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June 27, 2016

Rob Olseski gives a fist bump after draining a birdie on No. 9 (par 5, 522 yards).

Lone sub-par round earns Olseski second Caddie Tournament title

  DOYLESTOWN, Pa.- With one Tiger Woods-like pump of his fist, Rob Olseski, a caddie at Chester Valley Golf Club and member at Sandy Run Country Club, took home a Caddie Tournament flight title and bragging rights for the low overall score on the day.

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     Olseski, a rising junior at Saint Joseph’s University, fired a 1-under 71 Monday at Doylestown Country Club (par 72, 6, 271 yards) to win the 18 to 20 Division for the second year in a row. His low round -- the lone sub-par round of the day -- bettered a field of 144 caddie-players in the 70th playing of the event.

  It was a 25-foot birdie from distance, and a powerful fist pump in celebration, that signed, sealed and delivered Olseski’s newest piece of hardware.

  “It was a bomb. It actually broke three different times, three different ways,” said Olseski, of Wayne, Pa. “It was good to get that one. That ended up being a big one for me.”

  Two other birdies also contributed to the 1-under round. On No. 2 (par 3, 160 yards), the 20-year-old placed a 7-iron to the left-center surface of the green. Olseski’s 30-foot attempt for birdie then found a home in the bottom of the cup. The other birdie on Olseski’s card came on No. 14 (par 5, 481 yards) after a beautiful blast out of a greenside bunker left him with a three-foot tap-in.

  Olseski’s love for the game started at age five. His caddie days began at age 13.

  “I became a caddie seven years ago over at Chester Valley. My dad sells food to the club, so he was my connection over there,” said Olseski, who won the Junior Division in the 2014 Francis X. Hussey Memorial. “That’s just a great place. It’s been a blast ever since

  Elsewhere, in the Division below Olseski’s (17 and under), Ron Robinson came out on top thanks to an all-around-solid round of 2-over 74.

  It was the first Golf Association of Philadelphia win for the Commonwealth National Golf Club caddie and Talamore Country Club member.

  “I hit a bunch of greens today which turned into a bunch of two putts,” said Robinson, 17, of Hatfield, Pa. “I hit the green, and every time I told myself, ‘Two putts and you’re golden’."

  Robinson became a Commonwealth National caddie in high school. He’s in his third year there, and says he has fully reaped the benefits so far."

  “I felt like it would help me read greens better and help me improve my game at the same time,” said Robinson. “It’s been a great opportunity for me. I’ve learned a lot about the game and life.”

  Earlier this year, Robinson barely missed out on a U.S. Junior Amateur berth by two shots. He is currently slated in the first Alternate spot thanks to a 3-over 36-hole total in a Qualifier at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club (Rising Sun). Robinson also recently competed as one of the youngest players in the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship.

  It is no secret his game is heating up at the right time.

  “My game is in a good spot right now,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the Junior Boys’ [Championship] at the end of this week. It’ll be a good test for me.”

  The Caddie Tournament had five flights. There is no overall champion.

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 151 Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. 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.

Ages 17 and under

Name, club

Score

Ron Robinson, Commonwealth National Golf Club

74

Ben Newlon, Applecross Country Club

83

Drew Small, Philadelphia Cricket Club

85

Brandon Jensen, Philadelphia Cricket Club

87

John Dougherty, The Springhaven Club

87

Thomas Wolf, French Creek Golf Club

87

Dan Dirita, The Springhaven Club

91

Emmett Fox, Merion Golf Club

91

Frankie Guinan, French Creek Golf Club

91

Mark Amadio, French Creek Golf Club

91

Griffin Caulfield, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

94

Sean Lacey, Overbrook Golf Club

94

Tommy Opitz, French Creek Golf Club

96

Ryan Risse, Tavistock Country Club

98

Teddy Jablowoski, Tavistock Country Club

98

Tim Gallagher, Chester Valley Golf Club

101

Peter Sagona, French Creek Golf Club

104

Tom Gavin, Chester Valley Golf Club

110

Michael Reilly, North Hills Country Club

123

 

 

Ages 18 to 20

Name, club

Score

Robert Olseski, Chester Valley Golf Club

71

*Ross Pilliod, Stonewall

76

Nick Vecellio, Saucon Valley Country Club

76

Brendan Bacskai, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

77

Trey Swanson, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

78

Bobby Mcfadden, Commonwealth National Golf Club

79

James Mundy, North Hills Country Club

81

Billy Matthews, North Hills Country Club

83

Connor Tipping, Commonwealth National Golf Club

83

Thomas Fisher, Commonwealth National Golf Club

83

Kyle Heesen, Doylestown Country Club

84

Steven Natto, Doylestown Country Club

84

Vincent Lucchesi, Llanerch Country Club

84

Eric Dargis, Galloway National Golf Club

86

Nathaniel Fricke, Lancaster Country Club

86

Connor Ruyak, French Creek Golf Club

87

Gregory Battschinger, Galloway National Golf Club

87

Patrick Forrester, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

87

Matthew Beck, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

88

Shane Mcintyre, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

88

James Hoover, Lancaster Country Club

89

Daniel Groff, North Hills Country Club

91

Robert Welsh, Doylestown Country Club

91

Chad Piacitelli, Green Valley Country Club

94

Matt Michniewicz, Overbrook Golf Club

94

Nick Rose, Llanerch Country Club

94

Pat Donaldson, Tavistock Country Club

96

Reid Moncada, Doylestown Country Club

100

Logan Rosa, Lancaster Country Club

101

Matt Fisher, Commonwealth National Golf Club

101

Pat Gallagher, Chester Valley Golf Club

108

Bennett Garvey, Chester Valley Golf Club

135

Ian Whalen, Doylestown Country Club

137

 

 

Ages 21 to 27

Name, club

Score

*Scott Forrester, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

76

*Robert Crawford, Lookaway Golf Club

76

Matt Cocco, Commonwealth National Golf Club

76

Greg Rabuttino, The Springhaven Club

77

David Goodman, The ACE Club

78

Kevin ODonnell, Galloway National Golf Club

78

Jameson Donahue, Overbrook Golf Club

79

Mike Germann, Lookaway Golf Club

80

Robert Bass, The ACE Club

80

Michael Saddall, Tavistock Country Club

83

Daniel Rojas, Stonewall

84

Joe Dunleavy, Doylestown Country Club

84

Matthew Carta, Lancaster Country Club

85

Brian Boyle, Rolling Green Golf Club

87

Erik Shucavage, Saucon Valley Country Club

87

Kyle Maiale, Applebrook Golf Club

89

Neil Langenstein, Lookaway Golf Club

89

Kyle Asman, North Hills Country Club

91

Josh Redmond, Overbrook Golf Club

92

Nick Oatman, Lancaster Country Club

93

Corey Whalen, Aronimink Golf Club

95

Vincent Garman, Merion Golf Club

95

Mat Barnett, Philadelphia Cricket Club

97

Ryan Gargiule, Lookaway Golf Club

98

Kevin Bryan, Philmont Country Club

102

Steve Norwood, The Springhaven Club

111

Brett Greenberg, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

114

Michael Oberlies, Cedarbrook Country Club

115

Jarrod Frawley, Chester Valley Golf Club

118

Scott Baggot, Tavistock Country Club

119

Nick Owsik, Philmont Country Club

145

Anthony Sam, Overbrook Golf Club

WD

Steffen Schenkenberger, Metedeconk National Golf Club

NS

 

 

Ages 28 to 44

Name, club

Score

Trevor Pope, Lancaster Country Club

72

David Malone, Jr., Green Valley Country Club

78

Christopher Scagliotti, Lehigh Country Club

79

Mark Sommers, Saucon Valley Country Club

80

Daniel Tennekoon, Applebrook Golf Club

81

John Patella, Rolling Green Golf Club

81

Ryan Sensenig, Lancaster Country Club

81

Eddie Westley, Llanerch Country Club

82

Eric Dahl, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

82

Daniel Reeves, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

83

James Shaffer, III, Green Valley Country Club

83

Jonathan Chang, Galloway National Golf Club

83

Josh Keyser, Philadelphia Cricket Club

83

Brian Egan, Saucon Valley Country Club

84

Chris Rossi, Applebrook Golf Club

84

Matt Hildenbrand, Stonewall

84

Shane Stolzer, Green Valley Country Club

85

Jason Wilt, Applebrook Golf Club

86

Shaun Burke, Lancaster Country Club

86

Christopher Shadek, Tavistock Country Club

87

Timothy Smitheman, Jr., Applebrook Golf Club

88

Vince Discher, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

88

Mark Grilli, Philmont Country Club

89

Robert Skuruchocki, Trenton Country Club

91

Timothy Marshall, The ACE Club

92

Michael Saglimbeni, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

93

Craig Coppola, Saucon Valley Country Club

95

Matthew Craig, Merion Golf Club

96

Michael Testa, IV, Llanerch Country Club

101

Ronald McAllister, Philmont Country Club

101

C.J. Hunt, Philadelphia Cricket Club

105

Matt Brutel, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

121

Marcus Washington, Rolling Green Golf Club

125

 

 

Ages 45 and older

Name, club

Score

Paul Bilous, Lehigh Country Club

80

William Kindt, Saucon Valley Country Club

85

Larry Upshur, Trenton Country Club

86

Richard Pierson, Aronimink Golf Club

86

Jeff Campbell, Saucon Valley Country Club

87

Chip Miers, Lehigh Country Club

88

Matt Aument, Lancaster Country Club

88

David Taylor, Llanerch Country Club

90

Paul Pizzi, Aronimink Golf Club

90

Raymond McClarin, Old York Road Country Club

90

Roger Leister, Philmont Country Club

90

Chris Catanese, Applebrook Golf Club

91

Mike Kaplan, Llanerch Country Club

91

Stanley Saunders, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

92

Anthony Munafo, Philmont Country Club

93

Craig Gemmill, Lancaster Country Club

93

John Greenberg, Lookaway Golf Club

93

Kevin Dougherty, Stonewall

93

Michael Hickey, Overbrook Golf Club

95

Tom Valek, Lookaway Golf Club

98

John Larkin, Aronimink Golf Club

102

Mark Patterson, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

103

Ron Strauss, Trenton Country Club

108

Karl Heydt, Lehigh Country Club

110

Jeffrey Mikols, Cedarbrook Country Club

113

Vincent Phillips, North Hills Country Club

115

Richard Blasetti, St. Davids Golf Club

120

Peter Soria, St. Davids Golf Club

WD

William Erskine, Green Valley Country Club

WD

 

 

*-determined in scorecard playoff

NS-no show; WD-withdrawal

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