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April 29, 2015

2015 Compher Cup results

Honorary Team Philadelphia captain O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. (center) of Pine Valley GC celebrates with teammates after retaining the Compher Cup with a 9-9 tie against the New Jersey State Golf Association. Since the GAP was the last Association to win the Cup outright, the NJSGA needed 9.5 to reclaim.

Team Philly retains Compher Cup with 9-9 tie against NJSGA

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia retained the Compher Cup with a 9-9 tie against the New Jersey State Golf Association on Wednesday at Bayonne Golf Club.

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  Since Team Philadelphia held possession of the Cup after a 9.5-8.5 victory at Aronimink Golf Club in 2014, the NJSGA needed 9.5 points to reclaim the trophy.

  As the Matches materialized, the deciding point was scored by James Kania, Jr. of Overbrook Golf Club. Kania defeated Ryan Chin of Arcola Country Club, 2&1, to post the ninth Golf Association of Philadelphia point.

  Golf Association of Philadelphia Hall of Famer and legend O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. of Pine Valley Golf Club served as the honorary captain. The two-time USGA Senior Amateur Champion played in 17 Compher Cups.

  "What an awesome experience. With Mr. Brewer as our captain, retaining the Cup was imperative," said Kania, 26, of Overbrook GC. "He has done so much for our Association and the game of golf in general, so winning the deciding match today will be a memory I will cherish for a long time."

  This was Kania's first Compher Cup.

  In the Compher Cup, each association fields a 12-man team. Players simultaneously compete in a singles match and four-ball match. A total of 18 points is available. Matches that end in a tie result in a half point for the team.

  In addition to Kania, Peter Barron, III of Stone Harbor Golf Club; Michael Carr of Plymouth Country Club; Matt Crescenzo of Philmont Country Club; Matthew Finger of DuPont Country Club and Aaron Fricke of Lancaster Country Club each earned a point in singles competition.

  Barron and Finger; Fricke and Crescenzo; and Carr and his partner Ben Feld of Green Valley Country Club scored a full point in their respective better-ball contests.

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia leads the overall series 35-13-5.

  Fred Compher, a former NJSGA president, conceived the neighborhood matches after leaving his post in 1959. Compher donated a silver trophy that year earmarked for such a rivalry.

  In 1961, association representatives Bob Jacobson of New Jersey and Richard Ollmah of GAP completed the details. In 1962, the first Compher Cup matches took place. That year, the NJSGA side forged a 5–1 lead in the morning foursomes’ competitions and held serve in the afternoon singles matches for an 11.5-6.5 victory.

  After New Jersey’s victory, Compher, who was known at the time as the most successful NJSGA president in its history, presented the trophy “to promote golf between the groups.”

2015 Compher Cup results

Bayonne GC - Bayonne, N.J.

April 29, 2015

 

The Compher Cup pits two 12-man teams from each association in an individual match and a four-ball match.

Each match is worth one point.

 

GAP

 

NJSGA

Player

Club

Score

Points

 

Points

Score

Player

Club

John Brennan

Philadelphia Cricket Club

 

0

Match 1

1

1-up

Michael Stamberger

Spring Lake GC

Chris Ault

Burlington CC

 

0

Match 2

1

1-up

Steven Zychowski

Mendham G&TC

Four-ball

 

 

0

Match 3

1

5&4

Four-ball

 

 

Peter Barron, III

Stone Harbor GC

6&4

1

Match 4

0

 

Brian Komline

Black Oak GC

Matthew Finger

DuPont CC

2&1

1

Match 5

0

 

Niall Handley

Essex Fells CC

Four-ball

 

6&4

1

Match 6

0

 

Four-ball

 

 

James Kania, Jr.

Overbrook GC

2&1

1

Match 7

0

 

Ryan Chin

Arcola CC

Raymond Thompson

Overbrook GC

 

0

Match 8

1

3&1

Nick Desai

Baltusrol GC

Four-ball

 

 

0

Match 9

1

2&1

Four-ball

 

 

Scott McNeil

Bala GC

 

0

Match 10

1

1-up

Jay Blumenfeld

Mountain Ridge CC

John Samaha

Old York Road CC

 

0

Match 11

1

5&4

Dan Levinson

Bayonne GC

Four-ball

 

 

0

Match 12

1

2-up

Four-ball

 

 

Aaron Fricke

Lancaster CC

3&2

1

Match 13

0

 

Ron Vannelli

Forsgate CC

Matt Crescenzo

Philmont CC

1-up

1

Match 14

0

 

Allan Small

Fairmount CC

Four-ball

 

3&2

1

Match 15

0

 

Four-ball

 

 

Ben Feld

Green Valley CC

 

0

Match 16

1

2&1

Stephen Ellis

Toms River CC

Michael Carr

Plymouth CC

4&3

1

Match 17

0

 

Jason Bataille

Neshanic Valley GC

Four-ball

 

4&2

1

Match 18

0

 

Four-ball

 

 

 

 

9

Total Points

9

 

 

 

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