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Saucon Valley Country Club’s Thomas Bartolacci, Jr. will captain the GAP team.

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Association gears up for 61st Mason-Dixon Matches

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia will compete in the 61st Mason-Dixon Matches Oct. 13-14 at River Bend Golf & Country Club in Great Falls, Va. The event pits the Association’s top players against those from the Middle Atlantic Golf Association. The matches have been played annually since 1952. GAP leads the series overall, 33-23. There have been five ties.

61st Mason Dixon Matches Player Bios


Seniors
Name: Thomas Bartolacci, Jr.
Club: Saucon Valley Country Club
Appearances: Second (2008)
2012 accomplishments: Won the Brewer Cup at LedgeRock Golf Club, defeating Marlin Detweiler of Lancaster Country Club, 3&2, in the final; qualified as the tournament’s No. 1 seed … finished tied for fourth in the Francis B. Warner Cup (Gross) at Concord Country Club … co-runner-up in the Chapman Memorial (Gross) at Jericho National Golf Club … finished tied for seventh in the Senior Amateur Championship at Wilmington Country Club (South) … runner-up in the Senior Silver Cross Award Standings … third in the Senior Player of the Year Standings.

Name: Michael Vassil
Club: Country Club of Scranton
Appearances: First
2012 accomplishments: Won the Senior Amateur Championship, defeating Chip Lutz of LedgeRock Golf Club in a sudden-death playoff … captured the Senior Silver Cross Award with a score of 215 … co-runner-up in the Warner Cup (Gross) … finished fifth in the Chapman Memorial (Gross) … qualified as the No. 3 seed in the Brewer Cup … Second in the Senior Player of the Year Standings.

Junior
Name: Cole Berman
Club: Philadelphia Cricket Club
Appearances: First
2012 accomplishments: Medalist in the 98th Junior Boys’ Championship after firing an even-par 70 at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club … finished tied for third at the 28th Jock MacKenzie Memorial after shooting a 1-under par 71 … co-runner-up in the Christman Cup with rounds of 72 and 66 … 2012 Junior Player of the Year … 2012 Harry Hammond Award winner with a four-round total of 279.

Amateurs
Name: John Brennan
Club: Philadelphia Cricket Club
Appearances: Fourth (2008-10)
2012 accomplishments: Won the Middle-Amateur Championship at Chester Valley Golf Club … finished tied for 9th in the Open Championship at Pine Valley Golf Club … qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship … eighth in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

Name: Brian Colbert
Club: White Manor Country Club
Appearances: First
2012 accomplishments: 2012 William Hyndman, III Player of the Year … medalist and winner of the 112th Amateur Championship, defeating Greg Jarmas of Philadelphia Publinks GA, 6&4, in the final at Huntingdon Valley Country Club … finished tied for ninth in the Open Championship … placed second in the Silver Cross Award Standings … qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Name: Brian Gillespie
Club: St. Davids Golf Club
Appearances: Eighth (2001-2005, 2007, 2009)
2012 accomplishments: Quarterfinalist in the 112th Amateur Championship … tied for 13th in the 110th Joseph H. Patterson Cup at Philadelphia Country Club … tied for 17th in the Middle Amateur Championship … finished tied for ninth in the Open Championship … 15th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

Name: Michael Hyland
Club: Little Mill Country Club
Appearances: Second (2011)
2012 accomplishments: Quarterfinalist in the 112th Amateur Championship … co-runner-up in the 110th Joseph H. Patterson Cup … finished third in the Silver Cross Award Standings … semifinalist in the NJSGA Middle-Amateur Championship … sixth in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

Name: Andrew Mason
Club: Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Appearances: Second (2011)
2012 accomplishments: Won the 108th Open Championship with rounds of 70 and 74 … 2012 Pennsylvania State Golf Association Amateur Champion with a three-round total of 5-under-par 205 at Rolling Green Golf Club … qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship … fourth in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

Name: Scott McNeil
Club: Philadelphia Publinks GA
Appearances: First
2012 accomplishments: Qualified for match play in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship … placed tied for 10th in the Middle-Amateur Championship … placed tied for 18th in the 110th Joseph H. Patterson Cup … captured the 41st Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship at North Hills Country Club alongside Michael Brown of Philadelphia Publinks GA … 19th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

Name: Grant Skyllas
Club: Moselem Springs Golf Club
Appearances: First
2012 accomplishments: Qualified for match play in the 112th Amateur Championship … co-runner-up in the 110th Joseph H. Patterson Cup … placed ninth in the Silver Cross Award Standings … 17th in the 2012 William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

Name: Benjamin Smith
Club: Little Mill Country Club
Appearances: First
2012 accomplishments: Won the NJSGA Open Championship at Manasquan River Golf Club … runner-up in the GAP Middle Amateur Championship … advanced to the Round of 16 in the 112th Amateur Championship … finished 17th in the Open Championship … tied for 13th in the 110th Joseph H. Patterson Cup … finished 10th in the NJSGA Amateur Championship … fifth in the 2012 William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

Name: P. Chet Walsh
Club: Philadelphia Country Club
Appearances: 13th (1985-86, 1988-89, 1993-97, 2002-04)
2012 Accomplishments: Qualified for match play in the 112th Amateur Championship … finished tied for third in the 110th Joseph H. Patterson Cup … tied for fourth in the Silver Cross Award Standings … won the Marston Cup in a sudden-death playoff at White Manor Country Club … 20th in the William Hyndman, III Player of the Year Standings.

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