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Wessner, Barkley duo grab
Four-ball title with birdie, birdie finish

  OAKS, Pa.Ė Jason Barkley of Moselem Springs GC birdied the final two holes to give he and his partner, Donny Wessner of Golden Oaks GC, the title at the Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship Thursday at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve (par 71, 6,642 yards). The duo finished with a 9-under-par 62, good for a one-stoke victory over RiverCrest members Tucker Koch, who carded an ace on No. 3 (par 3, 174 yards), and Dan Bernard.

  Barkley hit an "adrenaline-forced" 7-iron on No. 17 (par 3, 177 yards) to about 20 feet and then made the putt over the ridge to bring the duo to 8-under-par with one hole to play. He then followed that up with a 170 yard 8-iron approach shot, downhill and downwind to 10 feet and made the putt for what would be the win.

  "It was a fantastic way to finish," Barkley said. "We needed it."

  But Barkley, who fired four birdies on the day, was quick to point out his cool and calm partnerís seven birdies on the day.

  "Donny didnít leave the flag the first half of the day." Barkley said of Wessnerís 5-under-par 31 on the front nine. "Playing partnerís golf with him is very easy because he is very relaxed the whole day, no matter what goes on."

  "I donít know what was going on out there," Wessner said. "I was just hitting everything pretty close and every putt was rolling right on line.

  It was a lot of fun," he said. "I started feeling a little bit of the pressure towards the end but I was still relaxed. When everything is flying right at the flag you kind of just ride it out."

  And even though the pair registered 11 birdies between the two of them, both were quick to point to a bogey as a key moment of their field-low round.

  After Barkley found the hazard on the par 4, 15th hole (422 yards) and Wessner was in a nasty greenside pot bunker, the pair knew they were staring a big number. But it was Wessner who found a way out.

  Forced to play out backwards out of the bunker, Wessner managed to two putt for bogey and side step a huge mistake with only three holes to play.

  "That two putt was huge for us," Barkley said.

Notes:
  Tucker Koch of RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve carded a hole-in-one on the par 3, 3rd hole (174 yards) after just barely clearing the hazard with a 9-iron and bouncing the ball up and in for his second hole-in-one ever.

  "I canít believe it made it over the hazard," he said. "It was a big bounce. I hit it and dropped my club."

  Added his partner, Dan Bernard, "That was more of a memberís bounce. We didnít know it went in until we walked up onto the green."

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Results

Name

Club

Total

Barkley, Jason / Wessner, Donny

Moselem Springs GC/Golden Oaks GC

62

Bernard, Daniel / Koch, Tucker

Rivercrest GC & Preserve (2)

63

Phillips, Kenneth / Buck, Eric

Lancaster CC

66

Fasy, John / Walczak, Steven

Wilimington Country Club

66

Custer, Rick / Labarbera, Craig

Spring Ford CC/Rivercrest GC&Reserve

67

Reed, Buddy / Asel, Eric

DuPont CC/Hartefeld National

67

Czerniakowski, Mark / Huntzinger, Jeffrey

Blue Bell CC/North Hills CC

68

Liotta, David / Danner, Mike

Whitemarch Valley CC/LuLu CC

69

Cooper, Geoffrey / Piersanti, Tom

Laurel Creek CC/Applebrook GC

69

Zimmer, Kenneth / Walker, Mark

Laurel Creek CC

69

Finn, Thomas / Surtees, Mark

Cavaliers Country Club (2)

69

Wuerstle, Jeffrey / Wallin, Christopher

Indian Valley Country Club

69

Isler, Joshua / Chylinski, Ed

Chester Valley GC

70

Winsko, Bryan / Dellicarpini, Joe

Philadelphia Cricket Club

70

Gill, Robert / Kluger, David

Fox Hill CC

70

Terebesi, Chris / Umani, Richard

Chester Valley GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

71

McCarty, Ryan / Hyland, Thomas

Little Mill CC

71

Dziak, Robert / Dooley, Shane

Spring Ford CC

71

Cusick, Douglas / Domenick, Michael

Tavistock CC/Phoenixville CC

71

Arthur, Robert / Arthur, Jr., Bobby

Tavistock Country Club

71

Dolan, Tim / Voris, William

Galloway National GC/Marriott Seaview

71

Gordon, William / Thomas, Jon

Wilmington CC/White Clay Creek CC

72

Isola, Thomas / Holland, Jack

Whitford CC

72

Sullivan, Patrick / Turner, Bill

Phila. Publinks GA (2)

72

Church, Hank / Farragut, Dan

Phila. Publinks GA/Philadelphia Cricket Club

72

Yost, Vince / Kluger, Daniel

Cedarbrook CC

73

Weinfeld, Bill / Gagliardi, Naz

JC Melrose CC/Phila. Publinks GA

73

Prickitt, Jeff / Macallister, James

Manufacturers G&CC

73

Bell, Andrew / Smedley, Mark

Bellewood Golf Club

73

Morrison, Steve / Wisniewski, Richard

Spring Mill CC

74

Perna, Dennis / Kunze, Frank

Spring Ford CC (2)

75

Davis, Zachary / Dever, Pierce

Makefield Highlands GC/Jericho National GC

75

Chenard, David / Muehlbronner, Jim

Sandy Run CC

76

Howanski, Michael / Guinan, Andrew

DuPont CC/Applebrook GC

76

Sheva, Gregory / Shevlin, Jonathan

North Hills CC

76

Dickinson, John / Kohn, Matt

Hartefeld National

76

Tetrick, Jeff / Oakes, Kevin

Cavaliers Country Club

76

Jones, Charles / Volpi, III, Dino

Phila. Publinks GA/Plymouth CC

77

Meyers, Kurt / McGarry, Michael

Rivercrest GC & Preserve

77

Erskine, William / Natale, Joseph

Phila. Publinks GA

78

Schiller, Robert / Roberts, Ed

Old York Road CC/Manufacturers G&CC

79

Conboy, Jr., Tom / Albertus, Bill

Sandy Run CC/Penn Oaks GC

79

Hill, Jon / Walker, William

Burlington CC

80

Ellis, Edward / Maxwell, Morgan

Chester Valley GC (2)

81

Costanzo, Joseph / Smyrl, William

Blue Bell Country Club

NS

  

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