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Palmer duo top Father-Son (Younger)

  CHELTENHAM, Pa.–Jeff and John Palmer of Chester Valley GC carded a 1-over-par 71 to take the 51st Father & Son Younger tournament at tight JC Melrose CC (par 70, 6,909 yards) Wednesday, besting the 234-player field, one of the largest in the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s tournament season.

Jeff (left) and John Palmer of Chester Valley CC.
  "We played well," said Jeff, the father portion of the team. "The course was tight so our strategy was for me to hit it straight but short, while my son just bombed it. That seemed to work pretty well."

  And unlike last year’s Father-Son Younger tournament at Downingtown GC when the Palmers started their day off with an eight, this time the pair fired in a birdie on the par 4, 10th (302 yards) hole to begin their day.

  Jeff’s drive left a comfortable approach shot for his son John, who then stuffed it to within four feet high up on the third tier of the difficult three-tiered green complex.

  "It was a great way to start," said Jeff, who sealed the birdie with a solid putt. "It was especially great since we started out with an eight last year. So to start off with a birdie this time around was a nice change."

  Before it was all said and done, the duo carded three birdies on the day. And they almost witnessed a hole-in-one on the par 3, 17th hole (185 yards) after John knocked a 7-iron on the right-hand side of the green and his ball funneled just past the stick for a tap-in birdie.

  "That was a great shot," said Jeff, who also helped finish their day with a birdie on No. 9 (par 4, 348 yards) after he knocked a wedge close.

Grant (left) and Jonathan Liu of Commonwealth National GC.
  "It’s fantastic because this was my son’s last shot at winning the event," said the five-time Father-Son participant of winning the event in John’s last year of eligibility. "It’s a great way to finish."

  In the junior-junior division, Grant and Jonathan Liu of Commonwealth National GC carded a 4-over-par 74 to take the 13-and-under flight.

  "Jonathan was huge," said Grant of his son. "After his great shot on [No. 4, par 3, 117 yards] to give us a birdie, we just kept rolling along and played well."

  Jonathan poked an 8-iron to within four feet where his father then cleaned up the birdie putt.

  The Father-Son (Younger) tournament is for those father and son teams with sons up to the age of 17. This year, the Father-Son series was split into three separate events (Younger, Middle and Older) 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.

  Brian and Zach Rothaus of Philmont CC took the inaugural Father & Son (Middle) tournament at Bellewood GC back in May of this 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.

 

Results

Sons 14 - 17

Name

Club

Out

In

Total

Palmer, John / Palmer, Jeffrey

Chester Valley Golf Club (1)

35

36

71

Craig, Thomas / Craig, Brendan

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club (2)

36

36

72

Wurtz, Bobby / Wurtz, Jr., Robert

Philadelphia Cricket Club (1)

35

38

73

Verde, Greg / Verde, Tony

Spring Ford Country Club (2)

33

40

73

Dorey, Julian / Dorey, David

Tavistock Country Club (4)

34

40

74

Galbreath, Sr., Robert / Galbreath, Evan

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (19)

35

39

74

Cooley, Seth / Cooley, Benjamin

Lu Lu Country Club (1)

36

39

75

O'Brien, Jimmy / O'Brien, Dave

Cedarbrook Country Club (1)

36

39

75

Kerschner, Ted / Kerschner, George

Overbrook Golf Club (6)

39

36

75

Fulginiti, Brian / Fulginiti, Frank

Trenton Country Club (3)

36

40

76

Dansbury, Daniel / Dansbury, Bruce

Yardley Country Club (1)

38

39

77

Parsons, Jack / Parsons, Jr., Robert

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (1)

35

42

77

Fogel, Ryan / Fogel, Jef

Penn Oaks Golf Club (2)

38

39

77

Chronister, Steven / Chronister, Eric

Bent Creek Country Club (1)

36

41

77

Hunter, Kyle / Hunter, John

Commonwealth National Golf Club (2)

39

39

78

Willadsen, John / Willadsen, Andrew

Sakima Country Club (1)

37

41

78

O'Shea, William / O'Shea, Daniel

Llanerch Country Club (2)

39

39

78

Dalessandro, M.D., David / Dalessandro,Nicholas

Glenmaura National/Huntsville GC

40

39

79

LaGreca, Jimmy / Lagreca, Michael

Sandy Run Country Club (1)

39

41

80

Owens, III, Steven / Owens, Steve

JC Melrose Country Club (1)

40

40

80

Phillips, Reid / Phillips, Kenneth

Lancaster Country Club (1)

38

42

80

Clark, Jeff / Clark, Hayes

Lookaway Golf Club (1)

39

41

80

Crowley, John / Crowley, Will

St. Davids Golf Club (1)

40

40

80

Johnson, Jim / Johnson, Michael

Talamore Country Club (1)

36

44

80

Leskow, Robert / Leskow, John

Laurel Creek Country Club (1)

37

43

80

Marvin, Bryan / Marvin, Michael

Old York Road Country Club (3)

41

39

80

Ashcraft, Bob / Ashcraft, Michael

Brookside CC of Allentown (1)

41

40

81

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

Old York Road Country Club (2)

39

42

81

Albertus, Patrick / Albertus, Bill

Penn Oaks Golf Club (1)

40

42

82

Holt, Christian / Holt, Jr., Thomas

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club (1)

43

39

82

Brooke, Nick / Brooke, Richard

Hopewell Valley Golf Club (2)

39

43

82

McCallister, John / McCallister, Stephen

Old York Road Country Club (1)

43

40

83

Moran, Christopher / Moran, Michael

Overbrook Golf Club (2)

40

43

83

Dougherty, Michael / Dougherty, R. Morgan

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (13)

41

42

83

Schweitzer, Mark / Schweitzer, Luke

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (11)

43

41

84

Brown, Eric / Brown, Jeffrey

West Chester Golf & Country Club (2)

40

44

84

Fazio, Matt / Fazio, Michael

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (2)

41

44

85

Hagel, William / Esher-Hagel, John

McCall Golf & Country Club (1)

35

50

85

Hagel, William / Hagel, Mark

McCall Golf & Country Club (2)

41

44

85

Schell, Steve / Schell, Michael

Overbrook Golf Club (3)

45

41

86

Van Ostenbridge, Dan / Van Ostenbridge, CJ

Spring Ford Country Club (1)

46

42

88

Hillard, Michael / Hilliard, Steve

Sandy Run Country Club (2)

43

45

88

Templin, Joseph / Templin, Drew

Ledgerock Golf Club (2)

42

46

88

Martin, Harry / Martin, Kyle

Commonwealth National Golf Club (4)

43

45

88

Westhafer, Dennis / Westhafer, Ryan

West Chester Golf & Country Club (1)

42

47

89

Marshalek, John / Marshalek, Steve

Whitford Country Club (1)

44

45

89

Miller, Barry / Miller, Andrew

Radnor Valley Country Club (1)

47

43

90

West, Kyle / West, David

Whitford Country Club (2)

44

46

90

Eichman, Connor / Eichman, Jr., F. Donald

Llanerch Country Club (1)

43

47

90

Melnick, Steven / Melnick, Corey

Rivercrest Golf Club & Preserve (1)

44

46

90

Mastroni, Tom / Mastroni, Jimmy

Sandy Run Country Club (4)

45

45

90

Klaus, Brian / Klaus, Kyle

Tavistock Country Club (3)

45

46

91

McNichol, Terance / McNichol, Shane

Llanerch Country Club (3)

45

46

91

Burdulis, Jr., Craig / Burdulis, Craig

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (4)

44

49

93

Markward, Dutch / Markward, Del

North Hills Country Club (1)

46

48

94

Worster, John / Worster, J. Rhoads

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (17)

46

49

95

Maderia, Tj / Maderia, Tom

Burlington Country Club (2)

51

44

95

Susanin, Ryan / Susanin, Peter

Overbrook Golf Club (1)

46

51

97

Leighton Jr, John / Leighton, John

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (14)

51

52

103

Martinez, Will / Martinez, Jerry

Wilmington Country Club (3)

52

55

107

Resnick, Larry / Resnick, Warren

Cedarbrook Country Club (2)

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Sons 13 and Under

Liu, Grant / Liu, Jonathan

Commonwealth National Golf Club (3)

36

38

74

Erhardt, Clement / Erhardt, Reilly

Trenton Country Club (1)

38

38

76

Gregor, Michael / Gregor, Jack

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (12)

39

37

76

Dazen, Cody / Dazen, Kenneth

Medford Village Country Club (1)

37

40

77

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

Ledgerock Golf Club (1)

42

36

78

Davis, William / Davis, Michael

Aronimink Golf Club/Merion Golf Club (1)

39

39

78

Zimmer, Kenneth / Zimmer, Scott

Laurel Creek Country Club (2)

38

40

78

Firth, Robert / Firth, Jr., Robert

Commonwealth National Golf Club (1)

36

44

80

Kelly, Kevin / Kelly, Sean

Philadelphia Cricket Club (2)

38

42

80

Klaus, Jacob / Klaus, Brian

Tavistock Country Club (1)

38

43

81

Martinez, Jerry / Martinez, Christopher

Wilmington Country Club (2)

40

41

81

O'Connor, Bob / O'Connor, Mike

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (7)

42

39

81

Quirk, John / Quirk, Jack

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (9)

41

40

81

Guarino, Jr., Vincent / Guarino, Drew

Burlington Country Club (1)

39

42

81

Dupre, Alex / Dupre, Matthew

Rolling Green Golf Club (1)

43

40

83

Goodrich, William / Goodrich, Connor

Woodbury Country Club (1)

41

42

83

Myers, Joey / Myers, Joe

Bensalem Township Country Club (1)

41

42

83

Herring, Thomas / Herring, III, Thomas

Meadia Heights Golf Club (1)

42

41

83

Kelly, Kevin / Kelly, Ryan

Philadelphia Cricket Club (3)

44

40

84

Altieri, Paul / Altieri, Steven

Hopewell Valley Golf Club (1)

41

44

85

Walsh, III., Michael / Walsh, Mac

Aronimink Golf Club (1)

38

47

85

Gregor, Douglas / Gregor, Andrew

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (6)

43

43

86

Hayes, Peter / Hayes, Jr., Peter

Philadelphia Country Club (1)

42

44

86

Atcavage, Richard / Atcavage, Rich

Brookside C.C. of Allentown (1)

44

43

87

McGrath III, Patrick / McGrath, Patrick

Philadelphia Publinks GA

43

44

87

Dirienzi, Ron / Dirienzi, Nolan

Rolling Green Golf Club (2)

39

48

87

Ade, Matthew / Ade, Christopher

Riverton Country Club (1)

44

44

88

Fazzini, John / Fazzini, David

Stonewall (1)

43

45

88

Fazio, Michael / Fazio, Jake

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (5)

43

45

88

Rueter, Joseph / Rueter, Jr., Joseph

Torresdale-Frankford Country Club (2)

44

44

88

Levitsky, Neal / Levitsky, Kevin

Wilmington Country Club (1)

47

42

89

Halle, Jeffrey / Halle, Andrew

Philadelphia Publinks GA (1)

41

48

89

Fleming, William / Fleming, Ryan

Spring Mill Country Club (1)

40

49

89

Clark, Edward / Clark, Ron

Tavistock Country Club (2)

45

45

90

Smith, Bob / Smith, Todd

Trenton Country Club (2)

44

47

91

Pina, Joel / Pina, Cullen

Overbrook Golf Club (7)

44

47

91

Farris, Butch / Farris, John

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (8)

39

53

92

Tredinnick, Robert / Tredinnick, Taylor

Commonwealth National Golf Club (5)

43

49

92

Beckett, Michael / Beckett, Tristan

Yardley Country Club (2)

45

49

94

McGlone, Jake / McGlone, Jerry

Overbrook Golf Club (4)

47

47

94

Fedak Jr., Michael / Fedak, Michael

Spring Ford Country Club (3)

46

48

94

Siegfried, Steven / Siegfried, Max

Philadelphia Country Club (2)

48

46

94

Kremp, Ryan / Kremp, Scott

Huntindon Valley Country Club (3)

47

48

95

Worster, Reid / Worster, John

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (16)

44

52

96

Loftus, Robert / Loftus, Jr, Robert

Overbrook Golf Club (5)

47

49

96

McIntyre, Stephen / McIntyre, Devin

Honeybrook Golf Club (1)

51

46

97

Nabial, James / Nabial, John

Cherry Valley Country Club (1)

50

48

98

Jones, Ken / Jones, Dean

Riverton Country Club (2)

47

51

98

Easton, III, John / Easton, IV, John

cturers Golf & Country Club (1)

52

48

100

Gregor Jr., Frank / Gregor, Frankie

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (10)

45

55

100

Jones, Timothy / Jones, Ken

Riverton Country Club (3)

53

50

103

Leighton, Thomas / Leighton Jr, John

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (15)

52

54

106

McAleese, III Esq., John / McAleese, Jack

Aronimink Golf Club (2)

56

51

107

Mezzanotte, James / Mezzanotte, Christopher

Whitemarsh Valley Country Club (1)

56

54

110

Schoeller, Brent / Schoeller, Mark

Huntingdon Valley Country Club (16)

54

61

115

Reynolds Jr., Michael / Reynolds, Michael

Sandy Run Country Club (3)

61

56

117

  

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