Three squads win Flights in sold-out Women’s Spring Scramble
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. – The 4th Women’s Spring Scramble hit historic Huntingdon Valley Country Club Wednesday. A trio of talented teams topped the event’s three Flights, with each squad claiming prizes on an overcast morning.
The event’s first edition was played in 2019, and ever since, the tee sheets have been steadily growing. So much so that this season, a sold-out field of 21 foursomes competed on Huntingdon Valley’s famous layout, playing to a card of par 73 and 5,068 yards. In total, 22 GAP Member clubs were represented in the Scramble format featuring Net scoring. Flights were divided based on combined Team Handicap Indexes.
In the First Flight, the Talamore Country Club foursome of Tish Lawson, Sue H. Im, Jum Kim and Jung Kim took the top spot over 10 teams. Their sizzling 16-under 57 Net card collected those honors.
“It was a total team effort. Everyone came through when they needed to. We worked together, and we had a ton of fun out there,” said Lawson, 64, of East Norriton, Pa. “The course [Huntingdon Valley] was a really great draw, and the course really made it all worth it.”
The Second Flight went to the team of RiverCrest Golf Club & Perserve’s Patty Levering, Helen Moyer, Eleanor Fobben and Spring Ford Country Club’s Lynne Broadwater. They combined to file a scorecard of 12-under 61 for the win versus six squads, winning in a match of scorecards.
“It was so nice to be out here with friends,” said Broadwater, 65, of Perkiomenville, Pa. “Just make sure that when you [come to Huntingdon Valley], you bring your putter with you!”
The Third and final Flight was topped by the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club team of Denise Schauer, Kimberly Kellenbenz, Beth Bailey and Jan Craig. Their 12-under 61 Net card was good enough for the victory over five total teams.
“Even despite the early weather issues, it was so fun. A lot of laughs. Even when [it was raining], it was just fun for us,” said Kellenbenz, 62, of Eagleville, Pa.
Next up on the GAP Women’s schedule is the Net Championship (June 2 at White Clay Creek Country Club), followed by the 1st GAP Women’s Championship (June 9 at Bala Golf Club).
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’