Sept. 16, 2015

James and Maximillian Muller carded a 1-over-par 71 to prevail at Huntingdon Valley.

Manufacturers’ Mullers generate victory in 104th Father & Son (Older)

  HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. — An ace, an albatross and a tournament victory. All attained in 11 days by Maximillian Muller.

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  The Manufacturers Golf & Country Club member joined his father James to add the last one to the list Wednesday. The two carded a 1-over-par 71 to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 104th Father & Son (Older) at Huntingdon Valley Country Club (par 70, 6,379 yards).

  Jim Weber of Waynesboro Country Club and his son John of Conestoga Country Club also filed a 71, but were unable to return for a playoff to determine a champion.

  The event’s format is selective drive/alternate shot.

  “Two Saturdays ago, I had an ace on No. 4 [at Manufacturers] with a 9-iron. Then last weekend, we had a Member-Member tournament, and I holed an 8-iron for a 2 on our 9th hole,” Maximillian, 30, of Fort Washington, Pa., said. “It was wild. I’ve been playing well.”

  His hot streak continued on Huntingdon Valley’s demanding terrain. The Muller team, which started on the back nine, scraped together a 3 over before sinking into the sizzle. Maximillian dropped a wedge 74 yards to three feet for a 3 on No. 1 (par 4, 363 yards). He again played the set-up role on the par 4, 343-yard No. 4, knocking a 54-degree wedge 119 yards to 25 feet. James converted a slider that shifted two feet to the left upon descent. Following a bombastic drive by Maximillian on No. 7 (par 5, 538 yards), James launched a 5-iron 192 yards to the green’s backside. Maximillian eased a downhill chip to 10 feet, and dad cleaned up the birdie putt.

  The strenuous par 4, 415-yard No. 9 — a hilly shape-shifter that presents little margin for error — nearly kept the Muller team off the title table. Maximillian found the fairway with a towering drive, but James, with an awkward lie on the downslope, bladed a wedge from 119 yards into the hillside beneath the green. The result, though it didn’t seem so at the time, proved fortunate.

  “Thank goodness it hit the hill because I would’ve had to take a penalty out of the halfway house,” James, 62, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., said. “The boys (Maximillian and Alexander) and I used to sled on that hill, and I would have to stand at the bottom to make sure they didn’t go in the creek. It’s a better sledding hill than it is a chipping hill.” Maximillian chipped onto the green and James missed a 10-footer for par.

  The Muller team captured the Father & Son tournament (ages 15-17) in 2002 at Lu Lu Country Club — 30 years after James and his father Alfons won in 1972 at Llanerch Country Club. Since the 2002 victory, Maximillian’s gained distance off the tee and improved his composure on the course.

   “He cranks it, and for as long as he hits it, he can still putt,” James said. “It’s very cool and very rewarding [to win today].”

  Not much has changed when it comes to dad’s golf game.

  “He’s just pretty steady,” Maximillian said.

Pete Petroll birdies No. 7 (par 5, 518 yards).

Super-Senior Division
  Penn Oaks Golf Club’s Pete and Philip Petroll share three decades worth of Father & Son tournament memories. The two forged one that will forever sit atop the bundle. The Petroll team carded a 1-under-par 69 take the tournament’s Super-Senior (par 70, 5,819 yards) title.

  “It’s 30 years in the making,” Philip, 44, of West Chester, Pa., said. “We’ve been in [the GAP Father & Son tournament] since I was 12 probably. It’s special. [Dad] hit it 200 yards down the middle, and I could hit the ball where I needed to. It’s a little easier when he keeps it in play like that.”

  “One of us was usually in a decent position,” Pete, 80, of Chadds Ford, Pa., said. “He hit all of the good shots.”

  Starting on the back nine, the Petroll team posted a modest 35 heading out. Victory prospects multiplied following a wild par save on No. 4 (par 4, 328 yards). After Pete departed the right greenside bunker, Philip drained a 50-footer.

  “That’s when I thought we’d have a chance [at winning],” Philip said.

  A pair of birdies coming in enhanced those chances. On the par 3, 127-yard No. 5, Philip stopped a wedge at two feet. He knocked a 52-degree wedge 100 yards to five feet on No 7 (par 5, 518 yards). Dad cleaned up the birdie putt.

  The Father & Son (Older) tournament is for those father and son teams with sons 30 years of age and older.

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Gross

Championship Division

Name

Score

*James Muller/Maximillian Muller, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

71

Jim Weber/John Weber, Waynesboro CC/Conestoga CC

71

Bill Holt, III/Will Holt, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

72

Chris Lange/Chris Lange, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club

72

Robert O'Connor/Greg O'Connor, Huntingdon Valley CC/ Bellewood CC

73

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr./Thomas Bartolacci, III, Saucon Valley Country Club

73

Patrick Mitchell/Kevin Mitchell, Sr., Glenmaura National Golf Club

73

Jack Seese/Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

Alexander Maguire, Jr./Alexander Maguire, Sr., Brookside Country Club

74

Thomas Hyland/Michael Hyland, Little Mill Country Club

75

Jon Finger/Matthew Finger, Snee Farm CC/DuPont CC

75

Jim Sullivan/James Sullivan, Sr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

Jesse Brookreson/David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

Robert Billings/Rob Billings, Rolling Green GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

75

Robert Garis/Drew Garis, North Hills Country Club

76

David Reedman/Christopher Reedman, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

77

Chris Yard/W.Scott Yard, Whitford Country Club

77

Martin Klagholz/Tim Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

77

Bruce McConnell/Sean McConnell, Riverton Country Club

78

Jay Howson, Jr./Gregory Howson, St. Davids Golf Club

78

Gary Grimes/Brian Grimes, Chester Valley Golf Club

81

Mark Bradley/Steve Bradley, Aronimink Golf Club

81

Richard Blonski/Andrew Blonski, The Springhaven Club

81

Anthony Genesio/Matthew Genesio, Spring Mill CC/Chester Valley GC

81

Joseph Dulka/Joseph Dulka, DuPont CC/Bellewood CC

82

Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Blue Bell CC/Five Ponds GC

83

Ralph Lumbatis/Ryan Lumbatis, Bellewood Country Club

83

Donald Hoegel/David Hoegel, Little Mill Country Club

84

Charles Ormsby, III/Charles Ormsby, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

84

Jason Castaldi/Ed Castaldi, Honeybrook Golf Club

84

Martin Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Rolling Green GC/Aronimink GC

85

Craig Aronchick/Robert Aronchick, Rolling Green Golf Club

86

Dean Hodges/Michael Hodges, The Springhaven Club

86

Doug Roberts/Bradley Roberts, Gillette Ridge GC/Little Mill CC

89

Jonathon Paul/Bob Paul, Limekiln GC/Philadelphia Cricket Club

91

Charles Caruso/Carmen Caruso, Bellewood CC/Spring Ford CC

94

James Baker/Matthew Baker, West Chester Golf & Country Club

98

Paul Muller/Paul Muller, Lu Lu Country Club

99

Charles Hurchalla/Gregory Hurchalla, Stonewall

100

Peter Yaskowski/Justin Yaskowski, Linfield National GC/RiverCrest GC & Preserve

101

Robert Logan/Matthew Logan, Overbrook Golf Club

101

Michael Chermol/Thomas Chermol, The Springhaven Club

113

 

Super-Senior Division

Name, club

Score

Philip Petroll/Pete Petroll, Penn Oaks Golf Club

69

Herbert Gordon/Neil Gordon, Doylestown CC/Five Ponds GC

71

Eric Fonner/Bill Fonner, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

71

Michael Roberts/Edward Roberts, Old York Road CC/Manufacturers G&CC

75

Andrew Ploszay/James Ploszay, Chester Valley Golf Club

76

Mike Civitello, Jr./Michael Civitello, Chester Valley Golf Club

76

Edward Bondi/Kevin Bondi, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

76

Charles McClaskey/Bryan McClaskey, Back Creek GC/Merchantville CC

78

Jeffrey Huntzinger/Robert Huntzinger, JC Melrose CC/Edgmont CC

78

Joseph Shevlin/Matthew Shevlin, North Hills Country Club

79

Peter Kyriakodis/Steve Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National Golf Club

79

Vincent DiGiacomo/Frank DiGiacomo, Little Mill Country Club

80

John McMonagle/Sean McMonagle, Avalon GC/Laurel Creek CC

81

Phil Over/Phil Over, Penn Oaks GC/Golden Oaks GC

82

John Maguire, Jr./Thomas Maguire, Whitemarsh Valley CC/Makefield Highlands GC

82

J. Thomas Rush/James Rush, Riverton Country Club

82

Ned Moore/Edmund Moore, Jr., Manufacturers G&CC/Stonewall

82

Gerald Newell/Gerald Newell, Jr., DuPont Country Club

82

J. Kenneth Croney/Ken Croney, Jr., Sunnybrook GC/Applebrook GC

82

Tom Coyne/James Coyne, Sr., McCall G&CC/Lu Lu CC

82

Robert Jenkins/Robert Jenkins, Reading CC/Spring Ford CC

83

Andrew LaRosa/Leon LaRosa, Whitford Country Club

83

Steve Walczak, Sr./Steven Walczak, Wilmington Country Club

83

Gene Martin, Sr./Gene Martin, Jr., Laurel Creek Country Club

83

Kirk Duncan/John Spier, PineCrest CC/Saucon Valley CC

84

Harold Alwood, Jr./Brent Alwood, Old York Road CC/Five Ponds GC

85

Francis Pfeiffer/David Pfeiffer, Riverton CC/Whitemarsh Valley CC

85

David Bielecki/Dave Bielecki, Old York Road Country Club

85

John Owens/John Owens, Jr., Tavistock CC/Gulph Mills GC

85

Richard Amoroso/Richard Amoroso, Hershey's Mill Golf Club

85

Richard Bean, Jr./Richard Bean, Tavistock Country Club

87

Oren Thomas, IV/Oren Thomas, III, Tavistock Country Club

87

Doug Friel/William Friel, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Manufacturers G&CC

87

David Shields/Richard Shields, Philadelphia Publinks GA

87

Troy Watson/Paul Watson, Spring Ford CC/Makefield Highlands GC

88

Robert Rogers/Bob Rogers, West Chester Golf & Country Club

88

Graham Lucard/Frank Lucard, Lu Lu CC/Old York Road CC

89

Ralph Celidonio/Albert Celidonio, Sand Barrens GC/French Creek GC

90

Erik Molden/Fred Molden, Jericho National Golf Club

90

Greg Neder/Steve Neder, Hidden Creek GC/LedgeRock GC

91

George Gibson/Scott Gibson, Riverton Country Club

91

Christopher Gack/Conrad Gack, Mercer Oaks GC/Makefield Highlands GC

92

Timothy O'Reilly/Sean O'Reilly, Applebrook GC/Aronimink GC

92

Philip Keidel, Jr./Philip Keidel, III, Manufacturers G&CC/RiverCrest GC & Preserve

92

Paul Green/Andy Green, DuPont Country Club

92

Allen Zdimal/Keith Zdimal, French Creek Golf Club

93

Don Seavey/Robert Seavey, Chester Valley Golf Club

93

John Carabello/Christopher Carabello, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

94

Richard Forbes, Sr./Richard Forbes, Jr., North Hills CC/Commonwealth National GC

94

Charles Lafond/Mark Lafond, PineCrest CC/Blue Bell CC

94

Buddy Weiss/Robert Weiss, Limekiln Golf Club

97

John VanDame, Jr./Barrett VanDame, Talamore CC/Linfield National GC

99

Kevin Murray/Robert Murray, The Bucks Club/McCall G&CC

99

Tom Yezzi/Vince Yezzi, Blue Bell CC/Linfield National GC

100

Thomas Moore/Thomas Moore, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club

101

William Dwyer/Brian Dwyer, Applecross Country Club

103

 

Net

Championship Division

Name, club

Score

Thomas Bartolacci, Jr./Thomas Bartolacci, III, Saucon Valley Country Club

67

Bill Holt, III/Will Holt, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

69

Robert O'Connor/Greg O'Connor, Huntingdon Valley CC/ Bellewood CC

70

Jack Seese/Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

70

Jesse Brookreson/David Brookreson, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

70

Richard Blonski/Andrew Blonski, The Springhaven Club

70

Anthony Genesio/Matthew Genesio, Spring Mill CC/Chester Valley GC

70

James Muller/Maximillian Muller, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

71

Jim Weber/John Weber, Waynesboro CC/Conestoga CC

71

Mark Bradley/Steve Bradley, Aronimink Golf Club

71

Ralph Lumbatis/Ryan Lumbatis, Bellewood Country Club

71

Alexander Maguire, Jr./Alexander Maguire, Sr., Brookside Country Club

72

Jon Finger/Matthew Finger, Snee Farm CC/DuPont CC

72

Robert Garis/Drew Garis, North Hills Country Club

72

David Reedman/Christopher Reedman, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

72

Martin Klagholz/Tim Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

72

Bruce McConnell/Sean McConnell, Riverton Country Club

72

Christopher Lange/Chris Lange, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club

73

Patrick Mitchell/Kevin Mitchell, Sr., Glenmaura National Golf Club

73

Charles Ormsby, III/Charles Ormsby, Jr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

73

Jim Sullivan/James Sullivan, Sr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

Jay Howson, Jr./Gregory Howson, St. Davids Golf Club

74

Gary Grimes/Brian Grimes, Chester Valley Golf Club

74

Martin Klagholz/Martin Klagholz, Rolling Green GC/Aronimink GC

74

Robert Billings/Rob Billings, Rolling Green GC/Philadelphia Publinks GA

75

Chris Yard/W.Scott Yard, Whitford Country Club

75

Joseph Dulka/Joseph Dulka, DuPont CC/Bellewood CC

75

Thomas Brennan/Thomas Brennan, Blue Bell CC/Five Ponds GC

75

Dean Hodges/Michael Hodges, The Springhaven Club

75

Thomas Hyland/Michael Hyland, Little Mill Country Club

76

Donald Hoegel/David Hoegel, Little Mill Country Club

76

Jason Castaldi/Ed Castaldi, Honeybrook Golf Club

78

Jonathon Paul/Bob Paul, Limekiln GC/Philadelphia Cricket Club

78

Craig Aronchick/Robert Aronchick, Rolling Green Golf Club

79

Charles Caruso/Carmen Caruso, Bellewood CC/Spring Ford CC

81

Robert Logan/Matthew Logan, Overbrook Golf Club

84

Paul Muller/Paul Muller, Lu Lu Country Club

86

Peter Yaskowski/Justin Yaskowski, Linfield National GC/RiverCrest GC & Preserve

86

Charles Hurchalla/Gregory Hurchalla, Stonewall

87

Doug Roberts/Bradley Roberts, Gillette Ridge GC/Little Mill CC

89

James Baker/Matthew Baker, West Chester Golf & Country Club

98

Michael Chermol/Thomas Chermol, The Springhaven Club

99

 

Super-Senior Division

Name, club

Score

Philip Petroll/Pete Petroll, Penn Oaks Golf Club

60

Eric Fonner/Bill Fonner, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

64

Herbert Gordon/Neil Gordon, Doylestown CC/Five Ponds GC

67

John Maguire, Jr./Thomas Maguire, Whitemarsh Valley CC/Makefield Highlands GC

67

Robert Jenkins/Robert Jenkins, Reading CC/Spring Ford CC

67

Michael Roberts/Edward Roberts, Old York Road CC/Manufacturers G&CC

68

John McMonagle/Sean McMonagle, Avalon GC/Laurel Creek CC

68

Andrew Ploszay/James Ploszay, Chester Valley Golf Club

70

Mike Civitello, Jr./Michael Civitello, Chester Valley Golf Club

71

Gene Martin, Sr./Gene Martin, Jr., Laurel Creek Country Club

71

Jeffrey Huntzinger/Robert Huntzinger, JC Melrose CC/Edgmont CC

72

Vincent DiGiacomo/Frank DiGiacomo, Little Mill Country Club

72

J. Thomas Rush/James Rush, Riverton Country Club

72

Tom Coyne/James Coyne, Sr. , McCall G&CC/Lu Lu CC

72

Edward Bondi/Kevin Bondi, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

73

Joseph Shevlin/Matthew Shevlin, North Hills Country Club

73

Peter Kyriakodis/Steve Kyriakodis, Commonwealth National Golf Club

73

Phil Over/Phil Over, Penn Oaks GC/Golden Oaks GC

73

Harold Alwood, Jr./Brent Alwood, Old York Road CC/Five Ponds GC

73

Ralph Celidonio/Albert Celidonio, Sand Barrens GC/French Creek GC

73

Erik Molden/Fred Molden, Jericho National Golf Club

73

Robert Rogers/Bob Rogers, West Chester Golf & Country Club

74

Charles McClaskey/Bryan McClaskey, Back Creek GC/Merchantville CC

75

Ned Moore/Edmund Moore, Jr., Manufacturers G&CC/Stonewall

75

J. Kenneth Croney/Ken Croney, Jr., Sunnybrook GC/Applebrook GC

75

Francis Pfeiffer/David Pfeiffer, Riverton CC/Whitemarsh Valley CC

75

Richard Amoroso/Richard Amoroso, Hershey's Mill Golf Club

75

Don Seavey/Robert Seavey, Chester Valley Golf Club

75

Andrew LaRosa/Leon LaRosa, Whitford Country Club

76

Kirk Duncan/John Spier, PineCrest CC/Saucon Valley CC

76

Richard Bean, Jr./Richard Bean, Tavistock Country Club

76

Doug Friel/William Friel, Philadelphia Cricket Club/Manufacturers G&CC

76

Troy Watson/Paul Watson, Spring Ford CC/Makefield Highlands GC

77

Buddy Weiss/Robert Weiss, Limekiln Golf Club

77

Tom Yezzi/Vince Yezzi, Blue Bell CC/Linfield National GC

78

John Owens/John Owens, Jr., Tavistock CC/Gulph Mills GC

79

George Gibson/Scott Gibson, Riverton Country Club

79

Timothy O'Reilly/Sean O'Reilly, Applebrook GC/Aronimink GC

80

Philip Keidel, Jr./Philip Keidel, III, Manufacturers G&CC/RiverCrest GC & Preserve

80

John Carabello/Christopher Carabello, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

80

Oren Thomas, IV/Oren Thomas, III, Tavistock Country Club

81

Greg Neder/Steve Neder, Hidden Creek GC/LedgeRock GC

81

William Dwyer/Brian Dwyer, Applecross Country Club

81

Gerald Newell/Gerald Newell, Jr., DuPont Country Club

82

Steve Walczak, Sr./Steven Walczak, Wilmington Country Club

83

Richard Forbes, Sr./Richard Forbes, Jr., North Hills CC/Commonwealth National GC

83

David Bielecki/Dave Bielecki, Old York Road Country Club

85

Kevin Murray/Robert Murray, The Bucks Club/McCall G&CC

85

Thomas Moore/Thomas Moore, Jr., Sandy Run Country Club

85

John VanDame, Jr./Barrett VanDame, Talamore CC/Linfield National GC

86

David Shields/Richard Shields, Philadelphia Publinks GA

87

Charles Lafond/Mark Lafond, PineCrest CC/Blue Bell CC

88

Graham Lucard/Frank Lucard, Lu Lu CC/Old York Road CC

89

Christopher Gack/Conrad Gack, Mercer Oaks GC/Makefield Highlands GC

92

Paul Green/Andy Green, DuPont Country Club

92

Allen Zdimal/Keith Zdimal, French Creek Golf Club

93

 

*-won in playoff

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