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Rothaus duo tops inaugural Father-Son (Middle)

  POTTSTOWN, Pa. – Brian and Zach Rothaus of Philmont CC took the inaugural Father & Son Middle tournament at Bellewood GC (par 71, 6,420 yards) Wednesday after battling through the rough west-bound Pennsylvania Turnpike traffic and a 126-player field to card a 3-under-par 68.

Brian (left) and Zach Rothaus of Philmont CC.
  After literally running to the first tee from the parking lot with only two minutes to spare, the duo managed to register the only sub-par round of the day.

   "Just making it in time to be able to play was enough for us," said Brian, 52, after he and his son barely made their 8:40 a.m. tee time. "The fact that we got here just in time made the golf a lot easier."

  Added Zach, "We thought we had no chance of making it."

  After setting down from their early-morning race to the tee box, the Philmont CC pair got off to an even-keel start finishing the front side at even par. But the two of a kind quickly turned it on with a birdie on No. 11 (par 4, 401 yards) after Zach, a 19-year-old from Huntingdon Valley, Pa., sank a right-to-left breaking, 35-footer from the right fringe.

  The Rothaus team got back into red figures in almost the same fashion four holes later after Brian sent in a downhill 35-footer of his own for birdie on No. 15 (par 4, 387 yards).

  Zach then helped his father add another birdie on No. 17 (par 3, 176 yards) when his smooth 5-iron landed just six feet left of the hole where Brian then cleaned up the putt.

  "We’ve always been in the hunt for the [Father-Son (Younger)] events, so it’s nice to finally win one," Zach said. "It’s a pretty cool feeling."

  When asked what it meant for them to win the inaugural edition of the Father-Son (Middle) Brian put it simply saying, "We’re just happy to play after the drive we had to just get here on time."

  For the Detweilers, who finished in a tie for second place with 2007 Father-Son (Younger) champs Bob and Bobby Arthur with an even-par 71, it was a different start all together. The Detweiler team began their day with a pair of double bogeys on hole Nos. 10 (par 5, 557 yards) and 11 that helped bring them to 6-over par after their 8th hole (No. 17) of the day. A fact that didn’t seem that bad at the time for Brandon, 20.

  "We were on [No. 18] and I said to my dad, ‘No big deal, all we have to do is make a couple birdies and we’ll get it back to even,’ " said a mistaken Brandon to his father. "He then looked at me, paused and said, ‘Brandon, we’re 6-over.’ I responded to him saying, ‘OK, that might be a problem then.’ "

  Problem or not, the Detweiler pair proceed to fire in back-to-back-to-back birdies on holes No. 18 (par 5, 5151 yards), 1 (par 4, 365 yards) and 2 (par 5, 511 yards).

  "It was fun," said Marlin, 51, of their birdie tear. "It’s always nice to bring it back."

  When it was all said and done, Brandon and Marlin finished their back side (the actual front nine) in 5-under par to finish in a tie for second.

  "We played well but it was really nice to play with our friends, Ron and Doug Cusick," said Bob, 50, of his long-time Tavistock CC buddies. "I think we were the only ones that had the fathers riding in one cart while the sons rode in the other. It was fun to play alongside them in this tournament."

  Net Division
  James and James, III, Rocks finished with a 2-under-par 68 to take the net division of the event.

  The inaugural Father-Son Middle tournament is for those father and son teams with sons ranging in ages from 18 to 29. The event was conceived because of the high demand for participation in both the Father-Son Younger, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007, and the Older tournament, an event in its 97th year.

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  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 136 Member Clubs and 56,000 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.

Gross Division

Name, club

Score

Zach Rothaus/Brian Rothaus, Philmont CC

36-32=68

Brandon Detweiler/Marlin Detweiler, Lancaster CC

31-40=71

Robert Arthur/Bobby Arthur, Tavistock CC

36-35=71

James Rocks/James Rocks, III, Wedgwood CC

37-35=72

James Muller/Maximillian Muller, Manufacturers Golf & CC

35-37=72

Richard Kaspar/Christopher Kaspar, Lu Lu CC

35-38=73

Bo Maguire/Alexander Maguire, Sr., Brookside CC

37-36=73

A.J. Donatoni/Don Donatoni, White Manor CC

37-37=74

Jeff Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Rolling Green GC

37-37=74

Zach Smith/David Smith, Doylestown CC

39-35=74

Pete Widdoes/Aaron Widdoes, Inniscrone GC/Deerfield G&TC

36-39=75

Douglas Cusick/Ronald Cusick, Sr., Tavistock CC

40-35=75

Brian McDermott/Neil McDermott, Llanerch CC

39-37=76

Larry Borowsky/Alan Borowsky, White Manor CC

38-38=76

Bradley Roberts/Bradley Roberts, Wedgwood CC

39-37=76

Jeffrey Hall/J.D. Hall, Merion GC

37-39=76

Matthew Walsh, Sr./George Walsh, Philadelphia CC

38-38=76

Matt Dudas/Dwight Dudas, Indian Valley CC

35-42=77

Thomas Holt, Jr./Eric Holt, Torresdale-Frankford CC

38-39=77

Brett Sheva/Gregory Sheva, North Hills CC

39-39=78

Donald Beck/Ryan Beck, Old York Road CC

38-40=78

Tony DePaul, Jr./Tony DePaul, North Hills CC

41-37=78

Sean Flaherty/Sam Flaherty, Commonwealth National GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

38-40=78

Doug Zeiders/Duncan Zeiders, Old York Road CC

40-39=79

Charles Bernard/Joe Bernard, RiverCrest GC & Preserve

40-39=79

Bennett Meyer/Tedd Meyer, Philmont CC

38-41=79

Barry Goldstein/Jason Goldstein, Commonwealth National GC/Meadowlands CC

39-40=79

Kevin Frost/Steve Frost, Honeybrook GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

40-39=79

Patrick Montgomery/Joe Montgomery, Riverton CC

41-40=81

JosephM. Dulka/Joseph Dulka, DuPont CC

40-41=81

Wayne Griest/Jeffrey Griest, Waynesborough CC

41-40=81

Shaun Guinan/Andrew Guinan, Applebrook GC

40-41=81

Yong Choe/Robert Choe, Rolling Green GC

40-42=82

Jack Seese/Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley CC

45-37=82

James Genuardi/Kevin Genuardi, Cedarbrook CC

42-40=82

Geoff Forcino/Ernest Forcino, Waynesborough CC

39-43=82

Tim Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC

40-43=83

Dennis Wasilewski/Christopher Wasilewski, Waynesborough CC

41-42=83

Jim Sullivan/Brendan Sullivan, Wilmington CC

43-40=83

Eric Fonner/William Fonner, Huntingdon Valley CC

42-41=83

David Hodas/Sam Hodas, Fieldstone GC

40-43=83

Dan Van Ostenbridge/Matt VanOstenbridge, Spring Ford CC

44-40=84

LouisG. Newett/Chris Newett, Indian Valley CC

40-44=84

Phillip Villari/Phillip Villari, Jr., Riverton CC

44-40=84

Edward Westermann, Sr./Edward Westermann, Jr., Blue Bell CC/Unaffiliated

40-44=84

Tom Moran/Michael Moran, Overbrook GC

43-41=84

Tim Milner/Byron Milner, Overbrook GC

39-45=84

Scott Henry/Kenneth Henry, Medford Lakes CC

43-42=85

Christopher Allan, Jr./ Christopher Allan, Sr., Honeybrook GC/Unaffiliated

39-46=85

Jason Mandel/David Mandel, White Manor CC

45-44=89

Brian Carrigan/Jim Carrigan, Chester Valley GC

43-46=89

Charles Ormsby, Jr./ Charles Ormsby, III, Huntingdon Valley CC

40-49=89

Brad Spuhler/Joe Spuhler, Wildwood Golf & CC

46-44=90

Ross Godick/Bruce Godick, Rolling Green GC

44-46=90

Seth Cooley/Ian Cooley, Lu Lu CC

47-44=91

Kent Dolby/Kent Dolby, Jr., Waynesborough CC

48-43=91

Dan Harms/Michael Harms, Philadelphia Publinks GA

47-47=94

Dan Cameron/Alex Cameron, Merchantville CC

44-50=94

Chrisopher Logan/Robert Logan, Overbrook GC

48-46=94

Tim Ahern/Timothy Ahern, Wedgwood CC

47-47=94

Edward Furman/Ed Furman, Jr., Commonwealth National GC

44-52=96

Will Albertus, III/Bill Albertus, Penn Oaks GC

47-52=99

Lawrence Pluck/Steve Pluck, Blue Bell CC/Sandy Run CC

48-55=103

 

Net Division

Name, club

Score

Zach Rothaus/Brian Rothaus, Philmont CC

68

James Rocks/James Rocks, III, Wedgwood CC

68

Robert Arthur/Bobby Arthur, Tavistock CC

69

Richard Kaspar/Christopher Kaspar, Lu Lu CC

70

Brandon Detweiler/Marlin Detweiler, Lancaster CC

71

James Muller/Maximillian Muller, Manufacturers G&CC

71

Bo Maguire/Alexander Maguire, Sr., Brookside CC

71

Jeff Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Rolling Green GC

71

Matthew Walsh, Sr./George Walsh, Philadelphia CC

71

Barry Goldstein/Jason Goldstein, Commonwealth National GC/Meadowlands CC

71

Patrick Montgomery/Joe Montgomery, Riverton CC

71

A.J. Donatoni/Don Donatoni, White Manor CC

72

Bradley Roberts/Bradley Roberts, Wedgwood CC

72

Tony DePaul, Jr./Tony DePaul, North Hills CC

72

Geoff Forcino/Ernest Forcino, Waynesborough CC

72

Matt Dudas/Dwight Dudas, Indian Valley CC

73

Wayne Griest/Jeffrey Griest, Waynesborough CC

73

Yong Choe/Robert Choe, Rolling Green GC

73

Zach Smith/David Smith, Doylestown CC

74

Douglas Cusick/Ronald Cusick, Sr., Tavistock CC

74

Brian McDermott/Neil McDermott, Llanerch CC

74

Larry Borowsky/Alan Borowsky, White Manor CC

74

Jeffrey Hall/J.D. Hall, Merion GC

74

Doug Zeiders/Duncan Zeiders, Old York Road CC

74

Dennis Wasilewski/Christopher Wasilewski, Waynesborough CC

74

Thomas Holt, Jr./Eric Holt, Torresdale-Frankford CC

75

Donald Beck/Ryan Beck, Old York Road CC

75

Sean Flaherty/Sam Flaherty, Commonwealth National GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

75

Jim Sullivan/Brendan Sullivan, Wilmington CC

75

Dan VanOstenbridge/Matt VanOstenbridge, Spring Ford CC

75

Bennett Meyer/Tedd Meyer, Philmont CC

76

David Hodas/Sam Hodas, Fieldstone GC

76

Louis G. Newett/Chris Newett, Indian Valley CC

76

Jason Mandel/David Mandel, White Manor CC

76

Charles Bernard/Joe Bernard, RiverCrest GC & Preserve

78

Tim Milner/Byron Milner, Overbrook GC

78

Joseph M. Dulka/Joseph Dulka, DuPont CC

79

Shaun Guinan/Andrew Guinan, Applebrook GC

79

Jack Seese/Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley CC

79

Tim Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Applebrook GC/Rolling Green GC

79

Eric Fonner/William Fonner, Huntingdon Valley CC

79

Phillip Villari/Phillip Villari, Jr., Riverton CC

79

Tom Moran/Michael Moran, Overbrook GC

79

Scott Henry/Kenneth Henry, Medford Lakes CC

79

Brian Carrigan/Jim Carrigan, Chester Valley GC

79

James Genuardi/Kevin Genuardi, Cedarbrook CC

80

Brad Spuhler/Joe Spuhler, Wildwood G&CC

80

Chrisopher Logan/Robert Logan, Overbrook GC

80

Charles Ormsby, Jr./Charles Ormsby, III, Huntingdon Valley CC

81

Ross Godick/Bruce Godick, Rolling Green GC

83

Kent Dolby/Kent Dolby, Jr., Waynesborough CC

83

Tim Ahern/Timothy Ahern, Wedgwood CC

83

Seth Cooley/Ian Cooley, Lu Lu CC

84

Edward Furman/Ed Furman, Jr., Commonwealth National GC

84

Dan Harms/Michael Harms, Philadelphia Publinks GA

87

Dan Cameron/Alex Cameron, Merchantville CC

87

Lawrence Pluck/Steve Pluck, Blue Bell CC/Sandy Run CC

88

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