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Maguire duo takes Father & Son Championship in playoff;
former GAP President Walsh makes it 10 Father & Son titles

  EXTON, Pa. – Alex Maguire, Sr., and Alex, Jr., of Brookside CC and Philadelphia Cricket Club, respectively, birdied the fourth and final playoff hole to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 96th Father & Son (Older) Championship on Thursday at Whitford CC (par 72, 6,448 yards).

Alex Maguire, Jr., (left) lines up
a putt for his father, Alex, Sr.
  Alex, Sr., who was on his 40th hole of golf after playing in the morning wave with his other son Bo, sank a smooth six-footer for birdie to bring the playoff to an end.

  Their playoff win came over Overbrook GC’s Brad and Frank McFadden; 2005 Father & Son champions Neil (Llanerch CC) and Michael McDermott (Merion GC); and Tom and Michael Hyland of Inverness Club (Toldeo, Ohio) and Little Mill CC, respectively, who all shot 1-under-par 71s in regulation play.

  "The putt was straight in," said Alex, Sr., of the winning stroke. "It was right on line."

  But moments before, there was a bit of a debate between the father and son pair on how to play the par 5, 562-yard fourth hole. Alex, Jr., who just finished blasting a 300-plus yard drive down the middle of the fairway, wanted his father to go for broke on their second shot and attempt to carry the creek guarding the landing area just in front of the green.

Michael McDermott misses
this birdie to extend playoff.
  "I figured if he could cut it up onto the fairway we would have a short chip shot to the hole and a great chance at birdie," said Alex, Jr., who was celebrating his 32nd birthday.

  "I talked him out of it," Alex, Sr., quickly said. "I thought we should lay up because he is such a great wedge player. He showed that by hitting [the ball] to within six feet."

  It turned out that father knew best as the two took home their first Father & Son title.

  For the McDermott family, a victory would have been their fourth Father & Son title in the last six years.

  "I think we played pretty well together," said Neil, who also played 18 holes with his other son Kevin. "We certainly left a few out there on the greens, but all-in-all it was a pretty solid round of golf."

  Neil McDermott is the Immediate Past President of the Golf Association.

  William Walsh, also a Past President of GAP (1992-94), and his son Chet, of Philadelphia CC, repeated as the Super-Senior champions with a 3-over-par 75, playing from shorter tees at 5,827 yards.

  For William, who just recently celebrated his 85th birthday, his Super-Senior victory marks his 10th Father & Son title over the last five decades with four different sons. This includes the 1996 Father & Son (older) title he took home with Chet at age 75.

  "I was excited to play today," said Chet of the chance to play a round with his father. "We usually get a chance to play over the winter, but I couldn’t make it down to Florida this year."

William (left) and Chet Walsh.
  Added Chet, "Plus it’s great to get a chance to drive a couple par 4s with the shorter tees. I’m not particularly long, so for me to get a poke at a par 4 is always fun. And he is so straight that I usually get a free swing every hole."

  Chet gave his father a couple opportunities for birdie and par by sticking some of his approach shots close to the hole. William took advantage with a couple solid putts for par and two for birdie on holes Nos. 9 (par 5) and 15 (par 4).

  After Chet almost drove the green on No. 15, William executed a solid lag putt from about 12-15 feet off the green to within three feet. Chet then cleaned up for birdie.

  Jack and Edward Erickson of Yardley CC took home the Super-Senior net prize with a 70.

  The Father & Son Championship is an 18-hole gross and net stroke play, selective drive, alternate shot and 40% of combined handicap event with two divisions, Super Senior (fathers 65 years and older) and Championship.

  Eligibility is open to father and son teams with sons at 18 years old and over.

  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 135 Member Clubs and 60,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Results
Champion - Gross

  1. Alex, Jr., and Alex Maguire, Sr., Philadelphia Cricket Club / Brookside CC 71
  T2. Neil and Michael McDermott, Llanerch CC / Merion GC 71
  T2. Brad and Frank McFadden, Overbrook GC 71
  T2. Michael and Thomas Hyland, Inverness Club / Little Mill CC 71

Champion - Net
  1. Kenneth and Scott Henry, Medford Lakes CC 65

Super Senior - Gross
  1. William and Chet Walsh, Philadelphia CC 75

Super Senior - Net
  1. Jack and Edward Erickson of Yardley CC 70

Championship

Name

Club

Gross

Net

Maguire, Jr., Alex A. / Maguire, Sr., Alex A.

Philadelphia Cricket Club / Brookside CC

71

69

McDermott, Neil / McDermott, Michael P.

Llanerch CC/ Merion GC

71

71

McFadden, Brad / McFadden, Francis J.

Overbrook Golf Club(5)

71

70

Hyland, Michael / Hyland, Thomas

Little Mill Country Club / Inverness Club

71

71

Smith, David T. / Smith, Zach

Doylestown Country Club

72

71

Marshalek, Jr., George J. / Marshalek, Patrick

Whitford Country Club

72

67

Henry, Kenneth L. / Henry, Scott R.

Medford Lakes Country Club

73

65

McClaskey, Charles / McClaskey, Glenn L.

Wyncote GC/ Wedgwood CC

73

72

McClaskey, Bryan C. / McClaskey, Charles

Merchantville CC/Wyncote GC

74

72

Cusick, Sr., Ronald / Cusick, Douglas A.

Tavistock Country Club

74

72

Detweiler, Brandon / Detweiler, Marlin

Lancaster Country Club

74

74

Yard, Chris / Yard, Scott

Whitford Country Club

75

73

Shevlin, Joseph M. / Shevlin, Jonathan

North Hills Country Club

75

71

Beringer, Christopher / Beringer, Ted

Philadelphia Country Club

76

68

Borowsky, Larry / Borowsky, Alan

White Manor Country Club

76

74

Brookreson, David K. / Brookreson, Jesse F.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

76

73

Bernstein, David / Bernstein, Jason

White Manor Country Club

77

69

Quigley, Bryan D. / Quigley, Mark D.

Lu Lu Country Club

77

71

Kaspar, Richard F. / Kaspar, Christopher R.

Lu Lu Country Club

77

73

McFadden, Francis J. / McFadden, Sean F.

Overbrook Golf Club

77

75

Widdoes, Aaron / Widdoes, Pete

Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club/ Inniscrone GC

77

77

Maguire, Bo / Maguire, Sr., Alex A.

Brookside Country Club

77

75

Choe, Robert / Choe, Yong

Rolling Green Golf Club

78

68

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

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

78

Meehan, Jr., Richard P. / Meehan, Jack

Moorestown Field Club

79

73

Klagholz, Jeff / Klagholz, Martin

Rolling Green GC/ Applebrook GC

79

74

Howson, Jr., Jay Y. / Howson, Gregory P.

St. Davids Golf Club

79

76

Beck, Donald P. / Beck, Ryan

Old York Road Country Club

79

75

Levine, David / Levine, Louis S.

Greenacres CC/ Saucon Valley CC

79

74

Zeiders, Duncan M. / Zeiders, Doug

Old York Road Country Club

79

74

O'Brien, Dan / O'Brien, Dave

Cedarbrook Country Club

79

75

Hoegel, Donald C. / Hoegel, David

Little Mill Country Club

80

74

Fonner, Eric / Fonner, William W.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

80

76

Ward, Jr., Richard J. / Ward, Dan

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

80

72

Petroll, Philip / Petroll, Pete

Penn Oaks Golf Club

80

72

Gibson, Scott / Gibson, George H.

Riverton Country Club

80

74

Forbes, Sr., Richard J. / Forbes, Jr., Richard J.

North Hills CC/ Ashbourne GC

80

74

Mandel, David / Mandel, Marc A.

White Manor Country Club

81

73

Bondi, Kevin P. / Bondi, Edward E.

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

81

78

Polizzi, Frank S. / Polizzi, Jr., Frank

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

81

70

Holt, Thomas J. Jr. / Holt, Eric T.

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

81

78

Sullivan, Mike H. / Sullivan, Patrick

Philadelphia Publinks GA

82

71

McDermott, Neil / McDermott, Kevin P.

Llanerch Country Club

82

81

Dunphy, Michael D. / Dunphy, Dennis M.

Waynesborough Country Club

82

76

McKernan, William L. / McKernan, III, William L.

Cedarbrook Country Club

82

74

Haas, Christopher M. / Haas, Robert L.

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

82

70

McIntyre, Ralph / McIntyre, Bradford P.

Tavistock Country Club

82

72

O'Brien, Kevin P. / O'Brien, Dave

Cedarbrook Country Club

83

81

Thomas, IV, Oren / Thomas, III, Oren

Tavistock Country Club

83

77

Roberts, Doug / Roberts, Bradley A.

Chester Valley GC/ Wedgwood CC

83

80

Silk, Sean / Silk, Larry

Greate Bay Country Club

83

77

Harris, Mitch / Harris, Bob

Blue Bell Country Club

84

80

Quimby, Kerry / Quimby, Kevin

Golden Oaks Golf Club

84

78

Simonson, Christopher M. / Simonson, Jon

Tavistock Country Club

84

78

Franconi, Aldo / Franconi, Ryan

Fox Hill Country Club

84

80

Forcino, Geoff E. / Forcino, Ernest R.

Waynesborough Country Club

84

75

Young, Gerald / Young, John R.

Sandy Run Country Club

85

77

Hirsekorn, Kurt F. / Hirsekorn, Frederick J.

Bay City Country Club/Tavistock CC

85

79

O'Brien, James J. / O'Brien, Anthony

Cedarbrook CC

85

77

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

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

85

75

Malone, David Jr. / Malone, David

Sandy Run Country Club

85

78

Mears, Brian / Mears, Jr., Don

Concord Country Club

86

75

O'Reilly, Sean M. / O'Reilly, Timothy P.

Aronimick Golf Club

86

76

Rush, James T. / Rush, J. Thomas

Riverton Country Club

86

74

Seese, Sean / Seese, Jack

Huntingdon Valley Country Club

86

83

McClatchy, John / McClatchy, Tim

Whitford Country Club

86

75

Pfeiffer, David / Pfeiffer, Francis

Whitemarsh Valley CC/Riverton CC

87

80

Van Ostenbridge, Dan / Van Ostenbridge, Matt

Springford Country Club

87

77

Davidson, Bob / Davidson, Jeffrey W

Philadelphia Publinks GA/Llanerch CC

87

80

Holt, III, Thomas / Holt, Jr., Thomas J.

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

87

83

Rimm, Jack / Rimm, John M.

Water Gap CC/ Berkleigh CC

88

80

Waldron, Rob / Waldron, R. Emmett

Old York Road CC/ North Hills CC

88

77

Blomstedt, Edward / Blomstedt, Jeff A.

Wilmington Country Club

88

78

Moran, Michael P. / Moran, Tom

Overbrook Golf Club

88

81

Milner, Tim / Milner, Byron L.

Overbrook Golf Club

89

82

Klagholz, Martin / Klagholz, Marty Jr.

Rolling Green GC

90

82

Bean Jr., Richard / Bean, Richard C.

Tavistock Country Club

90

81

Phillips, Kenneth A. / Phillips, Grant K.

Lancaster Country Club

90

83

Shott, Joseph / Shott, Edward J.

North Hills Country Club

90

80

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

Overbrook GC/ Sunnybrook GC

91

85

Loughery, Charles / Loughery, Charles F.

Sandy Run Country Club

91

82

Finn, George A. / Finn, Thomas J.

Cavaliers CC / Sussex Pines GC

91

73

Coroniti, Rick / Coroniti, Sam

Spring Ford CC/Downingtown GC

92

80

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

Concord Country Club

92

81

Flynn, Larry / Flynn, Daniel B.

Sandy Run Country Club

92

76

Carrigan, Brian / Carrigan, Jim

Chester Valley Golf Club

92

82

Mignogna, Michael / Mignogna, Jerry T.

Yardley Country Club

93

93

Greenough, Allen L. / Cook, Llewellyn H.

Merion Golf Club

93

83

Woolley, David / Woolley, Michael S.

Tavistock Country Club

93

81

Goldstein, Barry W. / Goldstein, Aaron

Commonwealth National Golf Club

94

86

Willis, Gerald J. / Willis, Gerald G.

Tavistock Country Club

94

82

Ahern, Tim / Ahern, Timothy M.

Wedgwood Country Club

94

81

Curley, Charles V. / Curley, Jack

Philadelphia Country Club

94

85

Stagliano, Anthony R. / Stagliano, David A.

Cedarbrook Country Club

95

81

Hurchalla, Gregory / Hurchalla, Charles F.

Stonewall

96

83

Bielecki, David / Bielecki, Dave C.

Old York Road Country Club

96

96

Pelesh, Neal / Pelesh, Jeffrey N.

Edgmont Country Club

98

86

Caruso, Charles A. / Caruso, Carmen A.

Ravens Claw GC/Ballamor GC

99

87

Davidson, Jr., John S. / Davidson, John S.

GC at Glenn Mills/ Concord CC

99

85

Chermol, Thomas L. / Chermol, Michael

The Springhaven Club/ GC at Glenn Mills

103

91

Impriano, Jack J. / Impriano, Bradley J.

Applebrook GC/ Edgmont CC

104

88

Moore, Thomas M. / Moore, Jr., Thomas B.

Sandy Run Country Club

106

89

Kenefic, Michael R. / Kenefic, Michael W.

Sandy Run CC/ North Hills CC

112

92

Wasilewski, Dennis P. / Wasilewski, Christopher

Waynesborough Country Club

NC

NC

MacDonald, John W. / MacDonald, David

Medford Lakes CC/ JC Melrose CC

WD

WD

 

Super Senior

Walsh, William T. / Walsh, P. Chet

Philadelphia Country Club

75

67

Erickson, Jack E. / Erickson, Edward

Yardley Country Club

77

70

Zalis, Gary / Zalis, Anthony

Little Mill Country Club

80

71

Moran, Joseph III / Moran, Joe

Overbrook Golf Club

80

71

Basehore, Glenn H. / Basehore, Terry R.

Whitford CC/ CC of Harrisburg

81

71

Moses, Mark James / Moses, Sr., Michael D.

Concord Country Club

84

75

Mark, Alex / Mark, Peter

Little Mill Country Club/RiverCrest Golf Club

84

72

Curvan, Tim / Curvan, Jim

Aronimink GC/Phoenixville GC

85

74

Moses, Sr., Michael D. / Moses, Robert

Concord Country Club

86

80

Yost, Ed / Yost, Vince G

Cedarbrook Country Club

87

77

Quinn, Gerald F. / Quinn, Michael J.

Tavistock Country Club

88

81

Simms, James F. / Simms, John B.

Sandy Run Country Club

90

76

Antoni, Ronald / Antoni, Sr., Erwin J.

Sandy Run Country Club

90

78

Dworak, Stanley J. / Dworak, Jr., Stan T.

Intian Valley Country Club

91

76

Westermann, Sr., Marty / Westermann, Marty, Jr.

McCall Golf & Country Club

96

82

 

NC-no card; WD-withdrawal

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