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Ron and Doug Cusick take Father & Son (Older) title

  WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Ron and Doug Cusick of Tavistock CC finished the day with a 4-under-par 68 to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 95th Father & Son (Older) Championship Thursday at Radley Run Country Club (par 72, 6,578 yards).

Doug and Ron Cusick of Tavistock CC.
(left to right)
  Before the tournament was suspended due to the threat of lightning, the Cusick’s completed their sub-par round by firing six birdies and only two bogeys. All together the father and son team was a combined 4-under-par on the course’s four par fives with four birdies.

  "We took advantage of the par fives and tried to hit as many greens as possible," said Doug, 24, from Marlton, N.J.

  The pair’s strong suits came into play with Ron’s accuracy off the tee and Doug’s strong mid-to-short iron game.

  "We played to our strengths," said Ron, 53. Added Doug, "He hits the driver as straight as anybody around so that makes it easy. It takes a lot of pressure off me."

  The tournament, which dates back to 1911, pairs fathers with sons 18 years or older, in a selected drive, alternate shot format.

  The pair’s tournament-low round would not come without some tribulation as the team almost lost its lead on No. 9 (par 4, 364 yards), the duo's last hole of the day.

  "Doug hit it out of bounds and we had to take my shot, which landed in a tough spot behind a pine tree," Ron said.

  Ron’s drive would come to rest 124 yards from the pin on the left side of the fairway in a difficult position that left no clear line of sight to the green.

  With their hopes of making par now in Doug’s hands, he took a wedge and bent his shot around the tree setting up their approach to save par.

  "When you’re 4-under-par, you’ve got to find a way to make par," Doug exclaimed. "I just swung the club and it worked. The more I think the worse I play."

Michael McDermott
eye’s his chip shot
on No. 14.
  The Cusick team’s one-stroke win brought an end to Neil and Michael McDermott’s chances of repeating as Father & Son (Older) champions.

  Neil and Michael, of Llanerch CC and Merion GC, respectively, would finish tied for second with a 3-under-par 69.

  "We have a good time together," said Michael on playing with his father. "Our [playing] styles work well together."

  For the McDermott family, it would have been its fourth Father & Son title in the last five years.

  Dave and Kevin O’Brien of Ceadarbrook CC were the other team to finish with a 69.

  Bob and Jeffrey Davidson of Philadelphia Publinks GA took low net in the championship competition with a 66.

  Former GAP President William Walsh and his son Chet of Philadelphia CC won the Super-Senior competition with a 72, playing from shorter tees at 6,037 yards.

  Arthur and Arthur Jr. Kania of Overbrook GC took home the Super-Senior net prize with a 68.

Results
Champion - Gross
1. Ron and Doug Cusick, Tavistock CC 68
2. Neil and Michael McDermott, Llanerch CC/Merion GC 69
2. Dave and Kevin O’Brien, Ceadarbrook CC 69
4. James and James Jr. Sullivan, Huntingdon Valley CC 72

Champion - Net
1. Bob and Jeffrey Davidson, Philadelphia Publinks GA 66
2. Yong and Robert Choe, Rolling Green GC 68
2. Pete and Philip Petroll, Penn Oaks GC 68
4. Joseph and Trevor Seufer, Stonewall 69

Super Senior - Gross
1. William and Chet Walsh, Philadelphia CC 72
2. Gerald and Michael Quinn, Tavistock CC 78
2. Tom and Thomas Jr. Conboy, Sandy Run CC 78

Super Senior - Net
1. Arthur and Arthur Jr. Kania of Overbrook GC 68
2. John and Mark Gola, Sandy Run CC/Blue Bell CC 69
3. Kevin and William DeHaven, Hopewell Valley CC 70
3. Ed and Vince Yost, Cedarbrook CC 70

Championship

Rank

Name

Club

Gross

Net

1

Cusick, Douglas / Cusick, Sr., Ronald

Tavistock (1)

68

68

T2

McDermott, Neil / McDermott, Michael

Llanerch/Merion GC

69

68

T2

O'Brien, Dave / O'Brien, Kevin

Cedarbrook CC (2)

69

67

4

Sullivan, Jr., James / Sullivan, Sr., James

Huntingdon Valley CC

72

70

T5

Davidson, Bob / Davidson, Jeffrey

Phila. Publinks GA

73

66

T5

Detweiler, Marlin / Detweiler, Brandon

Lancaster CC

73

73

T5

Howson, Jr., Jay / Howson, Gregory

St. Davids GC

73

70

T5

Muller, Maximillian / Muller, James

Manufacturers G&CC

73

72

9

McDermott, Neil / McDermott, Kevin

Llanerch CC

74

71

T10

Seufer, Joseph / Seufer, Trevor

Stonewall

75

69

T10

Beck, Donald / Beck, Ryan

Old York Road CC

75

71

T10

Muller, Alexander / Muller, James

Manufacturers G&CC (1)

75

73

T10

Daniels, Gary / Daniels, Jesse

Aronimink GC (1)

75

70

T10

Deakins, Jay / Deakins, Scott

St. Davids GC (2)

75

73

T15

Klagholz, Tim / Klagholz, Martin

Rolling Green GC (1)

76

74

T15

Malone, David / Malone, Jr., David

Sandy Run CC (3)

76

70

T15

Fonner, Eric / Fonner, Bill

Huntingdon Valley CC (1)

76

72

T15

Choe, Yong / Choe, Robert

Rolling Green GC

76

68

T19

Hoegel, Donald / Hoegel, David

Little Mill CC

77

71

T19

MacDonald, David / MacDonald, John

Unattached/Medford Lakes CC

77

77

T19

Stout, Royce / Stout, Chris

Concord CC

77

71

T19

Yard, Chris / Yard, Scott

Whitford CC

77

74

T19

Ferguson, Tommy / Ferguson, Ritson

Merion GC (2)

77

75

T19

Petroll, Pete / Petroll, Philip

Penn Oaks GC

77

68

T25

Levine, David / Levine, Louis

Greenacres CC/Saucon Valley CC

78

74

T25

Newett, Louis / Newett, Chris

Indian Valley CC (1)

78

72

T25

McClaskey, Charles / McClaskey, Bryan

Wyncote GC/Merchantville CC

78

76

T28

Myers, Brian / Myers, Stephen

Old York Road/Unattached (1)

79

79

T28

Crescenzo, Stephen / Crescenzo, Matthew

Wyncote GC/Unattached

79

79

T30

O'Reilly, Sean / O'Reilly, Timothy

Aronimink GC

80

70

T30

Bernstein, David / Bernstein, Jason

White Manor CC (1)

80

73

T30

Wasilewski, Christopher / Wasilewski, Dennis

Waynesborough CC (1)

80

71

T30

Forbes, Sr., Richard / Forbes, Rick

North Hills CC/Commonwealth NGC

80

72

T30

Forcino, Ernest / Forcino, Geoff

Waynesborough CC (2)

80

71

T35

Simonson, Christopher / Simonson, Jon

Tavistock CC (2)

81

75

T35

Crowley, John / Crowley, Dave

St. Davids GC (1)

81

74

T35

Carney, Scott / Carney, David

Commonwealth National GC (1)

81

76

T35

Shevlin, Jonathan / Shevlin, Joseph

North Hills CC (1)

81

77

T39

Young, Gerald / Young, John

Sandy Run CC

82

73

T39

Pfeiffer, Francis / Pfeiffer, David

Riverton CC/Whitemarsh Valley CC

82

74

T39

Bresnahan, Dave / Bresnahan, David

Riverton CC (1)

82

76

T39

Gibson, Scott / Gibson, George

Riverton CC (2)

82

75

T43

Harris, Bob / Harris, Mitch

Blue Bell CC/Ravens Claw GC

83

79

T43

Bean Jr., Richard / Bean, Richard

Tavistock CC

83

73

T43

Milner, Tim / Milner, Byron

Overbrook GC

83

76

T43

Beringer, Christopher / Beringer, Ted

Philadelphia CC/Unattached

83

75

T43

Quigley, Mark / Quigley, Bryan

Lu Lu CC (2)

83

77

T43

Moses, Sr., Michael / Moses, Rob

Concord CC (3)

83

75

T43

Croney, J. Kenneth / Croney, Jr., Kenneth

Sunnybrook GC/Overbrook GC

83

78

T43

Chermol, Jr., D.D.S, Thomas / Chermol, Thomas

Chester Valley GC/Springhaven Club

83

73

T43

Piersanti, Tom / Piersanti, Thomas

Saucon Valley CC/Laurel Creek CC

83

76

T43

Waldron, R. Emmett / Waldron, Rob

North Hills CC/Old York Road CC

83

73

T43

Shott, Edward / Shott, Joseph

North Hills CC (2)

83

73

T54

Goldstein, Jason / Goldstein, Barry

Commonwealth National GC

84

76

T54

Roberts, Ed / Roberts, Mike

Old York Road CC/Unattached

84

84

T54

Mears, Jr., Don / Mears, III, Robert

Concord CC (1)

84

73

T54

Lynch, Jim / Lynch, Mike

Dupont CC/Berkleigh CC

84

76

T54

Hansen, III, E. / Hansen, Jr., E.

Blue Bell CC

84

75

T54

Missett, Christopher / Missett, Paul

Philadelphia CC

84

74

T60

Lagreca, Michael / LaGreca, Anthony

Sandy Run (1)

85

75

T60

McIntyre, Keith / McIntyre, Ralph

GC at Glen Mills/Tavistock CC

85

74

T60

Scott, Jr., Joseph / Scott, Jay

Kennett Square G&CC/Unattached

85

78

T63

Klagholz, Marty / Klagholz, Martin

Rolling Green GC (2)

86

79

T63

Schultz, Daniel / Schultz, Scott

Llanerch CC (1)

86

74

T63

Zalis, Anthony / Zalis, Gary

Little Mill CC (1)

86

78

T63

Costonis, Michael / Costonis, Anthony

Blue Bell CC/Kingswood GC

86

80

T67

Dunphy, Dennis / Dunphy, Michael

Waynesborough CC

87

80

T67

Caruso, Carmen / Caruso, Charles

Ballamor GC/Bella Vista GC

87

75

T67

Van Horn, William / Van Horn, Alan

Lu Lu CC

87

74

T67

Rush, J. Thomas / Rush, James

Riverton CC

87

76

T71

Davidson, Bob / Davidson, Craig

Phila. Publinks GA (1)

88

78

T71

Bielecki, Dave / Bielecki, David

Old York Road CC/Spring Hollow GC

88

76

T71

Mears, Jr., Don / Mears, Brian

Concord CC (2)

88

77

T71

Friel, Kevin / Friel, Richard

Honeybrook GC

88

83

T71

Schafle, Mike / Schafle, Joseph

Sandy Run CC (4)

88

88

T71

O'Brien, Anthony / O'Brien, James

Cedarbrook CC

88

81

T71

Thomas, IV, Oren / Thomas, III, Oren

Tavistock CC (6)

88

80

T78

Mandel, David / Mandel, Jason

White Manor CC

89

75

T78

Held, James / Held, Sr., Robert

Indian Valley CC/Blue Bell CC

89

79

T78

Markward, Charles / Markward, Del

North Hills CC

89

74

T81

Coroniti, Rick / Coroniti, Sam

Spring Ford CC/Downingtown GC

90

78

T81

Miller, Jr., Robert / Miller, Robert

Unattached/Old York Road CC

90

90

T81

Antoni, Ronald / Antoni, Sr., Erwin

Sandy Run CC (8)

90

76

T84

Haas, Robert / Haas, Christopher

Whitemarsh Valley CC

91

81

T84

Pelesh, Neal / Pelesh, Jeffrey

Edgmont CC

91

80

T84

Flynn, Larry / Flynn, Daniel

Sandy Run CC (2)

91

76

T84

Rossmann, Gary / Rossmann, Gary

Indian Valley CC

91

77

T84

Easton, Jr., John / Easton, III, John

Manufacturers G&CC (2)

91

81

89

Webb, Chris / Webb, Fred

Tavistock CC/Unattached

92

92

T90

Sullivan, Patrick / Sullivan, Mike

Phila. Publinks GA (2)

94

84

T90

Willis, Gerald J. / Willis, Gerald

Tavistock CC (4)

94

80

92

Greenough, Allen / Cook, Llewellyn

Merion GC

96

86

93

Impriano, Bradley / Impriano, Jack

Edgmont CC (1)

100

81

94

Moore, Jr., Thomas / Moore, Thomas

Sandy Run CC (6)

103

87

95

Jimenez, Louis / Jimenez, Lou

Unattached/Little Mill CC

108

108

T96

Owen, Richard / Owen, Chris

Hartefeld National

WD

WD

T96

Conway, Alex / Conway, James

Tavistock CC (3)

WD

WD

T96

Cooley, Seth / Cooley, Ian

Lu Lu CC (1)

WD

WD

T96

Kenefic, Michael / Kenefic, Michael

North Hills CC/Sandy Run CC

DQ

DQ

T96

Owens, John / Owens, Jr., John

Tavistock CC (7)

WD

WD

T96

Davy, Robert / Davy, Sean

Medford Village CC

WD

WD

T96

Cameron, Dan / Cameron, Alex

Merchantville CC

WD

WD

 

Super-Senior

Rank

Name

Club

Gross

Net

1

Walsh, P. Chet / Walsh, William

Philadelphia CC (1)

72

67

2

Kania, Jr., Arthur / Kania, Arthur

Overbrook GC (1)

74

68

T3

Quinn, Gerald / Quinn, Michael

Tavistock CC (5)

78

70

T3

Conboy, Jr., Tom / Conboy, Thomas

Sandy Run CC (7)

78

72

5

Yost, Ed / Yost, Vince

Cedarbrook CC (1)

79

70

6

Gola, John / Gola, Mark

Sandy Run CC/Blue Bell CC

80

69

7

Deakins, Warren / Deakins, Jay

Philadelphia CC/St. Davids GC

81

76

8

Curvan, Tim / Curvan, Jim

Downingtown GC/Phoenixville CC

82

71

9

McClatchy, John / McClatchy, Tim

Whitford CC (1)

84

74

T10

Becker, Jr., George / Becker, III, George

Doylestown CC

86

79

T10

DeHaven, Kevin / DeHaven, William

Hopewell Valley CC

86

70

12

Holsten, John / Holsten, John

Rolling Green GC/Aronimink GC

88

77

13

Mark, Alex / Mark, Peter

RiverCrest GC & Preserve

89

78

14

Simms, James / Simms, John

Sandy Run CC (5)

90

75

15

Westermann, Jr., Martin / Westermann, Sr., Martin

McCall G&CC

91

75

16

Davidson, Jr., John / Davidson, John

GC at Glen Mills/Phila. Publinks GA

92

79

17

Taylor, William / Taylor, Jr., William

The Springhaven Club

99

75

18

Warren, Ken / Warren, Scott

Merion GC (1)

WD

WD

 

WD-withdrawal; NC-no card; DQ-disqualification

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