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Walsh tops Tournament of Champions

  LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. – P. Chet Walsh of Philadelphia CC took the 51st running of the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Tournament of Champions at The ACE Club (par 72, 6,873 yards) Friday with a 1-under-par 71.

  Walsh, who lost in a playoff in last year’s contest at Coatesville CC, said he shanked his tee ball on No. 14 (par 3, 183 yards) and carded four bogeys. But he still managed to card five birdies on the day good for the win over the 103-player field.

  "I redeemed myself today," said Walsh. "It’s great [to win] especially after losing in a three-hole playoff last year."

  Walsh came on strong after last season’s result with birdies on hole Nos. 1 (par 4, 367 yards), 4 (par 3, 145 yards), 6 (par 3, 185 yards), 17 (par 4, 381 yards) and 18 (par 5, 558 yards) today.

  "I’m happy I finished strong," said Walsh who raced right over to tee it up at the Flynn Cup at Bala GC immediately after he finished up at The ACE. "It’s a nice way to finish the year."

  Howard Lazarus of Radnor Valley CC took the Senior flight with a 3-under par 69.

  "I missed one shot the entire day," said Lazarus of his approach shot on No. 18 (par 5, 542 yards). "But I still managed to get it up-and-down to save par.

  "It was a beautiful day on a beautiful course," he said. "I couldn’t be happier."

Notes:
  Open to current Member Club amateur champions, senior amateur champions and previous winners, the Tournament of Champions was initiated in 1962 in memory of Larry Malmed. The Association then accepted the event in 1984 after Al Porter, the tournament’s coordinator, was forced to retire due to illness. The Association also added a senior division in 1992.

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  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 136 Member Clubs and 56,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Results

Amateur Flight

Name

Club

Total

P. Chet Walsh

Philadelphia Country Club

71

Michael Vassil

Country Club of Scranton

72

Robert Bechtold

Fieldstone Golf Club

72

John Brennan

Spring Ford Country Club

73

Alan Borowsky

White Manor Country Club

74

Michael Moffat

Commonwealth National Golf Club

74

Ryan Jordan

Tavistock Country Club

74

Sean Seese

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

Zachary Herr

Jericho National Golf Club

74

David Richards

Bent Creek Country Club

75

John Ward

Ballamor Golf Club

76

David West

Whitford Country Club

77

Michael Walker

Wyncote Golf Club

77

Scott Klee

Indian Valley Country Club

77

Brian Rothaus

Philmont Country Club

78

Robert Gill

Fox Hill Country Club

78

Thomas Soares

Moselem Springs Golf Club

78

Travis Gahman

Philadelphia Publinks GA

78

Christopher Thude

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

79

David Liotta

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

79

Frank Rapone

The Springhaven Club

79

L.J. Georgetti

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

79

Richard Blash, Jr.

Riverton Country Club

79

Vinny Alessi

Penn Oaks Golf Club

79

Frank Natale

Sunnybrook Golf Club

80

Geoffrey Cooper

Laurel Creek Country Club

80

Jim Simmons

Stonewall

80

Charles Scalzott

Talamore Country Club

81

Michael Quinn

Edgmont Country Club

81

Paul Stuhlmiller

Golf Course at Glen Mills

81

Steve Kim

Blue Bell Country Club

81

Chris Terebesi

Chester Valley Golf Club

82

Vince Boyle

JC Melrose Country Club

82

Kevin Weeks

Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa

83

Tyler Canfield

Downingtown Golf Club

83

Edward Woehlcke

Cedarbrook Country Club

84

James Macallister

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

84

Jeff Rogatz

Fieldstone Golf Club

84

Jonathan Ross

Gulph Mills Golf Club

84

Joseph Henkel

The ACE Club

84

Tom Piersanti

Applebrook Golf Club

84

Anthony DeNicco

Brookside Country Club

85

Kevin Bair

Wyncote Golf Club

85

Jeff LeFevre, Jr.

Linwood Country Club

88

David Cox

Lehigh Country Club

89

Brian Demby

Bucks County Golf Club

90

John MacDonald

Medford Lakes Country Club

90

Michael Axelrod

Meadowlands Country Club

90

Cameron Campbell

McCall Golf & Country Club

91

David Reinhart

French Creek Golf Club

91

Brian Kreamer

Bala Golf Club

93

Philip Potter

Radley Run Country Club

97

Ajai Sirohi

Mercer Oaks Golf Course

DQ

Chick Downey

North Hills Country Club

DQ

Chris Grant

Bellewood Golf Club

NS

David Taraschi

Merchantville Country Club

WD

Oscar Mestre, Jr.

Overbrook Golf Club

DQ

  

Senior

Name

Club

Total

Howard Lazarus

Radnor Valley Country Club

69

Michael Quinn

Edgmont Country Club

71

Charles Jones

Philadelphia Publinks GA

73

Scott Shafer

Coatesville Country Club

74

William Lawler

Fox Hill Country Club

74

David Taylor

Stone Harbor Golf Club

75

John Rowe

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

75

Ed Chylinski

Chester Valley Golf Club

76

John Carullo

Penn Oaks Golf Club

76

Richard Speranza

Jericho National Golf Club

76

Thomas Mallouk

Lookaway Golf Club

76

Bill Cregar

Wedgwood Country Club

77

Michael Dougherty

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

77

Donald Ashley

Philadelphia Country Club

78

Alan Van Horn

Sandy Run Country Club

79

James Sherratt

Old York Road Country Club

79

John Kernan

Merchantville Country Club

79

Edward Purdy

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

80

Michael Sofranko

Wyncote Golf Club

80

Edward Pappas, Sr.

Rolling Green Golf Club

81

John Owens

Tavistock Country Club

81

Kenneth Olinick

Spring Ford Country Club

81

Matthew Bellis

Commonwealth National Golf Club

81

Ron Mittendorf

Blue Bell Country Club

81

William Schmidt

Indian Valley Country Club

81

Art Brosius

DuPont Country Club

83

Herbert Gordon

Doylestown Country Club

83

Jon Mabry

Moorestown Field Club

83

Gary Gordon

Talamore Country Club

84

Glenn Davis

Sand Barrens Golf Club

84

Jeffrey Cooper

Meadowlands Country Club

84

Neil McDermott

Llanerch Country Club

84

Rich Myslinski

Mercer Oaks Golf Course

84

Richard Smith

Philadelphia Country Club

84

Thomas Conboy

Sandy Run Country Club

84

William McCabe, Jr.

McCall Golf & Country Club

84

Robert Thornton, Jr.

Riverton Country Club

87

William Schroeder

Bucks County Golf Club

87

Ernest Eichenberg, III

Waynesborough Country Club

88

Richard Arscott

West Chester Golf & Country Club

91

Richard Forbes, Sr.

North Hills Country Club

91

Peter Stanley

Sunnybrook Golf Club

93

Richard Bourassa

McCall Golf & Country Club

95

Milton Hartley

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

96

Daniel Casullo

Bala Golf Club

97

Robert Potter

Radley Run Country Club

99

  

DQ-disqualified; NS-no show; WD-withdrawal

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