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June 30, 2014

(From left to right): The team of John Marshalek, Bryan Winsko, Joe Dellicarpini and David West

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Philadelphia Cricket, Whitford combination wins 25th Four-Man Team

  EXTON, Pa. — Same score. Same venue. Different result for the team of Joe Dellicarpini, John Marshalek, David West and Bryan Winsko.

  Five years ago, the collective carded a 9-under-par 135 in the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Four-Man Team, but lost in a scorecard playoff at Whitford Country Club. A fierce finish prevented déjà vu Monday at the par 72, 6,374-yard layout. Dellicarpini, Marshalek, West and Winsko edged the team of Kirby Martin of Commonwealth National Golf Club, Daniel Pinciotti, Jr. of Huntingdon Valley Country Club and John Breenan and Daniel Feeney of Philadelphia Cricket Club in a scorecard playoff to triumph.

  Both teams finished at 9 under. The Dellicarpini, Marshalek, West and Winsko team won the scorecard tiebreaker by posting a 66 heading in.

  Two of four scores on each hole count toward the team total.

  ”We always have a lot of fun. We’ve been doing the Four-Man — Ryan, Joe and I — for the last five or six years,” Marshalek, 56, of Exton, Pa., said. “I’ve been playing more recently with David. He’s a seven-time club champion. I’m a little guilty in picking a stud. West was our anchor, especially for the front nine. He was just solid.”

  “Without our man Dave, I don’t think we’d be at 9,” Winsko, 38, of Schwenksville, Pa., said. “I think we’d be around 4 or 5.”

  West, a 15-year Whitford member, is the squad’s new addition. The trio of Dellicarpini, Marshalek and Winsko — rounded out by Matt Smith of Lancaster Country Club — lost that playoff in 2009 but prevailed a year later at Talamore Country Club and, in the processs, set an event scoring record, in relation to par, of 127.

  “They paid me an appearance fee,” West, 54, of Exton, Pa., said jokingly.

  The team saw an immediate return of that figurative investment with a West birdie on No. 1 (par 4, 358 yards), where the reigning GAP Winter Series Amateur Gross Player of the Year sent a 60-degree wedge 75 yards to three feet. West stopped a pitching wedge at 15 feet for a 2 on the par 3, 113-yard No. 5. Winsko exhibited solid wedge play on the next hole (par 4, 367 yards), flipping one 80 yards to three feet for birdie. The team turned in 3 under, but sought spiritual intervention from Whitford’s wildlife to make an inward march.

  “We sacrificed a squirrel on the 10th hole. You got it with a knockdown hybrid, right?” Winsko said jokingly to fellow Philadelphia Cricket member Dellicarpini. “We had to do something. We sprinkled a little sand on it.”

  Truth or tall tale, the squirrel story inspired the squad. On No. 12 (par 5, 493 yards), Winsko powered a high-cut 3-wood 220 yards to six feet and just missed his eagle effort on the low side. West left his second shot 10 yards short of the front hole location and nestled a chip into kick-in range. Those birdies moved the team to 5 under. Marshalek, also a Whitford member, maintained the red figure mojo with a 2 on No. 13 (par 3, 144 yards), where he stuck a 7-iron to three feet. Marshalek added another birdie on the next hole (par 4, 363 yards) after cranking a gap wedge 85 yards to 10 feet. On No. 17 (par 3, 170 yards), West returned to the subpar scoring train by knocking an 8-iron to 15 feet.

  And in true championship fashion, the 2010 titleholders clinched victory on the closing par 4, 371-yard 18th hole. Marshalek failed to reach the green with an 8-iron from 138 yards. Facing an uphill 30-footer that needed to travel thru a good portion of fringe, he rolled a left-to-right breaker and watched it drop into the jar. West then converted a testy downhill 15-footer for birdie to spark a series of hi-fives and handshakes.

  “It was a lot of fun,” Dellicarpini, 46, of Chestnut Hill, Pa., said. “We struggled a little bit on the front, but we played really well on the back nine.”

  “We only had one hole (No. 14) that we struggled on,” Winsko said. “Everything else was pretty standard. We had at least three looks at birdie and could have made a lot more putts.”

  The Four-Man Team is an 18-hole stroke play event in which the two best gross and two best net scores count per hole. Participants from different clubs can compete on the same team. Whitford hosted the Four-Man Team in 2002 and 2009.

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Gross Division

Name, club

Score

*Joe Dellicarpini & Bryan Winsko, Philadelphia Cricket; John Marshalek & David West, Whitford

135

Kirby Martin, Commonwealth National; Daniel Pinciotti, Jr., Huntingdon Valley; John Brennan & Daniel Feeney, Philadelphia Cricket

135

Matthew Ade, David Gall, Kevin Kramarski & Ben Litt, Riverton

136

Robert Galbreath, Jr., Philmont; Michael Rose, Talamore; Robert Galbreath, Sr. & Gary Smith, Huntingdon Valley

139

Bob Husbands, West Chester; Rich Pruchnik, Downingtown; Matt Dietrich & Andrew LaRosa, Whitford

139

Ed Hart, Whitford; Noah Kahn, Adam O'Doherty & Pat Waters, French Creek

141

Donald Dissinger, Gordon Jamieson, J. Kirk Luntey & Robert Wagner, Merion

145

Joseph Glancy, Stonewall; Victor Rainsford, John Webb, III & Chris Yard, Whitford

146

Tim Ippolito, Coatesville; Mike Rudy, Downingtown; Michael Carli & Gerald Griffin, Whitford

146

Paul Baker, Huntingdon Valley; Tom Privette, White Manor;  John Rowe, Whitemarsh Valley & Bruce Schneider, Whitford

147

Howard Casper, Howard Lazarus, Robert Lazarus & Paul Stutman, ACE Club

147

Todd Cottingham, Bruce Cowgill, Tom Graybill & Peter Schilgen, Whitford

147

Gerald Eckert, Barry Emich, Alan Over & Ronald Yarnell, Bent Creek

149

Dewey Dimarzio, Vince Dilodovico, Leif Ericksen & Ken Watterson, Penn Oaks

149

Theodore Beringer, Thomas Hare, III, John Leighbody & Edward McGill, Philadelphia Country

150

Russell Baribault, Inniscrone; John Burchmore, Edgmont; Rich Driscoll, Makefield Highlands & David Sim, Applecross

150

Joseph Greene, Kim Hartung, Rick Hodge & Tom Wilkinson, Doylestown

153

Steve Gillmor, Coatesville; Lee Johnson, Jr., Bellewood; Norman Jester & Kevin Pechin, Downingtown

153

David Myers, Jeffrey Palmer, Thomas Schaible & Mike Schuster, Chester Valley

155

Patrick Coll, Robert Schiller, Gerald Strock & Robert Walters, Old York Road

156

Martin DeLuca, Dirk Edmiston, Richard Meanix & James O'Brien, Penn Oaks

160

Bruce Walbert, Lu Lu; Chuck Brucker, Dick Miller & Bill Shulski, PineCrest

160

Mark Cvrkel, Joseph Dayton, Jim Hall & Vito Caracappa, Glen Mills

163

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford; Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest; James Leonard, Chester Valley & William Penney, Honeybrook

174

 

Net Division

Name, club

Score

Theodore Beringer, Thomas Hare, III, John Leighbody & Edward McGill, Philadelphia Country

123

Ed Hart, Whitford; Noah Kahn, Adam O'Doherty & Pat Waters, French Creek

125

Paul Baker, Huntingdon Valley; Tom Privette, White Manor;  John Rowe, Whitemarsh Valley & Bruce Schneider, Whitford

125

Tim Ippolito, Coatesville; Mike Rudy, Downingtown; Michael Carli & Gerald Griffin, Whitford

127

Matthew Ade, David Gall, Kevin Kramarski & Ben Litt, Riverton

128

Patrick Coll, Robert Schiller, Gerald Strock & Robert Walters, Old York Road

128

Dewey Dimarzio, Vince Dilodovico, Leif Ericksen & Ken Watterson, Penn Oaks

129

Joe Dellicarpini & Bryan Winsko, Philadelphia Cricket; John Marshalek & David West, Whitford

130

Kirby Martin, Commonwealth National; Daniel Pinciotti, Jr., Huntingdon Valley; John Brennan & Daniel Feeney, Philadelphia Cricket

130

Bob Husbands, West Chester; Rich Pruchnik, Downingtown; Matt Dietrich & Andrew LaRosa, Whitford

130

Joseph Glancy, Stonewall; Victor Rainsford, John Webb, III & Chris Yard, Whitford

131

Howard Casper, Howard Lazarus, Robert Lazarus & Paul Stutman, ACE Club

131

Todd Cottingham, Bruce Cowgill, Tom Graybill & Peter Schilgen, Whitford

131

David Myers, Jeffrey Palmer, Thomas Schaible & Mike Schuster, Chester Valley

131

Joseph Greene, Kim Hartung, Rick Hodge & Tom Wilkinson, Doylestown

132

Bruce Walbert, Lu Lu; Chuck Brucker, Dick Miller & Bill Shulski, PineCrest

132

Robert Galbreath, Jr., Philmont; Michael Rose, Talamore; Robert Galbreath, Sr. & Gary Smith, Huntingdon Valley

133

Martin DeLuca, Dirk Edmiston, Richard Meanix & James O'Brien, Penn Oaks

133

Donald Dissinger, Gordon Jamieson, J. Kirk Luntey & Robert Wagner, Merion

134

Steve Gillmor, Coatesville; Lee Johnson, Jr., Bellewood; Norman Jester & Kevin Pechin, Downingtown

135

Mark Cvrkel, Joseph Dayton, Jim Hall & Vito Caracappa, Glen Mills

135

Carmen Caruso, Spring Ford; Rick Coroniti, RiverCrest; James Leonard, Chester Valley & William Penney, Honeybrook

136

Russell Baribault, Inniscrone; John Burchmore, Edgmont; Rich Driscoll, Makefield Highlands & David Sim, Applecross

137

Gerald Eckert, Barry Emich, Alan Over & Ronald Yarnell, Bent Creek

140

 

*-determined in a scorecard playoff

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