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Scott Forrester of JC Melrose CC & Joseph Shaw of Philmont CC

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Trio tops Caddie Tournament at Saucon Valley

  BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Scott Forrester of JC Melrose Country Club, Aaron Fricke of Lancaster Country Club and Joseph Shaw of Philmont Country Club carded respective 3-over-par 75s to top the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 66th Caddie Tournament at Saucon Valley Country Club’s Weyhill Course (par 72, 6,356 yards) Monday.

  “The putts were sinking,” Forrester, 18, of Cheltenham, Pa., said. “I got use to the greens early on. I shot 1 over on the front, and going into (No.) 10, I got it right back to even (par).”

  Forrester, a first-year caddie at JC Melrose, knocked a 9-iron 150 yards to 15 feet on the par 4, 393-yard 10th hole and executed the red figure putt. A poisonous combination of putter problems and approach angst led to four consecutive bogeys, putting Forrester, an incoming freshman at Drexel University, at 4 over with four holes remaining. On No. 15 (par 4, 361 yards), he hit a pitching wedge uphill 110 yards to the green’s top tier. Forrester then rolled in a left-to-right breaking 40-footer for birdie.

   “I needed a turnaround,” Forrester said. “I got the line as best as I could. I really wasn’t hoping for it to go in, but it stayed on the line and went in.”

  A hot putter is what Fricke relies on to be competitive. Its temperature peaked at Weyhill Monday.

   “I putted well,” Fricke, 17, of Denver, Pa., said. “The greens were nice. It’s fun. I was happy with my round.”

  Fricke, too, started on the back nine and posted 11 straight pars, including invigorating saves on Nos. 15 (par 4, 361 yards) and 18 (par 5, 529 yards). On the first, he caught the front bunker with a pitching wedge from 125 yards. Fricke, an incoming senior at Garden Spa High School, splashed out and sunk a 15-footer to save par. On No. 18 (par 5, 529 yards), he hammered a 4-iron 200 yards, only to see his golf ball roll off a false front. Fricke escalated a putt uphill and drained a 20-footer for 5.

  Three hiccups heading in shoved Fricke into a 75 bind. He carded bogeys on Nos. 3 (par 4, 311 yards), 5 (par 3, 167 yards) and 7 (par 4, 363 yards).

   “I didn’t hit a lot of fairways or greens,” Fricke, a fifth-year caddie at Lancaster, said of the miscues.

  Starting on the back nine, Shaw, a six-year caddie at Philmont, registered 13 greens in regulation and exercised a putting stroke that produced 13 pars.

   “I hit the ball well all day,” Shaw, who resides in the Somerton section of Philadelphia, Pa., said. “A couple of putts fell for me. I got up-and-down a lot. I hit a lot of greens. That’s what it came down to mostly.”

  Shaw’s lone birdie of the day occurred on the par 4, 352-yard 13th hole. Shaw hit a gap wedge 118 yards to 15 feet and canned the uphill putt.

  Shaw posted a pair of bogeys on each side. A three-putt on No. 11 (par 4, 368 yards) and a missed green on No. 14 (par 3, 170 yards) were outward nine setbacks. Shaw hit a pitching wedge 130 yards to 25 feet right of the No. 4 (par 4, 361 yards) flagstick. He ran the birdie try six feet past and missed the comebacker.

  Shaw, 18, righted the flatstick on the par 3, 167-yard No. 5 by executing a one-putt following a missed green. His fourth and final circle on the scorecard came on No. 8 (par 4, 356 yards). Shaw drove his golf ball into the fescue, axed an iron onto the fairway, reached the green on his third stroke and failed to execute an eight-footer for par.

  To keep his golf game sharp in the summer, Shaw traverses his Philmont every Monday — “from sunrise to sunset, if there isn’t an outing.” He is an incoming sophomore at Penn State-Abington and competes on the school’s golf team.

  Originating in 1928, the Caddie Tournament is open to all caddies who have been regularly employed at Member Clubs for at least 30 days prior to the event.

Results
Ages 17 & Under
1. Aaron Fricke, Lancaster Country Club
T2. Alex Butler, Meadowlands Country Club
Paul Mauer, Jr., Stonewall

Ages 18-22
1. Joseph Shaw, Philmont Country Club
2. Scott Forrester, JC Melrose Country Club
3. Chris Button, Stonewall

Ages 23-30
1. Philip Mortell, Aronimink Golf Club
2. James Pokorny, Merion Golf Club
T3. Chris Tichenor, Merion Golf Club
John Delventhal, Pine Valley Golf Club
Tyler Noll, Stonewall

Ages 31-49
1. Brian Johnson, Lehigh Country Club
2. Daniel Reeves, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club
3. Joshua Keyser, Saucon Valley Country Club

Ages 50-65
1. Douglas Thompson, Merion Golf Club
2. William Erskine, Green Valley Country Club
3. Bob Fleming, Philadelphia Cricket Club

Overall

Name, club

Score

Aaron Fricke, Lancaster Country Club

75

Joseph Shaw, Philmont Country Club

75

Scott Forrester, JC Melrose Country Club

75

Chris Button, Stonewall

76

Brian Johnson, Lehigh Country Club

76

James Pokorny, Merion Golf Club

77

Philip Mortell, Aronimink Golf Club

77

Daniel Reeves, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

78

Chris Tichenor, Merion Golf Club

79

John Delventhal, Pine Valley Golf Club

79

Tyler Noll, Stonewall

79

Nigel Scott, Philadelphia Country Club

80

Douglas Thompson, Merion Golf Club

80

Jason Wilt, Applebrook Golf Club

81

Joshua Keyser, Saucon Valley Country Club

81

Colin Goan, Little Mill Country Club

82

Sean Lenhart, Saucon Valley Country Club

82

Matt Mancini, Gulph Mills Golf Club

82

Rick Kerr, Pine Valley Golf Club

82

William Erskine, Green Valley Country Club

82

Alex Butler, Meadowlands Country Club

83

Paul Mauer, Jr., Stonewall

83

Stephen Frisch, III, Saucon Valley Country Club

84

Bob Fleming, Philadelphia Cricket Club

84

James Shaffer, III, Green Valley Country Club

85

Seth Hartman, Stonewall

85

Steve Alexander, Saucon Valley Country Club

85

David Powell, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

85

Timothy Marshall, Pine Valley Golf Club

85

Thomas McCarthy, Saucon Valley Country Club

85

Graig Fisher, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

86

Michael Kelley, Rolling Green Golf Club

86

Patrick Rooney, St. Davids Golf Club

86

Jack Hopkins, Merion Golf Club

86

Jeffrey Romines, Philadelphia Cricket Club

86

Joe Kuriger, Philmont Country Club

86

Aaron Shotzberger, Philmont Country Club

87

Joe Perese, Philmont Country Club

87

Kyle Rooney, Old York Road Country Club

87

Christopher Rossi, Linfield National Golf Club

87

Mitchell Witman, Lancaster Country Club

87

Michael Mariani, Philadelphia Cricket Club

87

Bill Kindt, Saucon Valley Country Club

87

Jack Lukens, Lookaway Golf Club

87

Tom Valek, Lookaway Golf Club

87

Sean Glavin, Pine Valley Golf Club

88

Henry Choe, The Ridge at Back Brook

88

Jonathan Burns, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

89

Seth Melroy, Gulph Mills Golf Club

89

Bob Flower, Saucon Valley Country Club

89

Joseph Schmidt, Saucon Valley Country Club

90

Chip Miers, Lehigh Country Club

90

James Greenberg, Sandy Run Country Club

90

Craig Gemmill, Lancaster Country Club

90

Alex Kirk, Commonwealth National Golf Club

91

David Brubaker, Applebrook Golf Club

91

Mike Foley, Meadowlands Country Club

91

Fran OKane, Aronimink Golf Club

91

Joe Corcoran, Lehigh Country Club

91

Paul Bilous, Lehigh Country Club

91

Dave Malone, Philadelphia Cricket Club

92

Steve Rice, Saucon Valley Country Club

92

Peter Hayes, Merion Golf Club

92

Michael Janinek, Commonwealth National Golf Club

93

Nicholas Hussey, Lu Lu Country Club

93

Brad Dobrowolski, Saucon Valley Country Club

93

Stephen Purcell, North Hills Country Club

94

Brian Egan, Saucon Valley Country Club

94

Daniel Metzgar, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

94

Scott Hilary, North Hills Country Club

94

Bill Fazio, Gulph Mills Golf Club

94

Bob Schmalbach, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

94

Jay Fisher, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

95

Ryan Sensenig, Lancaster Country Club

95

Michael Quinn, Philadelphia Country Club

95

Stanley Saunders, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

96

Lee Thomas, Tavistock Country Club

97

Trent Miller, Lancaster Country Club

97

PJ Chipman, Meadowlands Country Club

97

Raymond McClarin, Old York Road Country Club

97

Anthony Pettinato, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

98

Kevin Conner, Green Valley Country Club

98

Kent Gough, St. Davids Golf Club

98

David Pischke, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

98

Dean DiBonaventure, Gulph Mills Golf Club

98

David Taylor, Llanerch Country Club

99

Justin Sisholtz, Tavistock Country Club

100

Paul Nordeman, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

100

Charles Yang, Merion Golf Club

101

Raymond Ginolfi, Stonewall

101

Charles Searle, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

102

John Larkin, St. Davids Golf Club

102

George Turbett, III, Philadelphia Country Club

103

Matthew Reusche, Llanerch Country Club

103

Kurt Grunwald, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

103

William Beamer, Stonewall

103

Benjamin Grabowski, Lancaster Country Club

104

Michael Kaplan, Philmont Country Club

104

Trevor Kenny, Lookaway Golf Club

106

Brett Greenberg, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

108

Ryan Canavan, Tavistock Country Club

110

Michael Testa, IV, Llanerch Country Club

113

Ethan McCulla, Commonwealth National Golf Club

114

Cory Kenny, Lookaway Golf Club

118

Marcus Washington, Rolling Green Golf Club

124

Christian Smith, Llanerch Country Club

127

Dan Stoffere, Green Valley Country Club

NC

Keith Clawson, St. Davids Golf Club

NS

Matthew Curry, White Manor Country Club

NS

 

Ages 17 & Under

Name, club

Score

Aaron Fricke, Lancaster Country Club

75

Alex Butler, Meadowlands Country Club

83

Paul Mauer, Jr., Stonewall

83

Ethan McCulla, Commonwealth National Golf Club

114

Christian Smith, Llanerch Country Club

127

Peter Carroll, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

WD

 

Ages 18-22

Name, club

Score

Joseph Shaw, Philmont Country Club

75

Scott Forrester, JC Melrose Country Club

75

Chris Button, Stonewall

76

Colin Goan, Little Mill Country Club

82

Graig Fisher, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

86

Michael Kelley, Rolling Green Golf Club

86

Patrick Rooney, St. Davids Golf Club

86

Aaron Shotzberger, Philmont Country Club

87

Joe Perese, Philmont Country Club

87

Kyle Rooney, Old York Road Country Club

87

Jonathan Burns, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

89

Joseph Schmidt, Saucon Valley Country Club

90

Alex Kirk, Commonwealth National Golf Club

91

David Brubaker, Applebrook Golf Club

91

Mike Foley, Meadowlands Country Club

91

Michael Janinek, Commonwealth National Golf Club

93

Nicholas Hussey, Lu Lu Country Club

93

Stephen Purcell, North Hills Country Club

94

Jay Fisher, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

95

Lee Thomas, Tavistock Country Club

97

Trent Miller, Lancaster Country Club

97

Anthony Pettinato, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

98

Kevin Conner, Green Valley Country Club

98

Benjamin Grabowski, Lancaster Country Club

104

Brett Greenberg, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

108

Ryan Canavan, Tavistock Country Club

110

Keith Clawson, St. Davids Golf Club

NS

 

Ages 23-30

Name, club

Score

James Pokorny, Merion Golf Club

77

Philip Mortell, Aronimink Golf Club

77

Chris Tichenor, Merion Golf Club

79

John Delventhal, Pine Valley Golf Club

79

Tyler Noll, Stonewall

79

Nigel Scott, Philadelphia Country Club

80

Jason Wilt, Applebrook Golf Club

81

Sean Lenhart, Saucon Valley Country Club

82

Stephen Frisch, III, Saucon Valley Country Club

84

James Shaffer, III, Green Valley Country Club

85

Seth Hartman, Stonewall

85

Steve Alexander, Saucon Valley Country Club

85

Christopher Rossi, Linfield National Golf Club

87

Mitchell Witman, Lancaster Country Club

87

Sean Glavin, Pine Valley Golf Club

88

Fran OKane, Aronimink Golf Club

91

Dave Malone, Philadelphia Cricket Club

92

Brian Egan, Saucon Valley Country Club

94

Daniel Metzgar, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

94

Scott Hilary, North Hills Country Club

94

Ryan Sensenig, Lancaster Country Club

95

PJ Chipman, Meadowlands Country Club

97

Kent Gough, St. Davids Golf Club

98

Justin Sisholtz, Tavistock Country Club

100

Paul Nordeman, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

100

George Turbett, III, Philadelphia Country Club

103

Matthew Reusche, Llanerch Country Club

103

Trevor Kenny, Lookaway Golf Club

106

Michael Testa, IV, Llanerch Country Club

113

Cory Kenny, Lookaway Golf Club

118

Marcus Washington, Rolling Green Golf Club

124

Matthew Curry, White Manor Country Club

NS

 

Ages 31-49

Name, club

Score

Brian Johnson, Lehigh Country Club

76

Daniel Reeves, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

78

Joshua Keyser, Saucon Valley Country Club

81

Matt Mancini, Gulph Mills Golf Club

82

Rick Kerr, Pine Valley Golf Club

82

David Powell, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

85

Timothy Marshall, Pine Valley Golf Club

85

Jack Hopkins, Merion Golf Club

86

Jeffrey Romines, Philadelphia Cricket Club

86

Michael Mariani, Philadelphia Cricket Club

87

Seth Melroy, Gulph Mills Golf Club

89

Chip Miers, Lehigh Country Club

90

James Greenberg, Sandy Run Country Club

90

Joe Corcoran, Lehigh Country Club

91

Steve Rice, Saucon Valley Country Club

92

Brad Dobrowolski, Saucon Valley Country Club

93

Michael Quinn, Philadelphia Country Club

95

David Pischke, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

98

Dean DiBonaventure, Gulph Mills Golf Club

98

David Taylor, Llanerch Country Club

99

Charles Yang, Merion Golf Club

101

Kurt Grunwald, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

103

William Beamer, Stonewall

103

Michael Kaplan, Philmont Country Club

104

Dan Stoffere, Green Valley Country Club

NC

Roger Leister, Philmont Country Club

WD

 

Ages 50-65

Name, club

Score

Douglas Thompson, Merion Golf Club

80

William Erskine, Green Valley Country Club

82

Bob Fleming, Philadelphia Cricket Club

84

Thomas McCarthy, Saucon Valley Country Club

85

Joe Kuriger, Philmont Country Club

86

Bill Kindt, Saucon Valley Country Club

87

Jack Lukens, Lookaway Golf Club

87

Tom Valek, Lookaway Golf Club

87

Henry Choe, The Ridge at Back Brook

88

Bob Flower, Saucon Valley Country Club

89

Craig Gemmill, Lancaster Country Club

90

Paul Bilous, Lehigh Country Club

91

Peter Hayes, Merion Golf Club

92

Bill Fazio, Gulph Mills Golf Club

94

Bob Schmalbach, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

94

Stanley Saunders, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

96

Raymond McClarin, Old York Road Country Club

97

Raymond Ginolfi, Stonewall

101

Charles Searle, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

102

John Larkin, St. Davids Golf Club

102

 

NC-no card; NS-no show; WD-withdrawal

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