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July 5, 2016

Rolling Green's Dan Bastian lines up a birdie look as his father, Matt, offers advice.

Rolling Green’s Bastians better field in Father & Son (Younger)

  PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. — If you had told Dan and Matt Bastian that they would take home a Father & Son (Younger) title Tuesday at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve (par 71, 6,320 yards), they both would have laughed it off.

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  “We drove up early this morning from the Jersey Shore. I hit a few putts with sandals on and he forgot to put a belt on – we obviously didn’t have very high expectations for today,” said Matt, 50, of Media, Pa. “We were both literally running to the first tee to get there in time.”

  And it is a good thing they did, because the Bastian’s hustle paid off in a big way.

  The father-son duo fired a 1-over 72 in an alternate shot, stroke-play format (with select drives) to take home the Junior Division title. The Bastians, of Rolling Green Golf Club, bettered 33 other father-son pairings.

  Their round began on the back nine. The first sign of good things to come arrived early on No. 11 (par 4, 330 yards). Matt hit a “terrible” 8-iron left of the green, but Dan stepped up, hit a chip with plenty of speed and rocked the ball off the bottom of the flagstick and into the cup for birdie.

  More red numbers arrived on the front. Dan placed an 8-iron to two feet on No. 5 (par 3, 161 yards) and his father cleaned it up with a tap-in birdie. On No. 9 (par 4, 300 yards), the Bastian’s last hole of the day, Matt rifled driver to the front edge of the green. Dan’s eagle attempt trickled 15 feet past the hole, but Matt stepped up and knocked in the comebacker.

  Post-round praise was plentiful for Dan’s clutch putting.

  “He made about a 100 feet of putts today. I’d say [Dan] had four par saves that were over 20 feet. And that’s weird, because he isn’t that great of a putter,” said a laughing Matt.

  “They were just falling for me today. It was just one of those days – I liked the greens here,” said Dan, 15, also of Media, Pa.

  Two years ago, at Blue Bell Country Club, the younger Bastian told his father that he “choked in this tournament”. This year, it was time for the older Bastian to get his vindication.

  “We get to play a lot socially together. The only other competition we play in is our Father-Son tournament at Rolling Green. It’s always a good time,” said Matt. “Other than that, we try and avoid each other.”

  “It was a great experience working together instead of just yelling together,” said Dan, who took home the Junior-Junior title in the 2014 Jock Mackenzie Memorial. “We get really sarcastic with each other, but we had a really great time today.”

Junior-Junior
  Ryan McCabe of The Springhaven Club had himself quite the day.

  The 13-year-old qualified for the Drive, Chip and Putt subregionals after finishing second overall in his local-qualifying group Tuesday morning at Sunnybrook Golf Club. He followed that up in the afternoon with a Junior-Junior title, alongside his father, Franny, at RiverCrest.

  “It was a fun day. My putting, surprisingly, definitely saved me. I didn’t do well on chipping or driving, but it was great to finish so well [this morning],” said the younger McCabe, of Media, Pa. “When I got here today, I couldn’t make a putt. It was a long day but I’m used to that.”

  The McCabes started their title chase by parring every hole on the back nine. They combined their impressive start with a 5-over 40 on the concluding nine, good for a total of 5-over 75. They topped a field of 34 total father-son teams in the Junior-Junior flight.

  “We were ham and egging it today, even though the last nine was a lot more egging it,” said Franny, 61, also of Media, Pa. “We had a ton of fun today. This is the third time we’ve played together in this. We always enjoy it.”

   The Father & Son (Younger), now in its 59th year, is open to father and son teams with sons 17 years of age and younger. The Junior-Junior Division consists of teams with sons 13 years and younger.

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Junior

Name, club

Score

Daniel Bastian/Matthew Bastian, Rolling Green Golf Club

72

Ryan Tall/John Tall, Spring Ford Country Club

73

Matthew Civitella/Matthew Civitella, Waynesborough Country Club

73

Frank Gregor/Frankie Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

Barry Wiseman/Ben Wiseman, The Bucks Club

75

Christopher Dalessandro/Vincent Dalessandro, Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club

75

Jeff Fialko/Jack Fialko, Aronimink Golf Club

76

Sean McNamara/Stephen McNamara, Bent Creek Country Club

76

Kyle Green/Hudson Green, Jr., Bellewood Country Club/Stonewall

76

Christopher Greer/Hayden Greer, Laurel Creek Country Club

77

Mark Lafond/Matthew Lafond, Blue Bell Country Club

77

Daniel Galbreath/Robert Galbreath, Sr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

Doug Murray/Jack Murray, Stonewall

78

Chris Anderson/Harry Anderson, Wilmington Country Club

78

Charles Hummer/Case Hummer, Aronimink Golf Club

79

D.J. Pinciotti, III/Daniel Pinciotti, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

79

Douglas Gregor/Wade Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

79

Donald Degraff/Danny Degraff, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

79

Andrew Desjardins/Jay Desjardins, Waynesborough Country Club

79

Dan Lafond/Eric Lafond, Commonwealth National Golf Club

80

Warren Taylor/Nicholas Taylor, Yardley Country Club

80

Nicholas Hano, III/Nicholas Hano, Jr., Aronimink Golf Club/Applebrook Golf Club

82

Philip Damico/Gregory Damico, McCall Golf & Country Club

82

Ernie Sims/Gavin Sims, Overbrook Golf Club

82

Brent Schoeller/Mark Schoeller, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

82

Rob Sitzler/Jake Sitzler, Burlington Country Club

83

Edward Hanzel/Matthew Hanzel, Running Deer Golf Club

83

Will Keane/William Keane, Jr., Philadelphia Country Club

84

Cory Hunter/John Hunter, Commonwealth National Golf Club

84

James Gillespie/James Gillespie, Jr., Concord Country Club

84

Gavin Maurer/Mark Maurer, II, Bent Creek Country Club

85

Brayden Diprinzio/Mark Diprinzio, Chester Valley Golf Club

87

Peter Susanin/Ryan Susanin, Overbrook Golf Club

88

Scott Cahoone/Zachary Cahoone, Aronimink Golf Club/Rolling Green Golf Club

88

DennisW.J. Burton/Jack Burton, Stonewall/Overbrook Golf Club

89

Patrick Sullivan/P.J. Sullivan, Philadelphia Publinks GA

90

Alex Hanna/Gregory Hanna, Overbrook Golf Club

90

Ryan Daufenbach/Jack Daufenbach, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

90

Brendan Mcgrath/Jay Mcgrath, Radley Run Country Club

92

Peter Dugery/Joe Dugery, Bala Golf Club

94

Ryan Tague/Michael Tague, Overbrook Golf Club

95

Andrew Lombard/Alex Lombard, The Springhaven Club

97

Richard Johnson/Matt Johnson, White Clay Creek Country Club

98

John Morton/Edwin Morton, Raven's Claw Golf Club/Philadelphia Publinks  GA

99

Charles Lynch/Chuck Lynch, Jr., Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

100

Michael Roberts/Michael F. Roberts, Old York Road Country Club

101

Eric Stang/Brendan Stang, Cedarbrook Country Club

107

Jack Haywood/Reed Haywood, Radley Run Country Club

108

Tim Kennedy/Ryan Kennedy, Applecross Country Club

117

Mark Hershey/Justin Hershey, Applebrook Golf Club

WD

William Armstrong/Jake Armstrong, Tavistock Country Club

WD

George Griffaton/Ben Griffaton, Bellewood Country Club/Brookside Country Club

NC

G.Patrick Dougherty/Nolan Dougherty, Philadelphia Cricket Club

WD

Randy Mitchell/Colman Mitchell, Wilmington Country Club

WD

Archie Filshill/Archie Filshill, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

WD

 

Junior-Junior

Name, club

Score

Ryan McCabe/Franny McCabe, Jr., The Springhaven Club

75

Jason Homer/Matthew Homer, Wilmington Country Club

76

Philip Damico/Andrew Damico, McCall Golf & Country Club

78

Brendan Nolan/Darren Nolan, Talamore Country Club

78

Ken Sim/Noah Sim, Commonwealth National Golf Club

79

Mark Lafond/Kevin Lafond, Blue Bell Country Club

79

David LaRosa/Chris LaRosa, Cedarbrook Country Club

80

Jack Deppen/Blaine Deppen, Skippack Golf Club at Evansburg State Park/Blue Bell Country Club

80

Michael Gradisek/James Gradisek, Stonewall/Philadelphia Country Club

80

Jeffrey Ciconte/Anthony Ciconte, Wilmington Country Club

81

Kenneth Matt/Christian Matt, Philadelphia Publinks GA

81

Andrew Isztwan/Patrick Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

82

Jason Homer/Jeffrey Homer, Wilmington Country Club

82

Owen Mulhern/Keller Mulhern, Whitford Country Club

82

Matt Gehrt/Ben Gehrt, Hartefeld National

84

Nathan Guertler/David Guertler, Laurel Creek Country Club

84

Troy Watson/Luke Watson, Spring Ford Country Club

84

Nick Ciocca/Nicholas Ciocca, Aronimink Golf Club

85

Richard Shore/Ethan Shore, Flourtown Country Club

87

Matt Gibson/Alex Gibson, Chester Valley Golf Club

87

Ed Hughes/Scott Hughes, Talamore Country Club

89

Gregory Hurchalla/Charles Hurchalla, Stonewall/Moselem Springs Golf Club

89

Tom Urban/Kidder Urban, Bellewood Country Club

89

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

91

Scott Kim/Colby Kim, Overbrook Golf Club

92

Stephen Shewbrooks/Gavin Shewbrooks, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

93

Tim Yenawine/Zachary Yenawine, Lehigh Country Club

94

Christopher Bradley/McClain Bradley, Aronimink Golf Club

100

Bradd Forstein/Jack Forstein, Laurel Creek Country Club

101

Steve Tazza/William Tazza, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

104

Tommy Warner, III/Thomas Warner, Jr., Medford Village Country Club

108

Jason Small/Jackson Small, White Manor Country Club

111

Brian Block/Michael Block, Overbrook Golf Club

NC

Kevin Althouse/Andrew Althouse, Hartefeld National

NS

 

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

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