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Oct. 8, 2014

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The Golf Association of Philadelphia team

Team GAP falls in Philadelphia Challenge Matches, 10-8

  The Philadelphia Section of the PGA recaptured the Philadelphia Challenge Matches title with a 10–8 victory over amateurs from the Golf Association of Philadelphia. Applebrook Golf Club hosted the event for the fourth straight year.

  The Philadelphia Challenge Matches pits two 12-man teams, including two senior contestants, from the Golf Association of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Section of the PGA in a concurrent individual match and four-ball match. Each match is worth one point. Ties are halved.

  The Philly Section leads the series 18–2 with four ties. Robin McCool, a driving force behind the creation of the then PING Challenge Cup, served as Team Philadelphia’s honorary captain.

Philadelphia PGA 10, GAP 8
Singles (PGA 6.5, GAP 5.5)
(Senior match) Raymond Thompson (GAP), Overbrook, d. Brian Kelly (PGA), Bucknell, 3&2
(Senior match) Don Allan (PGA), Burlington, d. Roc Irey (GAP), Lookaway, 4&2
Grant Skyllas (GAP), LedgeRock, halved Michael Meisenzahl (PGA), Shore Gate
John Samaha (GAP), Old York Road, halved Joshua Rackley (PGA), Gulph Mills
John Pillar, Sr. (PGA), Woodloch Springs, d. Michael Carr (GAP), Plymouth, 7&5
Aaron Fricke (GAP), Honeybrook, d. Steve Swartz (PGA), Conestoga, 3&1
Bob Hennefer (PGA), Indian Springs, d. Ben Feld (GAP), Green Valley, 4&2
Matthew Finger (GAP), DuPont, d. Rich Steinmetz (PGA), Spring Ford, 2&1
Benjamin Smith (GAP), Huntingdon Valley, d. John Lynch, Peninsula, 2&1
Neil Maurer (PGA), Bear Trap Dunes, d. John Sawin (GAP), Merion, 6&4
David Quinn (PGA), Links, d. Scott McNeil (GAP), Bala, 2&1
Andy Latowski (GAP), Philadelphia Cricket, halved Billy Stewart (PGA), ACE
Better-Ball (PGA 3.5, GAP 2.5)
Irey/Thompson (GAP) d. Allan/Kelly (PGA), 1-up
Samaha/Skyllas (GAP) halved Meisenzahl/Rackley (PGA)
Pillar, Sr./Swartz (PGA) d. Carr/Fricke (GAP), 2-up
Hennefer/Steinmetz (PGA) d. Feld/Finger (GAP), 1-up
Sawin/Smith (GAP) d. Lynch/Maurer (PGA), 3&1
Quinn/Stewart (PGA) d. Latowski/McNeil (GAP), 2&1

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