73rd Men's Coal Scuttle Championship: Day One - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Sep 23, 2023

73rd Men’s Coal Scuttle Championship: Day One

Glen Oak leads after Day One

Defending champion Glen Oak Country Club leads the 73rd GAP/AGA Men’s Coal Scuttle Championship by eight strokes after Round One.

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Protecting its home turf (par 72, 6,536 yards), Glen Oak finished at 11-over-par 299. It leads Berwick Golf Club entering the final round, which starts tomorrow at 9 a.m. at Wyoming Valley Country Club.

The low four of five scores count toward the team total.

Glen Oak’s David Mecca, the reigning GAP Middle-Amateur Champion, sits in a three-way tie for first individually. He and former Coal Scuttle medalists Eric Plisko (2019, 2021) of Wyoming Valley and Eric Williams (2001, 2013, 2022) all finished at 1-over-par 73.

The team cut line stopped at 26-over-par with six teams advancing. The low 12 individuals made the cut.

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.

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