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Smiths of Doylestown CC take Father & Son Middle

   FLEETWOOD, Pa. – David and Zach Smith of Doylestown CC carded a 1-under-par 71 to win Thursday’s Father & Son Middle tournament at Golden Oaks CC (par 72, 6,551 yards).

   The pair played consistent after double-bogeying No. 12 (par 4, 400 yards) – their third hole - and missing an 8-footer on No. 13 (par 3, 163 yards).

Doug Roberts (right) celebrates with his son
Bradley of Wedgewood CC after Bradley
made a 50-foot birdie on No. 18.
   “They were both thanks to dad,” David, 53, said. “I missed about a 3-foot putt on No. 12 and just missed a makeable birdie putt on No. 13.”

   The Smith squad fired birdies Nos. 4 (par 3, 154 yards), 7 (par 4, 389 yards) and 14 (par 4, 379 yards). On No. 4, Zach, 21, used his 8-iron to set up an 8-foot birdie putt for his dad. On No. 14, he sketched a similar set-up, this time with a 125-yard wedge shot to set up an 8-foot putt.

   “We had a good mix out there,” David said.

   “On the front nine, we used a lot of my dad’s tee shots, and one of the back nine, we used a lot of mine,” Zach added.

   Good chemistry allowed David and Zach to top the 100-player field.

   “Our games are kind of similar in terms of distance,” David said. “Our tee shots are fairly close. We know each other’s yardages. I know his strengths, and he knows mine.”

   “We were steady today,” Zach added.

   Doug Roberts of Quarry Ridge GC and his son Bradley of Wedgwood CC, Thomas Holt, Jr. and his son Eric of Torresdale-Frankford CC, and Joseph Seufer and his son Trevor of Stonewall each carded an even-par 72 to finished tied for second.

   Doug, 51, traveled from his home in Portland, Conn. to compete alongside Bradley, a Mt. Laurel, N.J. resident. The pair finished with 14 pars in regulation.

   “We were around the hole all day,” Doug said. “We only had to work hard a couple of times to make the pars. We knocked in 8-10 footers. We did have a couple brain damage moments where we bogeyed (Nos. 13 and 16).”

   Both Doug and Bradley relied heavily on strategy because of the tournament’s format.

   “If he wants to leave me with a shot that I’m comfortable with, and I want to leave him with a shot that he’s comfortable with,” Bradley said. “I’m not playing for me. I’m playing for him, and at the same time, both players have to be playing well.”

   The Roberts team ended its round with birdies on Nos. 8 (par 5, 536 yards) and 9 (par 3, 170 yards). After Bradley, 26, hit a 320-yard drive on No. 8, Doug used a 3-wood and knocked it to the left of the green. Bradley then chipped it up to about 5-feet, and Doug sank the ensuing birdie putt.

   On No. 9, Doug’s smooth 5-iron landed about 50-feet from the hole. Bradley drained a 50-foot putt for birdie, which he confidently predicted.

   “As soon as we got into the cart from No. 8 to No. 9, I said, ‘Now it’s my turn to knock in a birdie,” Bradley said.

   “Yeah, but mine was 5-feet,” Doug added. “His was 50-feet. That was special.”

   Thomas Holt, Jr., 45, and his son Eric, 24, of Torresdale-Frankford Country Club also carded and even-par 72.

   “We both struck the ball very well,” Eric said. “We had a lot of good iron shots. Fortunately, we only had three 3-putts. Other than that, we played pretty good.”

   The Holts fired birdies on Nos. 3 (par 4, 355 yards) 9 and 18 (par 5, 533 yards). On No. 18, after Eric’s drive left them with about 260 yards to the pin, Thomas used a 3-wood and knocked it to the right of the green. Eric chipped it onto the green, and Thomas finished with a 12-foot putt for birdie.

   Joseph and Trevor Seufer of Stonewall were the third and final team to finish at even-par 72.

   “We kept our shots on the fairway,” Trevor, 23, said. “Not having to search for balls was key.”

   The Father-Son Middle tournament is for those father and son teams with sons ranging in ages from 18 to 29. The event was conceived because of the high demand for participation in both the Father-Son Younger, which celebrated its 51st anniversary in 2008, and the Older tournament, an event in its 98th year.

Name, club

Gross

Zach Smith/David Smith, Doylestown CC

71

Bradley Roberts/Doug Roberts, Wedgwood CC/Quarry Ridge GC

72

Eric Holt/Thomas Holt, Jr., Torresdale-Frankford CC

72

Trevor Seufer/Joseph Seufer, Stonewall

72

Chris Lange, Jr./Christopher Lange, Overbrook GC

73

Tim Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC

73

A.J. Donatoni/Don Donatoni, White Manor CC

73

Jeff Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC

74

Billy March/William March, Spring Ford CC

74

Brian Ginty/Kyle Ginty, Talamore CC

74

Ted Kerschner/George Kerschner, Overbrook GC

74

Vinny Alessi/Richard Alessi, Jr., Penn Oaks GC/Llanerch  CC

75

Duncan Zeiders/Doug Zeiders, Old York Road CC

75

Cory Siegfried/Steven Siegfried, Philadelphia CC

75

Dwight Dudas/Matt Dudas, Indian Valley CC

75

Matt Tutelman/Jim Tutelman, Green Valley CC

75

Gregory Sheva/Brett Sheva, North Hills CC

75

Dave O'Brien/Dan O'Brien, Cedarbrook CC

75

Bill Burkavage/David Burkavage, CC of Scranton/Running Deer GC

75

Kenneth Henry/David Henry, Medford Lakes CC

76

Dan Van Ostenbridge/Matt Van Ostenbridge, Spring Ford CC

76

Talan Harlow/Gregory Harlow, Cedarbrook CC

76

Ryan Carroll/Gene Carroll, Chester Valley GC

76

Christopher Hussey/Joseph Hussey, Lu Lu CC

76

Dan Brown/Michael Brown, Llanerch CC

76

Bill Albertus/Patrick Albertus, Penn Oaks GC

76

Thomas Coffey, III/Tom Coffey, Jr., Chester Valley GC

77

Pete Widdoes/Aaron Widdoes, Loch Nairn GC/Inniscrone GC

77

Eric Fonner/William Fonner, Huntingdon Valley CC

77

Sean Hirschler/Paul Hirschler, Glen Oak CC

77

Craig Aronchick/Bryan Aronchick, Rolling Green GC

77

Mike Blechschmidt/Ed Blechschmidt, Whitemarsh Valley CC

78

Tedd Meyer/Bennett Meyer, Philmont CC

78

Frederick Hirsekorn/Kurt Hirsekorn, Tavistock CC

80

William Hoese/William Hoese, Links GC

81

Gary Yeager/Royce Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club

81

Len Ulan/Jack Ulan, Cedarbrook CC

82

Christopher Wasilewski/Dennis Wasilewski, Waynesborough CC

83

Bruce Godick/Ross Godick, Rolling Green GC

83

James Rocks/James Rocks, III , Wedgwood CC

84

Alan Van Horn/William VanHorn, Lu Lu CC

84

David Grimes/Jeff Grimes, Paxon Hollow CC/Whitford CC

85

Charles Ormsby, III/Charles Ormsby, Jr., Huntingdon Valley CC

87

William West, Jr./Gary West, Moselem Springs GC

88

Tim Ahern/Timothy Ahern, Wedgwood CC

89

Andrew Lawson/Philip Lawson, Hershey's Mill GC

89

Nathaniel Chellel/David Chellel, Lookaway GC

91

Christopher Logan/Robert Logan, Overbrook GC

92

Jason Mandel/David Mandel, White Manor CC

93

Jack Corr/Thomas Corr, RiverCrest GC & Preserve

93

Name, club

Net

Trevor Seufer/Joseph Seufer, Stonewall

66

Brian Ginty/Kyle Ginty, Talamore CC

66

Dan Van Ostenbridge/Matt VanOstenbridge, Spring Ford CC

67

Bradley Roberts/Doug Roberts, Wedgwood CC/Quarry Ridge GC

68

Ryan Carroll/Gene Carroll, Chester Valley GC

68

Tim Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC

69

Thomas Coffey, III/Tom Coffey, Jr., Chester Valley GC

69

Eric Holt/Thomas Holt, Jr., Torresdale-Frankford CC

70

Jeff Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC

70

Billy March/William March, Spring Ford CC

70

Ted Kerschner/George Kerschner, Overbrook GC

70

Christopher Hussey/Joseph Hussey, Lu Lu CC

70

Dan Brown/Michael Brown, Llanerch CC

70

Zach Smith/David Smith, Doylestown CC

71

A.J. Donatoni/Don Donatoni, White Manor CC

71

Duncan Zeiders/Doug Zeiders, Old York Road CC

71

Cory Siegfried/Steven Siegfried, Philadelphia CC

71

Dwight Dudas/Matt Dudas, Indian Valley CC

71

Matt Tutelman/Jim Tutelman, Green Valley CC

71

Chris Lange, Jr./Christopher Lange, Overbrook GC

73

Vinny Alessi/Richard Alessi, Jr., Penn Oaks GC/Llanerch  CC

73

Eric Fonner/William Fonner, Huntingdon Valley CC

73

Gary Yeager/Royce Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club

73

Gregory Sheva/Brett Sheva, North Hills CC

75

Dave O'Brien/Dan O'Brien, Cedarbrook CC

75

Bill Burkavage/David Burkavage, CC of Scranton/Running Deer GC

75

Talan Harlow/Gregory Harlow, Cedarbrook CC

75

Pete Widdoes/Aaron Widdoes, Loch Nairn GC/Inniscrone GC

75

Sean Hirschler/Paul Hirschler, Glen Oak CC

75

Mike Blechschmidt/Ed Blechschmidt, Whitemarsh Valley CC

75

Christopher Wasilewski/Dennis Wasilewski, Waynesborough CC

75

Kenneth Henry/David Henry, Medford Lakes CC

76

Bill Albertus/Patrick Albertus, Penn Oaks GC

76

Tedd Meyer/Bennett Meyer, Philmont CC

76

Charles Ormsby, III/Charles Ormsby, Jr., Huntingdon Valley CC

76

Craig Aronchick/Bryan Aronchick, Rolling Green GC

77

Bruce Godick/Ross Godick, Rolling Green GC

77

David Grimes/Jeff Grimes, Paxon Hollow CC/Whitford CC

77

Christopher Logan/Robert Logan, Overbrook GC

77

Len Ulan/Jack Ulan, Cedarbrook CC

78

William West, Jr./Gary West, Moselem Springs GC

78

Tim Ahern/Timothy Ahern, Wedgwood CC

78

William Hoese/William Hoese, Links GC

79

James Rocks/James Rocks, III, Wedgwood CC

79

Frederick Hirsekorn/Kurt Hirsekorn, Tavistock CC

80

Andrew Lawson/Philip Lawson, Hershey's Mill GC

81

Nathaniel Chellel/David Chellel, Lookaway GC

81

Jason Mandel/David Mandel, White Manor CC

82

Alan Van Horn/William VanHorn, Lu Lu CC

84

Jack Corr/Thomas Corr, RiverCresr GC & Preserve

86

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