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Sullivan squad seizes 100th Father & Son (Older) at Woodcrest CC

  CHERRY HILL, N.J. — James Sullivan, Sr. of Huntingdon Valley CC and his son James, Jr. of Mercer Oaks GC carded a sturdy 1-over-par 72 to grab the 100th Father & Son (Older) at Woodcrest CC (par 71, 6,239 yards) Wednesday. Consistent chemistry, coupled with a fiery flatstick from James, Jr., were key factors in the tandem's triumph.

James Sullivan, Jr. congratulates his father as
the two walk off the No. 18 (par 5, 538 yards) green.
  “The kid putted his eyes out,” James, Sr., 60, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., said. “He hit it good all day. Kudos to the grounds crew, too. The golf course was beautiful. The greens were perfect.”

  “We’ve played a lot of tournaments together, so we get along well and kind of know what each other are thinking and what we’re doing,” James, Jr., 36, of Glenside, Pa., said.

  Signals were crossed early, though, as the Sullivan squad bogeyed its first hole (par 4, 404 yards). After reaching the green in regulation, James, Jr. left a 20-footer for birdie six feet short, and his father couldn’t coax in the par putt. The Sullivan team also experienced a breakdown on No. 4 (par 5, 512 yards). James, Sr. attempted to clear the water hazard with a 24-rescue from 250 yards, only to witness his golf ball create a merciless ripple. James, Jr. resurrected the duo’s round with a rousing birdie on the challenging par 3, 153-yard No. 5. After his father stopped a 6-iron 40 feet from the flagstick, he sunk a squirrely slider.

  “It crossed the ridge where it broke to the left going up and right going by,” James, Jr. said. “Going down, it looked like it was going to go eight feet by, and then the hole jumped out and grabbed it. At that point in the round, we needed something to help us.”

  The Sullivan squad maintained its newfound mojo on No. 6 (par 4, 330 yards). The elder Sullivan stuffed a sand wedge 75 yards to two feet, and his son cleaned up the kick-in birdie. A three-putt on No. 8 (par 4, 381 yards) resulted in a bogey, but the Sullivan team stayed spirited and fired a birdie on No. 9 (par 4, 360 yards). Father converted a 12-footer following son’s spectacular 115-yard 9-iron shot from underneath the right tree-line. The two gave a stroke back on the uphill par 4, 344-yard 10th hole. The elder Sullivan missed the green with his approach, the younger knocked a chip to 10 feet and James, Sr. couldn’t finish off the par putt.

  The Sullivan squad posted eight consecutive pars, including a fabulous save on No. 12 (par 4, 368 yards), to complete its quest one above the blue. The younger Sullivan caught the right greenside bunker with an 8-iron from 150 yards. His father extracted the duo from the sandy circumstances. James, Jr. acknowledged the exit by executing an essential 20-footer to save par.

  “That sort of saved our back nine,” James, Sr. said. “That was big for us.”

  The Sullivans captured the Father & Son (Younger) in 1991 at Bala GC.

  Super-Senior

  Bryan McClaskey of Merchantville CC drained an incredible downhill 30-footer for birdie on the first playoff hole to give him and father Charles of Back Creek GC the Super Senior crown. The duo edged Charles Minter of Trenton CC and his son Michael of Makefield Highlands GC, who also carded a 3-over-par 74 in regulation. Defending champions Herbert Gordon of Doylestown CC and his son Neil, who plays out of Five Ponds GC, were unable to return for the sudden-death playoff.

  “I’m happy we did it for dad,” Bryan, 48, of Haddon Heights, N.J., said. “He’s been having such a great season. I wanted to be able to give him an opportunity to savor it.”

Bryan & Charles McClaskey
  It’s indeed been a great season for the elder McClaskey, who now holds every Super Senior title in 2011.

  “It was fun,” Charles, 72, of Elkton, Md., said. “I enjoyed it.”

  On No. 1 (par 4, 389 yards), Bryan McClaskey, mere minutes removed from returning to Woodcrest for the playoff, pured a 3-wood off the tee. The elder McClaskey hit a transition wedge 112 yards to 30 feet above the flagstick. Bryan then reported for birdie duty.

  “I saw it was downhill. I knew it was going to be pretty fast,” Bryan said. “It looked like it was straight. I just wanted to get it started online and figured gravity was going to take care of the rest. It kept trickling until it just fell in.”

  The Father & Son (Older) celebrated its centennial this year. The event is open to father and son teams with sons 30 years of age and younger.

Gross

Championship

Name, club

Score

James Sullivan, Sr./James Sullivan, Jr., Huntingdon Valley CC/Mercer Oaks GC

72

Jay Howson, Jr./Gregory Howson, St. Davids GC

74

Robert Billings/Rob Billings, Rolling Green GC/Stone Harbor GC

77

Steven Owens/Steve Owens, Links GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

77

James Rocks/James Rocks, III, Wedgwood CC

78

Kevin McDermott/Neil McDermott, Llanerch CC

78

Joseph Shevlin/Jonathan Shevlin, North Hills CC

79

John MacDonald/David MacDonald, Medford Lakes CC/Rancocas GC

80

Matthew Finger/Jon Finger, Wedgwood CC/Osiris G&CC

80

Jack Clough/John Clough, Wilmington CC/Philadelphia Cricket Club

81

Marty Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Rolling Green GC/Aronimink GC

83

Larry Silk/Sean Silk, Great Bay CC/GA of Michigan

83

Kenneth Henry/James Henry, Medford Lakes CC/1757 GC

83

Robert Kalan/Scott Kalan, Greate Bay CC/White Manor CC

85

Kevin Bondi/Edward Bondi, Huntingdon Valley CC

85

Lee Oxman/Nate Oxman, Moselem Spring GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

85

Jeffrey Davidson/Bob Davidson, Philadelphia Publinks GA

86

Barry Goldstein/Jason Goldstein, Commonwealth National GC

86

David Hoegel/Donald Hoegel, Little Mill CC

87

Christopher Simonson/Jon Simonson, Tavistock CC

88

Philip Keidel, III/Philip Keidel, Jr., RiverCrest GC & Preserve/Manufacturers G&CC

88

Bradley Impriano/Jack Impriano, Edgmont CC/Applebrook GC

88

Eric Fonner/William Fonner, Huntingdon Valley CC

88

Wayne Diluigi/Brian Diluigi, Running Deer GC/Little Mill CC

88

Jason Mandel/David Mandel, White Manor CC

90

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

90

Matthew Genesio/Anthony Genesio, Chester Valley GC/Spring Mill CC

92

Jack McCormick/John McCormick, Stone Harbor GC/Paxon Hollow CC

104

Bob Harris/Mitch Harris, Blue Bell CC

DQ

Christopher Beringer/Theodore Beringer, Philadelphia CC

WD

 

Super Senior

Name, club

Score

*Charles McClaskey/Bryan McClaskey, Back Creek GC/Merchantville CC

74

Michael Minter/Charles Minter, Makefield Highlands GC/Trenton CC

74

Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds GC/Doylestown CC

74

Paul Missett/Christopher Missett, Philadelphia CC

75

Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids GC/Philadelphia CC

76

Michael Civitello/Mike Civitello, Jr., Chester Valley GC

77

Glenn McClaskey/Charles McClaskey, Wedgwood CC/Back Creek GC

77

Kenneth Croney, Jr./J. Kenneth Croney, Overbrook GC/Sunnybrook GC

78

Tim Curvan/Jim Curvan, Aronimink GC/The Club at Shannondell

80

Dick Corbin/Rich Corbin, Moorestown Field Club

80

Larry Benedetto/Lawerence Benedetto, Concord CC/Hampton Hall

80

Scott Gibson/George Gibson, Riverton CC

81

Ray Yothers/Keith Yothers, Indian Valley CC

81

Richard Alessi, Jr./Richard Alessi, Llanerch CC

82

Philip Petroll/Pete Petroll, Penn Oaks GC

82

John Easton, III/John Easton, Jr., Manufacturers G&CC

82

Edmund Moore, II/Ned Moore, Manufacturers G&CC

84

Paul Watson/Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands GC/Spring Ford CC

84

Eamonn Logue/Kevin Logue, Silver Creek CC/Lu Lu CC

84

Richard Bean, Jr./Richard Bean, Tavistock CC

85

Keith McIntyre/Ralph McIntyre, Concord CC/Tavistock CC

86

Rich Linkchorst/David Linkchorst, GC at Glen Mills/Mountain Valley GC

86

John Owens, Jr./John Owens, Gulph Mills GC/Tavistock CC

86

Brent Alwood/Harold Alwood, Jr., Five Ponds GC/Old York Road CC

87

Michael Woolley/David Woolley, Tavistock CC

87

Victor Orlando, Jr./Victor Orlando, Edgmont CC

87

Michael Moran/Joseph Moran, Jr., Overbrook GC

87

John Flanagan/Jack Flanagan, Sandy Run CC

88

Dave Bielecki/David Bielecki, Old York Road CC

89

Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, Stonewall

89

Joseph Shott/Edward Shott, North Hills CC

89

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

89

Rod Herrell/Roger Herrell, Philadelphia CC

89

David Pfeiffer/Francis Pfeiffer, Whitemarsh Valley CC/Riverton CC

90

Thomas Gibson/Thomas Gibson, Deerwood CC/Penn Oaks GC

90

Jerry Booz/Steven Booz, Honeybrook GC/St. Davids GC

91

Robert Mears, III/Don Mears, Jr., Aronimink GC/Colonial CC

91

Thomas Moore, Jr./Thomas Moore, Sandy Run CC

92

Charles Kane/Stephen Kane, Rolling Green GC

92

Charles Lafond/Mark Lafond, The Bucks Club/Blue Bell CC

94

Lawrence Kelly/Larry Kelly, Whitford CC/Avalon GC

94

Jim Anthony, IV/James Anthony, III, Bensalem Township CC/Torresdale-Frankford CC

98

George Keehfuss, III/ George Keehfuss, Jr., North Hills CC

98

Peter Mark/Alex Mark, RiverCrest GC & Preserve

100

Andre VanAs/Anton VanAs, Hershey's Mill GC/DuPont CC

104

Stan Dworak, Jr./Stanley Dworak, Indian Valley CC

104

 

Net

Championship

Name, club

Score

Steven Owens/Steve Owens, Links GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

71

Larry Silk/Sean Silk, Great Bay CC/GA of Michigan

71

James Sullivan, Sr./James Sullivan, Jr., Huntingdon Valley CC/Mercer Oaks GC

72

Jay Howson, Jr./Gregory Howson, St. Davids GC

72

James Rocks/James Rocks, III, Wedgwood CC

72

John MacDonald/David MacDonald, Medford Lakes CC/Rancocas GC

72

Marty Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Rolling Green GC/Aronimink GC

72

Kenneth Henry/James Henry, Medford Lakes CC/1757 GC

73

Joseph Shevlin/Jonathan Shevlin, North Hills CC

74

Robert Kalan/Scott Kalan, Greate Bay CC/White Manor CC

74

Kevin McDermott/Neil McDermott, Llanerch CC

75

Jack Clough/John Clough, Wilmington CC/Philadelphia Cricket Club

75

Lee Oxman/Nate Oxman, Moselem Spring GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

75

Bradley Impriano/Jack Impriano, Edgmont CC/Applebrook GC

76

Jason Mandel/David Mandel, White Manor CC

76

Robert Billings/Rob Billings, Rolling Green GC/Stone Harbor GC

77

Matthew Finger/Jon Finger, Wedgwood CC/Osiris G&CC

78

Jeffrey Davidson/Bob Davidson, Philadelphia Publinks GA

79

Philip Keidel, III/Philip Keidel, Jr., RiverCrest GC & Preserve/Manufacturers G&CC

79

Wayne Diluigi/Brian Diluigi, Running Deer GC/Little Mill CC

79

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

79

David Hoegel/Donald Hoegel, Little Mill CC

80

Eric Fonner/William Fonner, Huntingdon Valley CC

80

Kevin Bondi/Edward Bondi, Huntingdon Valley CC

82

Christopher Simonson/Jon Simonson, Tavistock CC

82

Matthew Genesio/Anthony Genesio, Chester Valley GC/Spring Mill CC

84

Barry Goldstein/Jason Goldstein, Commonwealth National GC

86

Jack McCormick/John McCormick, Stone Harbor GC/Paxon Hollow CC

87

Bob Harris/Mitch Harris, Blue Bell CC

DQ

Christopher Beringer/Theodore Beringer, Philadelphia CC

WD

 

Super Senior

Name, club

Score

Michael Minter/Charles Minter, Makefield Highlands GC/Trenton CC

66

Paul Missett/Christopher Missett, Philadelphia CC

67

Michael Civitello/Mike Civitello, Jr., Chester Valley GC

71

Tim Curvan/Jim Curvan, Aronimink GC/The Club at Shannondell

71

Dick Corbin/Rich Corbin, Moorestown Field Club

71

Ray Yothers/Keith Yothers, Indian Valley CC

71

Charles McClaskey/Bryan McClaskey, Back Creek GC/Merchantville CC

72

Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds GC/Doylestown CC

72

Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids GC/Philadelphia CC

72

John Easton, III/John Easton, Jr., Manufacturers G&CC

72

Kenneth Croney, Jr./J. Kenneth Croney, Overbrook GC/Sunnybrook GC

73

Larry Benedetto/Lawerence Benedetto, Concord CC/Hampton Hall

73

Glenn McClaskey/Charles McClaskey, Wedgwood CC/Back Creek GC

74

Scott Gibson/George Gibson, Riverton CC

74

Paul Watson/Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands GC/Spring Ford CC

74

Richard Alessi, Jr./Richard Alessi, Llanerch CC

75

Philip Petroll/Pete Petroll, Penn Oaks GC

75

Eamonn Logue/Kevin Logue, Silver Creek CC/Lu Lu CC

75

Richard Bean, Jr./Richard Bean, Tavistock CC

75

Keith McIntyre/Ralph McIntyre, Concord CC/Tavistock CC

76

Brent Alwood/Harold Alwood, Jr., Five Ponds GC/Old York Road CC

76

Victor Orlando, Jr./Victor Orlando, Edgmont CC

76

Thomas Moore, Jr./Thomas Moore, Sandy Run CC

76

Edmund Moore, II/Ned Moore, Manufacturers G&CC

77

John Flanagan/Jack Flanagan, Sandy Run CC

77

Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, Stonewall

77

Michael Woolley/David Woolley, Tavistock CC

78

Thomas Gibson/Thomas Gibson, Deerwood CC/Penn Oaks GC

78

Joseph Shott/Edward Shott, North Hills CC

79

Robert Mears, III/Don Mears, Jr., Aronimink GC/Colonial CC

79

Michael Moran/Joseph Moran, Jr., Overbrook GC

80

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

80

Jerry Booz/Steven Booz, Honeybrook GC/St. Davids GC

80

Rich Linkchorst/David Linkchorst, GC at Glen Mills/Mountain Valley GC

81

John Owens, Jr./John Owens, Gulph Mills GC/Tavistock CC

81

Rod Herrell/Roger Herrell, Philadelphia CC

81

David Pfeiffer/Francis Pfeiffer, Whitemarsh Valley CC/Riverton CC

83

George Keehfuss, III/ George Keehfuss, Jr., North Hills CC

84

Charles Lafond/Mark Lafond, The Bucks Club/Blue Bell CC

87

Jim Anthony, IV/James Anthony, III, Bensalem Township CC/Torresdale-Frankford CC

87

Dave Bielecki/David Bielecki, Old York Road CC

89

Peter Mark/Alex Mark, RiverCrest GC & Preserve

89

Stan Dworak, Jr./Stanley Dworak, Indian Valley CC

89

Charles Kane/Stephen Kane, Rolling Green GC

92

Andre VanAs/Anton VanAs, Hershey's Mill GC/DuPont CC

92

Lawrence Kelly/Larry Kelly, Whitford CC/Avalon GC

94

 

*-won in playoff

DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawal

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