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Davis and Randy Mitchell celebrate their victory in the 56th Father & Son (Younger).

*Junior Division scorecards
*Junior-Junior Division scorecards
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Wilmington’s Davis and Randy Mitchell take Father & Son (Younger)

  WAYNE, Pa. — Wilmington Country Club’s Davis and Randy Mitchell look forward to the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Father & Son (Younger) each year, and for good reason. They won the event’s Junior-Junior Division in 2010 and 2011 and finished as runner-up in the Junior ranks a year ago.

  The Mitchell’s impressive run continued Thursday; they fired a 3-under-par 67 to capture the tournament’s 56th edition at a sunny St. Davids Golf Club (par 70, 6,229 yards).

   “It’s always a pleasure playing with him,” Davis, 15, an incoming sophomore at The Tatnall School, said. “This is a big event. Whenever we play, we just try our best and bear down. We seem to play well every year. We just had a good time. It’s nice to spend quality time with him.”

   “There are no other events like this,” Randy, 52, added. “You can’t beat playing golf with your sons. Davis is a competitor. He hit a lot of high quality shots. I was just along for the ride.”

  The Wilmington, Del. residents created scoring chances throughout their tour of the Donald Ross design. On No. 3 (par 4, 338 yards), Randy drilled a wedge 60 yards to 10 feet, and his son cleaned up the birdie putt. Randy stopped a pitching wedge at three feet for a 2 on No. 6 (par 3, 137 yards). Once the Mitchell’s made the turn, Davis’ flatstick caught fire. He executed a 20-footer for birdie on the par 3, 144-yard 10th hole following an 8-iron from his father that settled left of the flagstick. On No. 11 (par 5, 526 yards), Davis smashed a downhill 4-iron 228 yards onto a fairway alcove on the left side. Randy beamed a wedge 40 yards that grabbed the front fringe, and Davis then rolled in a left-to-right breaking 25-footer for birdie.

   “I was trying to make it. I felt pretty confident after making the one on No. 10,” Davis said. “I tried to give it a good stroke, and it was a little slow coming out of the fringe and going up the hill.”

  A pair of par saves courtesy of dad allowed the Mitchell’s to maintain momentum. Randy swept in a downhill 10-footer on the dogleg left, 402-yard 13th hole and a clutch five-footer on No. 15 (par 4, 425 yards). The Mitchell’s lone blemish occurred on the par 4, 427-yard No. 7. Randy’s drive splashed into the water hazard while Davis caught the right fairway bunker with his strike. Randy’s extrication effort from 175 yards left the team short of the putting surface for its third stroke. Davis didn’t fully accelerate on his uphill chip, and Randy missed a 10-footer to save 4.

   “We were fine with it. We knew there were plenty of opportunities out there,” Davis said.

  Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Kevin and Ryan Kelly filed an even-par 70 in the morning to place second.

   “Ryan drove it great today. He put us in a lot of great spots,” Kevin, 47, said. “With him being 17 [years old], it’s the last year we could play, so it’s nice to put a good round together.”

Jacob & Edward Hanzel

   “We had a lot of fun. Dad had a lot of short irons, and he’s good with them,” Ryan, a recent Hatboro-Horsham High School graduate, said.

Junior-Junior

  Running Deer Golf Club’s Edward and Jacob Hanzel posted a 3-over-par 73 to win the Junior-Junior Division. The Sewell, N.J. residents carded four birdies against seven bogeys on the day.

   “It’s awesome to win with dad,” Jacob, 13, an incoming freshman at Washington Township High School, said.

   “The weather was beautiful, the golf course was great and being with your son playing golf [was the best part],” Edward, 45, said. “We made a couple of bomb putts and didn’t miss any short ones.”

  One of those bomb putts occurred on the par 3, 127-yard 10th hole. Jacob’s pitching wedge landed 50 feet below the hole location, and Edward canned the ensuing birdie try.

  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 143 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.

Junior Division

Name, club

Score

Randy Mitchell/Davis Mitchell, Wilmington Country Club

67

Kevin Kelly/Ryan Kelly, Philadelphia Cricket Club

70

Jack Gergel/Tom Gergel, West Chester Golf & Country Club

72

Carlos Fullerton/Jim Fullerton, Brookside Country Club of Allentown

73

Kevin Levitsky/Neal Levitsky, Wilmington Country Club

73

Jack Quirk/John Quirk, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

73

Scott Elwell/Justin Elwell, Running Deer Golf Club

74

Andrew Desjardins/Jay Desjardins, Waynesborough Country Club

74

Paul Altieri/Daniel Altieri, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

75

Jack Gregor/Michael Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

Mark Hogan/Mark Hogan, Spring Ford Country Club

77

Wally Swiger/Cole Swiger, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

77

Trey Croney/Kenneth Croney, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club

77

Donald Dissinger/Peter Dissinger, Merion Golf Club

78

Kevin Dolan/Quinn Dolan, Rolling Green Golf Club

78

Christopher Chizauskie/Thomas Chizauskie, Concord Country Club/The Springhaven Club

78

Jake Fazio/Michael Fazio, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

79

Connor Ruyak/Michael Ruyak, Kimberton Golf Club/French Creek Golf Club

79

Frankie Brigidi/Frank Brigidi, III, Philadelphia Cricket Club

80

Perry Landis/Tucker Landis, Moselem Springs Golf Club

80

Christopher Ade/Matthew Ade, Riverton Country Club

81

James Ryan/Luke Ryan, Waynesborough Country Club

81

Brent Schoeller/Mark Schoeller, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

81

Ron Fisher/Thomas Fisher, North Hills Country Club

81

Michael Barychewsky/Michael Barychewsky, Yardley Country Club

82

Patrick Walsh/Michael Walsh, III, Aronimink Golf Club

82

Anthony Cinelli/T.J. Cinelli, Talamore Country Club/Skippack Golf Club

83

Thomas Finn/Patrick Finn, Back Creek Golf Club/Cavaliers Country Club

83

Chris Binet/Brian Binet, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

83

Jack Hirsh/Laurence Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club

83

Matt Loeb/Trevor Loeb, Cherry Valley Country Club

83

Jeff Garrett/Scott Garrett, The Bucks Club

84

Jack Concannon/John Concannon, Concord Country Club

84

Ron Hipple/Hank Kaufmann, Bensalem Township Country Club/Yardley Country Club

84

Ralph Fallows/Trey Fallows, Moorestown Field Club/Laurel Creek Country Club

84

Chase Armor/Greg Armor, Spring Ford Country Club

84

Jeffrey Mehallick/Tyler Mehallick, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

85

Jack Henderson/Jeffrey Henderson, Gulph Mills Golf Club

85

Joseph Rueter/Joseph Rueter, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

85

Greg Ebersole/Steve Ebersole, The Ridge at Back Brook

86

Ken Jones/Timothy Jones, Riverton Country Club

86

Charles Clark/John Clark, West Chester Golf & Country Club

86

Hudson Green/Kyle Green, Bellewood Country Club

87

E. Hansen, III/Buddy Hansen, IV, Blue Bell Country Club

87

Christopher Mezzanotte/James Mezzanotte, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

87

Michael Patterson/James Patterson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

88

Daniel Lenhardt/Stephen Lenhardt, Plymouth Country Club

88

John Hunter/Cory Hunter, Commonwealth National Golf Club

89

Hugh Farris/John Farris, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

89

Douglas Gregor/Andrew Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

90

Dan Duffey/Daniel Duffey, The Bucks Club

90

Ryan McHugh/Stephen McHugh, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

91

Ryan Brennan/Matthew Brennan, Sr., Rolling Green Golf Club

91

James Berg/Paul Berg, The Springhaven Club

92

John McCarthy/Matt McCarthy, Tavistock Country Club

92

James Greenhalgh/Alexander Linn, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

92

Jack Farris/John Farris, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

93

Harold Yahr/Jordan Yahr, Talamore Country Club

94

Brian Gabbett/Colin Gabbett, Bellewood Country Club

94

Tim Irvine/Timothy Irvine, Philadelphia Country Club

95

James Gillespie/James Gillespie, Jr., Concord Country Club

97

James Quinn, III/Jim Quinn, St. Davids Golf Club

97

Gerald Haggerty/Max Haggerty, Little Mill Country Club

98

Patrick Loftus/Patrick Loftus, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club/North Hills Country Club

99

James Kline/David Kline, Applecross Country Club

110

 

Junior-Junior Division

Name, club

Score

Edward Hanzel/Jacob Hanzel, Running Deer Golf Club

73

Andrew Wallace/Gregg Wallace, Green Valley Country Club

76

Colman Mitchell/Randy Mitchell, Wilmington Country Club

76

Matthew Civitella/Matthew Civitella, Waynesborough Country Club

77

Billy Civitella/Bill Civitella, Aronimink Golf Club

77

Bill Thomas/Win Thomas, Reading Country Club

79

Brad George/Heyward George, Golf Course at Glen Mills

83

Matthew Lafond/Mark Lafond, Blue Bell Country Club

83

Joe Morganti/Joseph Morganti, Llanerch Country Club

84

Andrew Isztwan/Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

85

Brendan Clark/Christopher Clark, Old York Road Country Club

86

David Pfeiffer/Scott Pfeiffer, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

87

Douglas Gregor/Wade Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

87

Frank Gregor/Frankie Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

87

Austin Patton/Richard Patton, Jr., Concord Country Club

87

Andrew Gallagher/Edward Gallagher, Laurel Creek Country Club

88

Jackson Tappen/Roger Tappen, Cedarbrook Country Club

88

Blaine Deppen/Jack Deppen, Blue Bell Country Club

88

Carter Valerio/Chris Valerio, Philadelphia Country Club

88

Liam Loftus/Patrick Loftus, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

89

Joseph Bonini/Frank Bonini, Jr., Phoenixville Country Club

90

Mark Lafond/Kevin Lafond, Blue Bell Country Club

90

Brendan Nolan/Darren Nolan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

90

Dennis Burton/Jack Burton, Stonewall/Overbrook Golf Club

92

Nicholas LaRosa/David LaRosa, Talamore Country Club

92

Bennet Scauzzo/Vincent Scauzzo, St. Davids Golf Club

93

Michael Castaldi/Thomas Castaldi, Llanerch Country Club

95

Dean Bleiler/Russ Bleiler, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

95

Chuck Clifford/Drew Clifford, Spring Ford Country Club

95

John McClatchy/Tim McClatchy, Whitford Country Club

96

Paul Bizzaro/Paul Bizzaro, II, Makefield Highlands Golf Club/Deerwood Country Club

96

Max Hansen/E. Hansen, III, Blue Bell Country Club

96

Rob Moses/Robbie Moses, Concord Country Club

98

Jack Fialko/Jeff Fialko, Aronimink Golf Club

99

Harry Bitzberger/Harrison Bitzberger, Penn Oaks Golf Club

99

Brendan Deppen/Brian Deppen, Paxon Hollow  Country Club/Skippack Golf Club

101

Michael Bednar/Michael Bednar, Penn Oaks Golf Club

104

Brendan Stang/Eric Stang, Cedarbrook Country Club

107

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