July 23, 2015

Kevin Kramarski muscles a shot out of the rough on No. 15 (par 4, 385 yards).

Riverton's Kramarski fires 67, tops Patterson Qualifier at Burlington

  MT. HOLLY, N.J. — Just like he did during his freshman season at Iona College, Kevin Kramarski of Riverton Country Club caught fire on Thursday at Burlington Country Club (par 70, 6,602 yards). The young Gael posted a 3-under 67 to take medalist honors in the first of two Patterson Cup Qualifiers.

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  Kramarski, Iona’s rising-sophomore stud, topped a field of 111 qualifying hopefuls looking to attain one of 30 available spots and ties for the 113th Joseph H. Patterson Cup.

  The cut line dropped to 76 by day’s end. The Patterson Cup will take place Aug. 6-7 at Chester Valley Golf Club.

  The first birdie on the leading scorecard fell on No. 6, after Kramarski muscled one out of the right rough from 148 yards to 15 feet and drained the putt. He concluded his front-nine score of 34 with an eight foot birdie putt on No. 9 (par 4, 435 yards) that found nothing but the bottom of the cup.

  Kramarski’s momentum kept rolling on the back. A red number came on No. 10 (par 3, 135 yards) thanks to Kramarski sticking a pitching wedge to within four feet, and then again on No. 11 (par 4, 348 yards) thanks to another converted birdie from seven feet.

  The MAAC Rookie of the Year took home the individual title at this year’s conference championship after posting a three-round score of 216 (74-73-69).

  “Last year in the spring, I kind of caught fire in a bottle,” said Kramarski, of Palmyra, N.J. “I won the Monmouth Invitational, took home the [Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title] and made it to Regionals. That was really cool.”

  As for his GAP successes, Kramarski raised the trophy at the 2012 Jock Mackenzie Memorial, and was a member of the Association’s Williamson Cup team in both 2012 and 2013. He also finished as the runner up in the 2013 Junior Boys’ Championship at The Ridge at Back Brook.

  Kramarski qualified for the Patterson Cup last year at Tavistock Country Club but floundered in Round Two. He failed to qualify for both the GAP Open and BMW Philadelphia Amateur in 2015, but things are looking more optimistic for Kramarski heading into the Patterson with a medalist honor to his name.

  “I haven’t really shown up well in the Majors I’ve played in,” said the 19 year old. “Hopefully I’ll turn that around this time. We’ll see what I can do when I get there.”

  A finish atop a qualifying leaderboard might just be the recipe Kramarski’s golf doctor has ordered for finding GAP Major success. He has never played Chester Valley’s track before, but a practice round or two will be squeezed into his schedule before the Championship tees off.

  “I’m going through a nice stretch right now and I just need to keep it going,” he said. “If I play like the way I did today, I’ll be in the hunt."

  The second oldest Championship in the Golf Association of Philadelphia, the Joseph H. Patterson Cup memorializes a man who fostered the game in its infancy. Joseph Henry Patterson, a Philadelphia Cricket Club member, competed in the first out-of-town match played by a team of Philadelphians. Friends of Patterson donated the Cup, designed by J.E. Caldwell & Co., to the GAP in 1900.

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Qualifiers

Name, club

Score

Kevin Kramarski, Riverton Country Club

67

Brian Fischer, Commonwealth National Golf Club

68

Daniel Rexon, Tavistock Country Club

68

David Hicks, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

70

James Gillespie, Wedgwood Country Club

70

Joe April, Philadelphia Cricket Club

71

Kyle Ginty, Talamore Country Club

71

Matthew Ade, Riverton Country Club

71

Max Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club

72

David Gall, Riverton Country Club

73

John Barone, Glenmaura National Golf Club

73

Marc Oliveri, Jr., Lancaster Country Club

73

Oliver White, Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

73

Sean Coyle, Llanerch Country Club

73

Brandon Raihl, Heidelberg Country Club

74

Evan Notaro, Woodstone Country Club

74

Evan Thornton, LedgeRock Golf Club

74

Jonathan Radick, Northampton Valley Country Club

74

Ben Keyser, Woodcrest Country Club

75

Carey Bina, Radnor Valley Country Club

75

Fran Begley, Wedgwood Country Club

75

Jack Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

75

Mark Farley, Lu Lu Country Club

75

Mark Kosko, Sea Oaks Golf Club

75

Matt Kocent, White Manor Country Club

75

Patrick O'Brien, North Hills Country Club

75

Adam Warner, Tavistock Country Club

76

Johan van Schalkwyk, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

76

John Murphy, II, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

76

Troy Thierolf, Commonwealth National Golf Club

76

 

Failed to qualify

Brian Fisher, Philadelphia Publinks GA

77

Carlos Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown

77

David Kim, Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

David Shields, Philadelphia Publinks GA

77

James Pokorny, Golf Course at Glen Mills

77

Jordan Lerner, Metedeconk National Golf Club

77

Lodie Van Tonder, Sakima Country Club

77

Matthew Davis, Aronimink Golf Club

77

Michael Winton, Tavistock Country Club

77

Sean Ebert, Commonwealth National Golf Club

77

Tom Coyne, McCall Golf & Country Club

77

Adam Bracy, Rancocas Golf Club

78

Andrew Strock, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

78

Bradley Roberts, Little Mill Country Club

78

Chris Naylor, The Springhaven Club

78

Joey Russo, Laurel Creek Country Club

78

Luke Liddell, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

78

Michael Dunn, Little Mill Country Club

78

Michael Olson, Riverton Country Club

78

Mike Bliss, Jericho National Golf Club

78

Nick Madden, Lu Lu Country Club

78

Sean Torpey, Commonwealth National Golf Club

78

Andy Achenbach, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

79

Brendan Bacskai, Applebrook Golf Club

79

David Waxman, Little Mill Country Club

79

J.T. Barker, Saucon Valley Country Club

79

Jack Henderson, Gulph Mills Golf Club

79

Scott Forrester, Meadowlands Country Club

79

Steve Mroozian, Middletown Country Club

79

Trey Croney, Overbrook Golf Club

79

Trey Swanson, Penn Oaks Golf Club

79

Alex Butler, Meadowlands Country Club

80

Andrew Dietz, Laurel Creek Country Club

80

Chris Glennie, Burlington Country Club

80

Cory Reighard, Llanerch Country Club

80

Cory Taylor, Riverton Country Club

80

John Manfredi, Woodcrest Country Club

80

Lance Hornung, Wedgwood Country Club

80

Owen Mulhern, Whitford Country Club

80

Ryan Bowman, Aronimink Golf Club

80

Charlie Wahl, Riverton Country Club

81

Dan Wach, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

81

David Guertler, Laurel Creek Country Club

81

David Krausse, Galloway National Golf Club

81

Jackson Fiel, Sea Oaks Golf Club

81

Mark Coassolo, Brookside CC of Allentown

81

Mike Krantz, Middletown Country Club

81

Phil Formica, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

81

Ryan Worthy, Merion Golf Club

81

A.J. DiGennaro, McCall Golf & Country Club

82

Andres Forese, Sea Oaks Golf Club

82

Charles Scalzott, Hidden Creek Golf Club

82

David Hirschhorn, Old York CC at Chesterfield

82

Joseph Hughes, Little Mill Country Club

82

Luke Sliwowski, Running Deer Golf Club

82

Tom Yarson, Cherry Valley Country Club

82

Brandon Capone, Mercer Oaks Golf Course

84

Brett Murphy, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

84

Jonathan Kruse, Bala Golf Club

84

Michael Diemer, Riverton Country Club

84

Pat Pasquariello, Philadelphia Country Club

84

Zachary Melnick, Plymouth Country Club

84

Blake Vogdes, Wildwood Golf & Country Club

85

Jake Sitzler, Burlington Country Club

85

Lance Oberparleiter, Little Mill Country Club

85

Patrick Boyle, Metedeconk National Golf Club

85

Ben Litt, Riverton Country Club

86

Brian Dobisch, Talamore Country Club

86

Matt Mancini, Golden Oaks Golf Club

86

Ryan Zinsky, Burlington Country Club

86

Daniel Feeney, Philadelphia Cricket Club

87

Michael Burns, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club

87

Zachary Paris, Penn Oaks Golf Club

87

Callum McCaslin, GAP Junior eClub

88

Michael Boden, Aronimink Golf Club

88

Fernand Boisvert, Woodcrest Country Club

90

John VanDame, Jr., Talamore Country Club

91

Matthew Manfred, Commonwealth National Golf Club

92

Joe Rochelle, Indian Valley Country Club

94

Cody Dazen, Tavistock Country Club

DQ

Andrew Sterge, Applebrook Golf Club

WD

Dominic Digiacomo, Greate Bay Country Club

NC

Frank Kohute, Running Deer Golf Club

WD

Matt McGovern, Trenton Country Club

WD

 

DQ-disqualification; NC-no card; WD-withdrawal

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