73rd Delaware Amateur: Day Two - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Jun 25, 2024

73rd Delaware Amateur: Day Two

Past Champion Davis leads at halfway mark

WILMINGTON, Del. – The thought of losing golf forever changed the trajectory of Amory Davis’ life.

| Round One Recap | Scoring | History |

A standout junior and collegiate golfer at the University of Virginia (2007-10), Davis’ life revolved around chasing a little white ball. But in the blink of an eye, the ball was gone and so was his purpose. He felt his life slowly slipping away.

In 2013, he herniated discs in his lower back. Over the course of eight years, he didn’t play a competitive round. The past GAP Junior-Junior Boys’ champion (2002), Jock MacKenzie Memorial champion (2004) and Junior Boys’ Championship runner-up (2005), toted his clubs four to five times a year recreationally.

Davis, the 2007 Delaware Amateur champion, is back home with a sense of pride and gratitude for his journey.

“I wasn’t sure if I would ever play golf again.” Davis, 35, of Santa Fe, N.M. said. “Playing well used to wear on me a lot. Today, I was excited to have a beer with my dad after the round. Perspective matters a lot. My wife, my family and my business are the three most important things in my life and learning that has made golf so much easier. The outcome and result doesn’t matter as much to me anymore.”


At the halfway point of the 73rd Delaware Amateur at White Clay Creek Country Club (par 72, 6,825 yards), Davis leads the pack with a two-day total of 6 under. He fired a round of 68 Tuesday.

He holds a two-shot lead over Round One leader Evan Barbin of Chesapeake Bay Golf Club. Barbin fired a 71 in Round Two. 

The 36-hole cut fell at 15 over with a total of 39 players making the cut.

Davis’ two rounds have been all about patience, stellar ball striking and a reliable putter. 

In Round Two, Davis played the bookends of his round (Nos. 1 and 18) in 2 over. He played the middle holes in 6 under. 

The Bidermann Golf Club member’s highlights on the front nine came with his fiery flatstick. He holed birdie putts of 40 feet (No. 7: par 3, 208 yards), 22 feet (No. 6: par 4, 422 yards), 20 feet (No. 9: par 4, 343 yards) and 12 feet (No. 2: par 4, 382 yards).

He added to his red figures with majestic irons on Nos. 13 (par 3, 186 yards) and 16 (par 4, 392 yards). He speared a 6-iron to 12 feet on No. 13 and caressed a 9-iron from 143 yards to seven feet on No. 16. 

“You need a lot of strategy here off the tee and patience,” Davis, who grew up in Chadds Ford, Pa., said. “I feel comfortable on the greens here. I am missing all of my putts on the correct side. I feel like they all have a chance to go in.”

Davis’ professional journey took him to New Mexico where he is the co-founder of SiLo, a complex logistics company. When golf wasn’t an option, he poured his heart and soul into the business. 

“The reason I am where I am in business is because of all the mistakes I have made throughout that journey,” Davis said. “I’ve never thought about golf the way I think about business. Going through the last 10 years and building a company worth $65 million from zero gave me so much perspective on not doing the same thing twice if you didn’t get the right result. When I play golf now, I try to take the business approach and shift away from a poor attitude and approach. Your game gets freed up.”

Wednesday offers a unique challenge and opportunity. 36 holes and a chance to earn a spot in the U.S. Amateur. The Delaware Amateur champion earns a spot into this year’s U.S. Amateur at Hazeltine National Golf Club. The Delaware Amateur is an official USGA Exemption event.

“I have a great life outside of golf,” Davis said. “I’m not here to win a trophy, I am here to have fun. My comfort zone used to be hitting it hard. Now that has changed to being more in control. Tomorrow will require a lot of strategic golf. I am excited for whatever comes.”

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 345 Member Clubs and 110,000 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.

Round Two
Name, clubR1-R2Total
Amory Davis, Bidermann Golf Club70-68138
Evan Barbin, Chesapeake Bay Golf Club69-71140
Kevin Lydon, LuLu Country Club77-67144
Nick Ciocca, Aronimink Golf Club70-74144
Aaron Williams, Bayside Resort Golf Club71-74145
Matthew Homer, Wilmington Country Club76-70146
Charlie Bundy, Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association73-74147
Tyler Cleaves, USGA/GAP GC78-69147
Calen Sanderson, Jericho National Golf Club79-69148
Peyton Mussina, Williamsport Country Club73-75148
Daniel Oh, Blue Bell Country Club81-68149
Logan Paczewski, Huntsville Golf Club77-72149
Eli Shah, Penn Oaks Golf Club75-75150
Nick Fioravante, LedgeRock Golf Club77-73150
Connor McGarrity, Briarwood Golf Club79-71150
Jake Haberstumpf, LedgeRock Golf Club78-72150
Alex Seelig, LedgeRock Golf Club76-74150
Morgan Lofland, Phoenixville Country Club75-76151
Jeffrey Homer, Wilmington Country Club77-74151
Jackson Roman, Briarwood Golf Club75-77152
Steve Cutler, USGA/GAP GC79-73152
Lorenzo Sanz, Briarwood Golf Club77-75152
Matt Dolinsky, Galen Hall Golf Club79-74153
Jackson Debusschere, DuPont Country Club78-75153
Brian Zinman, USGA/GAP GC79-75154
Hudson Pace, Wild Quail Golf & Country Club76-78154
Jacoby Chappa, Wild Quail Golf & Country Club78-77155
Jack Irons, Medford Lakes Country Club74-81155
Logan Wagner, Bent Creek Country Club79-77156
Blake Micholas, Kings Creek Country Club85-71156
Chris Lange, Jr., Overbrook Golf Club78-79157
Brandon Wilson, Chesapeake Bay Golf Club81-76157
Nikita Romanov, Chesapeake Bay Golf Club80-77157
Matt Lafond, Blue Bell Country Club83-75158
Michael Vital, Northampton Country Club80-78158
Kyle Pritchard, Green Pond Country Club85-74159
Charles Young, Briarwood Golf Club80-79159
Drew Zieg, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club81-78159
Michael Dignazio, Wilmington Country Club82-77159
Failed to qualify
Kaden Kinard, White Clay Creek Country Club86-74160
Mark Doughty, Fieldstone Golf Club78-82160
John Keba, USGA/GAP GC81-79160
Matt Rosal, USGA/GAP GC84-76160
Matthew Miller, Wild Quail Golf & Country Club85-75160
Ed Brown, Rehoboth Beach Country Club83-77160
Andrew Sellers, Hooper’s Landing Golf Course83-78161
Bryan Janocha, Delcastle Golf Club85-76161
Vincent Scarpetta, Glenmaura National Golf Club76-85161
Mario Ventresca, Cedarbrook Country Club77-85162
Justin Howe, Applecross Country Club80-82162
Winston Kelenc-Blank, Saucon Valley Country Club81-81162
Nick Shevland, Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club82-80162
Chris Esbenshade, Bent Creek Country Club82-81163
Harrison Levithan, DuPont Country Club77-86163
Gavin Garrison, Wild Quail Golf & Country Club83-80163
Jonathan Brohawn, Heritage Shores82-82164
Stephen Scialo, Fieldstone Golf Club81-83164
Zachary Fischl, Allentown Municipal77-87164
Jack Hirsh, Philadelphia Cricket Club81-83164
Anthony DePietress, Carlisle Country Club88-76164
Kevin Lafond, Blue Bell Country Club81-84165
Zach Mueller, Five Ponds Golf Club81-84165
Connor Vanin, DuPont Country Club83-82165
Mark Wachter, DuPont Country Club84-81165
Joshua Emel, White Clay Creek Country Club85-81166
Joe Garner, DuPont Country Club84-82166
Dylan Chessher, Wild Quail Golf & Country Club84-82166
Erik Ervin, DuPont Country Club85-81166
Trace DeLeon, Baywood Greens85-81166
Robert Bechtold, Fieldstone Golf Club87-79166
Connor Matteo, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club88-79167
Tim Novic, Ed Oliver Golf Club84-84168
Chris Waldmann, The 1912 Club87-83170
Luke Hallman, Olde Homestead Golf Club85-85170
Robbie Lohkamp, DuPont Country Club88-83171
Ron Jamarowicz, DuPont Country Club83-89172
Andrew Hess, Odessa National Golf Club89-85174
Tom Kearns, Hartefeld National85-90175
Alex Vanscoy, White Clay Creek Country Club89-87176
Brian Walker, Talamore Country Club84-92176
Jeffry Schott, Rock Manor Golf Club89-89178
Owen Schlegel, USGA/GAP GC94-84178
Cameron Baynum, USGA/GAP GC90-88178
Matthew Vital, Northampton Country Club89-91180
Joseph Spitaleri, Ed Oliver Golf Club91-89180
Joel Perry, Mulligan’s Pointe94-87181
Remy Haynes, USGA/GAP GC97-85182
David Pic, White Clay Creek Country Club97-90187
James Cole, Ed Oliver Golf Club102-94196
Brandon Prettyman, White Clay Creek Country Club85-67152
Colin Sanderson, Jericho National Golf Club78-WDWD
Dan Chernosky, Towanda Golf Club78-WDWD
Tyler McDonald, Plantation Lakes Golf & Country Club81-WDWD
Matthew Perry, Ocean City Golf Club84-WDWD
Rand Mendez, Fieldstone Golf Club86-WDWD
Ryan Feldman, Amateur Golf Society87-WDWD
Don Uhrig, LedgeRock Golf Club92-WDWD
Alex Hosier, French Creek Golf ClubWD-WD
Michael Freccia, USGA/GAP GCWD-WD
Greg Sadowski, Philadelphia Publinks Golf AssociationWD-WD
Brooks Hoffman, USGA/GAP GCWD-WD
Joseph Tigani, Fieldstone Golf ClubDQ-DQ
Matteo Patitucci, Philmont Country Club85-NSNS
J.P. Hoban, The 1912 ClubNS-NS
WD – withdraw
NS – no show
DQ – disqualified

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