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Sept. 8, 2014

Kevin Mitchell, Sr. and his son Patrick carded a 1-over-par 72 to prevail.

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Home sweet home: Glenmaura’s Mitchells win Father & Son (Older)

  MOOSIC, Pa. — Three golf tournaments for Patrick and Kevin Mitchell, Sr. as a team in 2014, three victories. The Glenmaura National Golf Club duo fired a 1-over-par 72 to win the 103rd Father & Son (Older) on its home course (par 71, 6,321 yards) Monday. The Mitchells paired up to capture the Pocono Farms Member Guest and Jack Frost Blue Ridge Invitational earlier this season.

  “We’ve played a lot of golf together, so it’s easy for us to play a lot of different formats,” Patrick, 34, said. “Alternate shot is obviously very difficult, but he swung really well today, and I was there when he needed me. We both played pretty solid.”

  “Our goal was to try not to leave par putts more than two or three feet,” Kevin, 59, added. “If the birdie putts went in, great. If they didn’t, don’t leave anybody a knee-knocker, which we didn’t.”

  The Mitchells entered Monday’s affair at different points, physically speaking. Kevin continues to rehabilitate a left shoulder injury that he suffered last winter. He didn’t return to the golf course until June. Patrick is fresh off a runner-up finish in Glenmaura National’s club championship over the weekend.

  “It was a pretty good warm up for this,” Patrick, a golf coach in the Pocono Mountain School District, said.

  Was it ever.

  A warmth and affection for their home digs increased the Mitchells’ chances for a third straight title. The Scranton, Pa. residents turned in 1 under thanks to back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 (par 5, 514 yards) and 7 (par 3, 171 yards). On the first, Kevin powered a rescue from 215 yards onto the front fringe, and his son lagged the eagle attempt into tap-in territory. Patrick then stopped a 7-iron at four feet on the latter. Poor drives on No. 3 (par 4, 405 yards) produced the team’s lone front blemish.

  To start its inward tour, the Mitchells missed a pair of makeable birdie putts, which fully stung on No. 12 (par 4, 380 yards). Kevin skulled a wedge from 70 yards to some 70 feet above the hole location. A three-putt brought the Mitchells back to even. But the seven-year Glenmaura members responded with a birdie on the par 4, 385-yard 13th hole, where Patrick hit an 8-iron 170 yards to two feet. Back-to-back bogeys prevented a subpar score. On No. 15 (par 3, 206 yards), the Mitchells chose the lesser of two evils — Kevin’s 3-rescue from the front left bunker instead of Patrick’s 5-iron from the hardwoods just right of the cart path. Patrick splashed out to 30 feet, but his dad couldn’t convert the lengthy par putt. Kevin thought he played a wedge from 112 yards on No. 16 (par 4, 409 yards) perfectly to a front middle hole location.

  “I hit it right where I was supposed to, and the first kick should have went left onto to the green and rolled up to the hole,” Kevin, a retired police officer, said. “The first kick went straight into the heavy grass, and Patrick had an against-the-grain chip that he really wasn’t comfortable with.”

  “The holes got meatier and meatier as the course went on,” Patrick, a high school teacher, added. “Course knowledge was definitely a big factor today.”

  The team of Robert and Rob Billings, the event’s two-time reigning champions, didn’t compete.

Super Senior

Phil & Phil Over

  Phil Over of Golden Oaks Golf Club swept in a straightway five-footer for birdie on No. 10 (par 5, 477 yards), the first playoff hole, to assure he and son Phil, who plays out of Penn Oaks Golf Club, a victory in the tournament’s Super-Senior Division (5,967 yards). The Overs defeated Jay Deakins of St. Davids Golf Club and his father Warren of Philadelphia Country Club in a sudden-death playoff. Both teams finished regulation at 4-over-par 75.

  “This is a fantastic golf course, so I was excited about that and I was excited to play with dad,” Over, 48, of Malvern, Pa., said. “He putted great. That was the story of the day.”

  “It feels delightful. It’s great to win,” Over, 76, of Elverson, Pa., added.

  On the first playoff hole, the younger Over knocked a wedge 97 yards to five feet below the flagstick. The Deakins team saw its birdie chance from 20 feet above slip three feet by the cup.

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

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Gross

Championship

Name, club

Score

Patrick Mitchell/Kevin Mitchell, Sr., Glenmaura National GC

72

Matthew Finger/Jon Finger, DuPont CC/Snee Farm CC

75

Matthew Genesio/Anthony Genesio, Chester Valley GC/Spring Mill CC

79

Jason Kowalski/Robert Kowalski, Yardley CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

79

Bradley Roberts/Doug Roberts, Little Mill CC/Gillette Ridge GC

81

Carmen Caruso/Charles Caruso, Spring Ford CC/Bellewood CC

82

Vaughn Smith/Vaughn Smith, Penn Oaks GC

82

Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Five Ponds GC/Blue Bell CC

84

Brian Grimes/Gary Grimes, Chester Valley GC

85

Robert Aronchick/Craig Aronchick, Rolling Green GC

87

Joe Culley/Brian Culley, The Springhaven Club

87

Jeremy Huttner/James Huttner, Bala GC

90

Barry Goldstein/Jason Goldstein, Commonwealth National GC/Philmont CC

103

 

Super Senior

Name, club

Score

*Phil Over/Phil Over, Golden Oaks GC/Penn Oaks GC

75

Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids GC/Philadelphia CC

75

Ryan O'Leary/Robert O'Leary, Mercer Oaks GC/Lookaway GC

76

Matt Skilton/W.Frank Skilton, Manufacturers G&CC

77

Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds GC/Doylestown CC

78

Jim Lelii/Vic Lelii, Doylestown CC/PineCrest CC

79

Edmund Moore, Jr./Ned Moore, Stonewall/Manufacturers G&CC

80

Steve Oh/Shi Oh, Philadelphia Cricket Club

80

Edward Roberts/Michael Roberts, Manufacturers G&CC/Old York Road CC

80

Mike Civitello, Jr./Michael Civitello, Chester Valley GC

80

Kenneth Croney, Jr./Ken Croney, Applebrook GC/Sunnybrook GC

82

Joseph Shevlin/Jonathan Shevlin, North Hills CC

82

Peter Kyriakodis/Steve Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National GC

83

Bob Rogers/Robert Rogers, West Chester G&CC

84

Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, The Springhaven Club/Stonewall

85

Steve Bradley/Mark Bradley, Aronimink GC

85

John Rimm/Jack Rimm, Lehigh CC/Glen Brook GC

86

John Delp/Jason Delp, Manufacturers G&CC

88

Charles Kane/Stephen Kane, Rolling Green GC

89

Fred Molden/Erik Molden, Makefield Highlands GC/Nomads GA

89

Paul Watson/Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands GC/Spring Ford CC

90

Keith Zdimal/Allen Zdimal, French Creek GC

91

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

92

Arthur Augustyn/Bill Augustyn, Downingtown CC/West Chester G&CC

94

Richard Amoroso/Rich Amoroso, Hershey's Mill GC

94

Michael Woolley/David Woolley, Tavistock CC

95

Robert Murray/Kevin Murray, McCall G&CC/The Bucks Club

95

Thomas Moore, Jr./Thomas Moore, Sandy Run CC

96

Gerald O'Connor, Jr./Gerald O'Connor, Sr., Overbrook GC

113

Happ Capoferri/George Cappoferri, Flourtown CC/Hickory Valley GC

122

 

Net

Championship

Name, club

Score

Matthew Genesio/Anthony Genesio, Chester Valley GC/Spring Mill CC

67

Carmen Caruso/Charles Caruso, Spring Ford CC/Bellewood CC

69

Matthew Finger/Jon Finger, DuPont CC/Snee Farm CC

71

Patrick Mitchell/Kevin Mitchell, Sr., Glenmaura National GC

72

Vaughn Smith/Vaughn Smith, Penn Oaks GC

72

Jason Kowalski/Robert Kowalski, Yardley CC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

73

Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Five Ponds GC/Blue Bell CC

74

Brian Grimes/Gary Grimes, Chester Valley GC

76

Robert Aronchick/Craig Aronchick, Rolling Green GC

78

Joe Culley/Brian Culley, The Springhaven Club

78

Bradley Roberts/Doug Roberts, Little Mill CC/Gillette Ridge GC

81

Jeremy Huttner/James Huttner, Bala GC

90

Barry Goldstein/Jason Goldstein, Commonwealth National GC/Philmont CC

91

 

Super Senior

Name, club

Score

Phil Over/Phil Over, Golden Oaks GC/Penn Oaks GC

65

Ryan O'Leary/Robert O'Leary, Mercer Oaks GC/Lookaway GC

66

Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids GC/Philadelphia CC

69

Matt Skilton/W.Frank Skilton, Manufacturers G&CC

69

Steve Oh/Shi Oh, Philadelphia Cricket Club

69

Bob Rogers/Robert Rogers, West Chester G&CC

69

Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, The Springhaven Club/Stonewall

72

Fred Molden/Erik Molden, Makefield Highlands GC/Nomads GA

72

Jim Lelii/Vic Lelii, Doylestown CC/PineCrest CC

73

Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds GC/Doylestown CC

74

Edmund Moore, Jr./Ned Moore, Stonewall/Manufacturers G&CC

74

Edward Roberts/Michael Roberts, Manufacturers G&CC/Old York Road CC

74

Mike Civitello, Jr./Michael Civitello, Chester Valley GC

74

Steve Bradley/Mark Bradley, Aronimink GC

75

John Rimm/Jack Rimm, Lehigh CC/Glen Brook GC

76

Peter Kyriakodis/Steve Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National GC

77

Joseph Shevlin/Jonathan Shevlin, North Hills CC

78

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

79

Robert Murray/Kevin Murray, McCall G&CC/The Bucks Club

79

Paul Watson/Troy Watson, Makefield Highlands GC/Spring Ford CC

80

Arthur Augustyn/Bill Augustyn, Downingtown CC/West Chester G&CC

80

Thomas Moore, Jr./Thomas Moore, Sandy Run CC

80

Kenneth Croney, Jr./Ken Croney, Applebrook GC/Sunnybrook GC

82

Richard Amoroso/Rich Amoroso, Hershey's Mill GC

82

Charles Kane/Stephen Kane, Rolling Green GC

83

Michael Woolley/David Woolley, Tavistock CC

84

John Delp/Jason Delp, Manufacturers G&CC

88

Gerald O'Connor, Jr./Gerald O'Connor, Sr., Overbrook GC

90

Keith Zdimal/Allen Zdimal, French Creek GC

91

Happ Capoferri/George Cappoferri, Flourtown CC/Hickory Valley GC

100

 

*-determined in playoff

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