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Father & Son (Older): Back-to-back victories for the Billings

  LANCASTER, Pa. — Robert and Rob Billings successfully defended their Father & Son (Older) title at Lancaster Country Club (par 70, 6,327 yards) Monday. The duo carded a 2-over-par 72 to take the tournament’s 102nd edition amid pleasant temperatures. The Billings team prevailed in a sudden-death playoff that lasted three holes a year ago at Whitford Country Club.

   “It’s always nice to put up a good fight,” Rob, 43, of Cherry Hill, N.J., said. “The GAP does such a good job with the Father and Son event; each year, we’ve marked it on our calendars. We make it a father and son thing instead of a golf tournament. If we came in 10th place, I would’ve had just as good a time. It’s nice to defend.”

   “I’ve been playing well,” Robert, 63, of Newtown Square, Pa., said. “My son has a young family now, so he doesn’t get to play that often, but he still strikes the ball solidly. I was kind of hoping that we could put up a good showing.”

  Monday’s round marked Rob’s seventh of the year (“I think this is my 57th,” Robert said.). He didn’t show any signs of rust as the Billings team tackled the William Flynn design. They created multiple birdie opportunities between 10 and 12 feet throughout their outward tour, but failed to capitalize. The team carded a bogey on No. 7 (par 5, 496 yards) after Rob, a Philadelphia Publinks GA member, sent a 5-wood from 230 yards into the water hazard.

   “It was our one bad decision in hindsight,” Rob said. “I don’t play enough to stripe 5-woods to greens with 225-yard carries.”

  The Billings team returned to championship form with a birdie on No. 12 (par 3, 166 yards), where Robert stopped a 7-iron at 18 feet. They remained at even par until the par 4, 347-yard 16th hole. Robert’s 9-iron from 120 yards clipped a tree.

   “I pulled it about 10 feet from my line,” the Rolling Green Golf Club member said.

   “We took our medicine there instead of getting greedy, thinking we could make another 3 coming in,” Rob added.

  King and Tyler Knox of the host club posted a 3-over-par 73 in the morning. Aware of that number, the Billings team did what it needed to triumph on No. 18 (par 4, 435 yards). Robert sent a hybrid from 190 yards up the fairway. Rob’s low chip stopped 20 feet below the flagstick, and his father rolled the team’s par putt into tap-in territory.

  Northampton Valley Country Club’s John Convery and his son John of the Golf Course at Glen Mills carded a 3-over-par 73 to win the Super-Senior Division.

  The Father & Son (Older) is open to father and son teams with sons 30 years of age and older.

  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.

Gross results

Championship

Name, club

Score

Rob Billings/Robert Billings, Philadelphia Publinks/Rolling Green

72

King Knox/Tyler Knox, Lancaster

73

Joseph Shevlin/Jonathan Shevlin, North Hills

74

Kevin Bondi/Edward Bondi, Huntingdon Valley

75

Matthew Finger/Jon Finger, DuPont/Snee Farm

75

Sean Seese/Jack Seese, Huntingdon Valley

76

Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Five Ponds/Blue Bell

77

Jeffrey Huntzinger/Robert Huntzinger, North Hills/PineCrest

77

Michael Grimes/Gary Grimes, Chester Valley

78

Jesse Daniels/Gary Daniels, Aronimink/Applebrook

79

Sean McConnell/Bruce McConnell, Riverton/Running Deer

80

Alexander Maguire, Jr./Alexander Maguire, Sr., Brookside

80

Scott Pappas/Ronald Pappas, Hartefeld National/Fieldstone

80

Michael Brown/Michael Brown, Sr., Philadelphia Publinks/Unaffiliated

80

Bob Harris/Mitch Harris, Blue Bell

80

Joe Culley/Brian Culley, Springhaven

81

Bradley Roberts/Doug Roberts, Little Mill/Gillette Ridge

81

Steve Kyriakodis/Peter Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National

81

Jesse Brookreson/David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley

81

James Coleman/Peter Coleman, Rolling Green

81

John Riley/Tim Riley, Wilmington

83

Jason Castaldi/Ed Castaldi, Honeybrook

83

Shane Ennis/Timothy Ennis, Bucks/Lookaway

83

Kevin Economos/Pete Economos, Loch Nairn/Wyncote

83

Eric Fonner/William Fonner, Huntingdon Valley

83

Edward Westermann/Edward Westermann, Jr., Manufacturers/Jeffersonville

85

Jason Kowalski/Robert Kowalski, Yardley/Philadelphia Publinks

85

Robert Craven/Robert Craven, Jr., Philadelphia

85

Robert Aronchick/Craig Aronchick, Rolling Green

86

David Hoegel/Donald Hoegel, Little Mill

87

Bradley Impriano/Jack Impriano, Edgmont/Applebrook

87

Bob Rogers/Robert Rogers, Kennett Square/West Chester

87

Keith Zdimal/Allen Zdimal, French Creek

88

Daron Harden/David Harden, Rolling Green

89

Peter P. Dilullo/Peter Dilullo, Applebrook/Waynesborough

90

Tom Ervin/Pete Ervin, Huntingdon Valley

90

Jack McCormick/John McCormick, Stone Harbor/Paxon Hollow

91

Larry Demarco/Andrew Demarco, Meadia Heights/Five Ponds

96

 

Super Senior

Name, club

Score

John Convery/John Convery, Northampton Valley/Glen MIlls

73

Jay Howson, Jr./Gregory Howson, St. Davids

74

Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds/Doylestown

75

Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids/Philadelphia

76

Frank Kunze/Mark Kunze, Spring Ford

76

Glenn McClaskey/Charles McClaskey, Wedgwood/Back Creek

76

Paul Watson/Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands/Spring Ford

77

Rob Moses/Michael Moses, Sr., Concord

77

W. Scott Yard/Chris Yard, Whitford

77

Todd Cappelli/Vince Cappelli, Philadelphia Publinks/Phoenixville

77

Phil Over/Phil Over, Golden Oaks/Penn Oaks

78

Charles McClaskey/Bryan McClaskey, Back Creek/Merchantville

78

Edmund Moore, Jr./Ned Moore, Stonewall/Manufacturers

79

Paul B. Missett/Christopher Missett, Philadelphia

79

Philip Petroll/Pete Petroll, Penn Oaks

80

Matt Skilton/W.Frank Skilton, Manufacturers

81

Doug Friel/William Friel, Squires

81

Leon LaRosa/Andrew LaRosa, Whitford

81

Carmen Caruso/Charles Caruso, Spring Ford/Raven's Claw

82

Richard Forbes, Jr./Richard Forbes, Sr., Commonwealth National/North Hills

82

Russell Orban/Jeff S. Orban, Bent Creek/Philadelphia Publinks

82

Thomas Moore, Jr./Thomas Moore, Sandy Run

82

Ryan O'Leary/Robert O'Leary, Lookaway

82

Brent Alwood/Harold Alwood, Jr., Five Ponds/Old York Road

84

Kenneth Croney, Jr./J. Kenneth Croney, Overbrook/Sunnybrook

84

Steven Walczak/Steve Walczak, Sr., Wilmington

84

Jim Lowthert/Jim Lowthert, Sr., Heidelberg/Galen Hall

85

Arthur Augustyn/Bill Augustyn, Downingtown/West Chester

85

Richard Amoroso/Richard Amoroso, Hershey's Mill

85

Thomas Decker, Sr./Thomas Decker, Jr., Lancaster

85

Jack Clough/John Clough, Wilmington/Philadelphia Cricket

85

Tim Curvan/Jim Curvan, Aronimink/Shannondell

86

Joseph Shott/Edward Shott, North Hills

86

Sean O'Reilly/Timothy O'Reilly, Aronimink/Applebrook

87

Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, Springhaven/Stonewall

88

Oren Thomas, III/Oren Thomas, IV, Tavistock

88

Frank Lucard/Graham Lucard, Old York Road/Lu Lu

88

Michael Woolley/David Woolley, Tavistock

89

Robert Weiss/Buddy Weiss, Limekiln

89

Conrad Gack/Christopher Gack, Makefield Highlands/Mercer Oaks

90

Patrick Buckley/Michael Buckley, Old York Road/Lederach

91

Robert Murray/Kevin Murray, McCall/Bucks

93

Thomas Quirk, Jr./Thomas Quirk, Huntingdon Valley/Overbrook

93

Doug Jones/David Jones, Heidelberg

93

Eamonn Logue/Kevin Logue, Silver Creek/Huntingdon Valley

94

James Pickard/Michael Pickard, Bent Creek

99

Erik Molden/Fred Molden, Nomads/Makefield Highlands

100

Happ Capoferri/George Capoferri, Flourtown/Hickory Valley

105

Christopher Beringer/Theodore Beringer, Philadelphia

NS

 

Net results

Championship

Name, club

Score

Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Five Ponds/Blue Bell

67

Rob Billings/Robert Billings, Philadelphia Publinks/Rolling Green

70

Joseph Shevlin/Jonathan Shevlin, North Hills

70

Jeffrey Huntzinger/Robert Huntzinger, North Hills/PineCrest

71

Michael Grimes/Gary Grimes, Chester Valley

71

Jesse Daniels/Gary Daniels, Aronimink/Applebrook

71

Kevin Bondi/Edward Bondi, Huntingdon Valley

72

Sean Seese/Jack Seese, Huntingdon Valley

72

Joe Culley/Brian Culley, Springhaven

72

Bob Rogers/Robert Rogers, Kennett Square/West Chester

72

King Knox/Tyler Knox, Lancaster

73

Matthew Finger/Jon Finger, DuPont/Snee Farm

73

Scott Pappas/Ronald Pappas, Hartefeld National/Fieldstone

73

Bradley Impriano/Jack Impriano, Edgmont/Applebrook

73

Daron Harden/David Harden, Rolling Green

73

Sean McConnell/Bruce McConnell, Riverton/Running Deer

74

Steve Kyriakodis/Peter Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National

75

Edward Westermann/Edward Westermann, Jr., Manufacturers/Jeffersonville

75

Jack McCormick/John McCormick, Stone Harbor/Paxon Hollow

75

Bob Harris/Mitch Harris, Blue Bell

76

Shane Ennis/Timothy Ennis, Bucks/Lookaway

76

Kevin Economos/Pete Economos, Loch Nairn/Wyncote

76

Eric Fonner/William Fonner, Huntingdon Valley

76

Jesse Brookreson/David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley

77

Robert Aronchick/Craig Aronchick, Rolling Green

77

Alexander Maguire, Jr./Alexander Maguire, Sr., Brookside

78

John Riley/Tim Riley, Wilmington

79

Robert Craven/Robert Craven, Jr., Philadelphia

79

Michael Brown/Michael Brown, Sr., Philadelphia Publinks/Unaffiliated

80

Jason Castaldi/Ed Castaldi, Honeybrook

80

Jason Kowalski/Robert Kowalski, Yardley/Philadelphia Publinks

80

David Hoegel/Donald Hoegel, Little Mill

80

Peter P. Dilullo/Peter Dilullo, Applebrook/Waynesborough

80

Bradley Roberts/Doug Roberts, Little Mill/Gillette Ridge

81

James Coleman/Peter Coleman, Rolling Green

81

Tom Ervin/Pete Ervin, Huntingdon Valley

82

Larry Demarco/Andrew Demarco, Meadia Heights/Five Ponds

82

Keith Zdimal/Allen Zdimal, French Creek

88

 

Super Senior

Name, club

Score

John Convery/John Convery, Northampton Valley/Glen MIlls

63

Paul Watson/Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands/Spring Ford

67

Thomas Moore, Jr./Thomas Moore, Sandy Run

67

Phil Over/Phil Over, Golden Oaks/Penn Oaks

69

Thomas Decker, Sr./Thomas Decker, Jr., Lancaster

69

Robert Weiss/Buddy Weiss, Limekiln

69

Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids/ Philadelphia

70

Todd Cappelli/Vince Cappelli, Philadelphia Publinks/Phoenixville

70

Paul B. Missett/Christopher Missett, Philadelphia

70

Doug Friel/William Friel, Squires

70

Jay Howson, Jr./Gregory Howson, St. Davids

71

Rob Moses/Michael Moses, Sr., Concord

71

Edmund Moore, Jr./Ned Moore, Stonewall/Manufacturers

71

Leon LaRosa/Andrew LaRosa, Whitford

71

Carmen Caruso/Charles Caruso, Spring Ford/Raven's Claw

71

Russell Orban/Jeff S. Orban, Bent Creek/Philadelphia Publinks

71

Matt Skilton/W.Frank Skilton, Manufacturers

72

Richard Forbes, Jr./Richard Forbes, Sr., Commonwealth National/North Hills

72

Brent Alwood/Harold Alwood, Jr., Five Ponds/Old York Road

72

Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds/Doylestown

73

Philip Petroll/Pete Petroll, Penn Oaks

73

Ryan O'Leary/Robert O'Leary, Lookaway

73

Jim Lowthert/Jim Lowthert, Sr., Heidelberg/Galen Hall

73

Arthur Augustyn/Bill Augustyn, Downingtown/West Chester

73

Richard Amoroso/Richard Amoroso, Hershey's Mill

74

Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, Springhaven/Stonewall

74

W. Scott Yard/Chris Yard, Whitford

75

Joseph Shott/Edward Shott, North Hills

75

Sean O'Reilly/Timothy O'Reilly, Aronimink/Applebrook

75

Frank Kunze/Mark Kunze, Spring Ford

76

Glenn McClaskey/Charles McClaskey, Wedgwood/Back Creek

76

Charles McClaskey/Bryan McClaskey, Back Creek/Merchantville

76

Robert Murray/Kevin Murray, McCall/Bucks

76

Tim Curvan/Jim Curvan, Aronimink/Shannondell

77

Kenneth Croney, Jr./J. Kenneth Croney, Overbrook/Sunnybrook

78

Patrick Buckley/Michael Buckley, Old York Road/Lederach

78

Michael Woolley/David Woolley, Tavistock

79

Doug Jones/David Jones, Heidelberg

79

Jack Clough/John Clough, Wilmington/Philadelphia Cricket

80

Erik Molden/Fred Molden, Nomads/Makefield Highlands

80

Oren Thomas, III/Oren Thomas, IV, Tavistock

82

Thomas Quirk, Jr./Thomas Quirk, Huntingdon Valley/Overbrook

82

Steven Walczak/Steve Walczak, Sr., Wilmington

84

Eamonn Logue/Kevin Logue, Silver Creek/Huntingdon Valley

84

Happ Capoferri/George Capoferri, Flourtown/Hickory Valley

85

Frank Lucard/Graham Lucard, Old York Road/Lu Lu

88

Conrad Gack/Christopher Gack, Makefield Highlands/Mercer Oaks

90

James Pickard/Michael Pickard, Bent Creek

99

 

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