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Thompson, Burton take Tournament of Champions titles

  Huntingdon Valley, Pa.–Ray Thompson of Overbrook GC repeated as the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Tournament of Champions winner. Firm and fast greens did not stop the 53-year-old resident of Springfield, Pa. from carding a 3-under-par 67 on the William Flynn designed (par 70, 6764 yard), Huntingdon Valley CC.

  Thompson won the event last year on the North Course of Philmont CC, shooting a 1-over-par 71. He is also a former Amateur champion (1972, Aronimink GC).

  Thompson tied Robert Bechtold of Inniscrone GC, but was named winner when Bechtold failed to show for the playoff.

  A front nine of 32 put Bechtold in prime position for the title, but two bogeys coming home, one on the 201-yard, par-3 17th and another one on the 434-yard, par4 18th cost him the outright title.

  Thompson started his round strong, registering a birdie on Nos. 1 (par 4, 385 yards) and 3 (par 3, 182 yards). One bogey on No. 7 caused a minor slip up in his round, but it did not take him long to get back on track with a birdie on No. 9 (par 4, 424 yards). On the back nine, he recorded bogeys on Nos. 10 (par 4, 400 yards) and 17 (par 3, 201 yards) as well as birdies on Nos. 15 (par 5, 571 yards), 16 (par 4, 400 yards) and the difficult (par 4, 434 yard) finishing hole.

  The Tournament of Champions is open to all current club champions and past event champions.

Senior Champions
  Dan Burton of Bent Creek CC carded a 1-under par 69 to take the Senior Amateur Division championship (par 70, 6308 yards).

  Burton had two birdies and two bogeys to round out an even-par 35 front nine.

  He heated up on the back nine with birdies on Nos. 12 (par 4, 355 yards), 13 (par 3, 162 yards) and 15 (par 5, 553 yards). Two bogeys coming home on Nos. 16 (par 4, 363) and 17 (par 3, 194) did not keep Burton from winning by two strokes over Michael Dougherty of Huntingdon Valley CC and Frank Polizzi of Whitemarsh Valley CC, who each carded 1-over par 71s.

Champions

*Raymond Thompson

Overbrook Golf Club

67

Robert Bechtold

Inniscrone Golf Club

67

Robert Gill

Fox Hill Country Club

71

Edmund Chylinski

Chester Valley Golf Club

72

Sam Lewis

Huntsville Golf Club

72

Thomas Hyland

Little Mill Country Club

72

Christopher Lange

Pine Valley Golf Club

72

Gary Daniels

Applebrook Golf Club

73

Sean Clifford

Ashbourne Country Club

73

Mike Danner

Lu Lu Country Club

73

Zach Smith

Doylestown Country Club

74

Gregg Angelillo

Moselem Springs Golf Club

74

John Simkins

Squires Golf Club

74

Andrew Harmer

The Springhaven Club

74

Alan Skoritowski

Glen Oak Country Club

75

Brian Rothaus

Philmont Country Club

75

Steven Walczak

Wilmington Country Club

75

Silvio Martel

Brookside C.C. of Allentown

76

Doug Domeshek

Heidelberg Country Club

76

Gerard Ascolese

North Hills Country Club

76

Kevin Kelly

Old York Road Country Club

76

Robin McCool

Saucon Valley Country Club

76

Kevin Coleman

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

76

Thomas Finn

Cavaliers Country Club

77

David Brookreson

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

77

Cameron Campbell

McCall Golf & Country Club

77

Michael Rose

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

77

Sean Leonard

Tavistock Country Club

77

David Liotta

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

77

Marc Delong

Golden Oaks Golf Club

78

David Reinhart

French Creek Golf Club

79

Jonathan Ross

Gulph Mills Golf Club

79

James O'Connor

Penn Oaks Golf Club

79

Marc Mandel

White Manor Country Club

79

Jerry Donofrio

Sandy Run Country Club

80

John Peters

Wren Dale Golf Club

80

Scott Shore

Aronimink Golf Club

81

Joseph Costanzo

Blue Bell Country Club

81

Douglas Zelner

Coatesville Country Club

81

David Seshens

Green Valley Country Club

81

Sean Seese

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

81

Chris Thude

JC Melrose Country Club

81

Chris Maxwell

Sakima Country Club

81

Tony Lepre

Galloway National Golf Club

82

Jim Decker

Gulph Mills Golf Club

82

John Carullo

Penn Oaks Golf Club

82

William Schmidt

Indian Valley Country Club

83

Joseph Roeder

Links Golf Club

83

Jason Loehrs

Philadelphia Publinks GA

83

Jim Gavaghan

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

83

Kevin Frank

Medford Village Country Club

84

Terry Sandercock

Silver Creek Country Club

84

David Swiderski

Merchantville Country Club

85

James Finnerty

Radley Run Country Club

85

James Dalzell

Linwood Country Club

86

Brian Myers

Old York Road Country Club

86

Michael Quinn

Edgmont Country Club

87

Paul Stewart

Pine Hill Golf Club

87

Keith Cope

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

89

Alan Brody

Bala Golf Club

90

Austin Wolf

Bent Creek Country Club

WD

David Goodman

Bucks County Country Club

WD

Steve Harris

Greenacres Country Club

WD

Jeffrey Michner

Sand Barrens Golf Club

WD

Robert Dziak

Spring Ford Country Club

WD

Anthony Apostolico

Hartefeld National

NS

 

Senior Champions

Daniel Burton

Bent Creek Country Club

69

Michael Dougherty

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

71

Frank Polizzi

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

71

William Lawler

Fox Hill Country Club

74

Neil McDermott

Llanerch Country Club

75

Matthew Bellis

Commonwealth National Golf Club

76

Thomas DiCinti

Little Mill Country Club

76

Michael Nilon

Philadelphia Country Club

76

Howard Lazarus

Radnor Valley Country Club

76

Kevin Scanlon

Stonewall

76

Michael Stanco

Glen Oak Country Club

77

Herbert Gordon

Doylestown Country Club

78

Rick Speranza

Jericho National Golf Club

78

Eliot Weinberg

White Manor Country Club

78

Edward Gregrczyk

Glenmaura National Golf Club

79

Robert Ockenfuss

Indian Valley Country Club

79

William Whitman

Moselem Springs Golf Club

79

James Sherratt

Old York Road Country Club

79

William Englesbe

Pine Hill Golf Club

79

John Foore

Brookside Country Club

80

James Haynie

Lu Lu Country Club

80

George May

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

80

Dennis Fellona

Merchantville Country Club

80

Edward Pappas

Rolling Green Golf Club

80

Curt Fromal

The Springhaven Club

80

Keith Li

Heidelberg Country Club

81

Paul Erhardt

Cavaliers Country Club

82

Scott Shafer

Coatesville Country Club

82

Philip Dodd

Hersheys Mill Golf Club

83

Jack O'Donnell

North Hills Country Club

84

Patrick McCarthy

Spring Ford Country Club

85

Larry Walker

Hartefeld National

86

Richard Bourassa

McCall Golf & Country Club

86

Gregory Gaul

Stone Harbor Golf Club

86

Charles Carter

Sunnybrook Golf Club

86

Mike Quinn

Edgmont Country Club

87

Michael Anton

Lookaway Golf Club

87

Thomas Stitt

Northampton Country Club

87

Fran Tusak

Silver Creek Country Club

88

Al Cathers

Links Golf Club

90

Robert Brooker

Blue Bell Country Club

91

George Gibson

Riverton Country Club

91

William Sylvester

Radley Run Country Club

93

Theodore Hagedorn

Old York Road Country Club

94

John Mcaneney

JC Melrose Country Club

96

A. Fred Rudy, Jr.

Lancaster Country Club

99

George Becker, Jr.

Doylestown Country Club

100

Lee Cook

Laurel Creek Country Club

WD

Walter Bachman, III

St. Davids Golf Club

WD

John Owens

Tavistock Country Club

WD

Dominic Marziani

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

WD

James Dever, Jr.

Wildwood Golf & Country Club

WD

Chris Gallagher

West Chester Golf & Country Club

NC

 

*-won in playoff

WD-withdrawal; NS-no show; NC-no card

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