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Arthur duo nabs Father & Son (Younger) title

  DOWNINGTON, Pa. – The third time is the charm for Bobby and Bob Arthur as the Tavistock CC tandem grabbed the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 50th Father & Son (Younger) Championship by one stroke in their final year of eligibility with a 5-under-par 67 at Downingtown GC (par 72, 6,209 yards).

  Bobby, who turns 18 this December, and his father carded six birdies Tuesday en route to their first Father & Son (Younger) victory on the 50th Anniversary of the event.

Bobby Arthur (left) tees off
on No. 16 (par 5, 507 yards) as his father, Bob, looks on.
  "We were both playing well coming into today and we’ve been talking about this, like every father and son, since last year and the year before that," said Bob of their previous two close finishes. "So we were looking forward to today."

  The pair got off to a strong start with birdies on hole Nos. 3 (par 3, 169 yards), 4 (par 4, 300 yards) and 5 (par 4, 338 yards) and finished the front nine at 3-under-par 36.

  "We got off to a good start," Bob said. "We birdied three in a row, so it was good to play well."

  But both players seemed to cool off just a little bit on the back with only one birdie on No. 10 (par 4, 314 yards) before getting another one on the par 5 16th (507 yards). Bobby’s strong drive and solid 20-foot lag putt to within a foot for a tap-in birdie by his father let the partners get to 5 under on the day.

  "It was tough to finish because we knew we had to probably shoot 67 [to win]," Bobby said. "The last couple of holes we had to grind it out, but we did what we had to do."

  Coming to the par 5 18th (536 yards), the plan was simple; just make par.

J.R. (left) and Bill Fasy of Wilmington CC.
  "I told him to just hit something under the hole and he did to 12 feet," said Bob of his son’s approach shot. "I was then shaking like a leaf, rolled it up to the hole and then he tapped it in [for par]."

  The father and son finished one stroke better than J.R and Bill Fasy of Wilmington CC who earned a bit of redemption from last year’s finish at Father & Son (Younger) at Trenton CC. The duo was assessed a two-stroke penalty under Rule 25-3b because Bill (father) mistakenly made a stroke from a wrong putting green.

  "We made a debacle last year," said Bill of his mistake. "I got a two-stroke penalty called on us when we were 1 under. I felt that we had to come back [this year] and play well."

  "We played pretty good but still left some out there," said J.R., who comes off a second-place finish at the Jock MacKenzie Memorial on Monday at Sandy Run CC. "We’ve got similar games. We don’t hit it far but we are always in the middle with a pretty good short game."

Robert M Wurtz, Jr. (left) and his son Bobby.
  Added J.R., "It was a big time ham and egg effort today."

  Junior-Junior Division (Par 71, 5,465 yards)

  Robert M. Wurtz, Jr. of Philadelphia Cricket Club and his son Bobby capture the Junior-Junior Division with an even par 72.

  The pair registered four birdies to win the division by four strokes over fellow Philadelphia Cricket Club members Kevin and Ryan Kelly who shot a 4-over-par 75.

  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

Name

Club

Total

Arthur, Robert / Arthur, Bobby

Tavistock Country Club (5)

67

Fasy, William / Fasy, John

Wilmington Country Club

68

Phillips, Kenneth A. / Phillips, Reid

Lancaster Country Club

70

Piacentino, John / Piacentino, Michael

Kennet Square Golf & Country Club

70

Verde, Greg / Verde, Tony

Spring Ford Country Club (1)

71

Galbreath, Jr., Robert / Galbreath, Sr., Robert

Huntington Valley CC/Philmont CC

72

Genuardi, Kevin / Genuardi, James

Cedarbrook Country Club

73

Dudas, Dwight / Dudas, Matt

Indian Valley Country Club

75

Kerschner, Ted / Kerschner, George

Overbrook Golf Club

75

Guarino, Beau / Guarino, Jr., Vincent

Burlington Country Club

75

Palmer, John / Palmer, Jeffrey

Chester Valley Golf Club (2)

76

West, David / West, Kyle

Whitford Country Club

76

Marvin, Bryan / Marvin, Michael

Old York Road Country Club (1)

76

Villari, Phillip / Villari, Jr., Phillip

Riverton Country Club

77

Braunsberg, James / Braunsberg, Jim

Blue Bell Country Club

77

Hoese, William / Hoese, William

Links Golf Club

77

O'Shea, William / O'Shea, Daniel

Llanerch Country Club

77

Brooke, Richard / Brooke, Nick

Hopewell Valley Golf Club (1)

78

Albertus, Bill / Albertus, Patrick

Penn Oaks Golf Club

79

Tuscano, Frank / Tuscano, Mark

North Hills Country Club (2)

79

Broll, Steven / Broll, David

Aronimink Golf Club (1)

79

Hunter, Kyle / Hunter, John

Commonwealth National Golf Club (2)

79

Zimmer, Kenneth / Zimmer, Kevin

Laurel Creek Country Club

79

Dorey, Julian / Dorey, David

Tavistock Country Club (1)

80

O'Brien, Dave / O'Brien, Jimmy

Cedarbrook Country Club (1)

80

Neumann, Walt / Neumann, Andrew

Philadelphia Cricket Club/McCall G&CC

81

Arnold, Bradbury / Arnold, Nicholas

Inniscrone Golf Club

81

Lewis, Joey / Lewis, Joseph

Aronimink Golf Club (2)

81

Craig, Brendan / Craig, Thomas

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

82

Dolby, Kent / Dolby, Jr., Kent

Waynesborough Country Club (1)

82

Fogel, Jef / Fogel, Ryan

Penn Oaks Golf Club (1)

82

Loeber, Jr., Jack / Loeber, III, Jack

Wedgewood Country Club

83

Dowds, III, Charles / Dowds, Andrew

North Hills Country Club (1)

83

Pici, Tim / Pici, Frank

Chester Valley Golf Club (1)

83

Meehan, Mike / Meehan, Jr., Richard

Moorestown Field Club

84

Westhafer, Dennis / Westhafer, Ryan

West Chester Golf & Country Club

84

Resnick, Larry / Resnick, Warren

Cedarbrook Country Club (2)

84

Dolby, Kent / Dolby, Kyle

Waynesborough Country Club

84

Hunter V, John / Hunter, John

Commonwealth National Golf Club (3)

84

Emery, Rock / Emery, Teague

French Creek Golf Club

84

Trautman, Rick / Trautman, Nick

Hartefeld National (1)

84

Cooley, Benjamin / Cooley, Seth

Lu Lu Country Club

85

Willadsen, John / Willadsen, Andrew

Sakima Country Club

85

Hagel, Mark / Hagel, William

McCall Golf & Country Club

85

Hagel, William / Esher-Hagel, John

McCall Golf & Country Club (1)

86

Duetsch, Sean / Duetsch, Robert

Links Golf Club (1)

86

Carbone, Jr., Paul / Carbone, Sr., Paul

Old York Road Country Club

87

Isaacman, Dan / Isaacman, Mike

Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club

87

Walsh, Sr., Matthew / Walsh, Greg

Philadelphia Country Club (2)

87

Worster, John / Worster, Rhoades

Huntington Valley Country Club (7)

87

Moran, Christopher / Moran, Michael P

Overbrook Golf Club (2)

89

Markward, Del / Markward, Dutch

North Hills Country Club

90

Clark, Jeff / Clark, Hayes

Lookaway Country Club

90

Beasten, David / Beasten, Andrew

Brookside Country Club

90

Carroll, Andrew / Carroll, Gene

Chester Valley Golf Club (3)

91

Parsons, Jr., Robert / Parsons, Tom

Huntington Valley Country Club (5)

91

Tighe III, John / Tighe, J. Tommy

Philadelphia Country Club

93

Klaus, Brian / Klaus, Kyle

Tavistock Country Club (4)

93

Mastroni, Tom / Mastroni, Jimmy

Sandy Run Country Club (1)

94

Hussey, Nicholas / Hussey, Joseph

Lu Lu Country Club (1)

99

DiLeo, Mark / DiLeo, Matthew

Riverton Country Club (2)

100

Kramarski, Lou / Kramarski, Jimmy

Riverton Country Club (4)

100

Martinez, Jerry / Martinez, Will

Wilminton Country Club (2)

101

Leighton, John / Leighton, Jr., John

Huntington Valley Country Club (6)

106

Brennan, Ted / Brennan, Edward

Philadelphia Country Club (1)

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Junior-Junior Division

Wurtz, Jr., Robert M / Wurtz, Bobby

Philadelphia Cricket Club

71

Kelly, Kevin / Kelly, Ryan

Philadelphia Cricket Club (1)

75

Van Ostenbridge, Mitch / Van Ostenbridge, Dan

Spring Ford Country Club

76

Gregor, Jack / Gregor, Michael

Huntington Valley Country Club

76

Dilcher, Zachary / Dilcher, Bryan

Hartefeld National

76

Liu, Grant / Liu, Jonathan

Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

Giroso, Aidan / Giroso, Blaise

Fieldstone Golf Club

77

Thornton, Jr., William / Thornton, W. Evan

Berkshire Country Club

80

Guarino, Jr., Vincent / Guarino, Drew

Burlington Country Club (1)

80

Roberts, Gary / Roberts, TJ

Yardley Country Club (1)

80

Erhardt, Clement / Erhardt, G. Reilly

Trenton Country Club

81

Dougherty, R. Morgan / Dougherty, Michael

Huntington Valley Country Club (1)

81

Haubrich, Mark / Haubrich, Alexander

Tavistock Country Club (3)

81

Altieri, Steven / Altieri, Paul

Hopewell Valley Golf Club

81

Willner, Andrew / Willner, Mike

White Manor Country Club

81

Galbreath, Sr., Robert / Galbreath, Evan

Huntington Valley CC/Philmont CC (1)

81

Walsh, III., Michael / Walsh, Mac

Aronimink Golf Club

82

Hagemann, John / Hagemann, Matthew

Cherry Valley Country Club

83

Davis, William / Davis, Michael

Merion Golf Club/ Aronimink Golf Club

83

Martinez, Jerry / Martinez, Christopher

Wilmington Country Club (1)

83

Blickle, James / Blickle, Andrew

Ledgerock Golf Club

83

Kramarski, Lou / Kramarski, Kevin

Riverton Country Club (3)

84

Klaus, Brian / Klaus, Jacob

Tavistock Country Club

85

Susanin, Peter / Susanin, Scott

Overbrook Golf Club (1)

85

Fazio, Mike / Fazio, Matt

Huntington Valley Country Club (4)

85

Firth, Robert / Firth, Jr., Robert

Lu Lu Country Club (2)

86

Marshalek, John / Marshalek, Stephen

Honeybrook Golf Club (1)

86

Dupre, Matthew / Dupre, Alex

Rolling Green Golf Club

87

Fazzini, David / Fazzini, John

Stonewall

87

Carrigan, Jim / Carrigan, Michael

Chester Valley Golf Club

90

Clark, Ron / Clark, Edward

Tavistock Country Club (2)

90

Fleming, William / Fleming, Ryan

Spring Mill Country Club

90

Ade, Christopher / Ade, Matthew

Riverton Country Club (1)

90

Burdulis, Craig / Burdulis, Jr., Craig

Huntington Valley Country Club (2)

91

Schweitzer, Mark / Schweitzer, Luke

Huntington Valley Country Club (3)

91

Beckett, Mike / Beckett, Tristan

Yardley Country Club

91

Eaton, David / Eaton, Hunter

Stonewall (1)

92

Nabial, John / Nabial, James

Cherry Valley Country Club (1)

93

Loftus, Robert / Loftus, Jr., Robert

Overbrook Country Club (1)

93

Rueter, Joe / Rueter, Jr., Joe

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club

93

Tredinnick, Robert / Tredinnick, Taylor

Commonwealth National Golf Club (1)

94

Fedak, Michael / Fedak, Mike

Spring Ford Country Club (2)

97

Jones, Ken / Jones, Jr., Ken

Riverton Country Club (5)

99

Kline, David / Kline, James

Honeybrook Golf Club

112

Reynolds, Michael / Reynolds, Jr., Michael

Sandy Run Country Club

112

 

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