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June 16, 2014

Stephen Frisch, III from Saucon Valley CC posted
the lone under-par round at the Caddie Tournament.

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Saucon Valley’s Frisch cards low score at Caddie Tournament

  COATESVILLE, Pa.–Stephen Frisch, III of Saucon Valley Country Club needed to gauge his game prior to next week’s Pennsylvania Amateur Championship Qualifier. The meter readings are high.

  Frisch, 30, of Northampton, Pa., registered a 1-under-par 70 to top the 68th Caddie Tournament Ages 24-30 Flight at Coatesville Country Club (par 71, 6,276 yards). It was the tournament’s lone under-par score.

  “I’m real excited to play here today. It’s nice to have such an event for caddies from all the clubs. This is the start up of the year for me,” said Frisch, who played four years at Coker College. He graduated in 2006. “Last year was the first year I got back into playing competitively. Work is why I stopped playing. It’s more or less comfort and feeling right now. I’ve been swinging for so long. It’s really about setting up and making a good swing.”

  Frisch unsuccessfully attempted to qualify for the State Amateur and U.S. Mid.-Amateur Championship a year ago.

  He heads to Wyoming Valley Country Club next week searching for a berth to the Pennsylvania Amateur at Oakmont Country Club.

  Frisch cited the need to strengthen his short game as a focus.

  With that said, it was a clutch play around the green, in particular No. 9 (par 4, 335 yards), that made the difference on Monday.

  Frisch, who has been caddying at Saucon for the last six years, stood 1 under after eight holes. He hit a wedge from 74 yards on No. 3 (par 5, 531 yards) to 10 feet for birdie and added a fantastic 5-iron on No. 6 (par 3, 188 yards) to 15 feet for a 2. A poor chip on No. 7 (par 4, 323 yards) resulted in his lone front-side bogey. On No. 9, it was that aforementioned clutch shot that became a decisive factor. He holed a 54-degree wedge from 35 yards out for eagle.

  “I was just short of the bunker right. I hit it over the bunker, it landed in the fringe and I heard it hit the flag,” said Frisch.

  He made the turn at 3 under.

  Frisch bogeyed two of his next three holes, Nos. 10 (par 5, 519 yards) and 12 (par 3, 200 yards), with a couple of loose pitch shots and three-putted No. 16 (par 4, 309 yards) for a third over-par number on the inward side. However, Frisch finished strong, lifting a 54-degree wedge from 105 yards to 12 feet and made the birdie putt.

  “I putted really well today but I have to tighten up my short game,” said Frisch. “I played competitively right out of college but I haven’t done so for the last four or five years.”

  Steven Owens, III, 20, of Commonwealth National Golf Club took the Ages 18-23 Flight with an even-par round.

  In his third year of caddying at CNGC, Owens’ game is in prime condition. He and father Steve placed second in the Father-Son (Middle) the last week of May. He, too, looks to challenge his talents. His coming in a Golf Association of Philadelphia Open Championship Qualifier on Wednesday at Greate Bay Country Club.

  “I was excited coming in here today because I have been hitting it well,” said Owens, who won the 2011 Philadelphia Catholic League Championship while at Father Judge High School. “I kept it in play pretty well. I hit 15 greens.”

  Owens turned in 1-under par and had his round to 3 under after birdies on Nos. 11 (par 4, 304 yards) and 12. He hit a gap wedge from 84 yards to five feet on 11 before rocketing a 3-hybrid on No. 12 up the hill to 40 feet. However, a double-bogey on the ensuing 217-yard, par-3 13th came as a result of bunker issues. He finished with two pars, two bogeys and a birdie.

  The Caddie Tournament had five flights. There is no overall champion.

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Ages 17 and under
1. Sawyer Wolfers, Waynesborugh CC, 78

Ages 18 to 23
1. Steven Owens, III, Commonwealth National GC, 71

Ages 24 to 30
1. Stephen Frisch, Saucon Valley CC, 70

Ages 31 to 42
*1. Nigel Scott, Philadelphia CC, 72

Ages 43 and over
1. Lance Hornung, Merion GC, 78

Ages 17 and under

Name, club

Score

Sawyer Wolfers, Waynesborough Country Club

78

Vincent Lucchesi, Llanerch Country Club

94

Logan Rosa, Lancaster Country Club

99

Mac Wilson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

131

 

Ages 18-23

Name, club

Score

Steven Owens, III, Commonwealth National Golf Club

71

Robert Crawford, Lookaway Golf Club

73

James Fricke, Lancaster Country Club

78

Aaron Fricke, Lancaster Country Club

80

Mike Janninek, Commonwealth National Golf Club

83

Shane Cummings, Commonwealth National Golf Club

86

Quinn Bryant, The Springhaven Club

87

Shane Sarbieski, Chester Valley Golf Club

88

Joel Shulman, Philadelphia Cricket Club

91

Ryan Hughes, Applebrook Golf Club

91

Shawn Gensbauer, The ACE Club

91

Anthony Sam, Overbrook Golf Club

92

Josh Redmond, Overbrook Golf Club

92

Christian Smith, Llanerch Country Club

93

Christopher Lee, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

94

Jake Mingione, Philadelphia Country Club

94

Nathaniel Fricke, Lancaster Country Club

96

Calvin Given, Meadowlands Country Club

97

Harrison Welsh, St. Davids Golf Club

97

Sawyer Rice, Waynesborough Country Club

100

Nicholas Hussey, Meadowlands Country Club

101

Ray Wenner, The Springhaven Club

101

Tyler Cook, Chester Valley Golf Club

102

Charlie Shulman, Philadelphia Cricket Club

106

Austin Leach, The Springhaven Club

107

John Thomas Peyton, Old York Road Country Club

108

Michael Costello, Philadelphia Country Club

108

Rory Clemens, Philadelphia Cricket Club

108

Christian Bell, Philadelphia Cricket Club

111

 

Ages 24-30

Name, club

Score

Stephen Frisch, III, Saucon Valley Country Club

70

Chris Button, Stonewall

74

Brian Egan, Saucon Valley Country Club

75

Jeff Kostelnk, Pine Valley Golf Club

75

Brian Devlin, Philadelphia Cricket Club

77

Chris Knee, Applebrook Golf Club

77

Jason Wilt, Applebrook Golf Club

78

Kurt Walker, The Springhaven Club

78

Timothy Marshall, The Springhaven Club

78

Mark Grilli, Philmont Country Club

81

Kyle Rooney, Old York Road Country Club

84

Adam Shorey, Applebrook Golf Club

85

Jameson Donahue, Overbrook Golf Club

85

Jose Centurion, Philadelphia Cricket Club

85

Myles Makaila, Lancaster Country Club

85

Nick Oatman, Lancaster Country Club

87

Seth Hartman, Stonewall

87

Brett Sheva, Commonwealth National Golf Club

88

Mitchell Witman, Lancaster Country Club

88

Robert Bangs, Jr., Merion Golf Club

88

Tom Crawford, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club

88

Kyle Maiale, Applebrook Golf Club

90

Matthew Craig, Merion Golf Club

90

Timothy Zimmaro, The ACE Club

90

Ronald McAllister, Philmont Country Club

97

Michael Testa, IV, Llanerch Country Club

108

Tyler Noll, Stonewall

WD

Zack Hutchinson, Gulph Mills Golf Club

WD

 

Ages 31-42

Name, club

Score

*Nigel Scott, Philadelphia Country Club

72

Russ Danyluk, Philadelphia Cricket Club

72

Chris Tobias, Merion Golf Club

75

Serge Hogg, Pine Valley Golf Club

76

Jon Rudisill, Pine Valley Golf Club

78

Michael Dever, Applebrook Golf Club

78

Michael Quinn, Philadelphia Country Club

80

Trevor Pope, Lancaster Country Club

81

Eric Dahl, Overbrook Golf Club

82

Josh Keyser, Philadelphia Cricket Club

84

Timothy Marshall, Pine Valley Golf Club

85

Eddie Westley, Llanerch Country Club

87

Peter Han, Lookaway Golf Club

87

Sean Jarjavejian, Philadelphia Cricket Club

88

Ryan Sensenig, Lancaster Country Club

90

Timothy Mallowe, Merion Golf Club

90

Matthew Reusche, Llanerch Country Club

91

Lesley Ivory, Saucon Valley Country Club

95

Mike Knowles, The Springhaven Club

117

Preston Baxter, Gulph Mills Golf Club

WD

 

Ages 43 and over

Name, club

Score

Lance Hornung, Merion Golf Club

78

Robert Clark Jr, Saucon Valley Country Club

82

William Erskine, Green Valley Country Club

84

Bill Kindt, Saucon Valley Country Club

87

Eric Miller, Merion Golf Club

87

Tom Valek, Lookaway Golf Club

88

Michael Hickey, Overbrook Golf Club

90

Thomas McCarthy, Saucon Valley Country Club

90

Tom Burke, Saucon Valley Country Club

91

Craig Gemmill, Lancaster Country Club

92

Raymond McClarin, Old York Road Country Club

93

Roger Leister, Philmont Country Club

93

Dean DiBonaventure, Gulph Mills Golf Club

95

David Taylor, Llanerch Country Club

97

Mike Kaplan, Philmont Country Club

98

Rocky Colavita, Overbrook Golf Club

98

Kevin Nicolas, Saucon Valley Country Club

103

Dennis Fisher, Chester Valley Golf Club

119

John McNeill, Stonewall

WD

Randolph Reid, Sr., Philadelphia Country Club

NS

Owen Samuda, Pine Valley Golf Club

DQ

 

*-determined in scorecard playoff

NS-no show; WD-withdrawal; DQ - disqualification

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