June 1, 2017

Jack and John Barry of Lancaster Country Club prevailed in a sudden-death playoff.

Barry good: Lancaster duo takes Father & Son (Middle) in playoff

  WEST CHESTER, Pa. — As he passed a golf cart with a media sign attached to the windshield, John Barry, in a joking manner, caught the driver’s attention and posed a question.

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  “Do you want to interview us now or later?” the affable John, 51, of Lancaster, Pa., quipped.

  Call it intuition — or past suspicion, but that’s another story for another day. On this day, John and his son Jack, members of Lancaster Country Club, defeated Alan and Craig Kliewer in a sudden-death playoff to capture the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Father & Son (Middle) at a pleasant Concord Country Club (par 71, 6,314 yards).

  Both teams carded respective 1-under-par 70s in regulation Thursday. The event’s format is selective drive/alternate shot.

  “My son played great golf. He made countless five-footers and was solid all day,” John said.

  Jack, without skipping a beat, looked at his father, smiled and returned the praise.

  “My dad played great golf. He was solid all-around,” Jack, 22, added. “I made a few mistakes and he always bounced right back with a good shot after that. It held us together.”

  One of those aforementioned mistakes occurred at a critical time. On the first playoff hole (No. 1, par 4, 379 yards), which features a foreboding water hazard left en route to a slightly elevated green, Jack splashed his tee shot. John, on cue with a needed pick-me-up, pummeled a drive that barely found the first cut right. His son then atoned for a mistake he made in regulation. Jack skied a 54-degree wedge 95 yards to 12 feet below a front hole location.

  “It was a great shot out of a flyer lie. He had the same shot and hit it over the green, so it was a good adjustment because it was still downwind,” John said. “That was really a solid shot.”

  Craig Kliewer, with the ensuing honors, sidekicked a wedge from 83 yards. It took the Kliewer team, two-time Father & Son (Middle) champions (2013-14), three more strokes to finish the hole. A two-putt meant a trophy for the Barrys.

  Not bad for their first time playing in the event.

  “It fit our schedule and we’d thought it be fun,” John, who works in real estate, said. “The golf course was phenomenal. Our course, like this one, is a William Flynn [design].”

  “I’ve had a lot of fun growing, learning and improving. It’s great to play with him and learn how to make some putts and get better,” Jack added.

  Hardware isn’t foreign to the Barry household. John is a four-time club champion at Lancaster. However, golf is relatively new to his son, who started playing nearly five years ago.

  “I took Jack for his first golf lesson last night with Mike Swisher at Lebanon Country Club,” John said. “He hit it really well, but I don’t think he warmed up very well this morning. I was happy to see him settle down and play well.”

  “I felt pretty solid after the lesson. I had to make a few adjustments today,” Jack, an incoming senior at Elon University, added. “I felt like I hit it well.”

  Playing in the group behind the Kliewer team in regulation, the Lancaster, Pa. residents birdied the closing 18th hole (par 5, 503 yards) to force a meeting. Jack knocked a wedge 60 yards to 15 feet right of the hole location. John then drained a sly right-to-left slider.

  The Barry team totaled four birdies on the day. On No. 2 (par 4, 316 yards), John drilled a 9-iron 135 yards to five feet. A two-putt from the back of the No. 6 (par 5, 548 yards) green following Jack’s 5-wood from 220 yards translated into a 4 on the scorecard. On the uphill par 3, 184-yard 11th hole, John stopped a 5-iron at five feet. A bad stance in a fairway bunker (No. 3, par 4, 325 yards) and a pair of three-putts (Nos. 8 and 16) defined the Barry bogeys.

  With their victory Thursday, the Father & Son (Middle) trophy stays in Lancaster’s hands. Members Brandon and Marlin Detweiler triumphed a year ago at Spring Ford Country Club.

  For the Kliewer team, a chip-in birdie on the par 4, 341-yard 10th proved critical to their participation in the eventual playoff. The Ephrata, Pa. residents both flayed their drives right. Choosing the lesser of two evils forced Alan, 29, to negotiate a tree with a wedge from 80 yards. Next came Craig’s magic with a beloved weapon.

  “I always take my 52-degree wedge and I love bumping it and getting it on the green. Then it checks and it trickles,” Craig, 57, said. “This one was going a little bit harder. It took a right turn, hit the stick dead center and went in. The 52 is my club of choice when I’m on that tight lie and chipping.”

NOTES — Aronimink Golf Club's Charles Bernard aced the par 3, 158-yard 15th hole with a 7-iron. It marked the seventh hole-in-one of his career.

  The Father & Son (Middle) tournament is for those father and son teams with sons 18 to 29 years old. The event was conceived in 2008 because of the high demand for participation in both the Father & Son (Younger), which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and the Older tournament — an event in its 106th year.

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Gross results

Name, club

Score

*John Barry/Jack Barry, Lancaster Country Club

70

Craig Kliewer/Alan Kliewer, Honeybrook Golf Club

70

Daniel Pinciotti, Jr./D.J. Pinciotti, III, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

71

Brian Rothaus/Zach Rothaus, Five Ponds Golf Club

72

Joe Bernard/Charles Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club

72

Blaine Lafferty/Charles Lafferty, Little Mill Country Club

73

A.J. Donatoni/Don Donatoni, Fox Hill Country Club

73

Randy Mitchell/Davis Mitchell, Wilmington Country Club

73

Thomas Farley/Mark Farley, Lu Lu Country Club

74

Michael Gregor/Jack Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

74

Blake Cleary/Matthew Cleary, Wilmington Country Club

75

Daniel Breslin/John Breslin, North Hills Country Club

76

Martin Klagholz/Jeff Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

76

Thomas Finn/Patrick Finn, Loch Nairn Golf Club

76

Brian Trymbiski/Brian Trymbiski, Doylestown Country Club

77

David Smith/Zach Smith, Doylestown Country Club

77

Jack Melville/Craig Melville, Lu Lu Country Club

78

Daniel Galbreath/Robert Galbreath, Sr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

78

John Palumbo/Nick Palumbo, White Manor Country Club

78

Daniel Altieri/Paul Altieri, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

78

Joseph Finley/Andrew Finley, Rolling Green Golf Club

79

Brian Binet/Chris Binet, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

79

Luke Morgan/Doug Morgan, Schuylkill Country Club

79

G. Frederick Rexon, Jr./Daniel Rexon, Tavistock Country Club

79

Timothy Regan/Matt Regan, Coatesville Country Club

79

Jef Fogel/Ryan Fogel, Penn Oaks Golf Club

79

Dwight Dudas/Matt Dudas, Indian Valley Country Club

79

Chris Wysocki/Dennis Wysocki, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

80

Jim Fullerton/Carlos Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown

80

John Keeling/Andrew Keeling, Spring Mill Country Club

80

Michael Anderson/Timothy Anderson, Philadelphia Cricket Club

80

H. Jay Bellwoar/Harry Bellwoar, Overbrook Golf Club

81

Brad Cornforth/Doug Cornforth, Loch Nairn Golf Club

81

Matt Smith/Greg Smith, Wilmington Country Club

81

Thomas Chizauskie/Christopher Chizauskie, The Springhaven Club

82

Alan Wagenschnur/Jeffrey Wagenschnur, Wild Quail Golf & Country Club

82

Paul Altieri/Steven Altieri, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

82

John Marshalek/Steve Marshalek, Whitford Country Club

82

Ken Croney, Jr./Trey Croney, Applebrook Golf Club

82

James Gillespie/James Gillespie, Jr., Concord Country Club

82

David D'Agostino/Mark D'Agostino, Aronimink Golf Club

83

John Wert, Jr./Nicholas Wert, Merion Golf Club

83

Gary Smith/Cody Smith, Pine Valley Golf Club

83

Greg Ebersole/Steve Ebersole, The Ridge at Back Brook

83

Victor Dupuis/Victor Dupuis, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

83

Michael Moran/Christopher Moran, Overbrook Golf Club

83

Matt Mingione/Nick Mingione, Plymouth Country Club

84

Paul Muller/Ryan Muller, Lu Lu Country Club

84

Mark Ellinger/Chris Ellinger, Whitford Country Club

84

Kenneth Dazen/Cody Dazen, Medford Village Country Club

84

H. Jay Bellwoar/Jack Bellwoar, Overbrook Golf Club

84

Phillip Villari, Sr./Phillip Villari, Jr., Riverton Country Club

84

Gene Carroll/Ryan Carroll, Chester Valley Golf Club

85

Greg Welsh/Karl Welsh, Talamore Country Club

85

Matthew Brennan, Sr./Ryan Brennan, Rolling Green Golf Club

86

Thomas Dzwonczyk/Thomas Dzwonczyk, Country Club of Scranton

86

Laurence Hirsh/Jack Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club

86

John Leighton, Jr./John Leighton, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

86

Daniel Wu/Shuguang Wu, Blue Bell Country Club

86

Matthew Kane/Alex Kane, Radley Run Country Club

86

Thomas Fisher/Ron Fisher, Talamore Country Club

87

Jason Kahn/Mitchell Kahn, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

87

David Bernstein/Jason Bernstein, White Manor Country Club

87

Jim Gibbons/Seamus Gibbons, Sandy Run Country Club

88

Patrick Cahill, III/Christopher Cahill, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

88

Stephen Lenhardt/Daniel Lenhardt, Plymouth Country Club

89

John Leech, Jr./Sam Leech, Brookside Country Club

89

Joseph Templin/Jakob Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

90

Jack Kronenberger/Cooper Kronenberger, Medford Lakes Country Club

91

Daniel Noone/John Noone, The Springhaven Club

92

Charlie Lesko/Glenn Lesko, Overbrook Golf Club

93

Dave Bresnahan/Conor Bresnahan, Riverton Country Club

93

Michael Walsh, III/Mac Walsh, Aronimink Golf Club

94

Sean Mcnamara/Stephen McNamara, Bent Creek Country Club

94

Andrew Repetto/Philip Repetto, Cobbs Creek Golf Club

95

Roben Qawasmy/Roben Qawasmy, Jr., Indian Valley Country Club

96

Joseph Templin/Drew Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

96

Kyle Fiorelli/Paul Fiorelli, The Springhaven Club

98

Jack Corr/Thomas Corr, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

100

Glenn Natter/Kyle Natter, Talamore Country Club

103

Nick Matteo/Domenic Matteo, Lu Lu Country Club

110

Nick Matteo/Chris Matteo, Lu Lu Country Club

115

Jack Crowley/Jack Crowley, White Manor Country Club

DQ

Jeff Garrett/Scott Garrett, The Bucks Club

WD

Liam McGrath/Thomas McGrath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

WD

 

Net results

Name, club

Score

John Barry/Jack Barry, Lancaster Country Club

66

Chris Wysocki/Dennis Wysocki, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

68

Thomas Farley/Mark Farley, Lu Lu Country Club

68

Thomas Finn/Patrick Finn, Loch Nairn Golf Club

69

Daniel Pinciotti, Jr./D.J. Pinciotti, III, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

70

Daniel Breslin/John Breslin, North Hills Country Club

70

Craig Kliewer/Alan Kliewer, Honeybrook Golf Club

70

Brian Rothaus/Zach Rothaus, Five Ponds Golf Club

71

Joseph Finley/Andrew Finley, Rolling Green Golf Club

71

Joe Bernard/Charles Bernard, Aronimink Golf Club

71

Timothy Regan/Matt Regan, Coatesville Country Club

71

John Palumbo/Nick Palumbo, White Manor Country Club

71

Martin Klagholz/Jeff Klagholz, Aronimink Golf Club

72

A.J. Donatoni/Don Donatoni, Fox Hill Country Club

72

Blaine Lafferty/Charles Lafferty, Little Mill Country Club

73

Blake Cleary/Matthew Cleary, Wilmington Country Club

73

Michael Gregor/Jack Gregor, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

73

G. Frederick Rexon, Jr./Daniel Rexon, Tavistock Country Club

73

Daniel Galbreath/Robert Galbreath, Sr., Huntingdon Valley Country Club

73

Randy Mitchell/Davis Mitchell, Wilmington Country Club

73

Thomas Chizauskie/Christopher Chizauskie, The Springhaven Club

74

H. Jay Bellwoar/Harry Bellwoar, Overbrook Golf Club

74

Paul Muller/Ryan Muller, Lu Lu Country Club

74

Brian Trymbiski/Brian Trymbiski, Doylestown Country Club

74

Jim Fullerton/Carlos Fullerton, Brookside CC of Allentown

74

Daniel Altieri/Paul Altieri, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

74

David D'Agostino/Mark D'Agostino, Aronimink Golf Club

75

Brian Binet/Chris Binet, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

75

David Smith/Zach Smith, Doylestown Country Club

75

Luke Morgan/Doug Morgan, Schuylkill Country Club

75

Jef Fogel/Ryan Fogel, Penn Oaks Golf Club

75

Matt Mingione/Nick Mingione, Plymouth Country Club

76

Alan Wagenschnur/Jeffrey Wagenschnur, Wild Quail Golf & Country Club

76

Gary Smith/Cody Smith, Pine Valley Golf Club

76

John Marshalek/Steve Marshalek, Whitford Country Club

76

Jack Melville/Craig Melville, Lu Lu Country Club

76

John Keeling/Andrew Keeling, Spring Mill Country Club

76

John Leighton, Jr./John Leighton, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

76

James Gillespie/James Gillespie, Jr., Concord Country Club

76

John Leech, Jr./Sam Leech, Brookside Country Club

77

Paul Altieri/Steven Altieri, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

77

Gene Carroll/Ryan Carroll, Chester Valley Golf Club

77

Greg Ebersole/Steve Ebersole, The Ridge at Back Brook

77

Victor Dupuis/Victor Dupuis, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

77

Brad Cornforth/Doug Cornforth, Loch Nairn Golf Club

77

Dwight Dudas/Matt Dudas, Indian Valley Country Club

77

John Wert, Jr./Nicholas Wert, Merion Golf Club

78

H. Jay Bellwoar/Jack Bellwoar, Overbrook Golf Club

78

Matt Smith/Greg Smith, Wilmington Country Club

78

David Bernstein/Jason Bernstein, White Manor Country Club

78

Daniel Noone/John Noone, The Springhaven Club

79

Patrick Cahill, III/Christopher Cahill, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

79

Mark Ellinger/Chris Ellinger, Whitford Country Club

79

Kenneth Dazen/Cody Dazen, Medford Village Country Club

79

Michael Anderson/Timothy Anderson, Philadelphia Cricket Club

79

Phillip Villari, Sr./Phillip Villari, Jr., Riverton Country Club

79

Matthew Kane/Alex Kane, Radley Run Country Club

79

Matthew Brennan, Sr./Ryan Brennan, Rolling Green Golf Club

80

Jason Kahn/Mitchell Kahn, Makefield Highlands Golf Club

80

Ken Croney, Jr./Trey Croney, Applebrook Golf Club

80

Daniel Wu/Shuguang Wu, Blue Bell Country Club

80

Joseph Templin/Jakob Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

81

Jim Gibbons/Seamus Gibbons, Sandy Run Country Club

81

Michael Moran/Christopher Moran, Overbrook Golf Club

81

Dave Bresnahan/Conor Bresnahan, Riverton Country Club

81

Charlie Lesko/Glenn Lesko, Overbrook Golf Club

83

Thomas Fisher/Ron Fisher, Talamore Country Club

83

Jack Kronenberger/Cooper Kronenberger, Medford Lakes Country Club

83

Laurence Hirsh/Jack Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club

83

Greg Welsh/Karl Welsh, Talamore Country Club

84

Sean Mcnamara/Stephen McNamara, Bent Creek Country Club

86

Thomas Dzwonczyk/Thomas Dzwonczyk, Country Club of Scranton

86

Joseph Templin/Drew Templin, LedgeRock Golf Club

86

Kyle Fiorelli/Paul Fiorelli, The Springhaven Club

87

Andrew Repetto/Philip Repetto, Cobbs Creek Golf Club

87

Stephen Lenhardt/Daniel Lenhardt, Plymouth Country Club

89

Michael Walsh, III/Mac Walsh, Aronimink Golf Club

89

Jack Corr/Thomas Corr, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

90

Roben Qawasmy/Roben Qawasmy, Jr., Indian Valley Country Club

94

Glenn Natter/Kyle Natter, Talamore Country Club

96

Nick Matteo/Domenic Matteo, Lu Lu Country Club

101

Nick Matteo/Chris Matteo, Lu Lu Country Club

106

Jack Crowley/Jack Crowley, White Manor Country Club

DQ

Jeff Garrett/Scott Garrett, The Bucks Club

WD

Liam McGrath/Thomas McGrath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club

WD

 

*-won in playoff

DQ-disqualification; WD-withdrawal