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Michael and Neil McDermott take Father & Son (Older) title

  WAYNE, Pa. – And the last shall be first.

  Neil and Michael McDermott, of Llanerch CC and Merion GC, respectively, finishing in early evening shadows in last foursome of the day, fired a 70 (38-32) to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 94th Father & Son (Older) Championship Thursday at St. Davids Golf Club (par 70, 6,229 yards).

  Their score tied Jarrett Kling and his stepson, Gui Costin of Merion GC, for the lead. Kling and Costin, whose 70 (36-34) posted early, had held up most of the day, were not present for a playoff. Thus, the McDermotts were awarded the championship.

  The tournament, which dates back to 1911, pairs fathers with sons 18 years or older, in a selected drive, alternate shot format.

  For the McDermott family, it was their third Father & Son title in the last four years. McDermott and another son, Kevin, won the tournament in 2002 and 2004. The Neil/Kevin duo actually were in a four-way tie for second place Thursday in this year’s championship, carding a 35-37—72 in the morning.

  It was Neil McDermott’s fourth Father & Son title, having won the Father & Son (Younger) with a third son, Brian, in 1998.

  He looked at the 38-32 winning score as "a tale of two nines." They started on No. 10, and carded three three-putts and a double bogey. " It was pretty bad golf," Neil said. "It was sloppy. We made a lot of mistakes."

  But the McDermotts birdied the first hole on the back nine, "and that helped a lot to change the momentum," Neil said. Added Michael, "We’ve played enough golf together to know we were capable of coming back on the back nine."

  And come back they did, with birdies on No. 4 and No. 8 and, after Neil nailed a 7-wood to three feet on the 217-yard, par-3, No.9, it looked like they would take the title outright. But Michael’s slippery, three-footer lipped out for a round of even-par 70.

  "What’s really special," Neil said, "is having won three different GAP Father and Sons with three different sons. That’s very, very special." McDermott is the Golf Association of Philadelphia President.

  Thomas and George Finn of Cavaliers CC and Sussex Pines GC took low net in the championship competition with a 64 (82-18).

  Thomas and Tom Conboy, Jr., of Sandy Run CC won the Super-Senior competition with a 77 (40-37), playing from shorter tees at 5,694 yards.

  John and John Donohue, Sr., of Rolling Green GC and Sandy Run CC took home the Super-Senior net prize with a 67 (78-11).

Gross scores

Name

Club

Gross

*1. McDermott, Neil/McDermott, Michael

Llanerch CC/Merion GC

70

2. Kling, Jarrett/Costin, Gui

Merion GC

70

T3. Howson, Jr., Jay/Howson, Gregory

St. Davids GC

72

T3. McDermott, Neil/McDermott, Kevin

Llanerch CC

72

T3. Cohan, Adam/Cohan, Jeff

The ACE Club

72

Crowley, Dave/Crowley, Jack

St. Davids GC (1)

72

Schroer, Douglas/Schroer, Richard

St. Davids GC/Barton Creek Lakeside CC

73

Bondi, Kevin/Bondi, Edward

Huntingdon Valley CC

74

DiGiacomo, Vincent/DiGiacomo, Frank

Links GC/Merchantville CC

75

Maguire, Jr., Alexander/Maguire, Alexander

Brookside CC/Philadelphia Cricket Club

75

Holland, Jack/Holland, Scott

Whitford CC (1)

75

Watson, Paul/Watson, Troy

Makefield Highlands GC

76

Fonner, William/Fonner, Eric

Huntingdon Valley CC (3)

76

Harris, Mitch/Harris, Robert

Blue Bell CC

77

Klagholz, Tim/Klagholz, Martin

Rolling Green GC

77

Beck, Donald/Beck, Ryan

Old York Road CC

77

McClaskey, Charles/McClaskey, Bryan

Wyncote GC/Merchantville CC

77

Marshalek, Jr., George/Marshalek, Patrick

Whitford CC (2)

77

Ewing, Chris/Ewing, Samuel

Doylestown CC

77

MacDonald, John/MacDonald, David

Medford Lakes CC/Unattached

77

Seufer, Trevor/Seufer, Joseph

Stonewall

78

Hoegel, David/Hoegel, Donald

Little Mill CC

78

Malone, Jr., David/Malone, David

Sandy Run CC (4)

78

Garis, Kyle/Garis, Robert

North Hills CC (2)

78

Maguire, Alexander/Maguire, Bo

Brookside CC

78

Stout, Chris/Stout, Royce

Concord CC (3)

78

Levine, Louis/Levine, David

Saucon Valley CC/Greenacres CC

78

Brookreson, Jesse/Brookreson, David

Huntingdon Valley CC (1)

78

Young, Gerald/Young, John

Sandy Run CC

79

Outhous, J. Wendell/Outhous, David

St. Davids GC/Unattached

79

Brennan, Jr., Thomas/Brennan, Sr., Thomas

Melrose CC

79

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

Ashbourne CC/North Hills CC

79

Gibson, George/Gibson, Scott

Riverton CC (1)

79

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

Concord CC (1)

79

Walsh, P. Chet/Walsh, William

Philadelphia CC (1)

79

Coyle, Sr., William/Coyle, Jr, William

Saucon Valley CC

79

Clearkin, IV, James/Clearkin, III, James

Old York Road CC (1)

79

Spuhler, Brad/Spuhler, Joe

Wildwood G&CC

80

Davidson, Bob a/Davidson, Jeffrey

Philadelphia Publinks GA

80

Wasilewski, Dennis/Wasilewski, Christopher

Waynesborough CC (1)

80

Rush, J. Thomas/Rush, James

Riverton CC

80

Garis, Drew/Garis, Robert

North Hills CC (1)

80

Marcantognini, John/Marcantognini, Joseph

Blue Bell CC/Silver Creek CC

80

Sweeney, II, Timothy/Sweeney, Dan

Huntingdon Valley CC (2)

80

Piersanti, Tom/Piersanti, Thomas

Radley Run CC/Laurel Creek CC

80

Cooley, Ian/Cooley, Seth

Lu Lu CC

81

Hirsekorn, Frederick/Hirsekorn, Kurt

Tavistock CC/Unattached

81

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

Overbrook GC/Sunnybrook GC

81

Quigley, Mark/Quigley, Bryan

Lu Lu CC (1)

81

Choe, Yong/Choe, Robert

Rolling Green GC (1)

81

Zalis, Gary/Zalis, Anthony

Little Mill CC (1)

81

Polizzi, Daniel/Polizzi, Frank

Whitemarsh Valley (3)

81

Patton Jr, Richard/Patton, Dick

Concord CC

82

Holt, Eric/Holt, Jr., Thomas

Torresdale-Frankford CC

82

Van Horn, William/Van Horn, Alan

Lu Lu CC (2)

82

Kenville, Richard/Kenville, James

Burlington CC

82

Finn, Thomas/Finn, George

Cavaliers CC/Sussex Pines GC

82

Cameron, Alex/Cameron, Dan

Merchantville CC

82

Waldron, R. Emmett/Waldron, Rob

North Hills CC/ Old York Road CC

83

Deakins, Jay/Deakins, Warren

St. Davids GC/Philadelphia CC

83

Coll, Jr., Jim/Coll, James

Sandy Run CC (3)

83

Mears, Jr., Don a/Mears, Brian

Concord CC (2)

83

Marron, William/Marron, Matt

McCall G&CC (1)

83

Stagliano, David/Stagliano, Anthony

Cedarbrook CC

84

Davidson, Bob/Davidson, Craig

Philadelphia Publinks GA (1)

84

Haas, Robert/Haas, Christopher

Whitemarsh Valley CC

85

O'Reilly, Timothy/O'Reilly, Sean

Aronimink GC

85

Witham, Matthew/Witham, Christopher

Delaware National CC

85

O'Brien, James/O'Brien, Thomas

Cedarbrook CC/Philadelphia Cricket Club

85

Milner, Tim/Milner, Byron

Overbrook GC (2)

85

Shearman, Gary T./Shearman, Patrick

Philadelphia Cricket Club

85

Bielecki, Mark/Bielecki, Thomas

Whitemarsh Vallley CC (1)

86

Dunphy, Dennis/Dunphy, Michael

Waynesborough CC/Medford Village CC

86

Henry, David/Henry, Kenneth

Medford Lakes CC

86

Young, Richard/Young, Scott

Phoenixville CC/Dauphin Highlands GC

86

McIntyre, Ralph/McIntyre, Brad

Tavistock CC (2)

86

Soltis, Andrew/Soltis, Glenn

Whitemarsh Valley CC (2)

86

Klagholz, Marty/Klagholz, Martin a

Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC

86

Newett, Louis G./Newett, Christopher B.

Indian Valley CC (1)

86

Forcino, Ernest/Forcino, Bryan

Waynesborough CC

87

Warren, Kenneth/Warren, W. Scott

Merion GC (1)

87

Kirk, Tim/Kirk, Roger

Old York Road CC (2)

87

Beeson, John/Beeson, Mark

Kennett Square G&CC

87

Pelesh, Neal/Pelesh, Jeffrey

Edgmont CC

88

Caruso, Carmen/Caruso, Charles

Ballamor GC/Bella Vista GC

88

Finegan, Sr., James/Finegan, John

Philadelphia CC

89

Bellwoar, Thomas/Bellwoar, Michael

Hershey's Mill GC/West Chester G&CC

89

Pfeiffer, David/Pfeiffer, Francis

Riverton CC/Whitemarsh Valley CC

89

Mandel, David/Mandel, Jason

White Manor CC

90

Mahon, Hubert/Mahon, Edward

McCall G&CC/Torresdale-Frankford CC

90

Bean, Richard/Bean, Rick

Tavistock CC

90

Chermol, Thomas/Chermol, Stephen

Concord CC/The Springhaven Club

91

Flynn, Daniel/Flynn, Larry

Sandy Run CC (2)

93

Hersperger, Jr., Wade/Hersperger III, Wade

Pine Hill GC/Unattached

93

O'Connor, Sr., Gerald/O'Connor, Jr., Gerald

Overbrook GC (1)

93

Woolley, Michael/Woolley, David

Tavistock CC (1)

94

Davidson, John/Davidson, Jr., John

Philadelphia Publinks GA/GC at Glen Mills

96

Moore, Jr., Thomas/Moore, Thomas

Sandy Run CC (6)

99

Dworak, Stanley/Dworak, Jr., Stan

Indian Valley CC

99

Montesano, Noel/Montesano, Frank

Medford Village CC

100

Gioia, Joseph/Gioia, Joey

Lu Lu CC (3)

102

Impriano, Jack/Impriano, Bradley

Applebrook GC/Edgmont CC

103

Schafle, Joseph/Schafle, Mike

Sandy Run CC/Unattached

WD

 

Super Senior (65 and older)

1. Conboy, Jr., Tom/Conboy, Thomas

Sandy Run CC (7)

77

Donahue, Sr., John/Donahue, John

Sandy Run CC/Rolling Green GC

78

T2. Scott, Matthew/Scott, Dick

Aronimink GC (1)

80

T2. Kania, Arthur/Kania, Jr., Art

Overbrook GC

80

T2. Yost, Ed/Yost, Vince

Cedarbrook CC (1)

80

Antoni, Sr., Erwin/Antoni, Ronald

Sandy Run CC (5)

84

Croney, J. Kenneth a/Croney, Charles

Sunnybrook GC/Old York Road CC

86

Selverian, Michael/Selverian, Edward

Aronimink GC (2)

87

Loftus, Jr., Jim/Loftus, Jim

Overbrook GC (3)

88

Duff, Sr., Thomas/Duff, Thomas

Phoenixville CC/Harbor Pines GC

88

Simms, John/Simms, James

Sandy Run CC (1)

89

Westermann, Sr., Martin/Westermann, Jr., Martin

McCall G&CC

91

Held, Robert/Held, James

Whitemarsh Valley CC/Indian Valley CC

91

DeHaven, William/DeHaven, Kevin

Hopewell Valley CC

92

Markward, Del/Markward, Charles

North Hills CC

92

McClatchy, John/McClatchy, Tim

Whitford CC

92

Coroniti, Rick/Coroniti, Sam

Spring Ford CC/Downingtown CC

97

Denon, Sr., James/Denon, Jr., James

Hempstead G&CC/The Springhaven Club

98

Taylor, William M./Taylor, William

The Springhaven Club

99

 

*-won in scorecard playoff; WD-withdrawal

Net scores

Name

Club Name

Net

1. Finn, Thomas/Finn, George

Cavaliers CC/Sussex Pines GC

64

2. Crowley, Dave/Crowley, Jack

St. Davids GC (1)

66

T3. DiGiacomo, Vincent/DiGiacomo, Frank

Links GC/Merchantville CC

67

T3. Watson, Paul/Watson, Troy

Makefield Highlands GC

67

T3. Ewing, Chris/Ewing, Samuel

Doylestown CC

67

Schroer, Douglas/Schroer, Richard

St. Davids GC/Barton Creek Lakeside CC

68

Howson, Jr., Jay/Howson, Gregory

St. Davids GC

69

McDermott, Neil/McDermott, Michael

Llanerch CC/Merion GC

69

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

Concord CC (1)

69

McDermott, Neil a/McDermott, Kevin

Llanerch CC

70

Bondi, Kevin/Bondi, Edward

Huntingdon Valley CC

70

Kling, Jarrett/Costin, Gui

Merion GC

70

Young, Gerald/Young, John

Sandy Run CC

71

Cohan, Adam/Cohan, Jeff

The ACE Club

71

Quigley, Mark/Quigley, Bryan

Lu Lu CC (1)

71

Van Horn, William/Van Horn, Alan

Lu Lu CC (2)

71

Rush, J. Thomas/Rush, James

Riverton CC

71

Seufer, Trevor/Seufer, Joseph

Stonewall

72

Brennan, Jr., Thomas/Brennan, Sr., Thomas

Melrose CC

72

Hoegel, David/Hoegel, Donald

Little Mill CC

72

Wasilewski, Dennis/Wasilewski, Christopher

Waynesborough CC (1)

72

Malone, Jr., David/Malone, David

Sandy Run CC (4)

72

Gibson, George/Gibson, Scott

Riverton CC (1)

72

Choe, Yong/Choe, Robert

Rolling Green GC (1)

72

Holland, Jack/Holland, Scott

Whitford CC (1)

72

Sweeney, II, Timothy/Sweeney, Dan

Huntingdon Valley CC (2)

72

Fonner, William/Fonner, Eric

Huntingdon Valley CC (3)

72

Stagliano, David/Stagliano, Anthony

Cedarbrook CC

73

Spuhler, Brad/Spuhler, Joe

Wildwood G&CC

73

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

Ashbourne CC/North Hills CC

73

Waldron, R. Emmett/Waldron, Rob

North Hills CC/ Old York Road CC

73

Harris, Mitch/Harris, Robert

Blue Bell CC

73

Mears, Jr., Don a/Mears, Brian

Concord CC (2)

73

Marcantognini, John/Marcantognini, Joseph

Blue Bell CC/Silver Creek CC

73

Walsh, P. Chet/Walsh, William

Philadelphia CC (1)

73

Maguire, Jr., Alexander/Maguire, Alexander a

Brookside CC/Philadelphia Cricket Club

73

Zalis, Gary/Zalis, Anthony

Little Mill CC (1)

73

Clearkin, IV, James/Clearkin, III, James

Old York Road CC (1)

73

Patton Jr, Richard/Patton, Dick

Concord CC

74

Pelesh, Neal/Pelesh, Jeffrey

Edgmont CC

74

Cooley, Ian/Cooley, Seth

Lu Lu CC

74

Davidson, Bob a/Davidson, Jeffrey

Philadelphia Publinks GA

74

Davidson, Bob/Davidson, Craig

Philadelphia Publinks GA (1)

74

Klagholz, Tim/Klagholz, Martin

Rolling Green GC

74

Beck, Donald/Beck, Ryan

Old York Road CC

74

Stout, Chris/Stout, Royce

Concord CC (3)

74

Levine, Louis/Levine, David

Saucon Valley CC/Greenacres CC

74

Marshalek, Jr., George/Marshalek, Patrick

Whitford CC (2)

74

Cameron, Alex/Cameron, Dan

Merchantville CC

74

Piersanti, Tom/Piersanti, Thomas

Radley Run CC/Laurel Creek CC

74

Haas, Robert/Haas, Christopher

Whitemarsh Valley CC

75

Hirsekorn, Frederick/Hirsekorn, Kurt

Tavistock CC/Unattached

75

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

Overbrook GC/Sunnybrook GC

75

McIntyre, Ralph/McIntyre, Brad

Tavistock CC (2)

75

Garis, Kyle/Garis, Robert a

North Hills CC (2)

75

McClaskey, Charles/McClaskey, Bryan

Wyncote GC/Merchantville CC

75

Maguire, Alexander/Maguire, Bo

Brookside CC

75

Beeson, John/Beeson, Mark

Kennett Square G&CC

75

Brookreson, Jesse/Brookreson, David

Huntingdon Valley CC (1)

75

Polizzi, Daniel/Polizzi, Frank

Whitemarsh Valley (3)

75

Mandel, David/Mandel, Jason

White Manor CC

76

Caruso, Carmen/Caruso, Charles

Ballamor GC/Bella Vista GC

76

Coll, Jr., Jim/Coll, James

Sandy Run CC (3)

76

Bellwoar, Thomas/Bellwoar, Michael

Hershey's Mill GC/West Chester G&CC

76

Coyle, Sr., William/Coyle, Jr, William

Saucon Valley CC

76

Kenville, Richard/Kenville, James

Burlington CC

76

Marron, William/Marron, Matt

McCall G&CC (1)

76

O'Reilly, Timothy/O'Reilly, Sean

Aronimink GC

77

Young, Richard/Young, Scott

Phoenixville CC/Dauphin Highlands GC

77

Soltis, Andrew/Soltis, Glenn

Whitemarsh Valley CC (2)

77

Warren, Kenneth/Warren, W. Scott

Merion GC (1)

77

Flynn, Daniel/Flynn, Larry

Sandy Run CC (2)

78

Deakins, Jay/Deakins, Warren

St. Davids GC/Philadelphia CC

78

O'Brien, James/O'Brien, Thomas

Cedarbrook CC/Philadelphia Cricket Club

78

Forcino, Ernest/Forcino, Bryan

Waynesborough CC

78

Garis, Drew/Garis, Robert

North Hills CC (1)

78

Kirk, Tim/Kirk, Roger

Old York Road CC (2)

78

Henry, David/Henry, Kenneth

Medford Lakes CC

79

O'Connor, Sr., Gerald/O'Connor, Jr., Gerald

Overbrook GC (1)

79

Witham, Matthew/Witham, Christopher

Delaware National CC

79

Holt, Eric/Holt, Jr., Thomas

Torresdale-Frankford CC

79

Milner, Tim/Milner, Byron

Overbrook GC (2)

79

Newett, Louis G./Newett, Christopher B.

Indian Valley CC (1)

79

Bielecki, Mark/Bielecki, Thomas

Whitemarsh Vallley CC (1)

80

Dunphy, Dennis/Dunphy, Michael

Waynesborough CC/Medford Village CC

80

Chermol, Thomas/Chermol, Stephen

Concord CC/The Springhaven Club

80

Klagholz, Marty/Klagholz, Martin a

Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC

80

Shearman, Gary T./Shearman, Patrick

Philadelphia Cricket Club

81

Bean, Richard/Bean, Rick

Tavistock CC

81

Woolley, Michael/Woolley, David

Tavistock CC (1)

82

Finegan, Sr., James/Finegan, John

Philadelphia CC

82

Moore, Jr., Thomas/Moore, Thomas

Sandy Run CC (6)

82

Pfeiffer, David/Pfeiffer, Francis

Riverton CC/Whitemarsh Valley CC

83

Davidson, John/Davidson, Jr., John

Philadelphia Publinks GA/GC at Glen Mills

84

Dworak, Stanley/Dworak, Jr., Stan

Indian Valley CC

84

Impriano, Jack/Impriano, Bradley

Applebrook GC/Edgmont CC

85

Montesano, Noel/Montesano, Frank

Medford Village CC

88

Mahon, Hubert/Mahon, Edward

McCall G&CC/Torresdale-Frankford CC

89

Gioia, Joseph/Gioia, Joey

Lu Lu CC (3)

N/A

Hersperger, Jr., Wade/Hersperger III, Wade

Pine Hill GC/Unattached

N/A

MacDonald, John/MacDonald, David

Medford Lakes CC/Unattached

N/A

Outhous, J. Wendell/Outhous, David

St. Davids GC/Unattached

N/A

Schafle, Joseph/Schafle, Mike

Sandy Run CC/Unattached

WD

 

Super Senior (65 and older)

1. Donahue, Sr., John/Donahue, John

Sandy Run CC/Rolling Green GC

67

T2. Scott, Matthew/Scott, Dick

Aronimink GC (1)

70

T2. Croney, J. Kenneth a/Croney, Charles

Sunnybrook GC/Old York Road CC

70

Yost, Ed/Yost, Vince

Cedarbrook CC (1)

71

Conboy, Jr., Tom/Conboy, Thomas

Sandy Run CC (7)

71

Antoni, Sr., Erwin/Antoni, Ronald

Sandy Run CC (5)

72

Simms, John/Simms, James

Sandy Run CC (1)

75

Selverian, Michael/Selverian, Edward

Aronimink GC (2)

75

Kania, Arthur/Kania, Jr., Art

Overbrook GC

75

Loftus, Jr., Jim/Loftus, Jim

Overbrook GC (3)

75

Duff, Sr., Thomas/Duff, Thomas

Phoenixville CC/Harbor Pines GC

75

Westermann, Sr., Martin/Westermann, Jr., Martin

McCall G&CC

76

Taylor, William M./Taylor, William

The Springhaven Club

77

DeHaven, William/DeHaven, Kevin

Hopewell Valley CC

78

Markward, Del/Markward, Charles

North Hills CC

78

McClatchy, John/McClatchy, Tim

Whitford CC

81

Held, Robert/Held, James

Whitemarsh Valley CC/Indian Valley CC

82

Coroniti, Rick/Coroniti, Sam

Spring Ford CC/Downingtown CC

85

Denon, Sr., James/Denon, Jr., James

Hempstead G&CC/The Springhaven Club

85

 

WD-withdrawal

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