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Burlington, Little Mill combination wins Four-Man Team

  Mt. HOLLY, N.J. — As a junior, Michael Hyland cut his golfing teeth at Burlington Country Club. He took — and still takes — lessons from Michael Mack, the club’s head professional. Hyland is a five-time club champion at Burlington, his dad Thomas a two-time titleholder.

  The Little Mill Country Club members joined forces with clubmate Mike Dunn and home-club hopeful Troy Vanucci to compete in the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Four-Man Team at Burlington (par 70, 6,099 yards). The Marlton, N.J. residents channeled their past successes and used course familiarity to their advantage en route to victory Thursday. The team carded an 11-under-par 129 total.

   “We had fun, and we like the golf course,” Thomas, 55, said. “We’ve all played here a lot. That was key. We knew the course. We’re very familiar with it.”

   “It’s nice to win where I took lessons,” Michael added.

  Temperatures breached the 100-degree boundary, but the Hylands, Dunn and Vanucci didn’t seem to mind. Vanucci and Michael Hyland, a two-time GAP Amateur Champion (2001 and 2011), initiated the team’s subpar charge on the par 5, 479-yard No. 4. Vanucci, 20, whacked a wedge 100 yards to five feet and cleaned up the birdie putt. Hyland powered a 5-iron 190 yards to the back of the green, then chipped in for eagle with a belly wedge. The two posted a pair of 3s on No. 6 (par 4, 380 yards). Vanucci hit a 60-degree wedge 80 yards to 40 feet, Hyland a wedge 60 yards to six feet.

  The Hylands carded birdies on the par 3, 129-yard 10th hole. Michael, 33, knocked a sand wedge to 12 feet, Thomas a pitching wedge to five feet. Dunn, 21, stepped up to the birdie plate on the par 4, 322-yard 11th hole. He drove the green, nestled a chip onto the surface and sunk a seven-footer. The team’s lone hiccup occurred on No. 12 (par 3, 154 yards). Vanucci splashed his tee shot into the water hazard. Dunn failed to get up-and-down from the left greenside bunker. Michael Hyland three-putted from eight feet.

   “I was extremely shook up after that (Vanucci’s) tee shot),” the affable Hyland said jokingly.

  Vanucci more than made up for the mistake by carding birdies on Nos. 14 (par 5, 524 yards) and 16 (par 4, 385 yards). On the first, he flew a 5-iron 193 yards to the back of the green and guided a chip to six feet. Vanucci stopped a 56-degree wedge at 18 feet on the second. The Hylands rang the birdie bell on No. 17 (par 4, 369 yards). Thomas hit a 9-iron to six feet, Michael a wedge to 30 feet.

  Both Dunn and Vanucci view the Hylands as mentors and close friends.

   “It’s always nice to team up with Mr. Hyland and Michael,” Vanucci said. “They help me with everything. Tom is always using his head. Michael relaxes me out there.”

   “I’ve known the Hylands for about five years now,” Dunn added. “I’ve played a lot of golf with Tom. He teaches me the game. It’s awesome. This is my first [Golf Association of Philadelphia] event.”

  The Four-Man Team is an 18-hole stroke play event in which the best gross and net scores count per hole. Participants from different clubs can compete on the same team. The event began in 1995.

  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 145 Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Gross

Name, club

Score

Troy Vannucci, Burlington Country Club; Mike Dunn, Michael Hyland & Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club

129

Blake Slawecki, Brookside Country Club; Robert Dziak, Bobby Kershner & Tim Westfall, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

130

Tucker Koch, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve; Sam Pancoast, Radley Run Country Club; Dan Bernard & Joseph Fabrizio, Jr., Aronimink Golf Club

131

Scott Klee, Indian Valley Country Club; John Marshalek, Whitford Country Club; Bryan Winsko & Joe Dellicarpini, Philadelphia Cricket Club

132

Joseph LaGrossa, Galloway National Golf Club; Frank Ciala, Little Mill Country Club; Robert Arthur & Bradley Cusick, Tavistock Country Club

136

Paul Koelling, Mike Miklinevich, Thomas Ritter & Archie Struthers, Greate Bay Country Club

138

Ryan Komar, Burlington Country Club; Benjamin Cooley, Nicholas Damm & Timothy Zurybida, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

142

Joseph Kinsman & Roger Stone, Downingtown Country Club; Jim Muehlbronner & Michael Shoup, Sandy Run Country Club

143

James Chojnacki; Jim Chojnacki; Bernard Kelly & Fred Olt, Little Mill Country Club

143

Michael Cooney; Jack DeAngelis; Bill Porter & Peter Vetrano, Medford Village Country Club

144

Luke Zelten, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club; Mark Fink, Brian Kreamer & John Sivel, Bala Golf Club

144

Michael Misoda, Talamore Country Club; Michael Bogle, Kevin Freeman & Bryan Knight, Jericho National Golf Club

145

Don Hadley, Matt Hadley, Dave Morris & Richard Newstein, Reading Country Club

147

Christopher Cull, Brian Moog, Scott Vasbinder & John Zim, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

149

Dan Lamb, Jeffrey Pelesh, Michael Puleo & Tim Ungrady, Edgmont Country Club

149

Steven Tyre, Gulph Mills Golf Club; Tom White, DuPont Country Club; Steve Backstrom & David Charles, Little Mill Country Club

149

William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club; James Choe, Martin DeLuca & Rodger Weyman, Penn Oaks Golf Club

150

Spike McKeeta, Jeffrey Palmer, Thomas Schaible & Mike Schuster, Chester Valley Golf Club

153

Edward Noble, John Owens, Michael Shannon, Sr. & Edward Strow, Tavistock Country Club

153

Bob Kubica, Bob Mancini, Frank Mancini & Robert Sabat, Sea Oaks Golf Club

154

Tom Dion, Eric Ehrgott, Frank Guarini & Michael Guarini, Burlington Country Club

155

David Bellet, McCall Golf & Country Club; Anthony Sherr, Green Valley Country Club; Jeff Klein & Neal Orman, Talamore Country Club

155

 Kevin Seese, Talamore Country Club; Chad Collingwood, Eric Duffy & Aaron Johns, Spring Ford Country Club

158

Thomas Fuhs, Spring Ford Country Club; Yong Choe, James O'Brien & Jim O'Connor, Penn Oaks Golf Club

159

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club; Charles Caruso, Raven's Claw Golf Club; Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve & James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club

162

Frank Hood; David Koons; Gerald Mullin, Jr. & Robert Zowney, Sandy Run Country Club

163

Harold Alwood, Jr., Joseph McHugh, Loren Pearson & Eric Whorral, Old York Road Country Club

165

Jack Impriano, Applebrook Golf Club; Bradley Impriano, Greg Impriano & Jack Impriano, Edgmont Country Club

181

 

Net

Name, club

Joseph LaGrossa, Galloway National Golf Club; Frank Ciala, Little Mill Country Club; Robert Arthur & Bradley Cusick, Tavistock Country Club

122

Blake Slawecki, Brookside Country Club; Robert Dziak, Bobby Kershner & Tim Westfall, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

123

Tom Dion, Eric Ehrgott, Frank Guarini & Michael Guarini, Burlington Country Club

123

James Chojnacki; Jim Chojnacki; Bernard Kelly & Fred Olt, Little Mill Country Club

124

Scott Klee, Indian Valley Country Club; John Marshalek, Whitford Country Club; Bryan Winsko & Joe Dellicarpini, Philadelphia Cricket Club

126

Michael Cooney; Jack DeAngelis; Bill Porter & Peter Vetrano, Medford Village Country Club

126

Steven Tyre, Gulph Mills Golf Club; Tom White, DuPont Country Club; Steve Backstrom & David Charles, Little Mill Country Club

126

Troy Vannucci, Burlington Country Club; Mike Dunn, Michael Hyland & Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club

127

Paul Koelling, Mike Miklinevich, Archie Struthers & Thomas Ritter, Greate Bay Country Club

127

Michael Misoda, Talamore Country Club; Michael Bogle, Kevin Freeman & Bryan Knight, Jericho National Golf Club

127

Bob Kubica, Bob Mancini, Frank Mancini & Robert Sabat, Sea Oaks Golf Club

128

Tucker Koch, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve; Sam Pancoast, Radley Run Country Club; Dan Bernard & Joseph Fabrizio, Jr., Aronimink Golf Club

130

Luke Zelten, Torresdale-Frankford Country Club; Mark Fink, Brian Kreamer & John Sivel, Bala Golf Club

130

William McCabe, Jr., McCall Golf & Country Club; James Choe, Martin DeLuca & Rodger Weyman, Penn Oaks Golf Club

130

Frank Hood; David Koons; Gerald Mullin, Jr. & Robert Zowney, Sandy Run Country Club

130

Don Hadley, Matt Hadley, Dave Morris & Richard Newstein, Reading Country Club

131

 Kevin Seese, Talamore Country Club; Chad Collingwood, Eric Duffy & Aaron Johns, Spring Ford Country Club

131

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club; Charles Caruso, Raven's Claw Golf Club; Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve & James Leonard, Chester Valley Golf Club

131

Spike McKeeta, Jeffrey Palmer, Thomas Schaible & Mike Schuster, Chester Valley Golf Club

132

Edward Noble, John Owens, Michael Shannon, Sr. & Edward Strow, Tavistock Country Club

132

Dan Lamb, Jeffrey Pelesh, Michael Puleo & Tim Ungrady, Edgmont Country Club

133

Joseph Kinsman & Roger Stone, Downingtown Country Club; Jim Muehlbronner & Michael Shoup, Sandy Run Country Club

134

Harold Alwood, Jr., Joseph McHugh, Loren Pearson & Eric Whorral, Old York Road Country Club

134

David Bellet, McCall Golf & Country Club; Anthony Sherr, Green Valley Country Club; Jeff Klein & Neal Orman, Talamore Country Club

137

Ryan Komar, Burlington Country Club; Benjamin Cooley, Nicholas Damm & Timothy Zurybida, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

138

Christopher Cull, Brian Moog, Scott Vasbinder & John Zim, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

140

Thomas Fuhs, Spring Ford Country Club; Yong Choe, James O'Brien & Jim O'Connor, Penn Oaks Golf Club

144

Jack Impriano, Applebrook Golf Club; Bradley Impriano, Greg Impriano & Jack Impriano, Edgmont Country Club

145

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