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Applebrook GC's Brubaker captures Caddie Tournament

  PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Applebrook GC’s Erik Brubaker and Stonewall’s Nathan Dougherty each carded a 4-over-par 72 to head Monday’s Caddie Tournament at Bala GC (par 68, 5,430 yards).

  In a match of cards, Brubaker prevailed, thanks to a spectacular 4 under on the back nine.

  “I wanted to win it,” Brubaker, of Ephrata, Pa., said. “It’s nice. It’s my first tournament win of the summer. I almost feel like I really don’t deserve it just because of the way the front nine was. I just happened to be blessed with the win.”

  Brubaker’s front nine wasn’t particularly pleasant. The two-year caddie at Applebrook posted five over par figures. With a hanging lie in the No. 3 (par 4, 321 yards) fairway, Brubaker, 24, bumped his wedge 107 yards. It ricocheted off tree limbs and fell into tall rough. Brubaker fled the troublesome terrain, but his chip chugged 30-feet past the cup. He then missed a four-footer to save bogey. Brubaker’s 5-iron tee shot on the par 3, 201-yard No. 4 caught the greenside bunker. He blasted out and watched his six-footer for par scoot past the cup. Brubaker’s struggles continued on No. 5 (par 4, 390 yards). He launched his tee-shot out-of-bounds, pierced his 7-iron 170 yards and rolled in an 8-footer for bogey.

  A slow bleed soon became an uncontrollable hemorrhage on No. 7 (par 4, 392 yards). Brubaker hooked his 3-wood out-of-bounds. He then attempted to clear tree limbs with a 9-iron from 128 yards out, but it clipped branches and plummeted into the rough. Brubaker went on to card a triple bogey and to finish his outward tour at 8 over.

  “I was just looking at the scorecard and was like, ‘if I’m going to do anything at all, then I need to start making some birdie,’” he said.

  Mission accomplished. Brubaker laced his 5-iron 214 yards on No. 10 (par 5, 498 yards) and drained a right-to-left breaking 25-footer for birdie. He cleaned up an 8-footer after hitting his lob wedge 70 yards. Standing 35 yards from the No. 12 (par 4, 327 yards) flagstick, Brubaker stuck his wedge to four-feet and posted his third straight birdie. Even a three-putt bogey on No. 13 (par 3, 181 yards) couldn’t extinguish his surge. Brubaker smoked his drive on No. 14 (par 4, 339 yards), whacked his wedge 54 yards and converted an uphill 25-footer for birdie. Brubaker capped his sensational surge with a birdie on No. 18 (par 4, 362 yards) after nailing his pitching wedge to four-feet. That’s five birdies in nine holes.

NATHAN DOUGHERTY
  So what exactly fueled Brubaker’s spectacular turnaround?

  “My swing started to feel better,” he said. “Something clicked when I was taking my practice swings on (No.) 11. I felt better about it.”

  Like Brubaker, Dougherty, of Downingtown, Pa., didn’t get off to a strong start. His “worst swing of the day” on No. 1 (par 4, 355 yards) led to an eventual two-putt from 25-feet for bogey. He also carded a bogey on the par 4, 390-yard 5th hole to make the turn at 2 over. Dougherty’s first red figure came on No. 10 when he stopped his 20-yard wedge at two-feet. However, on the very next hole, a poor tee shot, two-putt from 25-feet combination gave Dougherty another bogey. He hooked his 8-iron right on No. 13 (par 3, 181 yards), pitched onto the green and missed a 20-footer for par. Dougherty, 29, again scrambled on No. 14 (par 4, 339 yards) to make bogey after missing the green with his approach.

  Key par saves allowed Dougherty, who’s served as a caddie at Stonewall for 12 years, to maintain a 4 over on the scorecard. He sprayed his drive on No. 17 (par 4, 294 yards) into the left-side trees and attempted to dissect though with a 7-iron, but nicked a branch. Dougherty’s 54-degree wedge did clear Mother Nature’s obstacles, and he sunk a 10-footer to preserve par.

  “I was able to play a couple days beforehand and I kind of had an idea of where my ball was going, which on this course is pretty crucial,” Dougherty said.

  Originating in 1928, the first Caddie tournament was held at Whitemarsh Valley CC.

Results

17 & Under

Name

Club

Scores

Neil Langenstein

Lookaway Golf Club

84

Michael Kelley

Rolling Green Golf Club

85

Jay Fisher

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

89

Timothy Koenig

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

103

Steve Kane

Tavistock Country Club

110

Ethan McCulla

Commonwealth National Golf Club

111

18 to 20 Years

Paul Berry

Cedarbrook Country Club

75

Graig Fisher

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

76

Andrew Pierson

Tavistock Country Club

78

Jonathan Burns

Philmont Country Club

79

Kevin Opdyke

Meadowlands Country Club

79

Nick Lanzilotti

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

80

Philip Dougherty, Jr.

Rolling Green Golf Club

82

Chris Naccarelli

The Springhaven Club

83

William Peuser

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

85

Patrick Brownsey

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

86

Trent Miller

Lancaster Country Club

86

Anthony Jablonoski

Tavistock Country Club

87

Dennis Jablonoski

Tavistock Country Club

87

James Gaughan

Saucon Valley Country Club

87

Nick Menta

Philmont Country Club

87

Anthony Pettinato

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

88

Dylan Ingram

Applebrook Golf Club

92

Gregory Palko

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

95

Luke Mitchell

Commonwealth National Golf Club

97

David Rooney

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

98

William Michniewicz

Overbrook Golf Club

NS

21 to 24 Years

Erik Brubaker

Applebrook Golf Club

72

Derek Glaser

Applebrook Golf Club

73

Joe Perese

Philmont Country Club

75

Mark Baker

St. Davids Golf Club

75

Michael Logue

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

80

Jeremy Jushchyshyn

Cedarbrook Country Club

81

Pete Tashjian

White Manor Country Club

81

Brian Lutzow

North Hills Country Club

82

Cris Simanca

Commonwealth National Golf Club

82

Marc Grabuski

St. Davids Golf Club

82

Mitchell Witman

Lancaster Country Club

84

Rob Slavch

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

85

Samuel Spuhler

Commonwealth National Golf Club

87

Frank Hosack

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

89

Nick Oatman

Lancaster Country Club

90

Seth Shober

Stonewall

90

Andrew Franke

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

92

Connor McDevitt

Overbrook Golf Club

96

Sean Lenhart

Saucon Valley Country Club

96

Matthew Curry

White Manor Country Club

98

Peter Selinsky

St. Davids Golf Club

102

T.J. Foley

Meadowlands Country Club

103

Jesse Kovach

Lookaway Golf Club

WD

Robert Edwards

Chester Valley Golf Club

NS

Timothy Feehery

The Springhaven Club

NS

Zack Robie

Chester Valley Golf Club

NS

25 to 38 Years

Nathan Dougherty

Stonewall

72

Joe DiMenna

The Springhaven Club

73

Brian Leljedal

Llanerch Country Club

75

James Shaffer

Green Valley Country Club

75

Matthew Hildenbrand

Stonewall

76

Conal Devlin

Meadowlands Country Club

81

John Patella

Rolling Green Golf Club

81

Christopher Rossi

Applebrook Golf Club

82

Daniel Metzgar

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

82

Nigel Scott

Philadelphia Country Club

82

Matt Madden

Meadowlands Country Club

85

Albert Aldana

Philadelphia Country Club

87

Jim Greenberg

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

88

Jason Jefferies

Green Valley Country Club

90

Ryan Sensenig

Lancaster Country Club

90

Norman Greenwald, II

Philadelphia Country Club

92

George Turbett, III

Philadelphia Country Club

93

Charles Knapp, III

North Hills Country Club

95

Joshua Keyser

Saucon Valley Country Club

97

Matthew Reusche

Llanerch Country Club

102

Steve Jones, Jr.

Whitford Country Club

113

Jason Pope

Riverton Country Club

134

Ronald Sharrar

Rolling Green Golf Club

NS

39 & Over

Eric Dahl

Overbrook Golf Club

74

John McNeill

Stonewall

76

Herman Fry

Stonewall

77

Jack Lukens

Lookaway Golf Club

77

William Erskine

Green Valley Country Club

78

Wade Ridley

Philadelphia Country Club

79

John Foley

Philadelphia Cricket Club

82

Bill Kindt

Saucon Valley Country Club

83

Pete Anglin

Philadelphia Cricket Club

83

Joseph Natale

Green Valley Country Club

84

Jim McDonald

Philadelphia Country Club

87

Darby Callahan

Sunnybrook Golf Club

89

Raymond McClarin

Old York Road Country Club

89

Joe Kuriger

Philmont Country Club

91

David Taylor

Llanerch Country Club

93

Roger Leister

Philmont Country Club

93

Mike Kaplan

Philmont Country Club

94

Craig Gemmill

Lancaster Country Club

95

Charles Kelly III

Stonewall

98

Rocky Colavita

Overbrook Golf Club

103

Stephen McGill

White Manor Country Club

103

Richard Brown

Llanerch Country Club

110

Thom Cooper

Lancaster Country Club

WD

WD - withdrawal; NS - no show

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