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Sept. 15, 2016

Bo and Alexander Maguire, Sr. carded an even-par 72 to prevail.

Brookside’s Maguires capture 105th Father & Son (Older)

  ORWIGSBURG, Pa. — Sciatic nerve pain slowed Alexander Maguire, Sr. and his golf game late this summer. He’s regaining speed, if Thursday is any indication.

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  Maguire teamed with his son Bo to take the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 105th Father & Son (Older) at a serene Schuylkill Country Club (par 72, 6,436 yards). The Brookside Country Club members carded an even-par 72 to top a 24-team field in the Championship Flight. Alexander, Sr. and his son and his son Alexander, Jr. also won the the Father & Son tournament (18 & over) title in 2008.

  The event’s format is selective drive/alternate shot.

  “For a month and a half, I couldn’t swing a club right. I actually started playing left-handed with a driver because it didn’t hurt,” Alexander, Sr., 74, said. “I did play yesterday and I broke 80 for the first time in a while. I felt fine today.”

  “He hit it within 20 feet on all the par 3s. That wasn’t our problem,” Bo, 30, added.

  A 4 over inward nine was the problem resonating in Bo’s mind. It was more of an inconsequential nuisance in the end. The Maguire team, which played in the morning, prevailed by two strokes.

  Starting on the back nine, the Pottstown, Pa. residents grabbed a birdie on No. 11 (par 3, 166 yards), where Alexander, Sr. stopped a 7-iron at 12 feet. A three-hole birdie stretch showcased their early command of exquisite Donald Ross greens. On No. 15 (par 4, 446 yards), Bo drained a 25-footer following Alexander’s wedge setup. He swept in a four-footer on the next hole (par 3, 128 yards) after his dad cleared a guarding bunker with soaring 9-iron. On the par 5, 495-yard 17th hole, the team capitalized on Bo’s length. After using his monstrous drive, Bo flipped a wedge 50 yards to eight feet. The Maguire team turned in a remarkable 4 under.

  “It’s funny. We made every putt on the front but missed every one on the back,” Alexander, Sr. said.

  “On the front nine, I’m saying, ‘These greens are easy to make putts on. They’re rolling nice,’” Bo said. “And then it got ugly on the other side. Nothing went in.”

  It didn’t get ugly, but it certainly wasn’t fashionable. A three-putt on No. 1 (par 4, 395 yards) and four-putt on No. 2 (par 4, 350 yards) added squares (bogeys) to the scorecard. A par 5 (No. 3, 492 yards), however, intervened to slow the skidding. Once again Bo’s driving distance spearheaded a birdie conversion. He splashed the team’s third shot out of the front bunker into gimme range. Back-to-back bogeys forced the Maguire team to settle for an even-par score. A three-putt from the front of the tiered No. 7 (par 4, 387 yards) and “chop shot” on No. 8 (par 550 yards) extinguished a subpar finish.

  “Today was good except for the back nine. We had fun,” Alexander, Sr. said. “It was fun until we started putting terribly.”

  “The greens are cool here. There’s a lot of undulation and a lot of places where you have to put the ball in the right area,” Bo said. “Brookside has a lot of back-to-front sloping greens but not a lot of hills in the green. This course has a lot of hills and subtle breaks.”

  The Maguires work in the same office as investment advisors. Bo is taking classes at Temple University, his father’s alma matter, toward earning CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) status.

Gregory & Jay Howson, Jr.

Super-Senior Division
  Gregory and Jay Howson, Jr. returned to the Father & Son winner’s circle after a seven-year absence. The St. Davids Golf Club members carded an even-par 72 to take the tournament’s Super-Senior (par 72, 6,086 yards) title. They won back-to-back trophies in 2008-09.

  “It feels great to be back again,” Gregory, 46, of Malvern, Pa., said. “We kept it together on the back nine. We were 2 under at the turn and made two birdies and four bogeys on the back.”

  “We put ourselves in position on every hole with our drives. Between us, we drove it very well,” Jay, 78, of Malvern, Pa., said.

  The Howson team only missed one green heading out, sprinkling birdies of five and three feet on Nos. 2 (par 4, 320 yards) and 8 (par 5, 480 yards), respectively. Jay’s magnificent 4-hybrid from 156 yards on No. 13 (par 4, 402 yards) stopped a potential downward spiral. Gregory cleaned up the birdie putt.

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

Golf Association of Philadelphia
  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 153 Full Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Gross

Championship

Name, club

Score

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

72

Matthew McKeone/Guy McKeone, Moselem Springs Golf Club/Reading Country Club

74

Maximillian Muller/James Muller, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

75

Robert Billings/Rob Billings, Rolling Green Golf Club/Philadelphia Publinks GA

78

Kevin Frost/Steve Frost, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Limekiln Golf Club

78

Cory Reighard/Jesse Reighard, Llanerch Country Club/Down River Golf Course

78

Gus Steiger/Gus Steiger, Sr., Great Bear Golf Club

79

Trevor Seufer/Joseph Seufer, Stonewall

79

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

79

Bradley Roberts/Douglas Roberts, Little Mill Country Club/Chester Valley Golf Club

80

Vince Lopez/Joe Lopez, Schuylkill Country Club

80

Tim Slizofski/Ronald Slizofski, North Hills Country Club

81

Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Sr., Talamore Country Club/Moselem Springs Golf Club

82

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

84

David Hodas/Sam Hodas, Fieldstone Golf Club

87

Brian Ginty/Kyle Ginty, Talamore Country Club

87

Rob Martin/Chris Martin, Rancocas Golf Club

89

Paul Muller/Paul Muller, Lu Lu Country Club

90

Fred Molden/Erik Molden, Jericho National Golf Club

91

Brian Wigoda/Tom Wigoda, Five Ponds Golf Club/Silver Creek Country Club

91

Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, Stonewall

92

Louis G. Newett/Chris Newett, Indian Valley Country Club

92

 

Super Senior

Name, club

Score

Jay Howson, Jr./Gregory Howson, St. Davids Golf Club

72

Mike Civitello, Jr./Michael Civitello, Chester Valley Golf Club

74

Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds Golf Club/Doylestown Country Club

75

Jeffrey Huntzinger/Robert Huntzinger, Philmont Country Club/RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

78

Russell Naylor/Chris Naylor, Stonewall/The Springhaven Club

78

Michael R.  Brown, Jr./Michael R. Brown, Sr., Philadelphia Publinks GA/Unaffiliated

78

Phil Over/Phil Over, Honeybrook Golf Club/Penn Oaks Golf Club

79

Troy Watson/Paul Watson, Spring Ford Country Club/J. Wood Platt Alumni Club

79

Ryan O'Leary/Robert O'Leary, Mercer Oaks Golf Course/Lookaway Golf Club

80

Charles McClaskey/Bryan McClaskey, Loch Nairn Golf Club/Merchantville Country Club

80

Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids Golf Club/Philadelphia Country Club

80

Eric Fonner/Bill Fonner, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

80

John Browndorf/Joel Browndorf, Metedeconk National Golf Club

81

Oren Thomas, III/Oren Thomas, IV, Tavistock Country Club

81

Joseph Dulka/Joseph Dulka, Bellewood Country Club/DuPont Country Club

81

Greg Shane/Ron Shane, Fieldstone Golf Club

82

Lawrence Goldberg/Joel Goldberg, Stonewall/West Chester Golf & Country Club

82

John Broadbent, Jr./Richard Broadbent, Jr., LedgeRock Golf Club

82

Steven Walczak/Steve Walczak, Sr., Wilmington Country Club

83

Carmen Caruso/Charles Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club/Bellewood Country Club

84

Richard Alessi, Jr./Richard Alessi, Sr., Llanerch Country Club

84

Frank Lucard/Graham Lucard, Old York Road Country Club/Lu Lu Country Club

84

Conrad Gack/Christopher Gack, Makefield Highlands Golf Club/Mercer Oaks Golf Course

84

Ray Miller/Rob Miller, Doylestown Country Club/Jeffersonville Golf Club

85

Victor Brown/Stephen Brown, Chester Valley Golf Club

86

Ken Croney, Jr./Kenneth Croney, Applebrook Golf Club/Sunnybrook Golf Club

86

Christopher Egan/Dennis Egan, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale/Avalon Golf Club

86

Nicholas Hermansader/Jim Hermansader, Huntingdon Valley Country Club/Reading Country Club

88

John VanDame, Jr./Barrett VanDame, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Linfield National Golf Club

89

Peter P. Dilullo/Peter Dilullo, Applebrook Golf Club/Waynesborough Country Club

89

Kevin Turner/Thomas Turner, Radnor Valley Country Club/Philadelphia Publinks GA

89

Bob Rogers/Robert Rogers, West Chester Golf & Country Club

91

Robert Jenkins/Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club/Reading Country Club

96

Matthew Baker/James Baker, West Chester Golf & Country Club

NC

 

Net

Championship

Name, club

Score

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

68

Matthew McKeone/Guy McKeone, Moselem Springs Golf Club/Reading Country Club

72

Trevor Seufer/Joseph Seufer, Stonewall

72

Fred Molden/Erik Molden, Jericho National Golf Club

73

Maximillian Muller/James Muller, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

74

Cory Reighard/Jesse Reighard, Llanerch Country Club/Down River Golf Course

74

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

75

Bradley Roberts/Douglas Roberts, Little Mill Country Club/Chester Valley Golf Club

75

Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Sr., Talamore Country Club/Moselem Springs Golf Club

75

Brian Wigoda/Tom Wigoda, Five Ponds Golf Club/Silver Creek Country Club

75

Kevin Frost/Steve Frost, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Limekiln Golf Club

76

Tim Slizofski/Ronald Slizofski, North Hills Country Club

76

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

76

Rob Martin/Chris Martin, Rancocas Golf Club

76

Paul Muller/Paul Muller, Lu Lu Country Club

77

Robert Billings/Rob Billings, Rolling Green Golf Club/Philadelphia Publinks GA

78

Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, Stonewall

78

Gus Steiger/Gus Steiger, Sr., Great Bear Golf Club

79

David Hodas/Sam Hodas, Fieldstone Golf Club

79

Vince Lopez/Joe Lopez, Schuylkill Country Club

80

Brian Ginty/Kyle Ginty, Talamore Country Club

80

Louis G. Newett/Chris Newett, Indian Valley Country Club

92

 

Super Senior

Name, club

Score

Jay Howson, Jr./Gregory Howson, St. Davids Golf Club

66

Jeffrey Huntzinger/Robert Huntzinger, Philmont Country Club/RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

69

Troy Watson/Paul Watson, Spring Ford Country Club/J. Wood Platt Alumni Club

69

Phil Over/Phil Over, Honeybrook Golf Club/Penn Oaks Golf Club

70

Conrad Gack/Christopher Gack, Makefield Highlands Golf Club/Mercer Oaks Golf Course

70

Mike Civitello, Jr./Michael Civitello, Chester Valley Golf Club

71

Ryan O'Leary/Robert O'Leary, Mercer Oaks Golf Course/Lookaway Golf Club

71

Christopher Egan/Dennis Egan, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale/Avalon Golf Club

71

Neil Gordon/Herbert Gordon, Five Ponds Golf Club/Doylestown Country Club

72

Greg Shane/Ron Shane, Fieldstone Golf Club

72

John Broadbent, Jr./Richard Broadbent, Jr., LedgeRock Golf Club

72

Carmen Caruso/Charles Caruso, Spring Ford Country Club/Bellewood Country Club

72

Frank Lucard/Graham Lucard, Old York Road Country Club/Lu Lu Country Club

72

Russell Naylor/Chris Naylor, Stonewall/The Springhaven Club

73

Jay Deakins/Warren Deakins, St. Davids Golf Club/Philadelphia Country Club

73

Eric Fonner/Bill Fonner, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

73

John Browndorf/Joel Browndorf, Metedeconk National Golf Club

73

Lawrence Goldberg/Joel Goldberg, Stonewall/West Chester Golf & Country Club

73

Joseph Dulka/Joseph Dulka, Bellewood Country Club/DuPont Country Club

74

Ray Miller/Rob Miller, Doylestown Country Club/Jeffersonville Golf Club

74

Oren Thomas, III/Oren Thomas, IV, Tavistock Country Club

75

Charles McClaskey/Bryan McClaskey, Loch Nairn Golf Club/Merchantville Country Club

76

Richard Alessi, Jr./Richard Alessi, Sr., Llanerch Country Club

76

Victor Brown/Stephen Brown, Chester Valley Golf Club

77

John VanDame, Jr./Barrett VanDame, Philadelphia Publinks GA/Linfield National Golf Club

77

Michael R.  Brown, Jr./Michael R. Brown, Sr., Philadelphia Publinks GA/Unaffiliated

78

Ken Croney, Jr./Kenneth Croney, Applebrook Golf Club/Sunnybrook Golf Club

78

Nicholas Hermansader/Jim Hermansader, Huntingdon Valley Country Club/Reading Country Club

78

Bob Rogers/Robert Rogers, West Chester Golf & Country Club

78

Kevin Turner/Thomas Turner, Radnor Valley Country Club/Philadelphia Publinks GA

79

Robert Jenkins/Robert Jenkins, Spring Ford Country Club/Reading Country Club

79

Peter P. Dilullo/Peter Dilullo, Applebrook Golf Club/Waynesborough Country Club

80

Steven Walczak/Steve Walczak, Sr., Wilmington Country Club

83

Matthew Baker/James Baker, West Chester Golf & Country Club

NC

 

NC-No card

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