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Billy, William March take Father & Son (Younger) title

  JAMISON, Pa. – It was a double Bill win for the March family as William and son Bill of Spring Ford CC won the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 48th Father & Son (Younger) Championship with a blistering 4-under-par 66 Thursday on a muggy, overcast day at Bucks County CC (par 70, 6,154 yards).

  It was the second lowest score in the history of GAP’s Father & Son competitions, Younger or Older, dating back to their origin in 1911.

  It earned the March’s the Junior Division title, for sons aged 14-17, by two strokes over Stephen Hudacek and Stephen Hudacek III of Glenmaura National GC, who carded a 68 (35-33).

  Last year’s winners, two-time Philadelphia Junior Champion Robert Galbreath, Jr., and his father, Robert, Sr., of Huntingdon Valley CC, finished tied for 10th in the 76-team field with a 2-over-par 72.

  The March duo, from Spring City, wasted little time in the selective drive, alternate shot event, posting birdies on holes Nos. 3, 4 and 6, including deuces on the 170-yard No. 4 and the 174-yard No. 6, to make the turn in 3-under-par 33.

  Then the duo all but put it away with an eagle two on the 274-yard, par 4 No. 11, where Bill drove the green and dad dropped a 10-footer. They added another birdie on the 198-yard, par 3 13th to go 6-under-par.

  Even after slipping gears somewhat with back-to-back bogeys – on the difficult, 430-yard, par 4 15th and on the short, 136-yard, par 3 16th – they still carded a 1-under-par 33 on the back.

  "It feels great," William said after the win in their third try at the title. "The family will be excited. We’ve played a lot of golf, but not much in GAP events. So we didn’t expect to win, just to have a good time. But then things started going our way. We sunk a lot of putts. It was a good day." Bill, 17, is a student at Devon Prep.

  The Hudaceks had a chance on No. 18, a 385-yard par 4 dogleg right over water, as they stood at 3-under par, needing a birdie to tie for the lead. But a long second shot from the right rough sailed well over the green, resulting in a bogey five.

  The lowest Father & Son score ever posted was a 64 in 1991 at Bala Golf Club, a par-68 course, by the Sullivans, James Sr. and James Jr., of Huntingdon Valley CC, in winning the competition for sons aged 15 to 17.

  Only two other scores of 66 were ever recorded, one in 1985, also at Bala, by William T. and P. Chet Walsh of Philadelphia CC, in winning the ages 16-20 division, and the other in 2001 at Reading CC by Raymond and Justin Thompson of Overbrook GC, in taking the Father & Son (Older) competition for sons 18 and over.

  In Thursday’s Junior-Junior division, for sons aged 10-13, Stephen Hudacek of Glenmaura, doing double duty for the day playing in the morning with his younger son, Charles, carded a 3-over-par 73 to edge Brian and Frank Berzanskis of Ballamor GC, by a stroke for the title.

Junior Division

Name

Club

Out

In

Total

March, William / March, Billy

Spring Ford Country Club

33

33

66

Hudacek, Stephen L. / Hudacek III, Stephen

Glenmaura National Golf Club

35

33

68

Deakins, Jay / Deakins, Scott

St. Davids Golf Club

35

35

70

Rothaus, Zach / Rothaus, Brian

Philmont Country Club

35

35

70

Berzanskis, Jr., Frank / Berzanskis, Frank R.

Ballamor Golf Club

36

34

70

Falkoff, Jeffrey / Falkoff, Brett

The ACE Club

36

35

71

Arthur, Robert / Arthur, Bobby

Tavistock Country Club

36

35

71

Bernstein, David / Bernstein, Jason

White Manor Country Club

39

32

71

Meyers, James / Meyers, Jimmy

Tavistock Country Club

36

35

71

Flaherty, Sam / Flaherty, Sean

Indian Valley Country Club

38

34

72

Donatoni, A.J. / Donatoni, Don

White Manor Country Club

35

37

72

Galbreath, Sr., Robert / Galbreath, Jr., Robert

Philmont Country Club / Huntingdon Valley Country Club

39

33

72

Dressel, Stephen / Dressel, Dan

Spring Ford Country Club

36

37

73

Wycoff, W. Kirk / Wycoff, Jordan

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

36

37

73

Hall, Jeffrey / Hall, J.D.

Merion Golf Club

38

35

73

Muller, James / Muller, Alexander

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

39

35

74

Bernard, Charles J. / Bernard, Daniel

Aronimink Golf Club

39

35

74

Broll, David / Broll, Steven

Aronimink Golf Club

41

34

75

Blechschmidt, Ed / Blechschmidt, Mike

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

40

35

75

Linder, Eric / Linder, Mark

North Hills Country Club

40

35

75

Verde, Tony / Verde, Greg

Spring Ford Country Club

38

37

75

Rexon, Jr., G. Frederick / Rexon, Daniel

Tavistock Country Club

41

35

76

Filling, Jay / Filling, J.J.

Bent Creek Country Club

40

36

76

Lewis, Kyle / Lewis, Ned

Applebrook Golf Club

40

36

76

Meyer, Tedd / Meyer, Bennett

Philmont Country Club

40

36

76

Monkhouse, Mark / Monkhouse, Matthew

Spring Mill Country Club

40

37

77

Dudas, Dwight / Dudas, Matt

Indian Valley Country Club

38

39

77

Cohan, Jason / Cohan, Jeff

The ACE Club

38

39

77

Patton, Andrew / Patton, James

Stonewall

40

37

77

Gaugler, Jr., Grant / Gaugler, III, Grant

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

40

37

77

Ferguson, Tommy / Ferguson, Ritson

Merion Golf Club

41

36

77

Kerschner, George / Kerschner, Ted

Overbrook Golf Club

39

38

77

Bernard, Joe / Bernard, Charles

Aronimink Golf Club

41

37

78

Cicalese, Chris / Cicalese, Ren

Medford Village Country Club

40

38

78

Allan, Christopher / Allan, Jr., Christopher

Whitford Country Club / Penn Oaks Golf Club

41

37

78

Villari, Jr., Phillip F. / Villari, Phillip

Riverton Country Club

39

39

78

Zimmer, Kenneth / Zimmer, Kevin

Stonewall / Laurel Creek Country Club

40

38

78

McManus, David / McManus, Stephen

Aronimink Golf Club

37

42

79

Kurz, Donald / Kurz, D.J.

Merion Golf Club

39

40

79

Genuardi, James / Genuardi, Kevin

Cedarbrook Country Club

39

40

79

Culp, Thomas / Culp, Chip

Philadelphia Cricket Club

42

37

79

Hurley, Gerry / Hurley, Joe

Overbrook Golf Club

42

37

79

Meehan, Jr., Richard P. / Meehan, Jack

Moorestown Field Club

42

37

79

Mitchell, Allen / Mitchell, Ryan

Doylestown Country Club

41

39

80

Tuscano, Steven / Tuscano, Frank

North Hills Country Club

40

40

80

Palmer, John / Palmer, Jeffrey

Chester Valley Golf Club

43

37

80

Dolby, Kent / Dolby, Jr., Kent

Waynesborough Country Club

41

39

80

DiGiacobbe, Kyle / DiGiacobbe, Dominic

Melrose Country Club

44

37

81

Schutzer, Bradley / Schutzer, Michael

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

46

35

81

Guarino, Beau / Guarino, Jr., Vincent

Burlington Country Club

40

41

81

Callaghan, John / Callaghan, Drew

Yardley Country Club

40

42

82

Malone, David / Keyes, Andrew

Sandy Run Country Club

42

41

83

Henry, Scott / Henry, Kenneth

Medford Lakes Country Club

41

42

83

Welsh, Michael / Welsh, Patrick

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

43

40

83

Abel, Jr., Charles / Abel, III, Charles

Penn Oaks Golf Club

38

46

84

Stopford, Jeffrey / Stopford, Jared

The Springhaven Club

42

42

84

Carrigan, Jim / Carrigan, Brian

Chester Valley Golf Club

40

44

84

Crowley, Jack / Crowley, Will

St Davids Golf Club

41

43

84

Walsh, Sr., Matthew R. / Walsh, Greg

Philadelphia Country Club

44

40

84

Manwaring, Edward / Manwaring, Michael

Philadelphia Cricket Club

42

43

85

Neumann, Walt / Neumann, Andrew

McCall Golf & Country Club / Llanerch Country Club

43

42

85

Pici, Tim / Pici, Frank

Chester Valley Golf Club

45

40

85

Scheetz Jr, Edward / Scheetz, Kyle

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

41

45

86

Miller, Barry / Miller, Andrew

Radnor Valley Country Club

46

40

86

Kidd, Ken / Kidd, Ryan

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

46

42

88

Kania, Jr., Arthur / Kania, A.J.

Overbrook Golf Club

46

42

88

Walsh, Brian / Walsh, Brian

Llanerch Country Club

49

40

89

Reid, David / Reid, Mike

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

47

44

91

Parsons, Jr., Robert / Parsons, Jack

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

50

43

93

Albanese, John / Albanese, Robbie

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

49

45

94

Craig, Brendan / Craig, Thomas

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

48

47

95

Doyle Sr, Francis / Doyle, Fran

Sandy Run Country Club

57

42

99

Manning, Dennis / Manning, Kyle

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

51

52

103

Kemenosh, Mark / Kemenosh, Mark

Tavistock Country Club

WD

WD

WD

Quigley, Mark / Quigley, Cole

Lu Lu Country Club

WD

WD

WD

Willcox, John / Willcox, Cole

Philadelphia Country Club

WD

WD

WD

 

Junior-Junior Division

Name

Club

Out

In

Total

Hudacek, Stephen / Hudacek, Charles

Glenmaura National Golf Club

39

34

73

Berzanskis, Brian / Berzanskis, Frank

Ballamor Golf Club

39

35

74

Byerly, Frank / Byerly, Ian

Coatesville Country Club

39

39

78

Gregor, Michael / Gregor, Jack

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

40

38

78

Conway, Garrett / Conway, Stephen

Burlington Country Club

41

37

78

Dorey, Julian / Dorey, David

Tavistock Country Club

38

40

78

Galbreath, Sr., Robert B. / Galbreath, Evan

Philmont Country Club / Huntingdon Valley Country Club

42

37

79

Brown, Jeffrey / Brown, Eric

West Chester Golf & Country Club

44

35

79

Dilcher, Zachary / Dilcher, Bryan

Inniscrone Golf Club

42

37

79

Liu, Grant / Liu, Jonathan

Commonwealth National Golf Club

41

39

80

Moran, Michael / Moran, Christopher

Overbrook Golf Club

42

38

80

Resnick, Larry / Resnick, Warren

Cedarbrook Country Club

44

37

81

Dalessandro, Nicholas / Dalessandro, David

Glenmaura National Golf Club

40

41

81

Loeber Jr., Jack / Loeber, III, Jack

Wedgwood Country Club

41

40

81

Van Ostenbridge, C.J. / Van Ostenbridge, Dan

Spring Ford Country Club

41

40

81

Brennan, Ted / Brennan, Edward

Philadelphia Country Club

44

38

82

Meehan, Mike / Meehan, Jr., Richard

Moorestown Field Club

47

36

83

Kotalik,M.D., Frederick / Kotalik, Sean

Chester Valley Golf Club

47

36

83

Thornton, Bill / Thornton, W. Evan

Berkshire Country Club

40

43

83

White, Keith / White, Oliver

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

41

43

84

Dougherty, Michael / Dougherty, Morgan

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

43

41

84

Holt, Christian / Holt, Jr., Thomas

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

43

41

84

Markward, Del / Markward, Dutch

North Hills Country Club

43

42

85

Cooley, Benjamin / Cooley, Seth

Lu Lu Country Club

41

44

85

Marvin, Bryan / Marvin, Michael

Old York Road Country Club

41

44

85

Roberts, Gary / Roberts, T.J.

Yardley Country Club

42

43

85

Dowds, III, Charles / Dowds, Andrew

North Hills Country Club

44

42

86

Altieri, Paul / Altieri, Steven

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

43

45

88

Murray, Bill / Murray, Joe

Merchantville Country Club

45

43

88

Eichman, Jr., F. Donald / Eichman, Connor

Llanerch Country Club

42

47

89

Ryan, James / Ryan, Jimmy

Waynesborough Country Club

49

41

90

Liebert, Cameron / Liebert, Edward

Edgmont Country Club

48

44

92

Hussey, Joseph / Hussey, Nick

Lu Lu Country Club

52

48

100

Bumstead, James / Bumstead, Christopher

Cherry Valley Country Club

57

53

110

Clark, Jeff / Clark, Hayes

Lookaway Golf Club

WD

WD

WD

Godshalk, Robert / Godshalk, Tim

Whitford Country Club

DQ

DQ

DQ

Harkins, William / Harkins, Matt

Sandy Run Country Club

DQ

DQ

DQ

 

WD-withdrawal; DQ_disqualification

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