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May 29, 2014

Alan (right) and Craig Kliewer embrace following their round in the Father & Son (Middle) Thursday.

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Kliewers repeat, capture Father & Son (Middle) at Burlington

  MT. HOLLY, N.J. — The second time was even better than the first for Alan and Craig Kliewer. The Meadia Heights Golf Club duo successfully defended its Father & Son (Middle) title Thursday at a cool Burlington Country Club (par 70, 6,090 yards). They carded a 5-under-par 65 — an event scoring record, in relation to par. In its Father & Son tournament debut a year ago, the Kliewer team posted a 2-under-par 70 to triumph at Radley Run Country Club.

  “It’s amazing,” Craig, 54, of Ephrata, Pa., said. “You come here with expectations of playing well, and to even play better than we did last year is fantastic.”

  “To repeat is something special,” Alan, 26, of Denver, Pa., added. “We hit the ball well and tried to continue momentum throughout the tournament. We were just happy that putts fell.”

  The putts fell and fell frequently; the Kliewer team notched seven birdies on the day.

Alan & Craig Kliewer

  “We got on a roll where we’d use Alan’s tee shot, my shot into the green and he’d knock in the putt. It got to be that way and we kept feeding off of that,” Craig, who sells building materials to manufacturers in the housing industry, said. “He’s been putting the ball fantastically lately. Every eight-footer or so I gave him, he made.”

  “Once you see a few go in, you kind of get the feeling that you can make everything you look at,” Alan, who works in cost accounting for one of Craig’s clients, added. “I kind of had that feeling today. I told my dad, ‘get the putter in my hand.’ You get confidence and it continues to grow throughout the round.”

  Alan demonstrated that burgeoning confidence through back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 (par 4, 356 yards) and 4 (par 5, 479 yards). Craig smashed a 6-iron 165 yards to 45 feet and Alan converted a testy right-to-left breaker; Craig eased a chip to four feet on the latter; Alan cleaned up the putt. A bogey on the par 4, 380-yard No. 8 served as a brief setback. A heavy gap wedge from 105 yards, courtesy of Craig, fell short of the green. Alan ran a chip into the hill and watched it roll to 10 feet. The two rekindled their red rhythm by rattling off three straight birdies. On No. 9 (par 4, 390 yards), Craig reclaimed his smooth set-up role by knocking an 8-iron 140 yards to eight feet. Alan stopped a 9-iron at three feet on the par 3, 134-yard 10th hole. His monstrous drive on No. 11 (par 4, 332 yards) cleared the water hazard and left Craig with a manageable uphill chip, which he executed to four feet.

  “When he drives it well and gets a wedge in my hand, I’m usually pretty good,” Craig said.

  With Craig confident in his wedges and Alan in his putter, the Kliewer team continued to score well. Craig hit a gap wedge 105 yards to four feet for a 4 on No. 14 (par 5, 524 yards); a pitching wedge 110 yards to eight feet for a 3 on No. 15 (par 4, 383 yards). A three-putt bogey on No. 18 (par 4, 275 yards) merely changed the scoring record from 6 to 5 under, in relation to par.

  “It was a total team effort today,” Alan said.

  “When you do well, you get some momentum going and you come back,” Craig added. “We love competing together. We play in everything we can. It’s always fun to play with your son. We’re just blessed to have each other and be able to do what we do.”

  Wildwood Golf & Country Club’s Steve Owens and Steve Owens, III, who played alongside the Kliewer team, posted a 3-under-par 67 to finish second. Doylestown Country Club’s David and Zach Smith were the last team to repeat as champions in the Father & Son (Middle). They did so in 2009-10. The Smith team placed third Thursday with a 68.

NOTES
  Huntingdon Valley Country Club’s Benjamin Cooley aced No. 10 (par 3, 134 yards) with a 9-iron. It was his first hole-in-one.

  The Father & Son (Middle) tournament is for those father and son teams with sons 18 to 29 years old. The event was conceived in 2008 because of the high demand for participation in both the Father & Son (Younger), which celebrates its 57th anniversary this year, and the Older tournament, an event in its 103rd year.

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Gross

Name, club

Score

Alan Kliewer/Craig Kliewer, Meadia Heights Golf Club

65

Steven Owens, III/Steve Owens, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

67

Zach Smith/David Smith, Doylestown Country Club

68

Benjamin Cooley/Seth Cooley, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

70

Robert Galbreath, Sr./Rob Galbreath, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club/Philmont Country Club

70

Dwight Dudas/Matt Dudas, Indian Valley Country Club

72

Richard Slawter/Eric Slawter, St. Davids Golf Club

72

Ron Weaver/Rob Rowe, Bent Creek Country Club

72

Patrick Marshalek/George Marshalek, Jr., French Creek Golf Club/Honeybrook Golf Club

73

Alex Willey/Michael Willey, Burlington Country Club

73

Phillip Villari, Jr./Phillip Villari, Sr., Riverton Country Club

74

AJ Donatoni/Don Donatoni, White Manor Country Club

74

Gary Yeager/Royce Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club

74

Daniel Rexon/G. Frederick Rexon, Jr., Tavistock Country Club

74

Laurence Hirsh/Max Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Plymouth Country Club

74

Robert Galbreath, Sr./Evan Galbreath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club/Philmont Country Club

74

Martin Klagholz/Jeff Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

75

Scott Deakins/Jay Deakins, St. Davids Golf Club

75

Carlos Fullerton/Jim Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown

75

Alexander Maguire, Sr./Bo Maguire, Brookside Country Club

75

Steven Altieri/Paul Altieri, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

76

Tony DePaul/Tony DePaul, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club

76

John Esher-Hagel/William Hagel, McCall Golf & Country Club

76

Martin Klagholz/Tim Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

76

Ryan Fogel/Jef Fogel, Penn Oaks Golf Club

77

Edward Furman/Daniel Furman, Commonwealth National Golf Club

78

Zachary Rothaus/Brian Rothaus, Philmont Country Club/Five Ponds Golf Club

78

Gregory Sheva/Brett Sheva, North Hills Country Club/Philadelphia Publinks GA

79

Ryan Forbes/Richard Forbes, Jr., Commonwealth National Golf Club

79

LenJr. Fox/Len Fox, Tavistock Country Club

79

Brian Powell, Jr./Brian Powell, Burlington Country Club

80

Trevor Seufer/Joseph Seufer, Stonewall

81

James Blickle/Alex Blickle, LedgeRock Golf Club

81

Joe Montgomery/Patrick Montgomery, Riverton Country Club

81

Robert Fischer/Brian Fischer, Commonwealth National Golf Club

81

Nicholas Cappetti/Dominck Cappetti, Burlington Country Club

83

Jalen Griffin/Nedd Griffin, Talamore Country Club/Cedarbrook Country Club

83

Paul Muller/Ryan Muller, Lu Lu Country Club/Philadelphia Cricket Club

84

Brendan Craig/Thomas Craig, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

85

John Leighton/John Leighton, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

85

Brian Ginty/Kyle Ginty, Talamore Country Club

85

Gerald Haggerty/Shane Haggerty, Medford Village Country Club/Little Mill Country Club

86

Mark Quigley/Bryan Quigley, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club/Lu Lu Country Club

88

Eric Spiller/Brad Spiller, Burlington Country Club/Woodcrest Country Club

88

Jeff Clark/Hayes Clark, Lookaway Golf Club

88

Tom Mastroni/Jimmy Mastroni, Sandy Run Country Club

90

Greg Salicondro/Greg Salicondro, Sr., Limekiln Golf Club

90

John Marshalek/Steve Marshalek, Whitford Country Club

91

John Schillig, Jr./Parker Schillig, Merchantville Country Club

97

Brad Hennefer/Bob Hennefer, Links Golf Club

98

Mark Fuga/Christopher Fuga, Phoenixville Country Club

WD

Mac Walsh/Michael Walsh, III, Aronimink Golf Club

WD

Matthew Kane/Alex Kane, Radley Run Country Club

WD

 

Net

Name, club

Score

Steven Owens, III/Steve Owens, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

63

Alan Kliewer/Craig Kliewer, Meadia Heights Golf Club

64

Zach Smith/David Smith, Doylestown Country Club

67

Alex Willey/Michael Willey, Burlington Country Club

67

Dwight Dudas/Matt Dudas, Indian Valley Country Club

68

Daniel Rexon/G. Frederick Rexon, Jr., Tavistock Country Club

68

Benjamin Cooley/Seth Cooley, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

69

Robert Galbreath, Sr./ Rob Galbreath, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club/Philmont Country Club

69

Richard Slawter/Eric Slawter, St. Davids Golf Club

69

Patrick Marshalek/George Marshalek, Jr., French Creek Golf Club/Honeybrook Golf Club

69

Carlos Fullerton/Jim Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown

69

Phillip Villari, Jr./Phillip Villari, Sr., Riverton Country Club

70

Gary Yeager/Royce Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club

70

Brian Powell, Jr./Brian Powell, Burlington Country Club

70

Ron Weaver/Rob Rowe, Bent Creek Country Club

71

Martin Klagholz/Jeff Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

71

Scott Deakins/Jay Deakins, St. Davids Golf Club

71

Gregory Sheva/Brett Sheva, North Hills Country Club/Philadelphia Publinks GA

71

Ryan Forbes/Richard Forbes, Jr., Commonwealth National Golf Club

71

Laurence Hirsh/Max Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Plymouth Country Club

72

Robert Galbreath, Sr./Evan Galbreath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club/Philmont Country Club

72

Martin Klagholz/Tim Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

72

Joe Montgomery/Patrick Montgomery, Riverton Country Club

72

AJ Donatoni/Don Donatoni, White Manor Country Club

73

Alexander Maguire, Sr./Bo Maguire, Brookside Country Club

73

Steven Altieri/Paul Altieri, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

73

Tony DePaul/Tony DePaul, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club

75

Edward Furman/Daniel Furman, Commonwealth National Golf Club

75

Trevor Seufer/Joseph Seufer, Stonewall

75

John Esher-Hagel/William Hagel, McCall Golf & Country Club

76

Ryan Fogel/Jef Fogel, Penn Oaks Golf Club

76

Zachary Rothaus/Brian Rothaus, Philmont Country Club/Five Ponds Golf Club

76

John Leighton/John Leighton, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

77

Brian Ginty/Kyle Ginty, Talamore Country Club

77

Robert Fischer/Brian Fischer, Commonwealth National Golf Club

78

LenJr. Fox/Len Fox, Tavistock Country Club

79

Nicholas Cappetti/Dominck Cappetti, Burlington Country Club

79

Brendan Craig/Thomas Craig, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

79

Jeff Clark/Hayes Clark, Lookaway Golf Club

79

Greg Salicondro/Greg Salicondro, Sr., Limekiln Golf Club

79

John Schillig, Jr./Parker Schillig, Merchantville Country Club

79

James Blickle/Alex Blickle, LedgeRock Golf Club

80

Eric Spiller/Brad Spiller, Burlington Country Club/Woodcrest Country Club

81

Jalen Griffin/Nedd Griffin, Talamore Country Club/Cedarbrook Country Club

83

Paul Muller/Ryan Muller, Lu Lu Country Club/Philadelphia Cricket Club

84

Brad Hennefer/Bob Hennefer, Links Golf Club

84

John Marshalek/Steve Marshalek, Whitford Country Club

85

Gerald Haggerty/Shane Haggerty, Medford Village Country Club/Little Mill Country Club

86

Mark Quigley/Bryan Quigley, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club/Lu Lu Country Club

88

Tom Mastroni/Jimmy Mastroni, Sandy Run Country Club

90

Mark Fuga/Christopher Fuga, Phoenixville Country Club

WD

Mac Walsh/Michael Walsh, III, Aronimink Golf Club

WD

Matthew Kane/Alex Kane, Radley Run Country Club

WD

 

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