Arthur duo nabs Father & Son (Younger) title - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Jul 17, 2007

Arthur duo nabs Father & Son (Younger) title

  DOWNINGTON, Pa. – The third time is the charm for Bobby and Bob Arthur as the Tavistock CC tandem grabbed the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 50th Father & Son (Younger) Championship by one stroke in their final year of eligibility with a 5-under-par 67 at Downingtown GC (par 72, 6,209 yards).

  Bobby, who turns 18 this December, and his father carded six birdies Tuesday en route to their first Father & Son (Younger) victory on the 50th Anniversary of the event.

 The pair got off to a strong start with birdies on hole Nos. 3 (par 3, 169 yards), 4 (par 4, 300 yards) and 5 (par 4, 338 yards) and finished the front nine at 3-under-par 36.

  “We got off to a good start,” Bob said. “We birdied three in a row, so it was good to play well.”

  But both players seemed to cool off just a little bit on the back with only one birdie on No. 10 (par 4, 314 yards) before getting another one on the par 5 16th (507 yards). Bobby’s strong drive and solid 20-foot lag putt to within a foot for a tap-in birdie by his father let the partners get to 5 under on the day.

  “It was tough to finish because we knew we had to probably shoot 67 [to win],” Bobby said. “The last couple of holes we had to grind it out, but we did what we had to do.”

  Coming to the par 5 18th (536 yards), the plan was simple; just make par.

 The father and son finished one stroke better than J.R and Bill Fasy of Wilmington CC who earned a bit of redemption from last year’s finish at Father & Son (Younger) at Trenton CC. The duo was assessed a two-stroke penalty under Rule 25-3b because Bill (father) mistakenly made a stroke from a wrong putting green.

  “We made a debacle last year,” said Bill of his mistake. “I got a two-stroke penalty called on us when we were 1 under. I felt that we had to come back [this year] and play well.”

  “We played pretty good but still left some out there,” said J.R., who comes off a second-place finish at the Jock MacKenzie Memorial on Monday at Sandy Run CC. “We’ve got similar games. We don’t hit it far but we are always in the middle with a pretty good short game.”

Junior-Junior Division (Par 71, 5,465 yards)

  Robert M. Wurtz, Jr. of Philadelphia Cricket Club and his son Bobby capture the Junior-Junior Division with an even par 72.

  The pair registered four birdies to win the division by four strokes over fellow Philadelphia Cricket Club members Kevin and Ryan Kelly who shot a 4-over-par 75.

  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 135 Member Clubs and 60,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

Name Club Total
Arthur, Robert / Arthur, Bobby Tavistock Country Club (5) 67
Fasy, William / Fasy, John Wilmington Country Club 68
Phillips, Kenneth A. / Phillips, Reid Lancaster Country Club 70
Piacentino, John / Piacentino, Michael Kennet Square Golf & Country Club 70
Verde, Greg / Verde, Tony Spring Ford Country Club (1) 71
Galbreath, Jr., Robert / Galbreath, Sr., Robert Huntington Valley CC/Philmont CC 72
Genuardi, Kevin / Genuardi, James Cedarbrook Country Club 73
Dudas, Dwight / Dudas, Matt Indian Valley Country Club 75
Kerschner, Ted / Kerschner, George Overbrook Golf Club 75
Guarino, Beau / Guarino, Jr., Vincent Burlington Country Club 75
Palmer, John / Palmer, Jeffrey Chester Valley Golf Club (2) 76
West, David / West, Kyle Whitford Country Club 76
Marvin, Bryan / Marvin, Michael Old York Road Country Club (1) 76
Villari, Phillip / Villari, Jr., Phillip Riverton Country Club 77
Braunsberg, James / Braunsberg, Jim Blue Bell Country Club 77
Hoese, William / Hoese, William Links Golf Club 77
O’Shea, William / O’Shea, Daniel Llanerch Country Club 77
Brooke, Richard / Brooke, Nick Hopewell Valley Golf Club (1) 78
Albertus, Bill / Albertus, Patrick Penn Oaks Golf Club 79
Tuscano, Frank / Tuscano, Mark North Hills Country Club (2) 79
Broll, Steven / Broll, David Aronimink Golf Club (1) 79
Hunter, Kyle / Hunter, John Commonwealth National Golf Club (2) 79
Zimmer, Kenneth / Zimmer, Kevin Laurel Creek Country Club 79
Dorey, Julian / Dorey, David Tavistock Country Club (1) 80
O’Brien, Dave / O’Brien, Jimmy Cedarbrook Country Club (1) 80
Neumann, Walt / Neumann, Andrew Philadelphia Cricket Club/McCall G&CC 81
Arnold, Bradbury / Arnold, Nicholas Inniscrone Golf Club 81
Lewis, Joey / Lewis, Joseph Aronimink Golf Club (2) 81
Craig, Brendan / Craig, Thomas Whitemarsh Valley Country Club 82
Dolby, Kent / Dolby, Jr., Kent Waynesborough Country Club (1) 82
Fogel, Jef / Fogel, Ryan Penn Oaks Golf Club (1) 82
Loeber, Jr., Jack / Loeber, III, Jack Wedgewood Country Club 83
Dowds, III, Charles / Dowds, Andrew North Hills Country Club (1) 83
Pici, Tim / Pici, Frank Chester Valley Golf Club (1) 83
Meehan, Mike / Meehan, Jr., Richard Moorestown Field Club 84
Westhafer, Dennis / Westhafer, Ryan West Chester Golf & Country Club 84
Resnick, Larry / Resnick, Warren Cedarbrook Country Club (2) 84
Dolby, Kent / Dolby, Kyle Waynesborough Country Club 84
Hunter V, John / Hunter, John Commonwealth National Golf Club (3) 84
Emery, Rock / Emery, Teague French Creek Golf Club 84
Trautman, Rick / Trautman, Nick Hartefeld National (1) 84
Cooley, Benjamin / Cooley, Seth Lu Lu Country Club 85
Willadsen, John / Willadsen, Andrew Sakima Country Club 85
Hagel, Mark / Hagel, William McCall Golf & Country Club 85
Hagel, William / Esher-Hagel, John McCall Golf & Country Club (1) 86
Duetsch, Sean / Duetsch, Robert Links Golf Club (1) 86
Carbone, Jr., Paul / Carbone, Sr., Paul Old York Road Country Club 87
Isaacman, Dan / Isaacman, Mike Talamore at Oak Terrace Country Club 87
Walsh, Sr., Matthew / Walsh, Greg Philadelphia Country Club (2) 87
Worster, John / Worster, Rhoades Huntington Valley Country Club (7) 87
Markward, Del / Markward, Dutch North Hills Country Club 90
Clark, Jeff / Clark, Hayes Lookaway Country Club 90
Beasten, David / Beasten, Andrew Brookside Country Club 90
Carroll, Andrew / Carroll, Gene Chester Valley Golf Club (3) 91
Parsons, Jr., Robert / Parsons, Tom Huntington Valley Country Club (5) 91
Tighe III, John / Tighe, J. Tommy Philadelphia Country Club 93
Klaus, Brian / Klaus, Kyle Tavistock Country Club (4) 93
Mastroni, Tom / Mastroni, Jimmy Sandy Run Country Club (1) 94
Hussey, Nicholas / Hussey, Joseph Lu Lu Country Club (1) 99
DiLeo, Mark / DiLeo, Matthew Riverton Country Club (2) 100
Kramarski, Lou / Kramarski, Jimmy Riverton Country Club (4) 100
Martinez, Jerry / Martinez, Will Wilminton Country Club (2) 101
Leighton, John / Leighton, Jr., John Huntington Valley Country Club (6) 106
Brennan, Ted / Brennan, Edward Philadelphia Country Club (1) WD
Junior-Junior Division
Wurtz, Jr., Robert M / Wurtz, Bobby Philadelphia Cricket Club 71
Kelly, Kevin / Kelly, Ryan Philadelphia Cricket Club (1) 75
Van Ostenbridge, Mitch / Van Ostenbridge, Dan Spring Ford Country Club 76
Gregor, Jack / Gregor, Michael Huntington Valley Country Club 76
Dilcher, Zachary / Dilcher, Bryan Hartefeld National 76
Liu, Grant / Liu, Jonathan Commonwealth National Golf Club 77
Giroso, Aidan / Giroso, Blaise Fieldstone Golf Club 77
Thornton, Jr., William / Thornton, W. Evan Berkshire Country Club 80
Guarino, Jr., Vincent / Guarino, Drew Burlington Country Club (1) 80
Roberts, Gary / Roberts, TJ Yardley Country Club (1) 80
Erhardt, Clement / Erhardt, G. Reilly Trenton Country Club 81
Dougherty, R. Morgan / Dougherty, Michael Huntington Valley Country Club (1) 81
Haubrich, Mark / Haubrich, Alexander Tavistock Country Club (3) 81
Altieri, Steven / Altieri, Paul Hopewell Valley Golf Club 81
Willner, Andrew / Willner, Mike White Manor Country Club 81
Galbreath, Sr., Robert / Galbreath, Evan Huntington Valley CC/Philmont CC (1) 81
Walsh, III., Michael / Walsh, Mac Aronimink Golf Club 82
Hagemann, John / Hagemann, Matthew Cherry Valley Country Club 83
Davis, William / Davis, Michael Merion Golf Club/ Aronimink Golf Club 83
Martinez, Jerry / Martinez, Christopher Wilmington Country Club (1) 83
Blickle, James / Blickle, Andrew Ledgerock Golf Club 83
Kramarski, Lou / Kramarski, Kevin Riverton Country Club (3) 84
Klaus, Brian / Klaus, Jacob Tavistock Country Club 85
Susanin, Peter / Susanin, Scott Overbrook Golf Club (1) 85
Fazio, Mike / Fazio, Matt Huntington Valley Country Club (4) 85
Firth, Robert / Firth, Jr., Robert Lu Lu Country Club (2) 86
Marshalek, John / Marshalek, Stephen Honeybrook Golf Club (1) 86
Dupre, Matthew / Dupre, Alex Rolling Green Golf Club 87
Fazzini, David / Fazzini, John Stonewall 87
Carrigan, Jim / Carrigan, Michael Chester Valley Golf Club 90
Clark, Ron / Clark, Edward Tavistock Country Club (2) 90
Fleming, William / Fleming, Ryan Spring Mill Country Club 90
Ade, Christopher / Ade, Matthew Riverton Country Club (1) 90
Burdulis, Craig / Burdulis, Jr., Craig Huntington Valley Country Club (2) 91
Schweitzer, Mark / Schweitzer, Luke Huntington Valley Country Club (3) 91
Beckett, Mike / Beckett, Tristan Yardley Country Club 91
Eaton, David / Eaton, Hunter Stonewall (1) 92
Nabial, John / Nabial, James Cherry Valley Country Club (1) 93
Loftus, Robert / Loftus, Jr., Robert Overbrook Country Club (1) 93
Rueter, Joe / Rueter, Jr., Joe Torresdale-Frankford Country Club 93
Tredinnick, Robert / Tredinnick, Taylor Commonwealth National Golf Club (1) 94
Fedak, Michael / Fedak, Mike Spring Ford Country Club (2) 97
Jones, Ken / Jones, Jr., Ken Riverton Country Club (5) 99
Kline, David / Kline, James Honeybrook Golf Club 112
Reynolds, Michael / Reynolds, Jr., Michael Sandy Run Country Club 112

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