished seventh in the Silver Cross Award standings … finished tied for second in the Amateur Championship stroke-play qualifier; carded rounds of 67 and 71… represented Team GAP in the Mason-Dixon Matches and Philadelphia Challenge Matches … placed 26th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


Michael Carr, Plymouth Country Club
Second appearance (2014)

  2014 accomplishments: Quarterfinalist in the 114th Amateur Championship at White Manor Country Club; fell to eventual champion Jeff Osberg of Huntingdon Valley Country Club, 6&4 ... posted a Top 10 finish in the 31st Middle-Amateur Championship presented by Callaway Golf; carded rounds of 72 and 70 … represented GAP in the 2014 Compher Cup ... placed 18th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


Matthew Crescenzo, Philmont Country Club
First appearance

  2014 accomplishments: Won the 57th Tournament of Champions at Cedarbrook Country Club; carded an even-par 72 to top the event’s Amateur Division … finished tied for third with former Temple University teammate Matthew Teesdale in the Joseph H. Patterson Cup … placed 17th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


Ben Feld, Green Valley Country Club
First appearance

  2014 accomplishments: Advanced to semifinals of Amateur Championship for second time in three years (2012); fell to Nelson Hargrove of Gulph Mills Golf Club, 5&4 … tied for 12th in the 112th Joseph H. Patterson Cup at Tavistock Country Club … tied for 10th in the Silver Cross Award standings … advanced to quarterfinals in the Pennsylvania Golf Association’s 11th R. Jay Sigel Match Play Championship … finished tied for 13th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


Matthew Finger, DuPont Country Club
First appearance

  2014 accomplishments: Finished fifth in the 31st Middle-Amateur Championship presented by Callaway Golf; carded a 5-under-par 66, the low round on Day Two, for a 141 total … quarterfinalist in the 114th Amateur Championship; lost to 2015 Compher Cup teammate Ben Feld, 5&4 … posted a Top-10 finish in the Delaware State Golf Association Amateur Championship at Cavaliers Country Club … represented Team GAP in the Mason-Dixon Matches and Philadelphia Challenge Matches … finished tied for 13th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


Aaron Fricke, Honeybrook Golf Club
First appearance

  2014 accomplishments: Advanced to Round of 16 in Amateur Championship before falling to Ray Thompson in 19 holes … tied for second in Amateur Championship stroke-play qualifier at 3 under … tied for 10th in the Joseph H. Patterson Cup … tied for second, two strokes behind winner Matthew Teesdale in Silver Cross Award standings … represented GAP in Mason-Dixon Matches and Philadelphia Challenge Matches ... placed 12th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


James Kania, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club
First appearance

  2014 accomplishments: Finished tied for sixth in the Patterson Cup … runner-up in the 11th R. Jay Sigel Amateur Match Play Championship; fell to eventual champion Eric Williams, of Honesdale Golf Club, in 20 holes … represented Team GAP in the Mason-Dixon Matches ... placed 29th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


Scott McNeil, Bala Golf Club
Second appearance (2013)

  2014 accomplishments: Advanced to Round of 32 in U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship before falling to eventual champion Scott Harvey, 1-up; tied for 29th in stroke-play qualifying at 6-over-par 148 … finished tied for fifth in the Joseph H. Patterson Cup … qualified as 13th seed in Amateur Championship before falling in Round of 32 match to Alex Blickle of LedgeRock Golf Club, 2&1 … placed fifth in the Silver Cross Award standings … represented Team GAP in Mason-Dixon Matches and Philadelphia Challenge Matches … placed fourth in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


John Samaha, Old York Road Country Club
First appearance

  2014 accomplishments: Advanced to the Round of 16 in the 114th Amateur Championship; fell to Matthew Finger of DuPont Country Club, 1-up … posted a Top15 finish in the 110th Open Championship; carded rounds of 75 and 69 … placed 25th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year standings.


Raymond Thompson, Overbrook Golf Club
Second appearance (2008)

  2014 accomplishments: Semifinalist in the 114th Amateur Championship at White Manor Country Club; fell to eventual champion Jeff Osberg of Huntingdon Valley Country Club, 5&4 … advanced to the Round of 32 in the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at Big Canyon Country Club; lost to Jack Hall of Savannah, Ga., 5&4 … placed second in the Senior Silver Cross Award standings … posted Top 10 finishes in the 44th Senior Amateur Championship and 80th Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross) … registered a Top 15 finish in the Frank H. Chapman Memorial Cup (Gross) … placed second in the Senior Player of the Year standings.

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