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Doylestown CC's Smiths repeat as victors in Father & Son (Middle)

  SOMERS POINT, N.J. - David and Zach Smith of Doylestown CC successfully defended their title Thursday in the Father & Son (Middle) at Greate Bay CC (par 70, 6,274 yards).

  The duo, both of Doylestown, Pa., carded a 1-over-par 71 to edge the 43-team field by a stroke. The Smiths also won last year’s tournament by a stroke at Golden Oaks GC.

Zach & David Smith, Doylestown CC
  “It’s an honor,” Zach, 22, said.

  “It’s neat to win it two years in a row,” David, 54, added. “We’ve learned how to play this format.”

  Following a string of five straight pars to start their round, the Smiths found red figures on the par 5, 537-yard No. 6. David’s second shot missed the green by three feet, and Zach sent the ensuing eagle try 15-feet past the flagstick. David then snaked in a downhill birdie putt, and the Smiths finished their outward trek at 1 under.

  However, they crashed into a figurative wall on Nos. 10 (par 4, 420 yards) and 11 (par 4, 402 yards) by carding bogeys thanks to wayward drives.

  “We hit a snag for a little while,” Zach, a recent St. Joseph’s University graduate, said. “We didn’t hit any greens for a stretch in the middle. We were both struggling off the tee today.”

  “And we’re normally pretty consistent off the tee,” David said. “Today, we just weren’t.”

  But the Smiths “bounced back nicely on No. 12," Zach said. David’s drive on the par 4, 385-yard hole found the fairway, and Zach stuck his 9-iron 145 yards onto the green. David rolled in a three-footer for birdie. The pair also birdied No. 5 (par 5, 535 yards). From 70 yards out, Zach nuked his wedge 65-feet past the flagstick. David, however, drained the ensuing birdie putt from the back fringe to put the Smiths’ score back in the red.

  “My dad came through,” Zach said.

  The Smiths again ran into trouble on back-to-back holes coming in. On No. 17 (par 4, 386 yards), David needed to drill his approach wedge over the trees, but it traveled 120 yards and just missed the green by three feet. Zach’s chip sailed 10-feet past the flagstick, and David didn’t convert the comebacker for par. On No. 18 (par 4, 385 yards), Zach smoked his tee shot 300 yards onto the fairway. David’s approach, however, caught the right greenside bunker. Zach blasted out, but his dad missed a 12-footer for par.

  “I didn’t think we played that great, but we were able to pick each other up most of the day,” David said. “We were competitive, and we thought we had a chance (to win).”

  “There were some holes were one of us hit a bad tee shot to start, but the other would come through and get it in play,” Zach added. “I guess you can’t really ham-and-egg it in this format. Usually, our strategy is for me to hit first and for me to try to bomb away. And if it doesn’t work out, it’s usually his goal to get it in the fairway. My dad’s very consistent with his wedges.”

  Brad and Joe Spuhler of Wildwood G&CC carded a 6-under-par 64 net to win the Net Division of the tournament.

  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 in 2008 because of the high demand for participation in both the Father & Son (Younger), which celebrates its 53rd anniversary this year, and the Older tournament, an event in its 99th year.

Gross Results

Name

Club

Scores

David Smith

Doylestown Country Club

71

Zach Smith

Doylestown Country Club

71

Jordan Wycoff

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

72

W. Kirk Wycoff

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

72

Martin Klagholz

Aronimink Golf Club

72

Jeff Klagholz

Rolling Green Golf Club

72

Eric Holt

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

73

Thomas Holt, Jr.

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

73

Alexander Muller

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

73

James Muller

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

73

Brad Spuhler

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

74

Joe Spuhler

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

74

Joseph Seufer

Stonewall

74

Trevor Seufer

Stonewall

74

Thomas Holt, III

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

75

Thomas Holt, Jr.

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

75

Dennis Westhafer

West Chester Golf & Country Club

76

Ryan Westhafer

West Chester Golf & Country Club

76

Dave O'Brien

Cedarbrook Country Club

76

Kevin O'Brien

Cedarbrook Country Club

76

Jay Deakins

St. Davids Golf Club

76

Scott Deakins

St. Davids Golf Club

76

Dan O'Brien

Cedarbrook Country Club

77

Dave O'Brien

Cedarbrook Country Club

77

Jeffrey Palmer

Chester Valley Golf Club

77

John Palmer

Chester Valley Golf Club

77

Aaron Widdoes

Loch Nairn Golf Club

77

Pete Widdoes

Loch Nairn Golf Club

77

Dwight Dudas

Indian Valley Country Club

77

Matt Dudas

Indian Valley Country Club

77

Brian Ginty

Talamore Country Club

77

Kyle Ginty

Talamore Country Club

77

Greg Verde

Spring Ford Country Club

77

Tony Verde

Spring Ford Country Club

77

Phillip Villari

Riverton Country Club

78

Phillip Villari, Jr.

Riverton Country Club

78

Tony DePaul

North Hills Country Club

78

Tony DePaul, Jr.

North Hills Country Club

78

Jack Seese

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

Sean Seese

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

Doug Roberts

Quarry Ridge Golf Course

79

Bradley Roberts

Wedgwood Country Club

79

Bruce Godick

Rolling Green Golf Club

79

Ross Godick

Rolling Green Golf Club

79

Bryan Marvin

Old York Road Country Club

79

Michael Marvin

Old York Road Country Club

79

Andrew Eckert

Bent Creek Country Club

80

Gerald Eckert

Bent Creek Country Club

80

Chris Ewing

Doylestown Country Club

80

Samuel Ewing

Doylestown Country Club

80

Michael Moran

Overbrook Golf Club

80

Tom Moran

Overbrook Golf Club

80

Christopher Casperson

Indian Valley Country Club

80

Eric Casperson

Indian Valley Country Club

80

Bobby Arthur, Jr.

Tavistock Country Club

80

Robert Arthur

Tavistock Country Club

80

Gary Yeager

Philadelphia Cricket Club

81

Royce Yeager

Philadelphia Cricket Club

81

Robert Galbreath, Jr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

81

Robert Galbreath, Sr.

Philmont Country Club

81

Edward Bader

Medford Lakes Country Club

81

Keith Bader

Medford Lakes Country Club

81

John McCallister

Old York Road Country Club

83

Stephen McCallister

Old York Road Country Club

83

Andrew Jaskel

Philadelphia Publinks GA

83

Al Jaskel

Unaffiliated

83

Frank Pici

Chester Valley Golf Club

84

Tim Pici

Chester Valley Golf Club

84

Aldo Franconi, Jr.

Fox Hill Country Club

84

Ryan Franconi

Fox Hill Country Club

84

David Henry

Medford Lakes Country Club

86

Kenneth Henry

Medford Lakes Country Club

86

John Willadsen

Sakima Country Club

86

Mike Willadsen

Sakima Country Club

86

Brendan Craig

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

87

Thomas Craig

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

87

William Hoese

Links Golf Club

87

William Hoese, Jr.

Links Golf Club

87

James LaGreca

Sandy Run Country Club

88

Michael LaGreca

Sandy Run Country Club

88

Mike Miklinevich

Greate Bay Country Club

88

Michael Miklinevich

Harbor Pines Golf Club

88

Frederick Kotalik, M.D.

Chester Valley Golf Club

89

Sean Kotalik

Chester Valley Golf Club

89

Joseph Dulka

DuPont Country Club

WD

WD - withdrawal

Net Results

Name

Club

Scores

Brad Spuhler

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

64

Joe Spuhler

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

64

Jordan Wycoff

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

68

W. Kirk Wycoff

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

68

Joseph Seufer

Stonewall

68

Trevor Seufer

Stonewall

68

Edward Bader

Medford Lakes Country Club

68

Keith Bader

Medford Lakes Country Club

68

Martin Klagholz

Aronimink Golf Club

69

Jeff Klagholz

Rolling Green Golf Club

69

Chris Ewing

Doylestown Country Club

70

Samuel Ewing

Doylestown Country Club

70

David Smith

Doylestown Country Club

71

Zach Smith

Doylestown Country Club

71

Eric Holt

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

71

Thomas Holt, Jr.

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

71

Alexander Muller

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

71

James Muller

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

71

Thomas Holt, III

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

71

Thomas Holt, Jr.

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

71

Dennis Westhafer

West Chester Golf & Country Club

71

Ryan Westhafer

West Chester Golf & Country Club

71

Jeffrey Palmer

Chester Valley Golf Club

71

John Palmer

Chester Valley Golf Club

71

Bryan Marvin

Old York Road Country Club

71

Michael Marvin

Old York Road Country Club

71

Jay Deakins

St. Davids Golf Club

72

Scott Deakins

St. Davids Golf Club

72

Phillip Villari

Riverton Country Club

72

Phillip Villari, Jr.

Riverton Country Club

72

Bruce Godick

Rolling Green Golf Club

72

Ross Godick

Rolling Green Golf Club

72

John Willadsen

Sakima Country Club

73

Mike Willadsen

Sakima Country Club

73

Greg Verde

Spring Ford Country Club

74

Tony Verde

Spring Ford Country Club

74

Tony DePaul

North Hills Country Club

74

Tony DePaul, Jr.

North Hills Country Club

74

Gary Yeager

Philadelphia Cricket Club

74

Royce Yeager

Philadelphia Cricket Club

74

Dwight Dudas

Indian Valley Country Club

75

Matt Dudas

Indian Valley Country Club

75

Jack Seese

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

Sean Seese

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

Doug Roberts

Quarry Ridge Golf Course

75

Bradley Roberts

Wedgwood Country Club

75

Frank Pici

Chester Valley Golf Club

75

Tim Pici

Chester Valley Golf Club

75

Aaron Widdoes

Loch Nairn Golf Club

76

Pete Widdoes

Loch Nairn Golf Club

76

Christopher Casperson

Indian Valley Country Club

76

Eric Casperson

Indian Valley Country Club

76

Michael Moran

Overbrook Golf Club

77

Tom Moran

Overbrook Golf Club

77

John McCallister

Old York Road Country Club

77

Stephen McCallister

Old York Road Country Club

77

Bobby Arthur, Jr.

Tavistock Country Club

78

Robert Arthur

Tavistock Country Club

78

Robert Galbreath, Jr.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

Robert Galbreath, Sr.

Philmont Country Club

78

James LaGreca

Sandy Run Country Club

78

Michael Lagreca

Sandy Run Country Club

78

Mike Miklinevich

Greate Bay Country Club

78

Michael Miklinevich

Harbor Pines Golf Club

78

Aldo Franconi, Jr.

Fox Hill Country Club

79

Ryan Franconi

Fox Hill Country Club

79

Brendan Craig

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

80

Thomas Craig

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

80

Frederick Kotalik, M.D.

Chester Valley Golf Club

83

Sean Kotalik

Chester Valley Golf Club

83

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