123rd #BMWPhillyAm: Qualifying - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Vannucci medals for second consecutive year

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HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. – For only the 12th time in BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship history, there is a repeat medalist. Troy Vannucci of Little Mill Country Club added his name to that exclusive list finishing the two rounds of Qualifying at 7-under 135. Vannucci posted a scintillating 65 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club Tuesday, finishing his final 14 holes when play resumed. Monday afternoon storms paused Qualifying. Vannucci began yesterday at the second qualifying site, Lookaway Golf Club, where he posted a 2-under 70. He started today on No. 14 – he was playing the back nine first – with a tap-in birdie. Right before the horn sounded yesterday at 3:11 p.m., Vannucci stopped a pitching wedge from 133 yards at two feet. He restarted with a three in-hand.

Christian Bartolacci of Jericho National Golf Club, 2001-02, was the last to earn back-to-back medalists honors. In all, 10 players have accomplished the feat. R. Jay Sigel holds the record with four in a row from 1972-75.

Last year, Vannucci and John Peters of Carlisle Country Club shared medalist honors at Philadelphia Country Club at 6 under.

“Every time I play here [Huntingdon Valley’s course] is different. I’ve played it baked out. I’ve played it soft. I feel like I kind of figured out accepting stuff around here,” Vannucci, who fell to eventual 2022 champion Michael R. Brown, Jr. in the quarterfinals a year ago, said. “Not everything has to be perfect. You can use the slopes to your advantage.”

Vannucci, 31, of Marlton, N.J. carded six birdies and a bogey at HVCC. He noted three of those red figures came on substantially lengthy putts. He made a 30-footer, a 50-footer and a 60-footer.

Vannucci faces Patrick Isztwan of Huntingdon Valley Country Club in the Round of 32.

The cutline for match play fell at 5 over.

There was a 10-player for nine qualifying positions playoff.

BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship

Originating in 1897, the Amateur Championship is GAP’s premiere individual event. Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Albert H. Smith captured the first Amateur Championship by defeating J.D. Winsor of Merion Cricket Club in 37 holes. The event’s format switched to medal play in 1938. J. Wood Platt went on to win two consecutive Amateurs under that format. His brother William “Zimmer” Platt earned the 1940 title at Philadelphia Cricket Club by being the only competitor to finish all 72 holes. The event’s format reverted back to match play in 1941. The Amateur Championship wasn’t contested from 1943-45 because of World War II. Overall, 34 courses have hosted the Amateur.


Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The organization’s 340 Member Clubs and 100,000 individual members are spread across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

Name, clubR1-R2–Total
Troy Vannucci, Little Mill Country Club70L-65HV–135
Jeff Osberg, Pine Valley Golf Club72L-65HV–137
Andy Butler, Huntingdon Valley Country Club71HV-68L–139
Hayden Moffat, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association65HV-75L–140
Connor Bennink, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve71L-70HV–141
Jalen Griffin, Five Ponds Golf Club68HV-73L–141
Conor McGrath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club71L-70HV–141
Zach Dilcher, Hartefeld National70L-72HV–142
Benjamin Feld, Green Valley Country Club72HV-70L–142
Kevin Kramarski, Moorestown Field Club72L-70HV–142
Oscar Mestre, Overbrook Golf Club72L-70HV–142
Michael Crowley, Briarwood Golf Club69L-74HV–143
John Lalley, Llanerch Country Club74L-69HV–143
Morgan Lofland, Phoenixville Country Club66L-77HV–143
Benjamin Smith, Carlisle Country Club66L-77HV–143
Brandon Dalinka, The Ridge at Back Brook70L-74HV–144
Nikita Romanov, Chesapeake Bay Golf Club72L-72HV–144
John Barone, Glenmaura National Golf Club74HV-71L–145
Connor Sheehan, Tanglewood Manor Golf Club73HV-72L–145
Cole Willcox, USGA/GAP GC70L-75HV–145
Xiong Da, USGA/GAP GC71L-75HV–146
Logan Paczewski, Huntsville Golf Club75HV-71L–146
Campbell Wolf, USGA/GAP GC75L-71HV–146
*Brian Gillespie, St. Davids Golf Club75L-72HV–147
*John Brennan, Philadelphia Cricket Club73HV-74L–147
*Michael R. Brown, Jr., LuLu Country Club73HV-74L–147
*David Kim, LuLu Country Club73HV-74L–147
*Christian Matt, Cedarbrook Country Club69L-78HV–147
*Evan Eichenlaub, Saucon Valley Country Club70L-77HV–147
*Chris Fieger, Sr., Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association74HV-73L–147
*Alex Seelig, Reading Country Club78HV-69L–147
*Patrick Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club74HV-73L–147
Failed to qualify
*Joseph Tigani, Fieldstone Golf Club72L-75HV–147
Ben Cooley, Huntingdon Valley Country Club74HV-74L–148
Anthony Cordaro, Saucon Valley Country Club73HV-75L–148
Jeff Frazier, Carlisle Country Club78L-70HV–148
Andrew Keeling, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club68HV-80L–148
Dan Keenan, Little Mill Country Club73HV-75L–148
Drue Nicholas, Galloway National Golf Club74L-74HV–148
Jon Rudisill, Little Mill Country Club75HV-73L–148
Connor Sharp, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale76HV-72L–148
Nicholas Vecellio, USGA/GAP GC72HV-76L–148
Jeremy Wall, Manasquan River Golf Club73L-75HV–148
Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley Country Club76HV-73L–149
Matthew Mattare, Saucon Valley Country Club73HV-76L–149
Peyton Mussina, Williamsport Country Club73L-76HV–149
Sean Seese, Huntingdon Valley Country Club75HV-74L–149
Mark Benevento, Jr., Philadelphia Cricket Club74L-76HV–150
Jake Fazio, Huntingdon Valley Country Club76HV-74L–150
Buddy Hansen, Blue Bell Country Club80HV-70L–150
Robert Lugiano, Huntsville Golf Club75L-75HV–150
Kevin Lydon, LuLu Country Club75HV-75L–150
Scott McNeil, The 1912 Club76HV-74L–150
David Mecca, Glen Oak Country Club74L-76HV–150
Austin Barbin, Chesapeake Bay Golf Club77L-74HV–151
Liam Hart, Spring Mill Country Club74HV-77L–151
Thomas Larkin, USGA/GAP GC72HV-79L–151
Zach Arsenault, Rancocas Golf Club74HV-78L–152
Kevin Cahill, Merion Golf Club74HV-78L–152
Matt Dolinsky, Honeybrook Golf Club75L-77HV–152
Nicholas Gianelos, Radley Run Country Club72HV-80L–152
Charlie Kovalcik, Hidden Creek Golf Club75HV-77L–152
Stephen Lorenzo, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club77HV-75L–152
Stewart Rickenbach, Huntingdon Valley Country Club79L-73HV–152
Sean Semenetz, Philadelphia Cricket Club79L-73HV–152
Christopher Ault, Yardley Country Club73HV-80L–153
Sean Flanigan, Sakima Country Club76L-77HV–153
Andrew Mason, Huntingdon Valley Country Club73HV-80L–153
Mark Miller, Philadelphia Cricket Club74L-79HV–153
Evan Barbin, Chesapeake Bay Golf Club72L-82HV–154
Chris Lawler, Riverton Country Club78HV-76L–154
William Pabst, Elmhurst Country Club75L-79HV–154
J.T. Spina, Philadelphia Cricket Club78HV-76L–154
Conner Charlebois, Bala Golf Club75L-80HV–155
Nathan Guertler, Merion Golf Club76L-79HV–155
Ward McHenry, Spring Ford Country Club77L-78HV–155
Matt Graeff, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club78L-78HV–156
Matthew Homer, Wilmington Country Club77L-79HV–156
Kasim Narinesingh-Smith, Radley Run Country Club75L-81HV–156
Jack Wallace, Riverton Country Club79HV-78L–157
Nicky Riscica, Trenton Country Club75L-83HV–158
Joey Lostumbo, Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club83L-76HV–159
Alexander Kim, Philadelphia Cricket Club76L-84HV–160
Dan Arison, Aronimink Golf Club81L-80HV–161
Kevin O’Brien, Cedarbrook Country Club76L-85HV–161
Brandon Capone, Mercer Oaks Golf Course80L-82HV–162
Daniel Galbreath, Huntingdon Valley Country Club78HV-84L–162
Mason Wills, Bent Creek Country Club77L-85HV–162
Noah Petracci, Golden Pheasant Golf Course80L-83HV–163
Michael Fioravante, LedgeRock Golf Club85L-84HV–169
Ryan Borrmann, Five Ponds Golf Club86L-84HV–170
Peter Barron, III, Galloway National Golf ClubWD
Stephen Barry, Running Deer Golf ClubWD
Matthew Bastian, Rolling Green Golf ClubWD
Bob Beck, Lehigh Country ClubWD
Greg Berdini, Scotland Run Golf ClubWD
Cole Berman, Merion Golf ClubWD
Corey Betham, St. Davids Golf ClubWD
Jack Carrigan, Hartefeld NationalWD
David Colleran, Overbrook Golf ClubWD
Geoffrey Cooper, North Hills Country ClubWD
Jackson Debusschere, The Springhaven ClubWD
Michael Deussing, Jericho National Golf ClubWD
Dougie Ergood, Tavistock Country ClubWD
Charlie Ferrise, RiverCrest Golf Club & PreserveWD
Matt Gaffney, Medford Village Country ClubWD
David Guertler, Merion Golf ClubWD
Jake Haberstumpf, Steel ClubWD
Brendan Hansen, Metedeconk National Golf ClubWD
Nelson Hargrove, Merion Golf ClubWD
Will Holt, Kennett Square Golf & Country ClubWD
Brian Lipps, Tavistock Country ClubWD
John Lupica, Lookaway Golf ClubWD
Kevin Maguire, Laurel Creek Country ClubWD
Sam Martini, Woodstone Country Club and LodgeWD
Ian Masenheimer, Lehigh Country ClubWD
Matthew Massott, Legacy Club at WoodcrestWD
Scott McLaughlin, LuLu Country ClubWD
Jack Melville, LuLu Country ClubWD
John Meyers, Makefield Highlands Golf ClubWD
Jake Micewski, LuLu Country ClubWD
Matt Monkhouse, Spring Mill Country ClubWD
Pete Moran, French Creek Golf ClubWD
Joey Morganti, Llanerch Country ClubWD
Keller Mulhern, Whitford Country ClubWD
Steve Owens, Huntingdon Valley Country ClubWD
Ross Pilliod, LuLu Country ClubWD
Dylan Ramsey, GAP Youth on CourseWD
Blake Reifsnyder, LedgeRock Golf ClubWD
Erik Reisner, The 1912 ClubWD
Conor Rinehart, St. Davids Golf ClubWD
Bradley Roberts, Little Mill Country ClubWD
Jack Ross, Medford Lakes Country ClubWD
Anthony Saltarelli, Philmont Country ClubWD
John Samaha, Old York Road Country ClubWD
Kyle Schuricht, Little Mill Country ClubWD
Grant Skyllas, LedgeRock Golf ClubWD
Ryan Tall, LuLu Country ClubWD
Connor Vanin, Philadelphia Publinks Golf AssociationWD
Mario Ventresca, Cedarbrook Country ClubWD
Matthew Vital, Northampton Country ClubWD
Brian Wojtko, Old York Road Country ClubWD
R.J. Wren, LuLu Country ClubWD
WD- withdraw
*-determined in playoff
L-Lookaway; HV-Huntingdon Valley

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