June 3, 2015

Edgmont Country Club’s Michael Quinn also won the Chapman (Gross) in 2011.

Edgmont’s Quinn claims Senior crown in Chapman Cup (Gross)

  READING, Pa. — The treacherous par 4, 405-yard 15th hole at Berkshire Country Club (par 71, 6,269 yards) gave the Frank H. Chapman Memorial Cup (Gross) field fits Wednesday. Michael Quinn mastered its complexity with a rousing birdie — a critical conversion in his eventual conquest.

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  The Edgmont Country Club member carded a 2-under-par 69 to claim the tournament’s Senior title. Quinn, 65, of East Fallowfield, Pa., also won in 2011 at Little Mill Country Club. He defeated Craig Scott in a playoff that year.

  “It’s phenomenal to be in the winner’s circle again,” a thrilled Quinn said. “I put enough work in on my golf, and it paid off today. It’s hard to bring your practice work onto the golf course and maintain your equilibrium and emotions. It’s really gratifying, especially playing against Ray Thompson, Chip Lutz and a whole lot of other great players.”

  The aforementioned Thompson, an Overbrook Golf Club member, carded a 1-over-par 72 to finish second. The Ridge at Back Brook’s Bert Kosup, the tournament’s defending champion, tied for fourth at 75.

  Touting a lethal putting surface with little margin for error, the 15th hole played nearly two strokes over par Wednesday. A downhill 20-footer for birdie on No. 14 (par 4, 423 yards) primed Quinn for the tough task ahead. He slung a drive down the left side of No. 15, setting up an ideal yardage of 167 to a back left hole location.

  “It was a perfect 6-iron for me — slightly uphill, slightly into the breeze, all carry because of the false front,” Quinn said. “I looked at my ballmark when I got up there, and I hit four feet in front of the hole. It danced around and ended at a foot. It was nice to have a tap-in there. I knew that was absolutely huge.”

  Was it ever. Quinn gained a three-stroke edge with three holes remaining. He followed pars on Nos. 16 (par 3, 176 yards) and 17 (par 4, 367 yards) with a celebratory 3 on the 18th hole (par 4, 318 yards). With 123 yards to a back hole location, Quinn knocked a wedge to 20 feet and canned a left-to-right breaker.

  “Just the setting of all of my peers looking down [from the deck behind the 18th green] … to roll that putt in was a highlight,” Quinn said.

  Quinn, playing in the event’s final group, began his championship bid with a pair of highlights. A 20-yard pitch to six feet resulted in a birdie on No. 1 (par 5, 485 yards). Quinn played the tempting par 4, 270-yard No. 2 conservatively, laying up with a 3-iron hybrid and smacking a three-quarter sand wedge 82 yards. He deposited a quick seven-footer for birdie. Back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 7 (par 4, 320 yards) and 8 (par 4, 302 yards) tampered with Quinn’s fiery start. On the first, he left a gap wedge from 115 yards on the middle edge of a three-tiered green. Quinn rolled an aggressive putt to four feet and missed the ensuing par attempt. He babied a wedge on No. 8, chipped out of an elevated sidehill lie and failed to execute a six-footer.

  A birdie on the par 3, 125-yard No. 9 allowed Quinn to turn in even. He pured a wedge to seven feet above the flagstick.

  “That putt was really quick coming down. I was a little frisky with it, but it hit the middle of the hole and went in,” Quinn said. “If it didn’t go in the hole, it was going to be six or seven feet by.”

  Quinn’s position heading in put him in select company. Only a handful of competitors stood at level par thru nine holes Wednesday. The field scoring average settled at 82 on a cool and overcast day.

  “It was a good test,” Thompson, 63, of Drexel Hill, Pa., said. “The greens are challenging. You really needed to know where to land it. You had your hands full if you missed on the wrong side. All in all, I hit the ball pretty well, so I can’t complain. Michael played great.”

  “Even though I’m 65, I plan on playing in the Senior Division,” Quinn said. “I’m playing in the [BMW Philadelphia] Amateur in a couple of weeks. It’d be phenomenal just to make the cut, to play with the young guys and be inspired. That’s kind of my goal.”

  Frank H. Chapman, a Whitemarsh Valley Country Club member, served as the Association’s secretary-treasurer for 23 years. He died on June 7, 1955 at the age of 88. The Gross tournament, now in its ninth year, is held in his honor.

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Overall

Name, club

Score

Michael Quinn, Edgmont Country Club

69

Raymond Thompson, Overbrook Golf Club

72

Glenn Smeraglio, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

74

David West, Whitford Country Club

75

Bert Kosup, The Ridge at Back Brook

75

Roc Irey, Lookaway Golf Club

75

Craig Kliewer, Honeybrook Golf Club

76

Kenneth Phillips, Lancaster Country Club

76

Chip Lutz, LedgeRock Golf Club

76

John Nottage, Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

Oscar Mestre, Overbrook Golf Club

77

Rich Thon, The Springhaven Club

77

Hee Yoo, Skippack Golf Club at Evansburg State Park

78

Rand Mendez, Fieldstone Golf Club

78

Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club

78

Pierce Herbst, Greate Bay Country Club

78

Tom Borsello, Hartefeld National

78

Buddy Reed, Back Creek Golf Club

79

Michael Vassil, Country Club of Scranton

79

Robert Gill, Fox Hill Country Club

79

James Muller, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

79

Michael Domenick, Phoenixville Country Club

79

Robert Wagner, Merion Golf Club

79

Steve Dionisio, Jericho National Golf Club

79

Dave Caldwell, Philadelphia Publinks GA

80

Jim Simmons, Stonewall

80

Steven Walczak, Wilmington Country Club

80

Bennett Meyer, Philmont Country Club

80

Buck Jones, Philadelphia Publinks GA

80

Robert Billings, Rolling Green Golf Club

80

Chris Smedley, Hartefeld National

81

J. Kirk Luntey, Merion Golf Club

81

Jon Lavin, Rolling Green Golf Club

81

James Prendergast, Bellewood Country Club

81

Keith Li, Heidelberg Country Club

81

Robin McCool, Saucon Valley Country Club

81

Tom DiCinti, Old York CC at Chesterfield

81

Byron Whitman, Philadelphia Publinks GA

82

Scott Orr, Bellewood Country Club

82

Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club

82

Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley Golf Club

82

George Henninger, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

82

Michael Berger, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

82

Jim Gavaghan, Jericho National Golf Club

83

Ron Weaver, Bent Creek Country Club

83

Bob Majczan, Lookaway Golf Club

83

Robert Dietrich, Loch Nairn Golf Club

83

Frank Kovalcheck, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

84

John Ward, Greate Bay Country Club

84

Mark Dennish, The Ridge at Back Brook

84

Norman Charlesworth, Running Deer Golf Club

84

Richard Atcavage, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

84

Scott Carney, Commonwealth National Golf Club

84

Gary Daniels, Applebrook Golf Club

84

Michael Moser, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

84

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr., Saucon Valley Country Club

84

Tom Coffey, Sr, Chester Valley Golf Club

84

Alan Wagenschnur, Back Creek Golf Club

85

Bill Turner, Rancocas Golf Club

85

Brian Sexton, Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club

85

Christopher Clauson, Sandy Run Country Club

85

Ron Clark, Tavistock Country Club

85

Scott McIntosh, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

85

Richard Lownes, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

85

John Robinson, Commonwealth National Golf Club

86

Joe Culley, The Springhaven Club

86

Richard Custer, Bellewood Country Club

86

Richard Timbrell, The Bucks Club

86

Richard Umani, Honeybrook Golf Club

86

Gary Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club

87

Michael Brady, Jericho National Golf Club

87

Ward Bauman, The Ridge at Back Brook

88

Drew Panebianco, Five Ponds Golf Club

88

Paul Keating, Aronimink Golf Club

88

Gary Smith, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

89

Steve Meyer, Rolling Green Golf Club

89

Bob Walsh, Philadelphia Publinks GA

90

Bob Enders, Running Deer Golf Club

92

John Willadsen, Sakima Country Club

96

John Emmel, Jr., Back Creek Golf Club

NS

Arthur Kania, Jr., Merion Golf Club

WD

John Gonsior, Limekiln Golf Club

WD

Frank Corrado, Jr., Jericho National Golf Club

WD

Neal Levitsky, Wilmington Country Club

WD

 

Ages 55-59

Name, club

Score

Glenn Smeraglio, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

74

David West, Whitford Country Club

75

Craig Kliewer, Honeybrook Golf Club

76

Kenneth Phillips, Lancaster Country Club

76

John Nottage, Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

Oscar Mestre, Overbrook Golf Club

77

Hee Yoo, Skippack Golf Club at Evansburg State Park

78

Rand Mendez, Fieldstone Golf Club

78

Buddy Reed, Back Creek Golf Club

79

Michael Vassil, Country Club of Scranton

79

Robert Gill, Fox Hill Country Club

79

Dave Caldwell, Philadelphia Publinks GA

80

Jim Simmons, Stonewall

80

Steven Walczak, Wilmington Country Club

80

Chris Smedley, Hartefeld National

81

J. Kirk Luntey, Merion Golf Club

81

Jon Lavin, Rolling Green Golf Club

81

Byron Whitman, Philadelphia Publinks GA

82

Scott Orr, Bellewood Country Club

82

Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club

82

Jim Gavaghan, Jericho National Golf Club

83

Ron Weaver, Bent Creek Country Club

83

Frank Kovalcheck, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

84

John Ward, Greate Bay Country Club

84

Mark Dennish, The Ridge at Back Brook

84

Norman Charlesworth, Running Deer Golf Club

84

Richard Atcavage, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

84

Scott Carney, Commonwealth National Golf Club

84

Alan Wagenschnur, Back Creek Golf Club

85

Bill Turner, Rancocas Golf Club

85

Brian Sexton, Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club

85

Christopher Clauson, Sandy Run Country Club

85

Ron Clark, Tavistock Country Club

85

Scott McIntosh, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

85

John Robinson, Commonwealth National Golf Club

86

Ward Bauman, The Ridge at Back Brook

88

Gary Smith, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

89

Bob Walsh, Philadelphia Publinks GA

90

Bob Enders, Running Deer Golf Club

92

John Willadsen, Sakima Country Club

96

Frank Corrado, Jr., Jericho National Golf Club

WD

Neal Levitsky, Wilmington Country Club

WD

 

Ages 60 & over

Name, club

Score

Michael Quinn, Edgmont Country Club

69

Raymond Thompson, Overbrook Golf Club

72

Bert Kosup, The Ridge at Back Brook

75

Roc Irey, Lookaway Golf Club

75

Chip Lutz, LedgeRock Golf Club

76

Rich Thon, The Springhaven Club

77

Andrew Harmer, The Springhaven Club

78

Pierce Herbst, Greate Bay Country Club

78

Tom Borsello, Hartefeld National

78

James Muller, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

79

Michael Domenick, Phoenixville Country Club

79

Robert Wagner, Merion Golf Club

79

Steve Dionisio, Jericho National Golf Club

79

Bennett Meyer, Philmont Country Club

80

Buck Jones, Philadelphia Publinks GA

80

Robert Billings, Rolling Green Golf Club

80

James Prendergast, Bellewood Country Club

81

Keith Li, Heidelberg Country Club

81

Robin McCool, Saucon Valley Country Club

81

Tom DiCinti, Old York CC at Chesterfield

81

Ed Chylinski, Chester Valley Golf Club

82

George Henninger, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

82

Michael Berger, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

82

Bob Majczan, Lookaway Golf Club

83

Robert Dietrich, Loch Nairn Golf Club

83

Gary Daniels, Applebrook Golf Club

84

Michael Moser, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

84

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr., Saucon Valley Country Club

84

Tom Coffey, Sr, Chester Valley Golf Club

84

Richard Lownes, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

85

Joe Culley, The Springhaven Club

86

Richard Custer, Bellewood Country Club

86

Richard Timbrell, The Bucks Club

86

Richard Umani, Honeybrook Golf Club

86

Gary Yeager, Philadelphia Cricket Club

87

Michael Brady, Jericho National Golf Club

87

Drew Panebianco, Five Ponds Golf Club

88

Paul Keating, Aronimink Golf Club

88

Steve Meyer, Rolling Green Golf Club

89

John Emmel, Jr., Back Creek Golf Club

NS

Arthur Kania, Jr., Merion Golf Club

WD

John Gonsior, Limekiln Golf Club

WD

 

NS-no show; WD-withdrawal

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