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St. Davids GC's Howsons repeat as victors in Father & Son (Older)

  TELFORD, Pa. – Jay Howson, Jr. and his son Gregory, both of St. Davids GC, successfully defended their title Tuesday by carding a 1-over-par 73 in the 98th edition of the Father & Son (Older) at Indian Valley CC (par 72, 6,141 yards).

  The team was declared the winners because David Brookreson and his son Jesse of Huntingdon Valley CC, as well as the duo of Michael Brown, Sr. and his son Michael of Philadelphia Publinks GA, were unable to return for a sudden-death playoff. Those teams also carded a 1-over-par 73.

  "It feels great," Gregory, of Malvern, Pa., said. "I came out with the expectation to enjoy a different golf course, have fun and play as hard as we could."

  "And we did all of the above," Jay, also of Malvern, Pa., said.

David and Jesse Brookreson
of Huntingdon Valley CC
  The Howson duo began their round with a birdie on No. 1 (par 4, 375 yards). Jay's drive found the fairway, and Gregory struck a wedge 130 yards. Jay then converted a left-to-right breaking 25-footer. They made the turn at 2 over, and knew they needed to dig a tad deeper.

  "He said to me on the 10th tee that we needed to make a couple birdies," Gregory, 39, said. "And that was the goal."

  An inward birdie didn't come until No. 15 (par 5, 533 yards). Jay, 71, stuck a wedge to 10 feet, and Gregory drained the birdie putt. They approached No. 18 (par 4, 360 yards) hoping to close out with a birdie, but two-putted for par after Jay drilled a 9-iron 90 yards to 25 feet.

  "We wanted to be outright on the board," Jay, who currently leads the Super-Senior Player of the Year standings, said. "He made a really good putt and left it right in my range - about a foot."

  The Brookresons felt they played a consistent round, though both confessed that they left a few shots on the course.

  “We kept it in play all day long,” Jesse, of Warrington, Pa., said. “We hit fairways and greens. Unfortunately, we didn’t make a lot of putts.”

  “We thought we could’ve done better,” David, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., added.

  The duo experienced a three-putt for bogey on No. 15 (par 5, 533 yards) as David failed to convert a one-footer for par. After reaching the green in two strokes on the treacherous par 5, 492-yard No. 3, the Brookreson’s four-putted from 25 feet.

  But the putts did fall in red fashion on Nos. 1 (par 4, 375 yards), 8 (par 5, 500 yards) and 12 (par 5, 480 yards). Jesse blasted a wedge 115 yards out of the right-side rough on No. 1 to two inches.

  “I had a big breaker on that thing,” David said jokingly of the forthcoming tap-in birdie.

  Jesse drained a 25-footer for birdie on No. 12 after David’s smooth wedge found the green from 108 yards out. After the duo both powered solid drives on No. 8, Jesse’s approach settled 10 yards short of the green. David pitched up to eight feet and Jesse cleaned up the birdie putt.

  For the past 20 years, David Brookreson and his son Jesse, both of Huntingdon Valley CC, have competed “off and on” in the Golf Association of Philadelphia Father & Son tournaments. Ultimately, the duo felt proud of the way they played together.

  “It was a fun day,” David said.

Michael and Michael Brown, Sr. (inset)
  The Brown team complimented one another's play.

  “We both drove the ball very well, so we always had an opportunity for a pretty basic shot to each green,” Michael, 36, said. “We didn’t try to do anything too out of the ordinary with the putting. We kept it simple. I left him a lot of four-footers out there, and he made every one.”

  The Cheltenham, Pa., residents fired birdies on Nos. 8 (par 5, 474 yards) and 10 (par 4, 332 yards). Michael, the reigning Middle-Amateur Champion, nearly holed out for eagle on No. 8 as his approach wedge stopped four inches short of the cup. Michael, Sr., 59, cleaned up the birdie putt. After electing to use Michael’s drive on No. 10, the elder Brown pinched a 60-degree wedge to five feet. Michael, the reigning Middle-Amateur Champion, nearly holed out for eagle on No. 8. Michael, Sr., 59, cleaned up the birdie putt.

  “We both drove the ball very well, so we always had an opportunity for a pretty basic shot to each green,” Michael, 36, said. “We didn’t try to do anything too out of the ordinary with the putting. We kept it simple. I left him a lot of four-footers out there, and he made every one.”

  The team’s only hiccup came on No. 9 (par 4, 340 yards). The elder Michael’s 60-degree wedge came to rest 35-feet short of the flagstick. Michael’s downhill birdie putt scooted four feet past the cup, and his father missed the comebacker.

  “I left him shy,” Michael, Sr. said. “He played it well. I had a little bit of a struggle there.”

  Nevertheless, the duo enjoyed competing together in their third Father & Son tournament.

  “I enjoy getting out with Mike and playing like this,” Michael, Sr. said. “It’s a little competition. We work together, and that’s nice.”

  The Brown team carded a 6-under-par 66 (net) to win the Net Division of the event. Charles McClaskey of Wyncote GC and his son Bryan of Merchantville CC logged a 2-over-par 74 (gross) to triumph in the Super-Senior flight.

Gross Results

Name

Club

Scores

Howson, Jr., Jay / Howson, Gregory

St. Davids Golf Club

73

Brookreson, David / Brookreson, Jesse

Huntingdon Valley

73

Brown, Michael / Brown, Sr., Michael

Philadelphia Publinks GA

73

Roberts, Edward / Roberts, Mike

Manufacturers Golf & CC

77

Bondi, Kevin / Bondi, Edward

Huntingdon Valley

78

Polinski, Tom / Polinski, Drew

Downington Golf Club

78

Genesio, Matthew / Genesio, Anthony

Rivercrest GC / Spring Mill CC

78

Choe, James / Choe, Yong

Penn Oaks GC / Rolling Green GC

78

Malack, Nick / Malack, Scott

Indian Valley CC

80

Harris, Bob / Harris, Mitch

Blue Bell CC

80

Dolente, Jr., James / Dolente, James

White Manor CC / Applebrook GC

81

Convery, John / Convery, John

Lu Lu CC / Northampton Valley

81

Shevlin, Joseph / Shevlin, Jonathan

North Hills CC

83

Rush, James / Rush, J. Thomas

Riverton CC

84

Forbes, Jr., Richard / Forbes, Sr., Richard

Commonwealth GC / North Hills CC

84

Hoegel, David / Hoegel, Donald

Little Mill CC

84

Luviano, III, John / Luviano, Jr., John

Huntingdon Valley CC

86

Loughery, Jr., Charles / Loughery, III, Charles

Sandy Run CC

86

Shott, Joseph / Shott, Edward

North Hills CC

86

Ploszay, Andrew / Ploszay, James

Chester Valley GC / Shannondell

86

Flynn, Daniel / Flynn, Larry

Sandy Run CC

87

Klagholz, Marty / Klagholz, Martin

Rolling Green GC

87

Zerkle, Sr., John / Volpi, III, Dino

Plymouth CC

87

O'Reilly, Sean / O'Reilly, Timothy

Aronimink GC

89

Caruso, Carmen / Caruso, Charles

Spring Ford CC / Ravens Claw GC

89

Pluck, Lawrence / Pluck, Steve

Blue Bell CC / Sandy Run CC

90

Impriano, Bradley / Impriano, Jack

Edgmont CC / Applebrook GC

94

Forscht, John / Forscht, Tom

Indian Valley CC / Lederach GC

94

Wenger, Michael / Wenger, David

Spring Mill CC

96

Wyatt, James / Wyatt, Jay

North Hills CC

96

Schafle, Joseph / Schafle, Mike

Sandy Run CC

110

Super-Senior

McClaskey, Charles / McClaskey, Bryan

Wyncote GC / Merchantville CC

74

Pfeiffer, David / Pfeiffer, Francis

Whitemarsh Valley / Riverton

75

Croney, Jr., Kenneth / Croney, J. Kenneth

Overbrook GC / Sunnybrook GC

77

Mark, Peter / Mark, Alex

Rivercrest GC & Preserve

77

Gordon, Herbert / Gordon, Neil

Doylestown CC / Five Ponds GC

77

Gibson, Scott / Gibson, George

Riverton CC

78

Conboy, Brian / Conboy, Thomas

Sandy Run CC

78

Logue, Kevin / Logue, Eamonn

Lu Lu CC

78

Roe, Joe / Roe, David

Coatesville CC

80

Moran, Michael / Moran, Joe

Overbrook GC

80

Linkchorst, Rich / Linkchorst, David

Golf Course at Glen Mills

80

Lafond, Charles / Lafond, Mark

The Bucks Club / Blue Bell CC

81

McIntyre, Keith / McIntyre, Ralph

Tavistock CC

82

Petroll, Philip / Petroll, Pete

Penn Oaks GC

82

Curvan, Tim / Curvan, Jim

Aronimink GC / Pheonixville CC

82

Buckley, Patrick / Buckley, Michael

Old York Road CC

82

Alwood, Brent / Alwood, Jr., Harold

Five Ponds GC / Old York Road CC

83

Zalis, Gary / Zalis, Anthony

Little Mill CC

83

Mears, III, Robert / Mears, Jr., Don

Aronimink GC

83

Kane, Charles / Kane, Stephen

Plymouth CC

83

Van As, Andre / Van As, Anton

Hersheys Mill GC / DuPoint CC

83

Bielecki, Dave / Bielecki, David

Old York Road CC

84

Woolley, Michael / Woolley, David

Tavistock CC

84

Easton, Jr., John / Easton, III, John

Manufacturers Golf & CC

85

Moore, Jr., Thomas / Moore, Thomas

Sandy Run CC

86

Bellwoar, Thomas / Bellwoar, Michael

Hershey's Mill GC / West Chester CC

87

Yost, Vince / Yost, Ed

Cedarbrook CC

88

Flanagan, John / Flanagan, Jack

Sandy Run CC

88

Westermann, Sr., Edward / Westermann, Jr., Edward

Blue Bell CC / Plymouth CC

88

Waldron, R. Emmett / Waldron, Rob

North Hills CC / Old York Road CC

88

Kenefic, Michael / Kenefic, Michael

Sandy Run CC / North Hills CC

90

Flick, James / Flick, Jr., James

Springhaven Club / Bensalem Township CC

92

Dworak, Jr., Stan / Dworak, Stanley

Indian Valley CC

93

Leber, Jeffrey / Leber, Jack

Rivercrest GC / Hidden Creek GC

96

Net Results

Name

Club

Scores

Brown, Michael / Brown, Sr., Michael

Philadelphia Publinks GA

66

Choe, James / Choe, Yong

Penn Oaks GC / Rolling Green GC

68

Genesio, Matthew / Genesio, Anthony

Rivercrest GC / Spring Mill CC

70

Howson, Jr., Jay / Howson, Gregory

St. Davids Golf Club

71

Convery, John / Convery, John

Lu Lu CC / Northampton Valley

71

Malack, Nick / Malack, Scott

Indian Valley CC

72

Flynn, Daniel / Flynn, Larry

Sandy Run CC

72

Brookreson, David / Brookreson, Jesse

Huntingdon Valley

73

Dolente, Jr., James / Dolente, James

White Manor CC / Applebrook GC

73

Rush, James / Rush, J. Thomas

Riverton CC

74

Bondi, Kevin / Bondi, Edward

Huntingdon Valley

75

Shott, Joseph / Shott, Edward

North Hills CC

75

Pluck, Lawrence / Pluck, Steve

Blue Bell CC / Sandy Run CC

75

Luviano, III, John / Luviano, Jr., John

Huntingdon Valley CC

76

Loughery, Jr., Charles / Loughery, III, Charles

Sandy Run CC

76

Roberts, Edward / Roberts, Mike

Manufacturers Golf & CC

77

Harris, Bob / Harris, Mitch

Blue Bell CC

77

Hoegel, David / Hoegel, Donald

Little Mill CC

77

O'Reilly, Sean / O'Reilly, Timothy

Aronimink GC

77

Caruso, Carmen / Caruso, Charles

Spring Ford CC / Ravens Claw GC

77

Polinski, Tom / Polinski, Drew

Downington Golf Club

78

Forbes, Jr., Richard / Forbes, Sr., Richard

Commonwealth GC / North Hills CC

78

Ploszay, Andrew / Ploszay, James

Chester Valley GC / Shannondell

78

Klagholz, Marty / Klagholz, Martin

Rolling Green GC

78

Zerkle, Sr., John / Volpi, III, Dino

Plymouth CC

78

Shevlin, Joseph / Shevlin, Jonathan

North Hills CC

79

Impriano, Bradley / Impriano, Jack

Edgmont CC / Applebrook GC

80

Forscht, John / Forscht, Tom

Indian Valley CC / Lederach GC

84

Wenger, Michael / Wenger, David

Spring Mill CC

84

Schafle, Joseph / Schafle, Mike

Sandy Run CC

92

Wyatt, James / Wyatt, Jay

North Hills CC

96

Super-Senior

Scores

Mark, Peter / Mark, Alex

Rivercrest GC & Preserve

67

Pfeiffer, David / Pfeiffer, Francis

Whitemarsh Valley / Riverton

68

Logue, Kevin / Logue, Eamonn

Lu Lu CC

69

Moore, Jr., Thomas / Moore, Thomas

Sandy Run CC

69

Buckley, Patrick / Buckley, Michael

Old York Road CC

70

Croney, Jr., Kenneth / Croney, J. Kenneth

Overbrook GC / Sunnybrook GC

71

Roe, Joe / Roe, David

Coatesville CC

71

Alwood, Brent / Alwood, Jr., Harold

Five Ponds GC / Old York Road CC

71

Kane, Charles / Kane, Stephen

Plymouth CC

71

Van As, Andre / Van As, Anton

Hersheys Mill GC / DuPoint CC

71

McClaskey, Charles / McClaskey, Bryan

Wyncote GC / Merchantville CC

72

Gibson, Scott / Gibson, George

Riverton CC

72

Moran, Michael / Moran, Joe

Overbrook GC

72

McIntyre, Keith / McIntyre, Ralph

Tavistock CC

72

Curvan, Tim / Curvan, Jim

Aronimink GC / Pheonixville CC

72

Mears, III, Robert / Mears, Jr., Don

Aronimink GC

72

Bellwoar, Thomas / Bellwoar, Michael

Hershey's Mill GC / West Chester CC

72

Kenefic, Michael / Kenefic, Michael

Sandy Run CC / North Hills CC

72

Conboy, Brian / Conboy, Thomas

Sandy Run CC

73

Zalis, Gary / Zalis, Anthony

Little Mill CC

73

Woolley, Michael / Woolley, David

Tavistock CC

73

Gordon, Herbert / Gordon, Neil

Doylestown CC / Five Ponds GC

74

Petroll, Philip / Petroll, Pete

Penn Oaks GC

74

Lafond, Charles / Lafond, Mark

The Bucks Club / Blue Bell CC

75

Flanagan, John / Flanagan, Jack

Sandy Run CC

75

Waldron, R. Emmett / Waldron, Rob

North Hills CC / Old York Road CC

75

Easton, Jr., John / Easton, III, John

Manufacturers Golf & CC

76

Yost, Vince / Yost, Ed

Cedarbrook CC

76

Flick, James / Flick, Jr., James

Springhaven Club / Bensalem Township CC

76

Dworak, Jr., Stan / Dworak, Stanley

Indian Valley CC

76

Westermann, Sr., Edward / Westermann, Jr., Edward

Blue Bell CC / Plymouth CC

78

Leber, Jeffrey / Leber, Jack

Rivercrest GC / Hidden Creek GC

79

Linkchorst, Rich / Linkchorst, David

Golf Course at Glen Mills

80

Bielecki, Dave / Bielecki, David

Old York Road CC

84

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