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May 28, 2015

Sean Semenetz pats his father Gregg on the back following the duo’s round Thursday.

Semenetz squad snags Father & Son (Middle) at Talamore

  AMBLER, Pa. — Gregg Semenetz pulled into Talamore Country Club’s parking lot at 8:20 a.m. Thursday. The Jeffersonville, N.Y. resident endured heavy traffic during his three and half hour drive to the par 71, 6,109-yard layout — all for a chance to play a round of golf alongside his son Sean.

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  The younger Semenetz scooped Gregg up in the parking lot, stopped at the driving range for a quick session and scurried to meet an 8:30 a.m. tee time in the Father & Son (Middle). Their ensuing experience made Gregg’s commute even more worthwhile. The Semenetz team carded a 1-under-par 70 to top the 68-team field.

  Huntingdon Valley Country Club’s Jack and John Quirk, co-champions in the Father & Son (Younger) a year ago, finished second at 72. The event’s format is selective drive/alternate shot.

  “I don’t mind driving. Anytime I get a chance to play with my kids, I’ll call in sick [from work],” Gregg, 58, said. “I got to the range and hit about five balls. My swing was suspect, but my putting was great today. And he just crushes the ball. As we’re getting older, we don’t spend as much time together. It was a great tournament today.”

  “It was fun,” Sean, 28, of Philadelphia, Pa., added. “He taught me the game. I don’t get many lessons, so it’s all come from him.”

  Gregg and Sean play approximately five rounds of golf together annually.

   “We had this one circled for awhile,” Sean, a Philadelphia Cricket Club member, said. “We had a good time. It’s a grind. You can’t hide in this format.”

  The Semenetz team didn’t hide from the leaderboard; it carded three birdies against two bogeys on the day.

  “For this format, I think we played well,” Gregg, who works in real estate, said. “It worked better when I hit a good drive and he hit the second shot in. We kept both of us having bad tee shots out of the mix.”

  One of those good drives occurred on the par 4, 415-yard 15th hole. It left Sean with an 8-iron from 150 yards, which he knocked to 20 feet. Gregg reported for red clean-up duty. The Semenetz team, which started on the back nine, also fired back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 (par 4, 325 yards) and 4 (par 3, 140 yards). After Sean nearly drove the green on the reachable par 4, Gregg stopped a seamless pitch at two feet. Sean drained a left-to-right breaking 20-footer on No. 4 following his father’s 8-iron shot to the green’s center.

  Heavy wedges courtesy of Gregg (“I couldn’t get the feel down for those yardages”) led to bogeys on Nos. 11 (par 4, 363 yards) and 1 (par 4, 400 yards). He also relents missed scoring opportunities on Talamore’s par 5s (Nos. 13, 534 yards and 18, 488 yards), though both didn’t ultimately prove costly.

  “He left me with a 7-iron and a 6-iron, and we parred both of them,” Gregg, a member of Sea Trail Golf Resort & Golf Links, said.

  The Semenetz family has a home in North Carolina. Trips during Easter and Thanksgiving holidays often found the collective on a course.

  “Our vacations were always golf vacations. His brother and sister both play, and my wife plays,” Gregg said. “That was our recreation. Sean was probably four years old when he started playing.”

  Gregg is currently scheduled to be in North Carolina on the day of Philadelphia Cricket’s father and son tournament. He may change those plans for another chance to join Sean.

  “I’m contemplating flying up for the day. I’ve been checking flights,” Gregg said.

NOTES
  Play was delayed an hour and 15 minutes due to lightning in the area ... The Father & Son (Middle) tournament is for those father and son teams with sons 18 to 29 years old. The event was conceived in 2008 because of the high demand for participation in both the Father & Son (Younger), which celebrates its 58th anniversary this year, and the Older tournament — an event in its 104th year.

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Gross

Name, club

Score

Sean Semenetz/Gregg Semenetz, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Sea Trail Golf Resort & Golf Links

70

Jack Quirk/John Quirk, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

72

A.J. Donatoni/Don Donatoni, White Manor Country Club

73

Kevin Levitsky/Neal Levitsky, Wilmington Country Club

74

Craig Kliewer/Alan Kliewer, Honeybrook Golf Club/Meadia Heights Golf Club

74

Tony DePaul/Tony DePaul, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club

74

Alex Bauman/Ward Bauman, The Ridge at Back Brook

74

David Smith/Zach Smith, Doylestown Country Club/Five Ponds Golf Club

74

Jeff Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

74

Charles Bernard/Dan Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club

74

Robby Rowe/Ron Weaver, Bent Creek Country Club

75

Brian Ginty/Kyle Ginty, Talamore Country Club

75

Royce Yeager/Gary Yeager, Cedarbrook Country Club/Philadelphia Cricket Club

75

Brian Rothaus/Zachary Rothaus, Five Ponds Golf Club/Philmont Country Club

75

Alexander Dupre/Matthew Dupre, Rolling Green Golf Club

75

Benjamin Ashton/Robert Ashton, Five Ponds Golf Club/Sandy Run Country Club

76

John Marshalek/Steve Marshalek, Whitford Country Club

76

Gregory Sheva/Brett Sheva, North Hills Country Club/PineCrest Country Club

76

James Arsenault/Zach Arsenault, Little Mill Country Club

76

Gene Carroll/Ryan Carroll, Chester Valley Golf Club

77

Michael Barychewsky/Michael Barychewsky, Spring Mill Country Club

77

Mark Farley/Thomas Farley, Lu Lu Country Club

77

Kevin Conners/Kevin Conners, Jr., Applecross Country Club/Whitford Country Club

77

Carlos Fullerton/Jim Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown

78

Christopher Ade/Matthew Ade, Riverton Country Club

78

Connor Ruyak/Michael Ruyak, Brookside Country Club

78

Jack Gregor/Michael Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

Daniel Furman/Edward Furman, Commonwealth National Golf Club

78

Alex Blickle/James Blickle, LedgeRock Golf Club

78

H. Jay Bellwoar/Harry Bellwoar, Overbrook Golf Club

78

Richard Forbes, Jr./Ryan Forbes, Commonwealth National Golf Club

79

Alexander Maguire, Sr./Bo Maguire, Brookside Country Club

79

Alan Wagenschnur/Jeffrey Wagenschnur, Back Creek Golf Club

79

Paul Altieri/Steven Altieri, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

80

Cody Smith/Gary Smith, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

80

Jef Fogel/Ryan Fogel, Penn Oaks Golf Club

80

Drew Templin/Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

80

Christopher Moran/Michael Moran, Overbrook Golf Club

81

Greg Ebersole/Steve Ebersole, The Ridge at Back Brook

82

Daniel Rexon/G. Frederick Rexon, Jr., Tavistock Country Club

82

Patrick Marshalek/George Marshalek, Jr., French Creek Golf Club/Honeybrook Golf Club

82

Mike Angelos, Jr./Mike Angelos, Paxon Hollow Country Club/RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

82

Owen Davis/Tripp Davis, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

82

Donald Fowler/Jack Fowler, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

82

Nedd Griffin/Jalen Griffin, Cedarbrook Country Club/Talamore Country Club

82

Ben Wysocki/Dennis Wysocki, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

82

Joseph Hussey/Chris Hussey, Blue Bell Country Club/Jeffersonville Golf Club

82

Ron Fisher/Thomas Fisher, North Hills Country Club

83

Joe Montgomery/Patrick Montgomery, Riverton Country Club

83

Joseph Seufer/Trevor Seufer, Stonewall

84

Carey Bina/Shahab Bina, Radnor Valley Country Club

84

Larry Resnick/Warren Resnick, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

84

Daniel Alessi/Richard Alessi, Jr., Unaffiliated/Llanerch Country Club

84

Gary Shearman/Patrick Shearman, Philadelphia Cricket Club

85

Frank Henofer/Kyle Henofer, Indian Valley Country Club

85

Christopher Logan/Robert Logan, Overbrook Golf Club

85

Del Markward/Dutch Markward, North Hills Country Club

86

Dan Cameron/Alexander Cameron, Medford Village Country Club/Rolling Green Golf Club

87

Jakob Templin/Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

87

Jack Crowley/Jack Crowley, White Manor Country Club

88

Greg Salicondro/Greg Salicondro, Sr., Limekiln Golf Club

88

Jimmy Mastroni/Tom Mastroni, Sandy Run Country Club

88

Paul Muller/Ryan Muller, Lu Lu Country Club/Philadelphia Cricket Club

88

Hayes Clark/Jeff Clark, Lookaway Golf Club

88

Jason Pichola/John Pichola, French Creek Golf Club

89

Domenic Matteo/Nick Matteo, Lu Lu Country Club

105

Chris Matteo/Nick Matteo, Lu Lu Country Club

122

Alex Kane/Matthew Kane, Radley Run Country Club

WD

 

Net

Name, club

Score

Brian Ginty/Kyle Ginty, Talamore Country Club

66

Benjamin Ashton/Robert Ashton, Five Ponds Golf Club/Sandy Run Country Club

68

Gregory Sheva/Brett Sheva, North Hills Country Club/PineCrest Country Club

68

Gene Carroll/Ryan Carroll, Chester Valley Golf Club

68

Sean Semenetz/Gregg Semenetz, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Sea Trail Golf Resort & Golf Links

69

Jack Quirk/John Quirk, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

69

Kevin Levitsky/Neal Levitsky, Wilmington Country Club

69

Royce Yeager/Gary Yeager, Cedarbrook Country Club/Philadelphia Cricket Club

69

Jeff Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

70

John Marshalek/Steve Marshalek, Whitford Country Club

70

Connor Ruyak/Michael Ruyak, Brookside Country Club

70

H. Jay Bellwoar/Harry Bellwoar, Overbrook Golf Club

70

Drew Templin/Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

70

Mike Angelos, Jr./Mike Angelos, Paxon Hollow Country Club/RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

70

A.J. Donatoni/Don Donatoni, White Manor Country Club

71

Tony DePaul/Tony DePaul, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club

71

Alexander Dupre/Matthew Dupre, Rolling Green Golf Club

71

Michael Barychewsky/Michael Barychewsky, Spring Mill Country Club

71

Carlos Fullerton/Jim Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown

71

Alex Bauman/Ward Bauman, The Ridge at Back Brook

72

Mark Farley/Thomas Farley, Lu Lu Country Club

72

Christopher Ade/Matthew Ade, Riverton Country Club

72

Richard Forbes, Jr./Ryan Forbes, Commonwealth National Golf Club

72

Joe Montgomery/Patrick Montgomery, Riverton Country Club

72

Christopher Logan/Robert Logan, Overbrook Golf Club

72

Jakob Templin/Joseph Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

72

David Smith/Zach Smith, Doylestown Country Club/Five Ponds Golf Club

73

Brian Rothaus/Zachary Rothaus, Five Ponds Golf Club/Philmont Country Club

73

Kevin Conners/Kevin Conners, Jr., Applecross Country Club/Whitford Country Club

73

Daniel Alessi/Richard Alessi, Jr., Unaffiliated/Llanerch Country Club

73

Craig Kliewer/Alan Kliewer, Honeybrook Golf Club/Meadia Heights Golf Club

74

Charles Bernard/Dan Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club

74

Daniel Furman/Edward Furman, Commonwealth National Golf Club

74

Christopher Moran/Michael Moran, Overbrook Golf Club

74

Greg Ebersole/Steve Ebersole, The Ridge at Back Brook

74

Donald Fowler/Jack Fowler, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

74

Ben Wysocki/Dennis Wysocki, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

74

Greg Salicondro/Greg Salicondro, Sr., Limekiln Golf Club

74

Robby Rowe/Ron Weaver, Bent Creek Country Club

75

Joseph Hussey/Chris Hussey, Blue Bell Country Club/Jeffersonville Golf Club

75

James Arsenault/Zach Arsenault, Little Mill Country Club

76

Alexander Maguire, Sr./Bo Maguire, Brookside Country Club

76

Paul Altieri/Steven Altieri, Hopewell Valley Golf Club

76

Daniel Rexon/G. Frederick Rexon, Jr., Tavistock Country Club

76

Owen Davis/Tripp Davis, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

76

Joseph Seufer/Trevor Seufer, Stonewall

76

Larry Resnick/Warren Resnick, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

76

Patrick Marshalek/George Marshalek, Jr., French Creek Golf Club/Honeybrook Golf Club

77

Dan Cameron/Alexander Cameron, Medford Village Country Club/Rolling Green Golf Club

77

Jack Crowley/Jack Crowley, White Manor Country Club

77

Jack Gregor/Michael Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

Alex Blickle/James Blickle, LedgeRock Golf Club

78

Ron Fisher/Thomas Fisher, North Hills Country Club

78

Frank Henofer/Kyle Henofer, Indian Valley Country Club

78

Del Markward/Dutch Markward, North Hills Country Club

78

Hayes Clark/Jeff Clark, Lookaway Golf Club

78

Alan Wagenschnur/Jeffrey Wagenschnur, Back Creek Golf Club

79

Jef Fogel/Ryan Fogel, Penn Oaks Golf Club

79

Carey Bina/Shahab Bina, Radnor Valley Country Club

79

Gary Shearman/Patrick Shearman, Philadelphia Cricket Club

79

Cody Smith/Gary Smith, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

80

Paul Muller/Ryan Muller, Lu Lu Country Club/Philadelphia Cricket Club

80

Nedd Griffin/Jalen Griffin, Cedarbrook Country Club/Talamore Country Club

82

Jason Pichola/John Pichola, French Creek Golf Club

82

Jimmy Mastroni/Tom Mastroni, Sandy Run Country Club

88

Domenic Matteo/Nick Matteo, Lu Lu Country Club

105

Chris Matteo/Nick Matteo, Lu Lu Country Club

122

Alex Kane/Matthew Kane, Radley Run Country Club

WD

 

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