20th The Deeg Sezna: Golden Oaks - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Aug 02, 2022

20th The Deeg Sezna: Golden Oaks

Wachter and Debusschere top Deeg Sezna at Golden Oaks

FLEETWOOD, Pa. – DuPont Country Club’s Mark Wachter and The Springhaven Club’s Jackson Debusschere collaborated to shoot a 4-under-par 68 in the 20th The Deeg Sezna held at Golden Oaks Golf Club (par 72, 6,049 yards) Tuesday.

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Their efforts earned them the Junior Boys’ title. The duo worked to lead the field of seven teams in selective drive/alternate shot format.

Three birdies on each nine left the team to remain in red numbers throughout the entire round. Heading out, the partners started early with birdies on Nos. 1 (par 4, 370 yards), 2 (par 4, 350 yards) and 3 (par 4, 330 yards). During their inward tour, they continued to paint their card red on Nos. 10 (par 4, 349 yards), 16 (par 4, 306 yards) and 18 (par 5, 470 yards). With their strong performance, they edged out the second place finishers by one shot.

In the Junior-Junior Boys’ competition, RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve’s Kurt Meyers and Colby Komancheck combined for a 2-under 70 to edge past North Hills Country Club’s Geoffrey Cooper and Grant Cooper, the only other team in the Junior-Junior Boys’ division.

The boys from RiverCrest circled birdies on Nos. 9 (par 3, 135 yards), 12 (par 4, 290 yards), 13 (par 3, 125 yards), 15 (par 3, 150 yards) and 17 (par 4, 320 yards) to win the division.

The Mixed Gross Division was captured by Bruce Cowgill and Mia Pace, a duo from Whitford Country Club. Together, they carded birdies on Nos. 2 (par 4, 293 yards) and 17 (par 4, 320 yards) to fire a 1-under 71.

The Deeg Sezna celebrates the mentorship of the older generation for its younger counterparts. It is named in honor of Davis “Deeg” Sezna, Jr. of Hartefeld National, who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001 in the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Deeg, an avid golfer long a mentor to his younger brothers Teddy and Willy, and a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in economics, was in his sixth day of work on the 104th floor of the South Tower when the terrorists struck.

To memorialize his name, the Golf Association of Philadelphia and his father, Davis Sezna, Sr., established the Deeg Sezna, pairing a junior player and an older amateur in a better ball competition, with a minimum age difference of 10 years and the stipulation that the younger player be 21 or younger. The goal is to give experienced golfers quality time with the next generation, and vice versa.

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 Association’s 330 Member Clubs and 90,000 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.

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