5th Mixed Foursomes Championship: St. Davids - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Sep 11, 2023

5th Mixed Foursomes Championship: St. Davids

Huntingdon Valley duo wins in scorecard playoff

WAYNE, Pa. – For the past three years, Billy Reube and Jessica Weikel have partnered in Huntingdon Valley Country Club’s Mixed-Member Knockout, a season-long mixed better-ball competition at the pair’s home club. Despite never winning, their golf partnership persisted. In the 5th Mixed Foursomes Championship at St. Davids Golf Club (par 70, 6,089 yards), their luck finally changed. The HVCC duo carded a 2-under-par 68 to capture the title. 

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Reube and Weikel were tied by DuPont Country Club’s Mark Wachter and Lauren Klick. The former team prevailed after the USGA recommended scorecard tiebreak method was employed.

“We both hit it very good today,” Reube, 32, of New York, N.Y., said. “Coming down the stretch, Jess made two putts inside five feet that were huge to finish the day for us. We took advantage of some of the easier holes but at the same time made good pars.”

Wachter and Klick took the Net Division with a 3-under-par 67.

In a shotgun start, Reube and Weikel started on St. Davids’ par 3, 165-yard, 10th hole. An unfortunate bogey at the outset was quickly corrected on No. 11 (par 5, 520 yards). Reube followed Weikel’s drive with a 3-wood from 270 yards that landed right of the green. Weikel’s chip landed 20 feet from the cup and Reube drained the putt. The friends and clubmates remained steady before carding two more birdies in their final four holes to jump to the top of the leaderboard. On No. 6 (par 3, 140 yards), Weikel tapped in after Reube’s pitching wedge landed one foot from the hole. Weikel followed Reube’s tee shot with a 5-wood from 180 yards that landed short of the green on No. 8 (par 5, 452 yards). Reube chipped up from 50 yards and Weikel holed the 6-footer.

“The course really [lent] itself to championship play,” Weikel, 44, of Doylestown, Pa., said. “With the amount of pressure that it is playing in a two-person team event with a field that has the depth that you see in GAP events, playing alternate-shot is like the stressful cherry on top.”

The pair were introduced to one another at Huntingdon Valley in 2018 by J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust Chairwoman and Huntingdon Valley member, Tina Gregor.

The pair agreed that the Net nature of the Mixed-Member Knockout event contributes to their continued lack of success.

“I feel like this is the first year we’ve understood where the other person likes to be,” Reube said. “I think we finally know each other’s game [and] we would expect to be better with time.”  

Throughout their lives, competitive golf has been a constant. Weikel said she received a golf scholarship to Longwood University, where she graduated in 2000. Additionally, she said she was a member of the Women’s Maryland State Golf Association Team Matches championship team that same year. Weikel also stated that in 2008 she earned a spot on the Duramed Futures Tour, a developmental level of the LPGA Tour which is now known as the Epson Tour. She lost her card that same year. Reube played golf at Drexel University and graduated in 2013. In 2019, he appeared on Huntingdon Valley’s BMW GAP Team Matches championship team.

The pair said they are looking forward to playing in more partner events in the future.

In an effort to further promote women’s golf, GAP created a Mixed Foursomes Championship in 2019. The event’s format is selective drive/alternate shot. Open to one female and one male golfer teams who are 19 years of age and who have 36.0 handicap index or less. Only one player from each two-person team must be a member of a Member Club with a GAP handicap.

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, clubScore
*Billy Reube/Jessica Weikel, Huntingdon Valley Country Club68
*Mark Wachter/Lauren Klick, DuPont Country Club68
Allison Wix/Tim Cooper, Country Club of Harrisburg69
Blaise Casselbury/Anna Kittelson, Lancaster Country Club, GAP Oaks Club73
Ellen Miller/Addison West, Gulph Mills Golf Club, Merion Golf Club73
David Herbst/Kim Herbst, Hershey Country Club, West Shore Country Club74
Brendan Mannix/Leslie Lewis, Huntingdon Valley Country Club75
Matthew Torchiana/Carolyn Torchiana, St. Davids Golf Club75
Amanda Bielski/Scott Bergson, RiverCrest GC & Preserve, Little Mill Country Club76
Jon Rudisill/Ellen Speace, Little Mill Country Club76
John Alterman/Karen Siegel, Commonwealth National Golf Club76
Jocelyn Abel/Chris Mescan, Regents’ Glen Country Club76
Zachary Wetzel/Nancy Wetzel, Broad Run Golfer’s Club78
Buddy Aiken/Tina Gregor, St. Davids Golf Club, Huntingdon Valley Country Club78
Eric Shenyo/Amy Shenyo, White Clay Creek Country Club79
Missy Wietlisbach/Matt Mancini, Gulph Mills Golf Club, Bellewood Country Club80
CJ Bell/Danielle Bell, McCall Golf Club81
Aaron Nye/Cathleen Devlin, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, The 1912 Club81
Rob Good/Eleanor Good, Merion Golf Club, Gulph Mills Golf Club81
Rob Lewis/Maureen Koerwer, Huntingdon Valley Country Club81
Natalie Wolaniuk/Joe Dulka, St. Davids Golf Club, Bellewood Country Club82
Bill Fagan/Meg Carr, St. Davids Golf Club, Sandy Run Country Club82
Rob Campbell/Nancy Campbell, Lancaster Country Club82
Taylor Hollander/Jeff Hollander, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club82
Randy Chen/Laura Blanche, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, North Hills Country Club83
Janice Park/Chris Deskiewicz, LuLu Country Club85
Sharon Kuriger/Kevin McCloskey, Spring Mill Country Club85
Bruce Cowgill/Lindsey Poeth, Whitford Country Club86
Larry Pritchard/Chris Pritchard, Olde Homestead Golf Club86
Tim Riviere/Denise Lynam, Rolling Green Golf Club86
Muffy McCabe/Greg Smith, French Creek Golf Club, Radley Run Country Club87
Lisa Dichter/Scott Dichter, Meadia Heights Golf Club87
Michael J. Perilli/Jane Warwick, Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, Yardley Country Club88
Stuart Levick/Esther Taylor, The 1912 Club88
Lisa Jackson/Greg Jackson, DuPont Country Club88
Cynthia Mimmo/Sean Ailtmar, North Hills Country Club, Spring Mill Country Club89
Chuck Kuntz/Paige Devine, Overbrook Golf Club89
Alison Kellock/Ben Groft, Flourtown Country Club90
William Choy/Lisa Hogan, Flourtown Country Club, Talamore Country Club91
Faith Rinaldi/Lou Rinaldi, Spring Ford Country Club93
Pat Hughes Gelardi/Jeffrey Hughes, Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club93
Andrea Klaus/Matthew Klaus, Riverton Country Club95
Joshua Proffitt/Barb Story, AGS Tour, Sunnybrook Golf Club99
Pete Salatino/Linda Salatino, LuLu Country Club, Sandy Run Country Club101
Tracey MacGown/Lance Smith, Saucon Valley Country Club, Country Club of York105
Brendan Burke/Donna McVicker, Flourtown Country Club109
* – determined in a scorecard playoff

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